Professor Steve Hordinski

Professor Steve Hordinski

Steve Hordinski is a third-degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Master Caique Elias. Starting his journey in 1997, while stationed in Hawaii during his military services Hordinski discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, beginning his training under the legendary Grandmaster Relson Gracie. Over the past twenty-two years, Professor Hordinski has developed an uncharted efficient Jiu-Jitsu grappling system that aspiring competitors to recreational practitioners can benefit from, taking one's game to the next level.

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

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Professor Steve Hordinski
  • Single Leg & Kimura Trap Series 1of4

    In part one of this four-part series Professor talks through his process of using film to remember your own Jiu-Jitsu and his powerful single-leg takedown. He goes over many important details on how to keep the leg trapped, securing the position and finishing the takedown. His single-leg is diffe...


  • Single Leg & Kimura Trap Series 2of4

    Part two of the series focuses on the mindset of learning and how to master the kimura. It's a common move, but few of us actually take the time to master it. Sometimes the common positions are the most overlooked. Not anymore, Professor Steve shows how to secure the position without your opponen...

  • Single Leg & Kimura Trap Series 3of4

    Part three covers how to leverage your body against their's to finish the Kimura. He covers the ideas of connection, body placement and hip movement to easily transition to the submission. He uses these details to break their arm away from their body without having to use tons of strength or hurt...

  • Single Leg & Kimura Trap Series 4of4

    In the final part of this series, Professor walks us through an awesome back take and choke from the Kimura position. The back take is a great option when the opponent is just resisting the Kimura like crazy. Then he highlights his midset on how to stay on the mats longer with a less injury-pron...

  • Modified Russian Seminar 1of5

    Welcome to JJOTG's online Modified Russian seminar series featuring Professor Steve Hordinski. In part one of this five part series Professor Steve will be showing us a highly effective sweep using the Modified Russian from the ground...oh yeah, and some lovely wrist locks to take on your journey.

  • Modified Russian Seminar 2of5

    In the second installment of the Modified Russian series Professor Steve will be showing us a very fast Kimura finish combined with another nice wrist lock.
    Always stay curious and always keep exploring...

  • Modified Russian Seminar 3of5

    When attempting the Kimura from the Modified Russian grip you will sometimes encounter an opponent that will roll through the move. In this video, Professor Steve will show us how to maintain control through the roll and establish a solid top position. There are also many submissions from this ...

  • Modified Russian Seminar 4of5

    In the fourth installment of this Modified Russian series we will be exploring how to utilize the modified Russian grip in closed guard. From closed guard Professor Steve will show us a very easy sweep resulting in full mount control as well as simple adjustments to transition your opponent into...

  • Modified Russian Seminar 5of5

    In our last video of the Modified Russian series Professor Steve leaves us with some very quick and effective wrist locks and Americanas from open guard.
    When you can consistently catch your opponent early it will surely change the way they approach you in the future.