BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Often abbreviated as BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a non-striking grappling martial art that was used to win three of the first four UFC-hosted Mixed Martial Art events that began in 1993. At these events Royce Gracie, a 170-pound man, used Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques to defeat opponents much larger and heavier than him who competed professionally in kickboxing, traditional boxing, karate and wrestling. How could he win?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu does not require size and strength for you to be effective. Rather, men, women and children using BJJ have access to timing and technical application to defend and empower themselves against a larger attacker. INPAX's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is based around a complete system our lead BJJ instructor, Brian Cowin, designed throughout 15 years, and incorporates wrestling and Judo techniques.
We offer morning and evening Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs (BJJ) for adults, children, and beginners of any age. Check out our programming schedule for more information.
Brian Cowin is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Marcello Montiero, and is considered one of the pioneers of the tri-state area competition scene. Brian consistently won championships in five weight classes in more than 400 professional and advanced division matches. Now one of the most sought after local BJJ instructors, Brian’s nickname is “The John Danaher of the Midwest” in reference to his knowledge and teaching ability.
Members of the law enforcement community also have found the concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to help with safely controlling suspects during arrest. Brian has taught arrest and control tactics to two SWAT teams in Ohio, where they currently use his techniques and concepts.
Heidi Allen, a proven strong competitor and patient teacher, leads our women’s only BJJ program. Empowering women is very important to Heidi, and she is going to be an important female instructor and leader in the greater Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community. Since joining our program Heidi has won 7 tournament brackets and is an exceptional blue belt.
Edward McGuinness, a highly technical blue belt, teaches our morning classes. Patient and detail-oriented, Edward is an excellent instructor and is currently working towards his purple belt.