Next Level Jiu Jitsu | About

26440 F.M. 1093, Richmond, TX 77406

(832) 913 – 9982

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Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor:

Professor Ted Stickel


Professor Ted Stickel is a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He received his black belt from sixth-degree black belt Professor Nelson Monteiro.

He received his first and second degrees from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and his third degree from Professor Marcio Fietosa.

Professor Stickel has been teaching Jiu Jitsu for over 20 years and opened his first Jui Jitsu school in San Diego, California. Then, moving to Anchorage, Alaska, Professor Stickel opened the first school in the state teaching at Gracie Barra Alaska for 10 years.

During his years in Alaska, Professor Stickel was contracted by the U.S. military to teach their combatives program. He taught the 212th Para Rescue Group on Kulis Air Force Base and the U.S Army Paratroopers on Fort Richardson. He’s had the honor of taking eight soldiers from Alaska to the first All-Army Combatives Tournament at Fort Benning, Georgia, where his team took third place overall. He has also worked with other elite warriors such as Navy Seals, Army Special Forces, and numerous law enforcement agencies. Professor Ted has traveled extensively, teaching and learning his craft. Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates.

Professor Stickel has coached and cornered numerous professional MMA competitors in all of the top venues around the world including the UFC.

Professor Stickel also holds a 8th degree black belt in Kung Fu San Soo under master Ted Sias and is ranked in Hwarangdo and several other self-defense systems.  Now, with his own academy, he is bringing the ultimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self-defense training.