Brandon Hetzler Sensei began his martial arts training at the age of 11. He quickly established himself as a natural, winning many local, regional, national and international tournaments. Brandon continued training six days a week until the age of 17, at which time he joined the United States Marine Corps. While serving as an infantry man in the Marines, he continued his martial arts training along with the Marine Corps hand-to-hand combat training.
Hetzler Sensei has had the honor and privledge to train with some of the top martial artist of our time. He received his black belts from Master Morio Higaonna, Master Rickson Gracie and Master Ricky Adams. Mr. Hetzler has also trained with Master Rorion Gracie, Rolker Gracie, Ryron Gracie, Rener Gracie, Ralek gracie, Kron Gracie, Fabio Gurgel, Marcelo Garcia, Master Jacare, Angi Uezu and Eizo Shimabukuro.
- Over 40 years training.
- Over 30 years teaching.
- Founder of Jugoshin Ryu Jujutsu.
- Founder of Team Groundworks Jiujitsu (Gracie Jiujitsu)
- Jujutsu Director for the Traditional Karate Association
- 7th degree black belt - Jugoshin Ryu Jujutsu - promoted by 9th degree Ricky Adams Hanshi.
- 3rd degree black belt - Goju-Ryu - promoted by 10th degree Morio Higaonna Sensei.
- 3rd degree black belt - Shito-Ryu - promoted by 8th degree Ricky Adams Hanshi.
- Black belt - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - promoted by 8th degree Master Rickson Gracie and Professor Kron Gracie.
- 2 x Pan Jiujitsu champion (IBJJF)
- NO GI World champion (IBJJF)
- 4 x Pan Jiujitsu medalist (IBJJF)
- Silver medal International Master/senior, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- Bronze medal Rickson Gracie Cup, Tokyo, Japan
- Served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps.
- Served as infantry man in the Gulf War.
- One of the youngest Marine Drill Instructors at 20 years old.
- Asked by Morio Higaonna Sensei to represent the USA on the full contact fighting team
- Trained in Okinawa, Japan.
- Trained in Tokyo, Japan.
- Trained in Rio, Brazil.
- Jugoshin Ryu Jujutsu - Officially recognized as a system by 9th degree Ricky Adams Hanshi.
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