TRITAC-Jitsu - TRITAC Martial Arts

Modern Combat Jiu-Jitsu

TRITAC-Jitsu is designed to give you the Jiu-Jitsu Skills to fight not only on the mat, but most importantly, when you need to fight for your life.

It is comprised of techniques and methods from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japanese Ju-Jitsu and Wrestling… while integrating the “Smash & Enter” techniques found in our TRITAC-Unarmed System to create a modern “no-rules” grappling system.

As the world of Combat Grappling evolves – TRITAC-Jitsu will provide you the Framework to develop the concepts, skills and “grapp-ability” to fight in any situation.

Scientific Combat Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is both Science and Art.  It is brutally effective and beautiful to watch.  There is a ‘flow’ to Jiu-Jitsu that moves, evolves and adapts based upon your opponents reactions and movements.  Learn the methods of TRITAC-Jitsu by studying and learning the “flow of combat”.

You will learn how a Framework and logical approach that allows you to train and learn effectively.  The TRITAC-Jitsu System evolves and grows with you and those who practice it.

There are no “wrong-answers” (well… there are, but you know what I’m saying) – there is only “what works”.  Your goal with the TRITAC Framework is to ultimately develop “What Works For You”.

Develop By "TRITAC Flow"

Develop a combat-flow that allows you to “flow” through: defenses, escapes, counters, throws, and submissions without thought or hesitation.

You will develop and enhance your skills by learning flows that compliment your skill-sets, while learning new techniques, skills and flows that always keep you progressing to the next level.

Every flow ends in a submission or escape – TRITAC methodology is about “finishing the fight”.  Whether that means creating space and escaping in a violent street encounter or finishing in a grappling submission that causes your opponent to tap.


Develop the skills the smash through your opponents defenses and setup controls to make your Jiu-Jitsu combat effective.

TRITAC Jitsu Smash & Enter


Escaping & Countering is one of the MOST important skill-sets you need to learn as a grappler.


ALL fights start on your feet – if you can’t fight standing – you can’t fight.


BJJ taught us the concept of “Guard” – In TRITAC we employ the “Combat Guard” and teach you to defend, recover, sweep, wrestle (from guard) and hunt submissions.


TRITAC focuses on the “finish” – we’re not here to count points or “lay and pray” – TRITAC emphasizes movement for the “hunt” of the finish.


Develop brutal Aiki-Jitsu (small joint manipulation), essential for weapons based combat.


Escaping & Countering is one of the MOST important skill-sets you need to learn as a grappler.


    One of the most important skills to have in Grappling is the ability to get back to your feet at anytime.  Though TRITAC is a deep ground fighting system as well, at it’s core, we always need to be thinking about “all-around combat”.  In TRITAC we see the ground as a consequence – we are NASTY on the ground – but always need to ability to get back to our feet.


    If you’ve gotten taken down and can’t get back to your feet easily – you need to be able to fight from guard – or you suffer the consequences of being flattened and submitted.  Developing the ability to recover to a “Combative Guard” position is vital.  Learn simple concepts, movements and counters to recover Combat Guard.


    One the absolute worst positions to be in is in bottom side control.  It is a position that allows your opponent to hit a variety of different submissions and transitions that keep you in constant danger.  Escaping side control is one of the most important escaping skills you will need as a TRITAC Grappler.


    Being pinned on the bottom mount position is a terrifying and “urgent” position.  Your opponent can easily reign down punches, hammers, elbows (in MMA) and he/she is in an easy position to finish a variety of submissions – including arm locks, shoulder locks, and chokes.

    Learn simple, yet effective solutions and skills to defend this position and escape before “you get caught”.


    In TRITAC we view the knee on belly positions as one of the most mobile and dynamic attacking positions.  An opponent who knows how to fight from knee on belly is a dangerous opponent.  Ground and pound, submissions and ease of transition make being on the bottom a VERY dangerous spot.

    We focus on the concepts and techniques that just work to escape this formidable spot.  Learn how to escape a variety of different variations, as well how to off-balance your opponent to create opportunities to move & escape.


    When your neck is an easy target for your opponent – you know it’s a bad day.  Getting someone’s back in Jiu-Jitsu is considered THE position.  It is awarded the most points in IBJJF and is an EXTREMELY dangerous spot in MMA.

