Featured Instructor Rob Magao

BJJ Black Belt Rob Magao– Police Week 2019 Seminar Instructor
By: William Krieg / wkrieg@bluelinebjj.com
Blue Line BJJ
Written: 02/25/19


Announcing Rob Magao 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. 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 Rob Magao as our first featured instructor for the Police Week 2019 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar for law enforcement!


Law Enforcement Career

Based in Connecticut, Rob Magao has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. After starting in patrol, Rob moved to a street crime unit, a detective in the Special Investigations Unit, and for the past 18 years has also been a member of the SWAT team. He is a graduate of the prestigious Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Course and was one of the founders of the CT SWAT Challenge. These experiences are vital in being able to teach realistic self-defense based on real life experiences and not just theory.

Beyond his personal achievements, Rob is better known as an accomplished instructor. He has taught hundreds of personnel from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as the U.S. Military in the areas of arrest and control, officer survival, ground fighting, SWAT, dignitary protection, and physical fitness. He also holds instructor certifications in firearms, handcuffing, baton, Soulis Shooting CQ firearms certification, dignitary protection, Crossfit and Simunitions – force on force. Rob co-founded the ground fighting curriculum for the Connecticut Police Academy at the recruit and instructor certification level. He can often be found teaching Officer Survival and Ground Fighting courses around the country and internationally.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Background

Rob Magao is the founder, owner, and head coach of Manchester BJJ/Bushido Jiu-Jitsu Academy (www.manchesterbjj.com) in Manchester, CT. He has 30 years of overall martial arts experience and is a 2nddegree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Master Pedro Sauer.

In August 2018, Rob was featured on the Fight Team Podcast where he discussed how training jiu-jitsu can help officers on the job. A link to the downloads can be found via the Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Facebook page. While you’re there it wouldn’t hurt you to give a quick like to his page.

Then in December 2018, Rob was featured in season 3, episode 20 of The Great Northeast BJJ Podcast. If you have not heard the podcast we highly recommend downloading. Great information and very easy to listen to while you are out and about during your day. Visit http://redwingsuperior.com/great-northeast-bjj-podcast/s3ep21.

To help provide a sense of Rob’s actual teaching style, there are some videos on YouTube featuring Rob’s instruction. As examples, he can be seen here (https://youtu.be/nINNSkQGhv8) teaching a De La Riva belt grab pass and here (https://youtu.be/7G8AT331YM0) teaching a sweep named after him – The Magao Sweep (a name given to it by others, not him, lol).

Aside from his jiu-jitsu training and teaching, Rob is the co-founder of the New England Submission Challenge and also owns Hebron BJJ in Hebron, CT which is in addition to the Manchester academy.


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.

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