Brian Ruscio NoGi Leglock Seminar to Benefit Team Jay

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NAGA Pan-American No Gi Expert Masters Champion, Brian Ruscio
NAGA Pan-American Expert

Professor Brian Ruscio of Grappling Mastery hosted a Submission Wrestling Seminar focusing on Leglocks to Benefit Team Jay on Saturday, June 25th.

The seminar lasted over 3 hours and we raised almost $1000 for Team Jay!

Professor Brian Ruscio is currently undefeated in BJJ competition with and without the Gi.  His last major competition was the NAGA Pan-American Expert Division Championship.  He finished his finals match by way of Toehold from Deep Half Guard vs. Wanderlei Camilo of Brazilian Top Team, who is also a leglock expert and MMA Fighter.  Brian Ruscio loves the leglock game and has many unique setups and finishes that you’ll want to know as leglocks become ever more popular in the world of Grappling.

Team Jay: Jay is a 9 year old boy from Mount Dora, Florida who has battling leukemia since January 17, 2014. During that time he has had to overcome multiple setbacks beyond the expected challenges of chemotherapy. His treatments are ongoing still today, over 2 years later.  All donations will go directly to Jay Ryon, Jr. and his parents.  His parents stay with Jay each time he s in the hospital and drive form Lake County to Orlando multiple times each week when Jay is home. Please support him as he fights leukemia!

We will be combining the proceeds with our Jim Alers MMA Seminar both to benefit Team Jay!

UFC Fighter, Jim “The Beast” Alers MMA Seminar Review

Jim "The Beast" Alers MMA Seminar
Jim “The Beast” Alers MMA Seminar

This seminar has already happened, however you can see clips of it here:

Jim “The Beast” Alers will be teaching a seminar for charity at Grappling Mastery on June 18th.  Minimum Donation $25

This will happen before his next UFC Fight on July 23.  Jim Alers is a 13-2 MMA Fighter with a 69% Submission Win Percentage!

Jim is a old training partner and friend of Grappling Mastery Instructors, Professor Brian Ruscio and Mitchell Chamale.  Jim has an extensive background in Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and some Boxing.  He will be teaching how he uses his Grappling skills amidst striking to help him win in MMA.

This will be a No GI event.  If you’re a GI guy or girl, remember, anything you can do without the GI can be done with the GI barring some moves that may be illegal in your division.

This Seminar will be for Charity Only and will be added to our Team Jay Event on Saturday, June 25thDonations will be a minimum of $25.00

Team Jay: Jay is a 9 year old boy from Mount Dora, Florida who has battling leukemia since January 17, 2014. During that time he has had to overcome multiple setbacks beyond the expected challenges of chemotherapy. His treatments are ongoing still today, over 2 years later.  All donations will go directly to Jay Ryon, Jr. and his parents.  His parents stay with Jay each time he s in the hospital and drive form Lake County to Orlando multiple times each week when Jay is home. Please support him as he fights leukemia!

Marcelo Garcia’s Last Seminar?

Marcelo Garcia Seminar Team Picture
Prof. Brian Ruscio with Marcelo Garcia at his "Last Seminar"
Prof. Brian Ruscio with Marcelo Garcia
Professor Brian Ruscio with Master Ricardo Liborio, founder of American Top Team
Professor Brian Ruscio with Master Ricardo Liborio

Marcelo Garcia doesn’t do seminars anymore, only private lessons.  However, American Top Team Founder, Ricardo Liborio was able to get him to do one more seminar this last Sunday, May 1st, 2016.  There were over 100 participants, over 40 of which were BJJ Black Belts.  The techniques covered were classic Marcelo Garcia and some great strategies were shared.  Liborio plans on bringing in big Jiu Jitsu and MMA names to the Orlando area once per month.  You can bet on us being at the next one.  Never Stop Improving!

