A lot of martial arts schools are centered on gearing up for competition. While we respect people who wish to test their skills in such a setting, our focus is the efficacy of the martial artist in a real life encounter. No refs, no rules, no points, no time limits, no medals.
We are able to train with other schools from both the Pedro Sauer Association and other Keysi schools. Unlike many associations, Pedro Sauer and Kesyi schools have camps and "Affiliate Days" multiple times a year. These improve our self-defense skills and are also a time of great camaraderie.
The Pedro Sauer Association is unique as you have online resources so you can: 1. Preview upcoming classes 2. Study techniques outside of class 3. Develop your own online library comprised of Association techniques and ideas.
We are happy to be vetted and verified by this collective. Their mission is to help Police Officers and Departments adopt Jiu-Jitsu into their training and in turn, get more officers practicing Jiu-Jitsu. Find out more here: https://www.invictusleo.com.
We are also excited to be an affiliate school for the Adopt a Cop BJJ program. Like us, this non-profit organization believes jiu-jitsu provides our men and women in blue a real look at combative situations. Find out more about this non-profit at https://adoptacopbjj.org.
Professor Alan Baker's approach to jiu-jitsu and his Living Mechanics will improve your approach to self-defense.
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