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About Theodorou Jiu Jitsu Academy & Total Body Shaping in Centereach, NY

Meet Phil Theodorou

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Theodorou Jiu Jitsu Academy & Total Body Shaping in Centereach
6th Degree Black Belt

Master Phil Theodorou started his career in the martial arts in 1982 with his brother, Nick. He started off in Tae Kwon Do then moved to Chinese Kenpo. After that it was off to train in Shotokan Karate. In 1986 he finally found a style and instructor that he can call his own. He met O’Sensei Joe Puleio who taught a style called American Jiu Jitsu. It was here where he learned the realism and practicality of street self defense.

Up until then he felt other styles were geared up to more competition and more of a traditional martial art form. So this is where he stayed and learned for the next several decades. Along the way he also studied with Royce Gracie for 8 years, Steven Seagal, Sambo Master, Judo Master John Lucas, dozens of UFC fighters and many other experts in their field.

Currently Master Phil Theodorou holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu along with an honorary Second Degree Black Belt from the highly respected Grand Master Shoto Tanemura in Japanese Jiu Jitsu. At the age of 20 Master Phil opened his first Jiu Jitsu school in Selden in 1994.

He also founded the now popular "10 Week Total Body Shaping" program.

Master Theodorou has trained thousands of students over the years and changed the lives of many. “i look forward to passing down the valuable traditions of Jiu Jitsu to others just like it was passed down to me.”

How To Get Started

Come join our Centereach, NY Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Total Body Shaping, Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 631-615-2218 if you have any further questions. Theodorou Jiu Jitsu Academy & Total Body Shaping hopes to speak with you soon!

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