Marc Dickie Judo Seminar at Grappling Mastery

Marc Dickie, 4th Degree Judo Black Belt

Judo is a Grappling martial art and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.  At Grappling Mastery, we use Judo for it’s effective throws and takedowns using the Gi.  It transitions perfectly for those who want to compete in BJJ and are looking for a way to take an opponent to the ground while remaining on top.  It is similar to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in it’s use of immobilizing joint locks and chokes, while also similar to Wrestling in its effectiveness in throws.  Grappling Mastery teaches Judo in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes. This seminar will teach everyone Judo from the perspective of a pure Judoka. Judo techniques can be modified to work very well in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Sensei Marc Dickie started Judo in his home country of England at the age of 11 and trained there until immigrating to the US at 16. He continued his pursuit of the martial art in the California Bay Area studying Karate and Kung Fu until leaving California. Traveling about the country, he went to Western New York and back to judo. There he met Dr. Sachio Ashida and studied consistently with him and his students for the next 20 years, achieving the rank of 4th degree black belt and winning 2 National Masters Championships. Dr. Ashida’s judo came directly from its founder, Professor Kano, and relied on proper technique and the principle of maximum efficiency, minimum energy, principles that Sensei Marc insists in his students.

In his own words, ”I’m not a natural at Judo. I had to pick everything apart to learn it. As such, I have a great knowledge base to coach and assists students of Judo, having intimate knowledge of the path they are now on.”

Sensei Marc believes in the foundational purpose of judo and all sport being to develop the character of a person as well as the body. He has trained with many great judo men and is eager to pass his knowledge on to those who wish to learn.

Seminar details:

Saturday, April 16th 11:00-2:00

Cost: $20

Location: Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai Academy

19051 US-441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757

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Grappling Mastery Grand Opening of our New BJJ Academy located in Mount Dora, Florida!

This event has already passed but you can view the Photo Gallery here!

All are welcome to celebrate our New BJJ Academy in Mount Dora, Florida on Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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All are welcome to celebrate our New BJJ Academy in Mount Dora, Florida
All are welcome to celebrate our New BJJ Academy in Mount Dora, Florida

The event will be catered by Chipotle and we will also have hamburgers and hotdogs for the kids!

Be ready for a great workout and come out with a ton of knowledge:

  • Free 2 hour Self Defense Seminar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and Grappling Mastery Professor, Brian Ruscio
  • Free 1 hour Zumba Class with Deetra
  • Ginastica Natural demonstration with Suay Al-Aziz
  • Q & A with the Instructors and Team
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Mat with the Grappling Mastery Team and North Florida Women’s BJJ Group

Don’t wait!  You can start training now for 30 days free and still attend the Grand Opening!  We will be offering incentives to new members who join on or before April 11th, 2015.

 

Bulldog Tactical Group partners with Grappling Mastery

Bulldog Tactical Group Shooting on the move course.
Bulldog Tactical Group Shooting on the move course.

We are excited to announce that Professor Brian Ruscio will be conducting a Seminar in conjunction Bulldog Tactical Group on Valentines Day, Saturday February 14th.  These guys are the real deal and all have over 13 years experience each in Law Enforcement. I am honored to be a part of their team.

We will be conducting a 3 hour seminar consisting of Carjacking Scenarios, Home Invasion Scenarios, and Close Combat Self Defense and more.

Grappling Mastery will be bringing in Bulldog Tactical Group for gun and knife defense seminars among others.  These seminars will be open to everyone and as always, Grappling Mastery members will receive a discounted rate.

Bulldog Tactical offers Gun Handling Classes specifically for females.
Bulldog Tactical offers Gun Handling Classes specifically for females.

“All of our instructors at Bulldog Tactical Group have at least thirteen years of Law Enforcement experience and are certified Law Enforcement firearms instructors. Most have numerous trainer certifications and vast experience garnered over many years. We are confident that our instructors will be able to provide you with all of the training you need to become more comfortable and proficient with your firearm.”

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Courses at Bulldog Tactical Group Include:

  • Force on Force
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Speed Shooting
  • Defensive Handgun for Females
  • Advanced Concealed Carry and Home Defense
  • Concealed Carry Weapons Training
  • Low Light Tactical Shooting
  • Tactical Urban Rifle

Bulldog Tactical Group trains Law Enforcement Agencies and the Military.

