My name is Edgar Escalante and I am the owner and head instructor at Jiu Jitsu Academy of Stillwater. I have been training, studying and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 6 yrs. I received my blue belt from Master Renato Tavares and my purple belt from Professor Christian Derr. I am currently training under Professor Travis Tooke. I have also fought in amateur MMA competition in Kansas and Oklahoma going 4-0. When I am not competing I am teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the first pure Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in the Stillwater, Ok, Jiu Jitsu Academy of Stillwater.
My teaching style is very hands on and detail oriented with a strong emphasis on technique, leverage and conditioning. The classes are structured to challenge the individual both mentally and physically so as the student can learn to over come challenges.
I am constantly traveling to experience the different philosophies and training methods so that I may be able to further understand the art and pass on my knowledge to my students.
The following are some of the black belts I have had the pleasure of training with in either a seminar, private lesson or during one of my travels to their academies.
Alexander “Xande” Ribeiro
Jean Jacques Machado
Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros
Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira
Ruben Martin Jr