    Understanding the concepts of escaping back control are paramount.  There are many techniques that can be employed – but you need to know the fundamentals of defending against chokes / submissions and being able to find you’re way out.


    Just because you’re opponent is attacking a submission – doesn’t mean you’re done yet – it does mean that you need to move and react quickly and instinctively to find your way out.

    Every submission has a weak point.  Learn the principles of taking advantage of those weak points and escape from the worst submissions.


ALL fights start on your feet – if you can’t fight standing – you can’t fight.


    You can have to best throw or double-leg shot in the world – but if you can’t set it up properly – it’s useless.  In TRITAC the “entry” and setup is everything.  Without it, the takedown doesn’t work against a real fighting opponent.


    Wrestling is arguably the best “takedown system” for MMA and all-around grappling.  The principles and concepts used in wrestling work perfectly with BJJ and Japanese Jujitsu.  Wrestling attacks “make sense” and provide many opportunities for submissions and superior control.


    Leg sweeps & trips  – commonly found in Japanese Jujitsu and Judo are very simple, quick & dirty ways of getting your opponent to the ground.  They are typically low-risk – high-reward takedowns.  You will learn a variety of sweeps and trips that can be setups from a variety of different ways.


    Who doesn’t love big-ass hip throws!  There’s nothing cooler to pull off than hitting a huge throw that wows your friends and ends the fight.  In TRITAC many of our throws come from Japanese Jujitsu along with Sambo / Judo.


    Sacrifice throws are at times risky – but also high reward.  When dealing with an opponent is who pressuring you, or is bigger and stronger, or just gives you the right opportunity – a well timed sacrifice throw can change the scope of the fight instantly into your favor.


    The ability to STOP the takedown is just as important as the ability to get the takedown.  You’ll learn a variety of different concepts and takedowns that teach you to stop the takedown and then set up one for yourself.


    Aiki-jitsu is a sub-set of Japanese Jujitsu that is know for it’s brutal small joint manipulation and controls – such as wrist, elbow and shoulder locks.  Many of our submission and joint attack principles come from the concepts found in Aiki-jitsu.  The thought process is – just learn to attack from anywhere with anything that is available.


BJJ taught us the concept of “Guard” – In TRITAC we employ the “Combat Guard” and teach you to defend, recover, sweep, wrestle (from guard) and hunt submissions.


    In TRITAC all of our guard fighting comes from 4 major variations of the Combat Guard Principle: Scissor Guard aka “Combat Guard”, Grounded Combat Guard, Butterfly Guard and Half-Guard.  All of these guards employ the positional movement and concepts of Combat Guard.  Of course you will learn other variations and attacks such as De La Riva Guard, X-Guard, Single-Leg X, Closed Guard and some variations within those.  If Guard fighting is “your thing” we strongly suggest supplementing your TRITAC training with BJJ.


    If you don’t want to fight from guard, then why should you?  Actually “exiting” from guard (getting back to you feet) is an important skill.  Each guard has it’s own exit and escape strategy, but if you employ the Combat Guard Principle correctly – you’ll find it easy to get back to your feet.


    Guard Sweeps are like throws on the ground.  They are arguably the most important skill-set you can learn from guard – the ability to fight off your back and put your opponent’s ass back on the mat, and you gain top control and/or submissions.  You will learn a variety of different sweeps from each guard variation that we use.


    Dealing with an opponent who has a strong sweeping or submission based guard is a frustrating and scary position to be in.  If you can’t pass your opponent’s guard – you are in constant danger of getting swept or submitted.  In TRITAC we have very specific concepts and techniques that making passing the guard effective without thought or hesitation.


    The principles found in wrestling can be applied from guard too.  Many of our setups, controls, attacks and movements are based upon the movements in wrestling.  What this means for you, is that you don’t need to learn a whole new “language” from fighting from guard.  You will learn how to use the movements and concepts that you already know and apply them to the Combat Guard.


    TRITAC is not focused on points, it’s not focused on gaining position and stalling – TRITAC is focused on “getting the kill”.  The Combat Guard can be a highly effective submission-based guard fighting system. Based upon your guard movements, you’ll find submission opportunities everywhere… the key is movement and a relentless attack.


