“I focus on providing a safe and fun environment where students can push themselves both mentally and physically if they choose to do so,” Harmon told BJJ Legends. In terms of techniques, I focus on ensuring students have a strong foundation on his or her defense and build their offense and strategy on a person-to-person basis.”
Alongside Harmon is fellow co-instructor Jeff Rockwell. A black belt under Antonio Passos/Ricardo De La Riva, Rockwell brings over 17 years of martial arts experience to the Paragon Austin program. Offering a fun dynamic spark to his grappling sessions Rockwell has a great perspective toward teaching jiu-jitsu with his integrated combination of advanced techniques mixed with a simplified approach in which any student will be able to grasp.
“I enjoy coaching the young gun athlete competitors who make everything look easy and are striving to make their mark in the world; I also really enjoy coaching the non-athletic, non-competitor types who have turned to jiu-jitsu to gain confidence, and watching them transform from timid wall-flowers into smooth, coordinated, tough practitioners who are a threat to anyone they step on the mat with.” Rockwell said.
In just a short two year time span Paragon Austin has already cemented itself as the premier academy in the south. With its top quality instruction, dedicated teaching staff, and fleet of students achieving success as BJJ athletes it has proven to be a standout school that is committed to reaching excellence in improving as team and producing great martial artists capable of tackling the many challenges on and off the mat.
Whether it’s learning to defend yourself, building self-confidence, or training to become the next BJJ world champion it is the growing hub that is capable of assisting anyone with accomplishing their goals. These factors, amongst other variables make it a gym on of its kind.
Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is located in the heart of South Austin at the intersection of Wm. Cannon Dr, and Westgate Blvd.
Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
6800 Westgate Blvd, Suite 116
Austin, TX 78745
Phone Number: 512-909-5200