Paul grew up in St Clair, Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor's degree in business. Black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Paul has been practicing martial arts for over 25 years. He earned his jiu jitsu black belt under Master Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, founder of Alliance BJJ.
Paul is an avid competitor and teacher. He enjoys teaching beginners and advanced students, with a simple training philosophy: work hard, keep an open mind and have fun. Paul is a certified instructor with Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He opened Port Huron Jiu Jitsu Academy in April 2014 and has successfully grown his school since.
Paul Elezaj BJJ Achievements:
- 2014 IBJJF Chicago International Open Gold medal
(BLACK BELT HEAVYWEIGHT ADULT DIVISION)
- Buck Eye Border Championships 2014 gold metal
(ABSOLUTE BLACK BELT)
- 2013 Michigan Open gold medal (BROWN BELT ABSOLUTE)
- IBJJF Atlanta International Open 2013 Gold
(BROWN BELT SUPER HEAVY)
- Detroit Bjj Open 2013 (BROWN BELT ABSOLUTE CHAMP)
- Michigan Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2013 gold
(BROWN BELT ABSOLUTE)
- IBJJF Atlanta Open 2012 silver medal
(BROWN BELT SUPERHEAVY)
- IBJJF Chicago Summer Open 2011 gold (ADULT BROWN BELT)
- Toledo Open 2012 gold ( BROWN BELT HEAVY)
- Buck Eye Border Championships 2011 gold medal
(ABSOLUTE BROWN BELT)
- Silver Medal IBJJF NY Open 2009 (MED HEAVY PURPLE)
* Paul is available for private lessons upon request.