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New Gym, New site, More Awesome

Raptor Academy

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




Jeremy Guillard

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.

Jeremy Guillard

Jessica Buckland

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

Jonny Weaver

Black 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.

Jon Weaver

Brian Shaffer

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

Brian Shaffer

Our Approach

Our Approach

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.

1500 Martin Street 
State College, Pa 16803
near Pennsylvania State University

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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.

Phone: 814-810-8736


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