Professor Steve Hordinski, III

Head Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Professor Steve Hordinski, III

Head Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Hello and welcome to Katharo Training Center. I have the profound privilege of being able to offer and share the gift of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. I am a stand that everyone in the world gets this Martial Art in their life. It is truly transformational and brings about a higher quality of life for everyone. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you can get to know me better.

I began training in martial arts decades ago. I started with Kenpo Karate and earned my Black Belt. When I enlisted in the United States Navy (Deep Sea Navy Diver), I saw Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the very first time from a Relson Gracie Black Belt, Phil Cardella. I had never been exposed to anything such as this art, and it truly transformed my life.

After my first class, I was hooked! I was stationed in Hawaii where Grandmaster Relson Gracie had a school. For those of you who don’t know, Relson Gracie is the son of the founder, Grandmaster Helio Gracie. Grandmaster Relson Gracie is the brother of Master Royce Gracie, the man most of you know from the first Ultimate Fighting Challenge (UFC).

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Professor Steve Hordinski Jr

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Professor Steve Hordinski Jr

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Hello! I started my Jiu-Jitsu journey in 2001. It all started because I heard my son, Steven, talk about Jiu-Jitsu with so much passion and joy.

Steven started Jiu-Jitsu while he was in the Navy. When he came home on leave, he mentioned opening an academy once he came back home for good. So, I thought I needed to have some knowledge of the sport.

I started training at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Boulder, which is now Easton’s. I trained there for about nine years, until we opened this academy.

Jiu-Jitsu is its own lifestyle. I really like everything about Jiu-Jitsu, especially the people I meet through the sport.

I was born and raised in Denver. I was inducted into the Army on June 14, 1971, and served for two years. I was part of the Military Police with the 18th Airborne Corps. After that, I worked for the government for 30 years and was an engineering tech with the Bureau of Reclamation.

I’ve raised three boys and now I have eight grandkids. My family is my priority. Being a grandpa is what I spend most of my time doing. I also enjoy spending time paddle boarding.

I am 71 years old and my goal is to still be training in my 80’s. I received my black belt in December of 2013. My goal for this academy is to make the students feel like family.

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A Variety of Choices for Martial Arts in Littleton

It can be a bit bewildering when deciding what type of martial arts to invest your time and money with. There seems to be a large variety of styles, individual schools, and even more opinions out there on the best form of self defense. Academies around Littleton offer Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kenpo, Muay Thai, and others- each emphasizing various components of martial arts. Perhaps one style would fit your wants and needs better, or perhaps it ultimately doesn’t matter so much, as long as you start. We invite you to do your research and ask those who know. Even better, stop by and give Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a try, along with the others. You may quickly find your answer.

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