Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fastest growing sport and martial art in the nation. Through professional full-contact events, (BJJ) has proven itself as the most effective pure martial art in the world.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu does not require size and strength for you to be effective in defending yourself or competing against others. Men, women, and children who possess the skills of BJJ have access to timing, knowledge of positional mastery, and leverage to defend themselves against a larger attacker. INPAX's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is taught as a complete system by our dedicated instructor team.
Members of the law enforcement community have found the concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 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.
Throughout 17 years training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling, Brian worked some of the most dangerous jobs-- Dignitary Protection, Army Infantry, and Corrections, frequently using this training to protect himself and others.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR TEAM
Brian Cowin is the head instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at INPAX Academy. Brian is a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Ron Keslar of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. (AKA) is a distinguished training organization that has produced more MMA/UFC champions than any other team in the world. Ron is the head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at AKA, and his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition team is called American Elite Grappling. Brian and his Pittsburgh team were the first to join (AEG). Ron Keslar is originally from Pennsylvania, and regularly visits our team to catch us up to speed on the latest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technology.
Brian is considered one of the pioneers of the tri-state area BJJ 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 for his knowledge and teaching ability. The style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we teach is unique, with students learning breakthrough concepts not available anywhere else.
Heidi Allen, a proven strong competitor and patient teacher, leads our beginner fundamentals BJJ program. Helping people 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 9 tournament brackets and is an exceptional purple 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.
We offer morning and evening Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs (BJJ) for beginners, all levels, and children. Check out our programming schedule for more information!
- Jiu Jitsu – Youth
DESCRIPTION: The Youth Only Jiu Jitsu course focuses on fun and challenging games and training to teach our children the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu. Each class is very challenging, yet unbelievably fun.
AGES: 5-12 (more mature “tweens” may consider Adult BJJ)
- Jiu Jitsu – Beginner
DESCRIPTION: This is the foundations class for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While the course curriculum will focus on the fundamentals of BJJ; all levels of experience are encouraged to work on the foundations!
- Jiu Jitsu – All Levels
DESCRIPTION: This is our all-levels Jiu Jitsu designed for ages ranging from mature “tweens” through adulthood. This class will have your broadest range of experience and member demographics: from beginners and casual practitioners to high-level competitors.
AGES: “tween” and adult
PREREQUISITES: Beginner Jiu Jitsu recommended if new to BJJ.
BJJ Beginner Fundamentals
Monday 6-7:30 PM
Wednesday 6-7:30 PM
BJJ All Levels
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 AM
Thursday 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday 9:00-11:00 AM
BJJ Advanced Class
Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM
BJJ Kids (Ages 5-12)
Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM
Thursday 4:30-5:30 PM
Saturday 11am-12 pm