We offer a series of classes exclusively to the law enforcement, military, and private security communities. To be eligible to take these classes, you must be properly credentialed active or retired law enforcement; active duty, reserve component, or a retired member of the Armed Forces with proper identification.

If you are interested in any of these classes or have questions, please contact us. Please be sure you indicate your name and contact information.

  • Basic Tactical Handgun
  • Advanced Tactical Handgun
  • Advanced Concealed Carry
  • Basic Tactical Shotgun
  • Advanced Tactical Shotgun
  • Basic Patrol Rifle
  • Advanced Tactical Rifle
  • Active Shooter
  • Shooting with PPE / SCBA gear
  • Dynamic Entries
  • Felony Vehicle Stops
  • Simunitions Training
  • Advanced Room Clearing Techniques
  • Law Enforcement Sniper
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Advanced Surveillance Techniques and GPS Installation
  • Crisis Negotiation
  • Gang Investigations
  • Homeland Security / Intelligence Investigations
  • Injury and Death Investigations
  • Crime Scene Procedures
  • General Investigative Procedures
  • Investigative Interview

 Bulldog Tactical Group Instructors

 

John Helms

John is a Sheriff”s Office Sergeant and started his Law Enforcement career in 1991. He has served as a Patrol Deputy, Neighborhood Policing Deputy, Gang Suppression Unit Investigator, Intelligence Unit Investigator, FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force Agent, Patrol Sergeant, Intelligence Unit Sergeant, armorer, firearms instructor and Rangemaster. John serves as the coordinator for the Sheriff”s Office Tactical Rifle Operator program and coached the Youth Deputy Pistol Team which won a national championship in 2004.

John became a State of Florida C.J.S.T.C. Certified Firearms Instructor in 1994 and is on staff as an adjunct instructor at Valencia Community College and Seminole State College of Florida where he instructs basic, advanced, and tactical law enforcement classes.John is a staff instructor for the NRA Law Enforcement Activities Division where he teaches instructor level firearms schools for Law Enforcement and the Military.Some of John’s additional certifications are: CMS Firearms Instructor, Instructor techniques, Shotgun Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement firearms instructor, PPE Instructor, Radiological pager instructor, OC chemical spray instructor, RIPP restraints instructor, Simunitions Instructor, Sig-Sauer Rangemaster School, Knife Defense Instructor, Sig-Sauer armorer, Remington armorer, Smith and Wesson armorer, Colt armorer, Glock armorer, Benelli armorer, Crimson Trace lasergrips instructor, Community Law Enforcement Academy instructor, FAA flying armed registered, Federal Air Marshals FAM Rush training.

 

Dave O’Connor

Dave has over twenty three years of law enforcement experience as both a municipal police officer and as a deputy sheriff. He has served in a patrol capacity, as a K-9 officer, as a ranch and marine patrolman, as an investigator, and most recently as a full-time law enforcement training officer – specializing in firearms training. Dave is a law enforcement vehicle operations instructor, simunitions instructor, OC chemical spray instructor, defensive tactics instructor, a certified armorer through most of the major firearms manufacturers, a TASER instructor, and is a certified firearms instructor through the Florida C.J.S.T.C.

 

Mark Hamilton

Mark has twenty years of law enforcement experience as a deputy sheriff. He has served in a patrol capacity, as a ranch and marine patrolman, is a federally certified explosives and ordnance disposal technician and currently serves as a Domestic Security Division investigator.

 

Paul Schuck

Paul has over twenty-eight years of law enforcement experience, both as a municipal police officer and as a deputy sheriff. Some of his assignments have been as a patrolman, as a SWAT sniper and coordinating the service of high risk arrest warrants. He is a firearms instructor for law enforcement officers, is a coach for a competitive shooting team comprised of award winning youth marksmen, and is a firearms instructor for law enforcement academy students. Paul is a certified firearms instructor through the Florida C.J.S.T.C.

