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 10 yrs. I am a brown belt under Professor Travis Tooke. I have also fought in amateur MMA competition in Kansas and Oklahoma going 4-0. I am currently competing in Professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for organizations such as Fight to Win Pro and Battle my Crew. When I am not competing, I am teaching the Gentle Art at the first pure Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School in Stillwater, OK, Jiu Jitsu Academy of Stillwater.
My teaching style is very hands on and detail oriented with a strong emphasis on concepts, 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 of many top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors/competitors, so that I may be able to further understand the art. This allows me to pass on my knowledge to my students in a safe and encouraging training environment.
Below Coach Edgar (red and black rashguard) winning the Battle My Crew OKC 180 lbs Brown/Purple belt Super Fight on May 6, 2017
I am available for one-on-one training sessions. I have experience teaching and training kids and adults, from 5 yrs old and beyond. I love being a part of someone's journey and helping them understand the martial way. Whether be it for self defense, learning a new skill or seeking to improve upon your understanding of martial arts, I can help. Schedule your 1 hr private lesson and let me help you grow.
I have practiced Yoga and breath work for over 25 yrs and I have been a certified Yoga instructor since 2018. I focus primarily on Ashtanga yoga. I have taught and practiced Tai Chi since 2007. I hold the rank of Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.