Featured Instructor Alex Bruzzese

BJJ Black Belt Alex Bruzzese – Police Week 2019 Seminar Instructor
By: William Krieg / wkrieg@bluelinebjj.com
Blue Line BJJ
Written: 04/02/19


Announcing Alex Bruzzese as a Seminar Instructor

During the week of May 12-18, 2019, law enforcement professionals from all across the country will be converging on Washington DC for Police Week. As a part of Police Week, Blue Line BJJ is organizing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar in nearby Herndon, Virginia specifically for those in law enforcement. However, you do not need to be attending police week to participate in this event. The seminar will feature four black belt instructors who also work in the law enforcement community. This will be a jiu-jitsu seminar taught by law enforcement for law enforcement.

The seminar is scheduled to begin at noon on Monday, May 13, 2019. Each black belt instructor will be taking turns showing their favorite techniques to attendees. Following the blocks of instruction there will be an open mat and networking opportunities available. All jiu-jitsu teams are welcome, but all attendees are required to work in law enforcement – examples include patrol, corrections, troopers, federal special agents, military police, probation and parole agents. For more information, visit www.bluelinebjj.com/policeweek2019.

Blue Line BJJ is proud to announce jiu-jitsu black belt Alex Bruzzese as our third featured instructor for the Police Week 2019 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar for law enforcement!


Law Enforcement Career

Alex Bruzzese moved to Maryland in 2013 to pursue a career in law enforcement as a member of the Maryland State Police. Two of those years were spent on the Narcotics Task Force within the Criminal Enforcement Division. He is a certified defensive tactics instructor for the Maryland State Police and was the first to implement a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for law enforcement class within the agency. Alex is highly respected among his peers and will provide great insight into using jiu-jitsu while working the job.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Background

Our first two instructors (Rob Magao and Chris Bumgarner) come to us as members of the Pedro Sauer Association. We are honored to have Alex Bruzzese as the first black belt representing Renzo Gracie and Vicente Junior. Alex first started training jiu-jitsu in 2006 under Renzo Gracie black belt George Sernack. He progressed quickly – eventually becoming captain of the competition team while also teaching for Team Renzo Gracie in Denville, NJ.

During his time in Denville, Alex spent time training at the Renzo Gracie Academy under the tutelage of the highly respected John Danaher. Alex continued on to eventually earn his black belt under George Sernack and get promoted to 1stdegree black belt in June, 2018. Currently, he trains under the guidance of Professor Vicente Junior at Conquest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Maryland.

Alex enjoys competition as well as instruction. He has competed in various grappling, kickboxing, and professional mixed martial arts competitions. The same drive to push himself on the mat and in the cage carries over his dedication to teaching.

Don’t miss your chance to train with and learn from Alex!


Please Help Us Share

Please help us spread the world about this seminar by sharing our information on social media. We have a strong Facebook presence and a growing Instagram account. Admittedly we aren’t good at Twitter (only 12 followers at the time of this article) but we’ll be posting there as well. If you know any law enforcement friendly podcasts, magazines, or social media groups involved in jiu-jitsu please let them know about our event. We really want to pass 100 attendees, but we can’t do that without your help!

Do you have any thoughts or comments? Please visit Blue Line BJJ on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to discuss. Thank you for taking the time to read this and be safe out on the streets.


Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are entirely my own and are not to be taken as official views from the city or law enforcement agency where I work. Any techniques that are demonstrated or discussed are to be done at your own risk. Consult with your local district attorney and your agency policy before implementing anything learned on this site. Federal law, State law, and agency policy always trump my opinion.