**FIVE WEEK COURSE STARTING 2PM SUNDAY MAY 16TH, ENDING JUNE 13TH. ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE!**
Course takes place at High Ground Jiu-Jitsu 2155 US-119, Greensburg, PA 15601.
Level 1 Certification is a five week course that will run for 5 consecutive weeks on Sundays from 2-4pm. Topics of study include strikes for self defense, threat assessment, escalation of force, self defense and combat laws, ground grappling defense, and more.
Upon completion participants will receive Certificate of Proficiency in our Level 1 Real World Defensive Tactics Program.
Our self defense course, “Real-World Defensive Tactics” will prepare you and your loved ones to deal with various real-world threats. Students will learn how to protect themselves and eliminate threats posed by armed and unarmed attackers in many different situations.
Our program mixes elements from several different martial arts styles to create an effective, efficient, and easy-to-learn system. We combine elements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Military Combatives and other weapons training into our self defense system.
Our program is led and instructed by Jeric Fry. Jeric Fry served 9 years in the Marine Corps Infantry during which he went on 4 deployments to multiple theaters around the globe. He reached the rank of Sergeant and received a Combat Award with Valor for Action and Leadership for his service. A Marine Corps Martial Arts Black Belt, he also served as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor for the Infantry Officer Course. Jeric holds the rank of Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he assists with the kids program and teaches adult classes here at High Ground Jiu-Jitsu. Fry is a high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and multiple IBJJF medalist. A small business owner, Jeric is the owner and sole proprietor of Straight Ahead Barbershop in Greensburg and is the Chairman/Founder of the non-profit group The Veteran Bushido Brotherhood. Jeric is a family man, he and his wife have three boys who wrestle and are active here on our martial arts team as well.
Tom Costa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Judo Brown Belt. Tom sits on the board of directors for the Bruno Iorfido Wrestling Camp, has taught BJJ internationally for the University of Bologna and worked in juvenile corrections where he was a case worker and youth advocate. An active competitor, he competes in the Featherweight Black Belt division. His recent competition accomplishments include: 1st place 2016 IBJJF Miami, 2nd place 2016 IBJJF New York, 2nd Place 2018 IBJJF DC, 2-0 record with Fight 2 Win Pro in their 135lb Black Belt division. Tommy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. Tom is a small business owner who operates martial arts academies in Monroeville and Greensburg. He lives with his family in Murrysville where he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his daughter when he is not on the mat.