PROFESSOR CHRIS PIZZO
"Whatever you focus on is EXACTLY what you're gonna get..."
- Professor Chris Pizzo
After surviving an extremely aggressive strain of cancer, life-long martial artist and award winning educator Chris Pizzo dedicated his life to improving the health, abilities, and martial skills of those that might not have expert level instruction at their fingertips.
Rising to international fame first as the outspoken and controversial “Lieutenant X” followed shortly thereafter by the widely popular and publicized (ABC, FOX, NBC, etc.) self-defense guru “Captain Chris”. Pizzo returned to his martial roots in 2013 and gave up life in the limelight to focus on teaching judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to his private clients, team mates, and 4 young sons as well as helping other serious martial artists achieve the income and impact they seek.
Alongside of his military combative expertise, Chris is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo under Master Carlos Gracie, Jr., Master Joe Moreira, and Grandmaster Francisco Mansor, a certified MMA Instructor under Marco Ruas, and currently trains with Brazilian Top Team.
Meshing the traditional, the extreme, and the cutting-edge of martial arts education, marketing, and business, Professor Chris brings his extensive knowledge, his unique sense of humor and teaching style, and his legacy as the best selling self-defense instructor in history to truly serve and transform an industry.