 

Barry Smith

Barry has twenty-three years of combined law enforcement and military experience. As both a municipal police officer and a deputy sheriff, Barry has served in a patrol capacity, as a SWAT operator, on a street level tactical unit, as a district commander, and as a patrol watch commander. When in the U.S. Army, Barry served as a military police officer in a patrol capacity, as a patrolman, a squad supervisor and as a desk Sergeant. Barry is a certified officer survival instructor and law enforcement vehicle operations instructor through the Florida C.J.S.T.C.

 

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer has over 22 years of combined law enforcement and military experience. As a career law enforcement officer Jennifer has served in various capacities, including patrol officer, detective, SRT member and Sergeant for a municipal police department. Jennifer has been responsible for firearms, and tactical training for various agencies, and has taught firearms use, instructor development and combat survival through the USAF for the Department of State. Jennifer also served in the United States Air Force Reserve in the capacity of an NCOIC during Operation Enduring Freedom while deployed overseas. Jennifer educates military members on U.S. and foreign military weaponry systems to include but not limited to small arms, AAA, MANPADS, SAMS, and various aircraft. Jennifer has also taught terrorism and anti-terrorism applications. Jennifer is a certified firearms instructor through the Florida C.J.S.T.C.

 

Shane Love

Shane has over thirteen years of law enforcement experience as both a deputy sheriff and as a corrections officer. He has served as a patrol officer, as an investigator, as a ranch and marine patrolman, and is a primary firearms instructor for law enforcement officers. Shane is a certified armorer through Sig-Sauer and is a certified firearms instructor through the Florida C.J.S.T.C.

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New BJJ Academy in Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares area!

Grappling Mastery BJJ & MMA Academy in Mount Dora, Florida.

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Grappling Mastery is excited to announce our new BJJ Academy in Mount Dora located behind the Chipotle and Starbucks on U.S. HWY 441. We will be consolidating all of our Lake County BJJ locations into one larger Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA School.

If you live in the Tavares, Eustis, Mt Dora area and are interested in adult, teen, or child instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, or Judo I cannot recommend IBJJF Black Belt Brian Ruscio enough…absolutely the best instructor for all ages and skill levels in the area!!! – Ryan Swinford, U.S. Army Captain  …more reviews

New BJJ & MMA Schedule of Classes.

We now have Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes morning and night classes, beginner and advance classes.  We also offer Kids Classes 4 days each week starting at 5pm!  As always we offer Ladies Only Self Defense Classes, Beginner and Advanced Muay Thai Classes, and MMA Classes!

Grappling Mastery Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA is located to the right side of Chipotle and Starbucks in Mount Dora just off US 441 & Donnelly at 19051 US-441 #200, Mt Dora, FL 32757!

Mount Dora’s newest BJJ Academy is bigger and better than before!  Over 1600 sq. ft. of the Highest Standard Zebra Mats have arrived and we will be placing them down on every inch possible.  We will be installing heavy bags, throwing mats, and more!  There are No Limits!  This is only the beginning.  Join Now and be part of something Great! This is what everyone has been talking about!

For the Highest Level of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you have to come try Grappling Mastery for 30 Days FREE and see what makes them the Best BJJ School in Central Florida for MMA or Self Defense!  Learn from Professor Brian Ruscio, an Undefeated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Pan-American Expert Champion!!  Brian Ruscio is also experienced as a USA Freestyle & Greco-Roman Wrestling Coach, Competitor and Referee!  Professor Brian Ruscio managed one of four locations from the Largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu(BJJ) schools in Central Florida, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu, for 7 years alongside 6th degree BJJ Master, Marcio Simas and World (Mundial) Champion, Gutty Muggiati.

You will want to subscribe to the Grappling Community below this post so you can be alerted when we announce our Grand Opening!  We will also be having a very special seminar with 6th Degree BJJ Master, Marcio Simas and World Champion, Gutty Muggiati to celebrate very soon!  Subscribe Below or Like us on Facebook so you don’t miss anything!

Grappling Mastery continues to associate with Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu and other BJJ Academies allowing you to train when you travel!