Tony Pacenski

TONY PACENSKI

BJJ REVOLUTION TEAM

Julio “Foca” Fernandez * Rodrigo Medeiros * Chad Bushey * Bob Hugus * Koji Murakami * Sue Arbogast *Clark Gracie * Anthony Pacenski Jr. * Scott Wood * Mike Pologruto * Pat Muskus * Eric Burdo *Jhon Ouano * Javier Vasquez * Arthur Ruff * Marcus “Kiko” Kacela * Richard Collavin * Jhonny Ramirez * Tim Credeur * Michel “Buiu” Porfirio Pereira * Rafael Dallinha * Andrew Smith * Andre Monteiro *  Joel Tudor * Chris Wolford * Stefano Aguiar * Romi Aran * Demetrius Ramos * Samuel Puccio * Kevin Fialko* Mike Powers

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Anthony, “little” Tony, J Pacenski Jr is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under, Rodrigo Medeiros received on October 2006 and a co-founder of the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF) with Master Rickson Gracie and Black Belt Carlos Gama. Tony has over 20 years experience in Grappling and BJJ having been taught by many of the top Jiu-Jitsu instructors in the United States and Brazil, having worked and for over a 15 years as a Jiu-Jitsu instructor.

In his pursuit to improve as a teacher, Tony spent two years in the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor program in Torrance, California. While there, he assisted Rorion and 3-time Ultimate Fighting Championship Royce Gracie in seminars and training sessions to diverse groups, ranging from the FBI, Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.) to women and children. Tony was also able to learn directly from Grand Master Helio Gracie semi-privately during this period, while he visited the academy.

A graduate from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Education, Tony also completed a master’s degree in Education in curriculum & instruction from Concordia University of Southern California Irvine. He has worked as an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, CA. & Philadelphia, PA.  Tony teaches martial arts seminars across the United States and abroad.

Tony has also started two academies under the BJJ Revolution Team Flag: The Revolution Academy in Pennsylvania in 2004; and, the BJJ Revolution Team- Redondo Beach Academy in 2008.  He has also released a series of instructional DVD’s called “The Faixa Preta Series” & “The BJJ Seminar Series” being one of the first BJJ instructionals to focus on the 50/50 Guard for BJJ; The Berimbolo Game; and The Sao Paulo Approach To Passing The Guard.  Today, “little” Tony is known for his detailed and well-organized instruction which is showcased in the instructional DVDs & Membership Website.  He has received international acclaim for this and has been figured on Budo Videos Rolled Up, InsideBJJ.com, Mat Time Radio, Open Mat Radio, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Rocks Podcasts and Endless Blogs about state of the art in jiu-jitsu.

Tony, as mentioned above, is a co-founder of the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation with Master Rickson Gracie and Carlos Gama where he continues to work closely with.  In addition, he is the published author of the 1st and only book about invisible force theory in Jiu Jitsu entitled: A Story Of Invisible Power-A Path Towards Jiu Jitsu Principles & Execution.

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Full Name: Anthony J Pacenski Jr.

Nickname: the name “little” Tony was given by Steve Maxwell. When Relson Gracie came to Philly, Tony was called “the young boy” back in 1995. The nickname finally stuck at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Instructor’s Program in Torrance when Royce Gracie and everyone else used “little” Tony!  In Mexico, Tony is called Toñito and Brazil “Toninho”!

Lineage Jiu Jitsu from Brazil: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Rodrigo Medeiros > Tony Pacenski

Lineage Jiu Jitsu from Japan:  Takeda Sokaku (Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu) >  Okuyama Ryuho (Hakko Ryu- Jujutsu) > Junji Saito (Yoshitsune Jujutsu) > Michael DePasquale Senior (Yoshitsune Jujutsu) > Michael DePasquale Junior (Yoshitsune Combat Jujutsu & Yoshitsune Taiho Jutsu) > Tony Pacenski

Other Instructors:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Road to Black Belt–12 years!

Blue Belt 1995-1999 (Instructors: Relson Gracie, Royce Gracie, Rorion Gracie, Helio Gracie, Carlos Henrique “Caique” Elias, Phillip Migliarese & Steve Maxwell)

Purple Belt 1999-2001
 (Instructors: Relson Gracie, Saulo Riberio and Steve Maxwell)

Brown Belt 2001-2006 (Instructors: Saulo & Xande Riberio, Regis Lebre & Rodrigo Medeiros)

 

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*Black Belt awarded under, Carlson Gracie Black Belt, Rodrigo Medeiros. October 28, 2006
* 1st Degree awarded under, Carlson Gracie Black Belt, Rodrigo Medeiros. February 26, 2010
* 2nd Degree awarded under, Carlson Gracie Black Belt, Rodrigo Medeiros. February 18, 2012
(Instructors: Rickson Gracie & Rodrigo Medeiros)
* 3rd Degree awarded under, Carlson Gracie Black Belt, Rodrigo Medeiros. January 9, 2015
(Instructors: Rickson Gracie & Rodrigo Medeiros)

Jiu Jitsu Global Federation Diploma


Japanese Ju-Jitsu 

*Black Belt/ Shodan 1st Degree awarded under, Soke Michael DePasquale Jr. (Yoshitsune Combat Jujutsu & Yoshitsune Taiho Jutsu) November 11, 2015

Diploma Yoshitsune Combat Jujutsu & Yoshitsune Taiho Jutsu



Weight Division:
 Peso Leve (76kg-167lbs).

