Associations

 

Harris International has six (6) unique training associations:

• The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors’ Training Association

• The BJJ over 40 Instructors’ Training Association

• The Defensive Tactics Instructors’ Training Association

• The Filipino Martial Arts Instructors’ Training Association

• The Grappling Instructors’ Training Association

• The Jeet Kune Do Instructors’ Training Association

NOTE: Two additional training associations will begin in the late fall of 2015: A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Student’s Training Association and  a Jeet Kune Do / Kali Student’s Training Association.

Each instructor course costs between $300-$400.

Each course is three (3) to four (4) days long. Training begins at 9:00am each morning and finishes around 5:00pm.

You will need to be present and actively training to receive instructor certification!

Here are the descriptions of each course:

• The Harris International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors’ Training Association is made up of instructors who, at the very least, have taken the Harris International Level One Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor Course. Training is conducted with a gi. Below are the focuses in training of the various levels of instructorship within this association:

Level One – The Defensive Bottom Game 1

Level Two – The Positional Top Game 1

Level Three – Collar Chokes, Controlling, Sweeping and Finishing from the Bottom

Level Four – The Defensive Bottom Game 2

Level Five – The Positional Top Game 2

Level Six – Collar Chokes, Controlling and Finishing from the Top

Level Seven – Throws and Takedowns (standing and kneeling)

Level Eight – Combination and Awareness Training

Level Nine – Positional Counters and Submission Escapes

Level Ten – How to Personalize Your Game

• The Harris International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Over 40 Instructors’ Training Association is made up of instructors who, at the very least, have taken the Harris International Level One Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Over 40 Instructor Course. Training is conducted with a gi. Below are the focuses in training of the various levels of instructorship within this association:

Level One – Theory, Laying a Foundation in Positioning and Movement On Your Back, Over 40 Training and Treachery

Level Two – Theory, Laying a Foundation in Positioning and Movement On Top, Over 40 Training and Treachery

Level Three – Applying and Escaping from Submissions

Level Four – Self-Defense and Street Fighting (The Strengths and Weakness of BJJ)

Level Five – Over 40 Throws and Takedowns (How to Train Safely and Effectively)

Level Six – Combination and Awareness Training

Level Seven – How to Personalize Your Game

• The Harris International Defensive Tactics Instructors’ Training Association is made up of instructors who, at the very least, have taken the Harris International Level One Defensive Tactics Instructor’s Course. Below are the focuses in training of the various levels of instructorship within this association:

Level One – Teaching Considerations, Standing Control and Takedowns, Arrest and Control

Level Two – Teaching Considerations, Ground Control

Level Three – Teaching Considerations, Edged Weapon Survival

Level Four – Keeping Your Weapons, Disarming When You’ve Been Disarmed

Level Five – Multiple Assailants, the Environment and Going Home at E.O.S.

• The Harris International Filipino Martial Arts Instructors’ Training Association is made up of instructors who, at the very least, have taken the Harris International Level One Filipino Martial Arts Instructor Course. Many instructors have taken the higher level courses. Below are the focuses in training of the various levels of instructorship within this association:

Level One – Single Stick Training

Level Two – Double Stick Training

Level Three – Single and Double Blade Training

Level Four – Sword and Dagger Training

Level Five – Empty Hand Striking

Level Six – Empty Hand Striking, Sweeping and Locking

Level Seven – Empty Hand Striking, Sweeping, Locking and Disarming

Level Eight – Empty Hand Striking, Sweeping, Locking, Disarming and Rope Work

• The Harris International Grappling Instructors’ Training Association is made up of instructors who, at the very least, have taken the Harris International Apprentice Level One Grappling Instructor Course. Many have taken the Associate Level Two Course. Below are the focuses in training of the various levels of instructorship within this association:

Level One – Laying a No Gi Foundation (100% applies to gi, but not the other way around)

Level Two – All About You / “The Harris Code”

Level Three – Counters Galore

Level Four – Submission Escapes and Secrets of Pressure

*NOTE: Many have asked, “What are the differences between the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor’s Course and the Grappling Instructor’s Course?” Here is the answer:

Training in the Grappling Instructor’s Course is conducted in shorts (or gi pants), a t-shirt (or a rash guard) and wrestling shoes (or barefoot). It also has the mix of leg locks, wrist locks, finger locks, throws and takedowns – techniques and training methods typically NOT found or trained in or attributed to Brazilian or Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

• The Harris International Jeet Kune Do Instructors’ Training Association is made up of instructors who, at the very least, have taken the Harris International Level One Jeet Kune Do Instructor Course. Many have taken the higher level courses.

Level One – Kickboxing

Level Two – Trapping / Clinch (mixed with kickboxing)

Level Three – Standing Grappling (mixed with kickboxing, trapping & clinch work)

Level Four – Ground Grappling (mixed with kickboxing, trapping & clinch work and ground grappling)

Level Five – Single / Double Stick Work (review of levels 1-4)

Level Six – Single / Double Knife, Sword and Rope (review of levels 1-5)

Level Seven – Multiple Assailants, Environmental and Legal Considerations (review of levels 1-6)

Level Eight – Teaching Considerations (review of levels 1-7)

Level Nine – Personalization  (review of levels 1-8)


Maintaining Certification

To maintain their certification, local instructors must taken one private or semi-private lesson each year (at a cost of $60). Instructors who lives far away from our headquarters in San Diego are only required to take one private or semi-private lesson every two years.

These private lessons accomplish the following:

1. The instructor’s current teaching and sparring skill sets are evaluated.

2. The instructor is given homework for continued progress (as a student and as an instructor).

3. The instructor keeps in contact with his instructor (important for building trust and camaraderie)

Instructors who do not maintain these requirements are removed from our instructor list.

If you would like to become a part of our team or have additional questions, please email us.

Thank you for your time,

Harris International

Phone: 1.844.9HARRIS (1. 844. 942. 7747)

EmailInfo@Harris-International.com