TRITAC focuses on the “finish” – we’re not here to count points or “lay and pray” – TRITAC emphasizes movement for the “hunt” of the finish.


    Wrist locks are quick, “dirty” and highly effective.  Most pure BJJ people get a little bit upset at wrist locks; they almost consider it cheating. In TRITAC… F_ck that.  If it works, we’re using it.  Wrist locks work and are EVERYWHERE.


    Elbow locks aka “arm-bars” are one of the most popular and most natural attacking joint from top control (side, knee on belly, or mount).  There are a variety of different techniques, but you’ll learn the overall concepts of how to attack the elbow so that you can hit an elbow lock from anywhere.


    The shoulder joint is one of the most powerful joints to attack.  Not only can you submit from opponent a variety of different ways – but a good shoulder lock gives you a tremendous amount of control over your opponents “structure”.  Learn not only how to attack and submit with shoulder locks, but also how to manipulate and control your opponent.


    Attacking the neck with chokes or a neck crank gives you complete dominance and power over your opponent.  His/her life is in YOUR hands.  “With great power comes great responsibility” 🙂  In TRITAC you’ll learn the major attacks for chokes commonly found in Jiu-Jitsu; but also learn some of the more “nasty” submissions found in Catch Wrestling.


    In TRITAC, we love attacking the legs.  Although the knee-bar is one of the most common leg attacks – in TRITAC we focus on the entry and setups that give you ultimate control and power over the knee to submit.


    The foot-lock game is a very modern and dynamic submission attacking game.  It could almost be a whole system within TRITAC itself.  We attack the feet a lot because they are sometimes the “low hanging fruit”.  Can’t pass the guard … “FUCK IT GO FOR A LEG LOCK” ~ JOHN DANAHER (google him)

What do people think of TRITAC?

TRITAC training is more than a fighting style, it’s a realistic mindset. It allows a person to train their body and mind transforming him/her into a more confident and aware individual. The style is both realistic and animalistic, just like the streets. Being a student, I am better able to protect myself, my family, and the public. It is another tool that I have added to my arsenal.

Michael B.Federal Agent, Department of Homeland Security

As a police officer I take my training seriously. For me its a matter of life and death. Having studied almost every martial art available, I found most were missing something. They lack realism. They lack multiple threat engagements. They lack true effectiveness. Training at the TRITAC is the answer for these concerns. Training is dynamic, aggressive and is 100% street effective. John Leabo has given me the skill, knowledge and confidence to survive the streets night after night.  I believe in John’s teachings and methodologies of urban survival. He is a modern day “Doctore,” a trainer of gladiators.

Peter B.Sergeant, New Jersey Police

Having always been interested in taking up a Martial Art, I started training at the TRITAC with very little experience. Now almost seven months in, I have to say I could not be happier with my choice. John Leabo, Matt Bryers, and the TRITAC Team are fantastic Instructors with incredible enthusiasm, patience and skill. They are very good at what they do and even better at Instructing.

Dan P.New York City Police Officer

The TRITAC Martial Arts Systems are just cool!  I have lost over 25lbs just training, but most importantly I have gained confidence in my ability to defend myself, my wife and my son.  Its also just a lot of fun to train and learn!  I have tried other martial arts before, but never saw anything this effective before.  I’m now actually looking at becoming an instructor.

Justin D.TRITAC-Jitsu Student

I’ve been training online in TRITAC-Jitsu for a few months now and I must say I’m really impressed.  I’ve been doing martial arts for over 10 years and I’ve never seen a system this comprehensive.  It’s literally impossible not to learn by all the resources they have put available.  My only suggestion is try to get a training partner or training dummy.

David H.TRITAC-Jitsu / TRITAC-Unarmed Student
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“A Devastating Combatives Striking System” – Develop Brutal… Hard-Hitting… Face-Smashing… Devastating… Striking Techniques and Stand-up Self-Defense.


The Fundamental TRITAC-Grappling: Fighting Techniques, Tactics & Concepts to Defend Yourself, Protect Others, and Dominate the Worst Street Encounters with Grappling-Based Skills.


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