ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR
Combatives Unlimited, is a martial arts studio that provides training for Jacksonville, and Orange Park, Florida, owned by founder and head instructor Juan Roberto Perez. Founded back in 1995, we have been here in Florida for just over five years. Juan has been involved in martial arts for 35 years training with some of the top instructors around the world. He has worked with the U.S. Army Rangers, and several Military unit's in various states and countries. In 2011 the decision and focus was on opening his own school.
Experienced Martial Artist
Studying extensively with many of the finest instructors and undergoing years of intense training has led to his FULL INSTRUCTOR'S credentials in Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Gung Fu, the Art and Philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, Kali Filipino Martial Arts, Maphilindo Silat, and Majapahit Martial Arts under Tuhon Dan Inosanto, who was a protégé of Bruce Lee. 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Luiz Palhares, Coach under Sensei Erik Paulson in Combat Submission Wrestling and Instructor in Muay Thai under Ajarn Surachai Sirisute.
Currently, he is training with 8th Degree Red and White Master Luiz Palhares. Juan has trained and continues to train with some of the top instructors in BJJ and submission wrestling for the past 20 years, including:
• Romero "Jacare´" Cavalcanti• The Late Larry Hartsell• The Machado Brothers• Charuto Verissimo• Baret Yoshida• Erik Paulson• Egan Inoue
Working with Burton Richardson
Juan has also earned his instructorship with Burton Richardson. Juan assisted Burton in teaching many classes at the JKDU headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii. Juan was also featured in many magazine articles with Burton and assisted Burton in his “Choke Em Out” and “The Science to The Fight” DVD series.
Seminars & Lessons
Juan enjoys sharing his knowledge through seminars and private lessons. He is known for teaching a dynamic class in a relaxed atmosphere, taking ample time to highlight the finer points of martial arts. If you have not had a chance to train with Juan, you can get a preview of his teachings through his tip of the week and online instruction.
Juan Perez has more than 20 years of military experience as a Airborne Ranger serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Hawaii, Georgia, and North Carolina with the Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Division. Juan was in charge of the hand-to-hand combat program for the U.S. Army Rangers from 1994 to 1997, and from 2001 to 2003 while assigned to Charlie Company 4th Ranger Training Battalion. During this time, he founded Combatives Unlimited, LLC, to bring a functional, no-nonsense approach to close-quarter combat for the military and civilians alike.