Joe Pardo

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Chief Instructor

“I love the sport of mixed martial arts. It builds character strength and confidence.  I am excited to take the program at Elite to the next level and serve the adults and youth of the Redondo Beach area.”

Martial Arts Experience

  • Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 1993-2001
  • Caique Jiu-Jitsu 2001-2009
  • Received purple belt from Helio Gracie
  • MMA fighter from 1997-2006
  • Black Belt 2ND Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Trained with Royce Gracie in preparation for his UFC fights
  • Fought in UFC 1998