Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Over 40


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

Each instructor course costs $400.

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

You must be present and actively training to receive instructor certification!

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)