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Paul Creighton – Head Instructor

Paul then went onto Radford University in Virginia and tackled his Masters’ Degree in Physical and Health Education. While in Virginia, Paul began competing in many sport ju-jitsu competitions around the country. Creighton then earned an invitation to the United States sport ju-jitsu team try-outs where he won the middleweight position on Team USA. In 2000, Team USA traveled to Leeds, England where Paul was the captain and brought home the gold medal after winning the middleweight world championship title. In 1996, Paul began his study of Brailian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie in New York City. He was awarded his black belt in September of 2005 and is currently a 4th Degree Black Belt under Master Renzo Gracie. While living in NYC, Paul boxed under New York’s famous boxing trainer Tom Malloy for many years. He has also traveled to the Catskills, NY to train with Kevin Rooney, Mike Tyson’s past trainer, at the Cus D’Amato boxing gym.

Paul has now blended all of these training disciplines together to create an academy that will bring you realistic and practical self defense for men, women, and children.

Belt Ranks

  • Black Belt Under Renzo Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on September 10, 2005
  • Black Belt Under Ernie Boggs in Japanese Ju-Jitsu on December 19, 1998
  • Black Belt Under Ray Snow in Judo (USJA) on October 30, 1999
  • Black Belt Under Mark Caparco in Goshin Jutsu Karate on June 11, 1994

Sport Jujitsu

  • Sport Jujitsu Middleweight World Champion; (2000) Leeds, England
  • Sport Jujitsu Middleweight World Silver Medalist; (1998)Vancouver, B.C.
  • Team Captain of the United States Team (98', 2000)
  • 3-Time Team USA World Champions (96', 98', 2000)
  • Received the Most Outstanding Competitor Award at 1998 World Championships (Vancouver,B.C.)
  • 5 Time National Sport Jujitsu Champion
  • Inducted into the Sport Ju-Jitsu Hall of Fame "Decade Champion" (2019)

Mixed Martial Arts

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Competitor; fought BJ Penn in UFC 37 (May 2002)
  • International Fighting Federation No-Holds-Barred Lightweight Champion
  • Holiday Fight Party Lightweight NHB Champion
  • Calhoun Submission Lightweight NHB Champion


  • NJCAA Region III College Wrestling Gold Medalist
  • Junior Olympic National Wrestling Gold Medalist
  • New York State Freestyle and Scholastic Wrestling Silver Medalist

Submission Grappling

  • Alternate at 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Grappling World Championships; Sao Paulo, Brazil

Creighton MMA & Fitness Academy              

  • Voted BJJ Academy of the Year (2019 NFC Awards)
  • Voted BJJ Academy of the Year (2017 NFC Awards)
  • Paul Creighton Inducted into the BJJ Hall of Fame (2019 NFC Awards)
  • Paul Creighton voted BJJ Most Influential Person (2019 NFC Awards)

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460 Brogdon Road
Suite 200
GA Suwanee 30024
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