Point Pleasant Jiu Jitsu instructor teaches SC Seminar

Point Pleasant Jiu Jitsu instructor teaches SC Seminar

Point Pleasant Jiu Jitsu instructor Kurt pellegrino taught a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar in South Carolina yesterday. Fitness Edge MMA in Conway, SC hosted the BJJ champion to teach a 2 hour seminar to their student on passing the half guard amonst other techniques. Owner Derrick Kennington raved about Pellegrino teaching afterwards.

Kurt Pellegrino

Kurt Pellegrino has dedicated over 12 years to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). A wrestler by nature, Kurt was a two-time NJ state wrestling finalist for Pt Pleasant Boro high school. He made the transition to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in 1999 where he began training with Team Renzo Gracie and Ricardo Almeida. Kurt made a move to the American Top Team in 2005 to follow his dreams of competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He represented ATT for a few victorious fights.

In November of 2005, Kurt was promoted to black belt in BJJ. In 2006 he represented  The Armory training center in Jupiter Florida. Kurt fought his first UFC fight in July of 2006, at welterweight. In October of the same year Kurt made the transition to his more comfortable weight class, lightweight.

Kurt is currently one of the most exciting UFC lightweight contenders, earning Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night honors in 5 separate bouts. His 2008 victory over Thiago Tavares at UFC 88 was awarded the #2 fight of the year by UFC.com. Coach Kurt has a total of 13 UFC fights under his belt. Aside from competing in the sport of MMA, Kurt is an accomplished grappler, winning numerous Grapplers Quest National titles, he was a Pan American gold medalist, Arnold Classic Champion, and was one of the 16 competitors invited to compete in the World Championship Abu Dhabi’s in 2007, where he lost to Marcelo Garcia in the semi-finals. Kurt has impressive grappling wins over many talented athletes, including Mike Fowler, Mark Bocek, Marcus Aurelio, Edson Diniz, Daniel Moraes, Rick Macauley, Bill Cooper, Scott Schilling, Tyrone Glover, Daniel Moraes, and Marcos Avellan.  Kurt trains with his BJJ coach and 4-time world champion, Marcelo Garcia on a consistent basis in NYC.

Kurt has relocated to the Jersey shore, where he was born and raised to help spread the art of brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts. While Kurt is a gifted fighter and grappler, he is an even better coach and instructor. He has a passion for teaching and passing his knowledge on to his students and his fight team. His personality is infectious and his teaching style unique. He is looking forward to welcoming many new members to his BJJ and MMA family.

If you would like to try a free class at KPMMA, call 732 894-3468 to set one up! 

Point Pleasant Jiu Jitsu instructor teaches SC Seminar

Point Pleasant Jiu Jitsu instructor teaches SC Seminar

Point Pleasant Jiu Jitsu instructor teaches SC Seminar

Point Pleasant Jiu Jitsu instructor teaches SC Seminar

Kurt Pellegrino Take Down Clinic

Kurt Pellegrino Take Down Clinic

Former UFC fighter and Point Pleasant Boro Hall Of Famer Kurt Pellegrino will be conducting a Double Leg takedown clinic at the Warriors Wrestling Club on sunday May 15th from 12-2 for any child in grades K-5.

Kurt Pellegrino

Pellegrino started wrestling at 6 years old in the local rec program and  went 87-3 as a middle school wrestler. He was a 2 time conference champion, 2-time Lodi Tournament winner and Caldwell Open champion. He won the NJ state championship in 1994 at 126 lbs.

In high school, Kurt was a 4-time varsity letterman in wrestling. He was  4-time district 23 place winner (champion in 1998) and 2-time region 6 place winner (champion in 1997). In 1997, Kurt was the only wrestler in Point Pleasant Boro history to be named MVP of Region 6. Kurt placed 2nd in the NJ State finals in both his junior and senior years. After high school graduation in June 1998, Kurt attended Gloucester Community College for a short time, where he started on their wrestling team at 157 lbs.

After college, Kurt still longed for the competition. In 1999, while working for the Point Pleasant Department of Public Works, Kurt started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), the art of grappling that includes submissions. This seemed like a natural transition for him coming from a successful wrestling background. Kurt became a multiple time Grapples Quest and NAGA World Grappling champion and was one of only 16 Americans invited to compete at the Abu Dhabi World Jiu Jitsu Championships in 2007. Kurt placed 4th, losing to Marcelo Garcia, the best BJJ competitor in the world at the time, in the semifinals. After the tournament, Kurt began to study under Garcia.

Kurt Pellegrino Mixed Martial Arts

Kurt Pellegrino’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy is the best BJJ and MMA school on the jersey shore. Located at 1716 Main St in Belmar, KPMMA sets the standard for all schools in the area. If you would like to try a free trial class, call 732 894-3468 to set one up.

Summer Warrior Camp Registration

Our FULL DAY, youth Summer Warrior Camp registration begins Monday, April 20th.  We are offering two weeks this year due to its growing popularity.  Please call to reserve your child’s spot with a deposit ASAP, as space is limited.  732.894.3468

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