The Professional Training Center (P.T.C.) is a unique place where you will connect with great people and great energy. Here you will find a highly professional and well-balanced environment focused on training in small groups to meet the needs of each individual. Team P.T.C. is the Professional Training Center competition team. Dedicated members can become part of the team and enjoy the rewards of becoming a competitor.
The P.T.C. is strategically located in Culver City, California, in the Fox Hills Plaza near the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). We offer a variety of training programs and a very flexible schedule to meet the needs of the fast paced life in Los Angeles. We offer specialized programs for kids, teenagers, adults, out of town travelers, executives, secret agents, law enforcement, body guards and security guards.
While teaching at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2001 to 2006, Oscar Felipe Neves, “Japa” noticed that there was a big misconception in what the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was all about. He noticed that the gentle art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu had been confused with mixed martial arts (MMA), there was a lack of respect and etiquette inside the mat and there was a large inconsistency in the quality and methodology used by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors.
In order to address this gap and given Japa’s extensive experience coming from many years of teaching both in Brazil and the United States, he felt the need to create a unique training place. In this capacity, Japa led a number of UCLA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students and interested parties to create the Professional Training Center in June of 2004. Since then, the number of students has continued to grow.
We take our training seriously while always having a lot of fun. We play music during our training sessions and use aromatherapy to help provide a great vibe. Our members come from various cultural and geographical backgrounds and we treat each other with great respect and friendship. You will feel our positive energy as soon as you walk through the door.
We emphasize a balance between body, mind and spirit. We will help you find the Samurai within you and to open your eyes to the many benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our instructors are extremely passionate about this gentle art and love to share that passion with others. You will escape the stress of everyday life in L.A. on mat at the Professional Training Center, and become physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger.
One of our key training differentiators is our annual member assessment that closely monitors the progress of each member using an exclusive matrix of ten factors we believe form the core of a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professional. We measure each member’s progress in technique, strength, strategy, professionalism, intelligence, focus, flexibility, endurance, determination and confidence.
We invite you to learn more about us. We encourage you to visit us in person to discuss your specific needs and goals. Accept the challenge. We guarantee results!