Professor Javier Vazquez

Professor Javier Vazquez

Javier Vazquez, also known as “Showtime”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Medeiros, a rank he achieved in 2003, making him most likely the first Cuban black belt in the Brazilian grappling style. Javier is also a wrestler and a retired mixed martial artist with a successful career having competed at some of the top promotions in the world such as KOTC, WEC and the UFC.

If you would like to host a seminar or visit Professor Javier at his academy in Rancho Cucamonga you can connect with him at [email protected] or visit for more information.

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Professor Javier Vazquez
  • Super Kimura & Guard Passing Seminar 1of4

    Professor Javier Vazquez recently came to Katharo Training Center to share his knowledge and ideals with us. We are so happy we to get to share this no-gi session with you! He goes over many concepts and techniques. He covers constant connection, red light green light, passing the guard, vibratio...


  • Super Kimura & Guard Passing Seminar 2of4

    in Part two Professor Javier Vazquez explores more ideas and expands on the super Kimura position. He covers the idea of constant connection to your opponent, the mindset needed while sick or injured, and a slick armbar finish from the super Kimura position. These little tips make finishing the K...

  • Super Kimura & Guard Passing Seminar 3of4

    Part 3 is all about using your weight against your opponent to pass the guard and conserve energy. Professor Javier shows how to find a targeted spot to balance yourself on your opponent, deflect the pressure, and break the stability point. This is a great way to break down your opponent while co...

  • Super Kimura & Guard Passing Seminar 4of4

    In part 4 Professor Javier explains how to balance on your opponent and create a constant pressure, forcing your opponent to hold your weight and tire themselves out. He shows how to use their angles against them and how to deflect their weight until they have no choice but to give up.

  • Live Rolling with Professor Javier Vazquez

    The final part of the Professor Javier seminar ends with a spectacular roll between him and Professor Steve. Two high level black belts rolling with precision and grace. Enjoy the mastery and try to use their ideas in training!