Tony Pacenski offers outstanding programs dedicated to quality and professionalism.  Over the many years of training, teaching and developing curriculums for Martial Arts schools, “little” Tony has materialized and put into practice unique programs for men, women and children, as well as seminars and private lessons that are specialized for Law Enforcement and Military training!  Below is additional information of each program:

Private and Semi-Private Classes****************************


Do you have a busy schedule or in need of 1-on-1 intensive instruction?

Private lessons could be for you. Private lessons are also helpful to gain
a strong foundation of the basic techniques before entering a group class.

Private lessons are taught by Head Black Belt Instructor
“little” Tony Pacenski

      Plan               Sessions             Hrs               Price
      Trial                   1                     1                  $ 125
     5-Pack               5                      1                  $ 500 

Private or Semi Private instruction is by appointment only.  To schedule a Trial
or 5-Pack Lesson plan, first call Tony Pacenski at 215-586-0108 or complete
form below.  After confirmation, you may make credit card payments through
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Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Course**************


Too often in the attempt to subdue a non-compliant suspect, an officer will find him or herself wrestling frantically standup or on the ground in the attempt to control the situation and make the arrest.

The C.O.P.S. Program’s (TM) philosophy is to help Law Enforcement officers better understand and survive the uncertainly of a grappling/wrestling and ground fighting scenario with a criminal in a short training period.    

The C.O.P.S. Program (TM) is an easy to learn Law Enforcement defensive tactics training course that stands for: Control Options Positioning Strategies.  In a short time period, an officer can learn how to control a non-compliant suspect or escape a dangerous situation using the techniques from the C.O.P.S. Program (TM).  Well within the contingence of the lethal force continuum, the program teaches techniques that are based on leverage, simplicity and strategy developed from the Martial Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a grappling-oriented style, with substantial groundwork originated by the Gracie family of Brazil.

The C.O.P.S. Program (TM) helps Law Enforcement address the panic and ignorance of a grappling scenario with a dangerous criminal standing up or on the ground.  By relying onawareness, technique and leverage instead of uncertainly, strength and power, a police officer will understand the importance of positioning, control and the use of the immobilization options explored in the C.O.P.S. Program (TM).

Program Overview:

Weapon retention from many positions, positional escapes standing up and on the ground, effective takedowns, immobilization techniques, handcuffing procedures, two man takedowns, ground positions for control and escape and so much more!


The C.O.P.S. Program (TM) instructional formats available to your department are: a) full day seminar consisting of 3 sessions; b) three-week course meeting once per week; or c) semi/private sessions to selected members of your police department.

Instructor’s Certification available after completion of the course material.

The C.O.P.S. Program (TM)
(Control Options Positioning Strategies) is a Defensive Tactics Law Enforcement Training Program. Seminars and Instructor’s Certification courses available in the United States! For more information, demonstration, or to begin a course, contact Tony Pacenski by completing the form below.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Program **************


In 2004 as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt, Tony Pacenski developed at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program and curriculum for West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s student fitness program while attending school to complete his degree in elementary education.  During the first semester, Tony came across several problems that needed simple situations.  First, there was not enough time to teach the core techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the kimono for competition.  Because of limited space using mats and due to his commitment to teaching the art with integrity, Tony also didn’t want to only teach self-defense techniques or only vale-tudo positions which were gaining popularity because of mixed martial arts.

Another problem that developed at the university was that Tony would come across two types of students that entered his college jiu-jitsu program: 1) The smaller self-conscious college student that would say, “Teach me how to defend myself against drunken fraternity guys; and, 2) The larger fraternity guy that wanted to learn how to fight.  Tony was left with the challenges of developing a jiu-jitsu curriculum that taught basic core Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu positions and strategies that helped students learn very quickly the skills needed to defend themselves in the streets not in competition. It was important to give students the working knowledge to develop a solid foundation in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so that other skills in self-defense and competition could be further developed by joining a jiu-jitsu academy.  Moreover, Tony wanted to teach of fundamental philosophies and fighting strategies of the art so that there would be a driving respect for Jiu-Jitsu as not just another way of fighting or wrestling with submission holds.

After one experimental semester at West Chester University and hours of research, Tony developed a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense program and curriculum.  The program taught the three most important elements to make jiu-jitsu effective for the individual, the seven key concepts and positions to win, and finally was an instructional course that gave real results after five lessons.  Tony coined the curriculum: The 3-7-5 System for Jiu-Jitsu from Brazil (TM) Self-Defense program level 1!

For more information, contact Tony Pacenski by completing the form below.

Women’s Rape Prevention Self-Defense Course***********

The S.C.R.E.A.M. Program
Strategically Controlled Rape Escape Against Men

Statistics show that 1 out of every 3 American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

Too often, women do not recognize the three stages of a sexual assault that could lead to a rape by a stranger, acquaintance, friend or family member.  Even worse, if a woman is attacked, due to her lack of knowledge in how to protect herself, she will give into her fears and will be intimidated or overpowered into the inevitable.

