Fat Cat Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Martial Art, Combat Sport, and Self Defense system that focuses on grappling, and especially ground fighting. BJJ was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo Ground Fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by Master Mitsuyo Maeda.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentation, practice, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos, who then passed this knowledge on to his extended family.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.


Sensei Anthony Vetro holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Inazuma Te Ryu Ju Jutsu.
Anthony has over 30 years Martial Arts experience and is still actively training and teaching. He started training at the age of 10 in traditional Japanese Ju Jutsu. He is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Inazuma Te Ryu Ju Jutsu (traditional Japanese Ju Jutsu) under Stephen J. Gamma and a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Steven Olivier.

Anthony fought professional MMA and has taught defense tactics for multiple municipalities. He is an international defense tactics instructor for the Dominican Republic Policia Nacional and has previously worked executive protection with a UN Ambassador.

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