174 Merrow Rd, Tolland, CT 06084 | 860-761-4831

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About our coaching team

We don't just teach self-defense. We strive to help with personal development to improve your body and your mind. You'll start with the basics, but our program builds as you improve your physical abilities and skills. You won't get lost in the crowd with us. We take pride in the individual attention we provide to each student. This way, you'll progress to your specific goal at your own pace accurately.

Todd T. Jensen - Owner/Chief Instructor - Todd has been training in the Martial Arts since 1995.  Todd received his Black Belt from Guro Rich Smith of RISU MAA in 2009.  He has experience in various Martial Arts disciplines including Boxing, Brazilian Jiujitsu (Purple belt under Chris Smith), Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Kickboxing.  Todd has been teaching Martial Arts since 2009 and is fulfilling a life long dream of helping others and making a difference in the lives of his students.

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John Gagne -  Adult Jiu Jitsu Instructor - John teaches the adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum at IPD. He began wrestling for Manchester High School during 2000-2001. He also has a background in Japanese Ju-Jitsu and Judo. John trained No-Gi grappling with  Chris Smith at the IMB of Connecticut since 2006. He then moved to California and continued to train in LA. He was promoted to Blue belt by Alberto Crane. Since then he has moved back to Connecticut and has been teaching at the IMB and IPD. He currently holds a Brown belt under Chris Smith.

Coach Duane (DJ) Jones - Assistant children’s BJJ instructor - DJ is an East Windsor Police Officer that brings with him many years of self defense experience.  DJ has experience in Kickboxing, Kyokushin Karate, Judo and Brazilian Jiujitsu.  Coach DJ teaches with enthusiasm and conviction and the kids love him! He holds a Blue belt under Chris Smith.

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"From kali to grappling, Todd teaches with conviction, enthusiasm, and intent."

- Kevin Estela