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 3rd 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.
- 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 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
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
- Alternate at 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Grappling World Championships; Sao Paulo, Brazil