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The History of American Jiu Jitsu

The founder and director of American Jiu Jitsu Centers is O’Sensei Joseph B. Puleio.

 He has been training for over 3 decades in the martial arts and is a 7th degree Black Belt in the art of self defense.

 O’Sensei has also received Godan rank 5th Degree Black Belt directly under Grand Master Shoto Tanemura in Kokusai Jiu Jitsu, Also received rank in Arnis Lanada directly under Grand Master Lanada in the art of Philippine Knife and Stick Fighting.O’Sensei has taught at Meet The Master and Jiu Jitsu American for 5 years Along with the top Instructor in the World O’Sensei Puleio is a professional speaker, seminar leader, and entrepreneur. O’Sensei Puleio has given seminars around the country on self defense, rape prevention, goal setting, and special child protection to develop self-esteem. O’Sensei Puleio specializes in corporate awareness teaching self defense for corporate travel and dealing with stress management. O’Sensei has taught at some of the finest schools and corporations in the country. His accomplishments have been recognized and awarded by many professionals in the field

1993: Co-founder of International Martial Arts Federation promoting Martial Art Events.

1994: Started Top Kick Championship Kick Boxing, which is currently one of the largest kickboxing shows on the east coast.

1995: Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, and awarded “Promoter of the year” from the Grand Master International’s.

1996: Opened a state of the art facility, second to none.

1997: Received “Man of the Year” and “Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts” awards from Grand Master Don Nagle of American Okinawan Karate Association Inc.

1998: Received Bushido award for the “Growth and Unity of the Martial Arts” at the Nick Adler’s Northeastern Open.

2000: Nominated by the board of directors of Action Martial Art magazine for
the “Lifetime Dedication to Martial Arts” award.

2003: Nominated by the board of directors of Action Martial Art magazine for
the “Lifetime Dedication to Martial Arts” award.

2003: Nominated by the board of directors of Action Martial Art magazine for
With this as its backbone, the American Jiu-Jitsu style is primarily Stand-Up Jiu-Jitsu with a strong emphasis on ground defense. In addition, defense from stick/club and knife attacks are part of the curriculum at all American Jiu-Jitsu affiliated schools. Though this art focuses on teaching the most practical self defense from any punch, grab, or attack that one might encounter on the streets, it's main goal is to help students realize that the best self defense is the ability to diffuse and walk away from an unnecessary confrontation.

 

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