ROB MAGAO – Black Belt

Rob Magao is the owner and head instructor of the Bushido Jiu-jitsu Academy in Manchester Connecticut with twenty years experience in the martial arts including:

● Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu under Master Pedro Sauer
● 2nd Degree Black Belt Goju Ryu Karate (Under Paul Zamaites and Teruo
● 2nd Degree Black Belt in Nihon Jujitsu (Under Stephen Luckingham, USJA)
● 1st Degree Black Belt in LOCK UP Police Combat (Under Lt. Kevin Dillon)
● Sauer Tactical Arrest and Control Instructor Trainer
● Experience in Muay Thai, Judo and Wrestling
● Co-founder of the New England Submission Challenge

Rob has over 18 years of law enforcement experience (15 years on SWAT). This experience is vital in being able to teach realistic self defense based on real life experiences and not just theory. Rob is the Event Coordinator for the Physical Fitness Challenge at the annual CT SWAT Challenge. Rob is the Co-founder of the Ground Fighting Curriculum for the CT Police Academy. Rob is a highly respected international law enforcement instructor. He has taught hundreds of personnel from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as the United States Military in the areas of arrest and control, ground fighting, SWAT, Dignitary Protection and Physical Fitness. Rob is also a Certified L-1 CrossFit Trainer and co-owner of CrossFit Thin Blue Line.

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