State College's premier source of Submission Grappling instruction.
Featuring influences From Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, and Wrestling
a welcoming, family environment for all skill levels.
A JiuJitsu Company
holds a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Jeff Rockwell with Judo and Sambo experience under multiple instructors such as Vlad Koulikov and Frank Driscoll of the Penn State Judo club. Jeremy also has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Medicine. When not teaching Jiu Jitsu, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family and studying Jiu Jitsu.
A brown belt under Raptor Academy of Martial Arts, Jessica manages the academy and provides instruction for both adult and youth classes while practicing full-time as a therapist in State College, Pa
Dr. Jess Buckland
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, State college native and lifelong martial artist with a background in Aikido, Kali Escrima, Judo, and Western Fencing amongst other disciplines, Jon instructs both youth and adult classes.
Officer Shaffer is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Raptor and serves as a primary instructor for afternoon classes. Brian has spent a career in Law Enforcement with a background in tactial team operations serving Central Pennsylvania
Raptor seeks to provide an opportunity for both self-development and self-defense thru an integrative approach to martial arts. The academy caters to all skill levels with a systems based pedagogy that also leaves room for personal exploration. Classes consist of technical instruction, movement drills, positional sparring, physical education, and open rolling. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere sufficiently approachable and challenging so as to be both entertaining and rewarding to any student.
220 West High Street Downtown Bellefonte
moving to 1500 Martin Street
State College, Pa Late 2023
near Pennsylvania State University
ABOUT RAPTOR ACADEMY
Founded officially in 2018, Raptor Academy of Martial Arts strives to provide the highest level of martial arts instruction in central Pennsylvania within a safe and welcoming environment. Priding itself on a positive team culture, Raptor strives to serve its community thru physical fitness, self-defense, and sports education.