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JJ Pugsley

JJ Pugsley

Founder and President

Ronin Training Institute

Denver County, CO

JJ Pugsley is a 2nd degree black belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu professional fighter, sponsored by Bad Boy. JJ is also the Founder, President, and Head Instructor at the Ronin Training Institute. Through his courses, JJ Pugsley is able to teach self-defense, firearm safety, executive protection, and of course, Jiu Jitsu. H...





Ronin Training Institute

Founder and President

The program offers training in jiu-jitsu, self-defense, firearms, security, executive protection, and much more. With 15 years of executive protection and armed security experience combined with a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience, JJ brings a wealth of knowledge and real world applications to the training cadre.

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JJ Pugsley in Action

Check out one of JJ Pugsley's fights vs Joao Assis in a Fight to Win match hosted by Flo Grapping.

An Interview with JJ Pugsley

Here, we see the pre-Fight Interview with JJ Pugsley before his match with Jeff Monson at the Fight to Win PRO1 BJJ/NOGI Event on November 20th 2015 in Denver Colorado. JJ Pugsley, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter, with a 2nd degree black belt, is a competitive fighter and instructor in the sport that is his passion.

JJ Pugsley Jiu Jitsu Blogs
“Today is victory over yourself; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.” -Miyamoto Musashi

JJ Pugsley- Jiu Jitsu Professional: Teacher and Competitor

Since the age of 16, JJ has been a practitioner of BJJ, largely credited to his hometown of San Diego, a hub for BJJ training. Being in the ideal location to learn from the best, JJ fully took on Jiu Jitsu and found himself quickly rising in the ranks of the sport.

Argosy University

Bachelors of Science, Psychology

JJ Pugsley was inspired to educate himself in psychology from a human perspective after watching good friends in the military go through TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). He knew that his first degree was not enough to do what he dreamed of doing, and that was helping others. He went on to further his education in his home state of Denver.

Professional Jiu Jitsu Fighter

2nd Degree Black Belt

JJ Pugsley competes professionally in jiu-jitsu and grappling events hosted by Fight to Win Promotions and Flo Grappling. He is currently sponsored by Bad Boy brands, joining their elite pro team in 2016. In 2013, JJ submitted all of his opponents in route to the final of the ADCC North American trials. JJ Pugsley earned the silver medal at the trials

University of the Rockies

Masters, Psychology

Through his experiences in previous work endeavors and with his time as an instructor, JJ Pugsley wanted to further his knowledge about the way the human brain works. He has always had a passion for the subject. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Neuropsychology to offer support that many veterans are not receiving. His goal is to open a non profit for veterans.