Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association


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

Each instructor course costs $300.

Each course is three (3) 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!

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)