The S.C.R.E.A.M. Program (TM)  is a rape prevention program that teaches women how to relax and behave mentally & physically in the panic of a sexual assault situation.

The S.C.R.E.A.M. Program (TM) teaches self-defense techniques that are based on leverage, simplicity and strategy developed from the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a grappling-oriented style, with substantial groundwork.  The program utilizes both standing and ground escapes.  It is important to emphasize that this a self-defense course.  All techniques are geared towards providing a woman with an avenue of escape.  The striking techniques (kicking, elbowing or slapping) in the S.C.R.E.A.M. Program (TM) are used as a distraction to escape because it is assumed that the rapist is experienced and stronger.

The program objectives:
1. To learn and apply the skills to escape, via:
a.) Awareness skills
b.) Verbal and non-verbal skills
c.) Self-Defense strategies and techniques to escape in the actual assault stage.

2. To develop the skill of a relaxed and focused state of mind; to recognized and/or create an avenue of escape.

The program and skills are taught and drilled in a relaxed atmosphere until the students achieve a certain level of competence.  Later, the teaching element of controlled realism is introduced by using a lightly padded mock assailant.  Controlled realism is used to practice the techniques and strategies in real-time, and also to provide the students with insight into the experience of an actual attack.  From this new insight the students will be able to ask questions and gain confidence in the S.C.R.E.A.M. Program’s (TM) techniques and strategies! 

For more information, contact Tony Pacenski by completing the form below.

Children’s Self-Defense Program~  For the little ones***********

rio for kids

The Rio for Children Self-Defense Program(TM) is based on the techniques and strategies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which is a Martial Art style developed in Brazil by the Gracie family around 1925.  Originally, Jiu-Jitsu is a Martial Art style from Japan: Jiu-Jitsu, meaning the gentle art.  

Rio for Children Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Program (TM) Description:

Are fun Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for children integrating sport and self-defense techniques with conditioning-fitness, flexibility, and skill oriented games.  Prospective students are also instructed in the grappling skills of wrestling and standing & ground self-defense techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Instructors unitize a safe and structured curriculum rewarding students with a realistic belt ranking system. 

The Rio for Children’s program (TM) philosophy is to give very young students an age-appropriate curriculum, forum and learning environment that teaches the foundational skills of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, nurturing and positive atmosphere. 

Program Overview (Emphasis on Effort, Self-Control and Teamwork):

Skill Related Games * Tumbling * Safety Awareness * Bully Awareness & Prevention Activities * Character Education * Structure * Personal Awareness in Attention and Listening Skills * Foundations of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu *

Children will learn important Life Skills includingSelf-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Discipline, Self-Control, Integrity, Respect, Focus, Agility, Goal Setting, Coordination, Safety Skills, Leadership Skills, Awareness Skills, Assessment Skills, Friendship in a fun learning environment.

 Belt Ranking System

All students have the ability to learn the basic, intermediate and advance curriculum of Rio for Children.  Children participate in class with a uniform jacket, belt and pants applying the many escapes, techniques and strategies of the Rio for Children Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Program.
Belt Rankings: White Belt (up to 4 degrees) Grey Belt (up to 4 degrees) White/Yellow Belt (up to 4 degrees) Yellow (up to 4 degrees)

For more information, contact Tony Pacenski by completing the form below.

Personal Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Mini Camps- Southern California
The Camp-
Come experience Southern California while living the lifestyle of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter! Learn from and travel with your own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt as he opens the doors to the top academies of the BJJ Revolution Team & Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team in Los Angelesand San Diego, and some secret training spots for locals only!  This is a private mini camp for 1 or 2 attendees total, and all private lessons are personalized to meet your goals.

Traveling to California to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be very expensive. Once you arrive the cost of a rental car, gasoline, hotel and training fees can start to add up quickly.  If you want to explore and see Southern California, you will have lots of questions and typically get directed towards the “tourist-traps” and spend more money.  Problem and solution.

Personal Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Mini Camps- Southern California – is geared at providing a life changing experience in Martial Arts, Jiu-Jitsu and giving you the feel of living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.

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The M.A.R.K. Program (TM) is a Bar-Security and Restaurant Security Training Program developed in 2004.  It has been taught in professional development workshops on the east coast and has expressed interest in Honolulu, Hawaii.  For serious inquires, please complete the form below.


The S.A.N.D. Program (TM)
Surfer Awareness And Defense-Sessions Program

The S.A.N.D. Program (TM) is a surfer awareness and self-defense training course based on the techniques and strategies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  The program and its philosophy are to help address & bring awareness to the problems involved with surf rage.  In a short time, a surfer can learn simple awareness & assessment skills in conjunction with effective and proven self-defense strategies from the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to empower him or herself against surf rage.

Localism, whether it works or is a problem for surfing; isn’t going away.  And, surf rage does exist!  The final product of this, fun & one-of-a-kind program is not to teach surfers how to fight others on the beach, but to produce an individual surfer that is more knowledgeable and safer using personal awareness, assessment skills and the experience of an introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will create a better ocean experience.

For more information, contact Tony Pacenski by email.