Jason Jelen


Jason Jelen

Adult BJJ


Jason, a 2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, began training in BJJ under Renzo Gracie in 2000. He trained several times a day at Renzo’s Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Manhattan, NY using his time between classes as training opportunities while attending design school in Brooklyn.

A year later, Jason moved to California to complete his education. Shortly after settling into life in California, Jason continued his training at Ralph Gracie’s main academy in San Francisco where Kurt Osiander was the head instructor.

After 9 years of training with some of the top names in the Northern CA BJJ scene, Jason moved to North Carolina where he taught BJJ. In 2017, Jason joined the Apex Martial Arts/Open Guard BJJ team to further his own training and to teach Adult BJJ classes.