Favorite Techniques: Closed Guard, Sweeps & Back Mount

Affiliation/Team: BJJ Revolution Team

Tournament Experience:

Maxercise: II East Coast Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Philadelphia, July 1995 First Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Maxercise: III East Coast Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Philadelphia, 1996
1st place, Blue Belt Division

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu International Championship, Hawaii, November 1996
1st place, Blue Belt Division

Maxercise: East Coast Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Philadelphia, July 1997
1st place, Blue Belt Weight Division and 2nd place Open Weight Division

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu National Championship, California, August 1997
Blue Belt Division

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in House Tournament, California, June 1998
1st place, Blue Belt Weight Division and 1st place Open Weight Division

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu National Championship, California, August 1998
1st place, Blue Belt Weight Division and Open Weight Division

Copa Pacifica de Jiu-Jitsu II, California, April 1999
Blue Belt Division
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World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1999
Blue Belt Division

Mario Yamasaki‘s Grapplers’ Challenge, Virginia, September 1999
1st place, Blue Belt Division

Kimono Kombat- Grapplers Quest, New Jersey, June 2000
3rd place, Purple Belt Weight Division and 3rd place Open Weight Division

Relson Gracie Nationals, Ohio, October 2000
3rd place, Purple Belt Division and Open Weight Division

Pan American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships, Orlando, FL. April 2001
Purple Belt Division

World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2001
Purple Belt Division

US Grappling Championship, New Jersey, August, 2001
3rd place, Purple Belt Mixed Open Division and 1st place Advanced Light
Weight No-Gi Division

US Grappling Championship, New Jersey, April, 2002
1st place Light Weight, 3rd place Middle Weight, and 3rd place Open Weight
Division Advanced No-Gi

Philadelphia Freedom Jiu-Jitsu Open, PA. May, 2002
1st place Light Weight Division Advanced No-Gi
& Brown Belt Gi (Superfight)

United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 6th Annual California State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Costa Mesa, CA. July 2002 Brown Belt(Superfight)

3rd Annual Southern California Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship, CA. August 2004 Brown Belt (Superfight)

South Jersey Grappling Championships- 8-Man Pro Division
February 2007

World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials), Long Beach, California, August 2007
Black Belt Division

American National Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships, Carson, California, September 2008
2nd place Light Weight Master Division- Black Belt

OTM International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships, Long Beach, California, August 2009
3rd place; 6-Man Black Belt Division

North American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, Redondo Beach, California, August 2009
3rd place; Light Weight Master Black Belt Division.

American National Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships, Carson, California, September 2009
3rd place Light Weight Master Division- Black Belt

Gracie Nationals, Los Angeles, California, January 2011
4th Place Open Division- Black Belt

Abu Dhabi Pro Trials San Diego, California, March 2011
1st Place Master Division- Leve- Black Belt

Pan American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships, Irvine, CA. March 2011
Black Belt Division Masters Pena

Teaching Experiences – Martial Arts:

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1995 to 1998 Maxercise Sports and Fitness- Philadelphia, PA- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
Assistant Instructor Adult Program and Women’s Self-Defense.

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1998 to 1999
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy- Torrance, CA- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
Instructor’s Program teaching diverse groups ranging from the FBI, Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.) to women and children.

2000 to 2002
Maxercise Sports and Fitness- Philadelphia, PA- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
Instructor Adult, Law-Enforcement, Women’s Self-Defense and Children’s Program.

2001 to 2002
Fightersworkshop.com- Easton, PA- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Instructor for on-line website: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

2002 Summer
Choked Out Surfer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp- Costa Mesa, CA- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Instructor taught x-guard sweeps and how to transition to the position. *Please note the date of the seminar-referred to the position as the neo-classic-leglock-position.

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2002 to 2004
West Chester University- West Chester, PA – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Instructor College Students BJJ Program.

2004 to 2008
Revolution Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness- Levittown, PA- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
(Owner 2004-2006 original location Brown Belt); Co-Owner 2006- 2008 New location Black Belt.
Head Instructor Adult, Women’s Self-Defense, Law Enforcement and Children’s Program.

2008 to 2014
BJJ Revolution Team Redondo Beach Academy- Redondo Beach, CA- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor Adults and Law Enforcement.

2014 to present
Jiu Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF)- California

2015 to present
USAF

2017 February- MacDill AFB, Florida
Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP)
Certification Basic Level 1
Certification Tactical Level 2