ABOUT MAX MASUZAWA, the founder and head instructor:
Head instructor, Max Masuzawa is a Jiu-Jitsu 3rd degree black belt under IBJJF.
He, first, learned from the “pure source” of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, under the legendary fighter and “Godfather of MMA”, the one and only, Royce Gracie, and also another Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Master Carlos “Caique” Elias at Gracie Academy in Torrance, California since 1998, and completely fascinated by it, and started leading his life with Jiu-Jitsu since the first day till now. In early 2004, with a year and half of commitment with full time intensive training as an apprentice instructor of Master Caique, Max left Southern California and opened up his own first Jiu-Jitsu academy in his own home town Tokyo, Kikukawa/Morishita in Tokyo downtown as the first place to start to continue his passion for Jiu-Jitsu, hoping to cultivate and spread the fascinating power of Jiu-Jitsu that he has been completely captured by.
After nearly 10 years of continuous efforts of teaching and sharing the knowledge as a head instructor and founder of MAX JIU-JITSU ACADEMY & YOGA STUDIO, at the end of 2014, the academy was relocated to Kinshicho, also in Sumida-ku, where Max spent his younger age as school kid.
Not only could he share his profound knowledge over Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but also he is able to teach classes both in English and in Japanese, so you can learn the technique and philosophy of Max Jiu-Jitsu efficiently, at the same time you can practice and improve your Japanese conversation skills.