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What I Do

With my 40+ years of teaching, training, and customizations I’ve done for hundreds of clients around the world, I’d love the opportunity to work with you and develop something that will last you well into your 60s, 70s, and beyond! (NOTE: I still have clients who train with me weekly and are in their 80s.) Here’s a peek at some of the things I do…

Face-to-face lessons

I teach private & semi-private lessons at my private training facility, in clients’ homes as well as in their places of business.

online lessons

I teach private & semi-private lessons online through a variety of video formats (e.g. Messenger, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc.). Topic & length are always chosen by the client.

Local / international seminars

To date, I have taught nearly 793 seminars in 24 countries. From leg locks to thumb locks, arrest & control to combative, etc..


Consultations are done one-on-one as well as with larger groups (i.e. police or military). I address specific problems & come up with practical solutions.


With Face-to-Face Consultations, the client and I meet at an agreed-upon location. We chit-chat for a little while before focusing the session on identifying the problems/frustrations/difficulties they are experiencing. Next, I come up with a few solutions. And then finally, we work together on a plan to turn these problems/frustrations/difficulties into solutions and successes!


F2F Private Lessons

In-Home Private



Hi, my name is Roy Harris. In the 41 years I’ve been practicing, teaching, and training in various styles of martial art (see my background here), I’ve innovated a handful of training methods that have helped clients gain skills in a matter of weeks! Here are a few examples:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belts

I’ve taught my unique guard passing methods (not techniques) to a handful of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belts – who train primarily at other academies. Two weeks after practicing what I had taught them, they were easily passing the guards of their fellow blue and purple belts at the academies where they trained. After another 4 weeks of training, they were now passing the guards of the purple, brown, and even some black belts.

Is this what you experience on a consistent basis where you train? If not, you are missing out on some good stuff!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu over 40

I have clients and instructors who’ve gone through my Level One Brazilian Jiu Jitsu over 40 program and now they more fully enjoy their training – AND they no longer get injured when sparring! How did they do this? Simple. They learned and practiced three primary fundamentals!

Again, is something you experience on a consistent basis? If not, you are missing out on some REALLY good stuff!

two weeks of training

With just two weeks of training and a bit homework, I substantially increased the single-step footwork (mixed with a simple eye jab) of a handful of Jeet Kune Do clients by 11-18 inches (28-45cm). Imagine being able to hit a training partner, HARD, with a rear hand straight, who is standing 60 inches (153cm) away from you.

If you’re interested in learning how to move WAY BEYOND technique (i.e. HOW to train efficiently and develop skill sets quickly), let’s chat!


More than 97% of Nomad Capitalist clients in the last year were glad they hired our services, that’s because discerning clients realize that having a single point of contact for planning, implementing, and maintaining their international Plans is worthwhile… for years to come.

“I have had the privilege of training privately under ROY HARRIS on and off for the past 15 years. He has trained me in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in the ILUSTRISIMO SYSTEM of KALI. I found him a patient teacher and detailed instructor in both arts that he teaches. I would highly recommend him and his martial art material to anyone.”

Dan Inosanto

Head Instructor, Inosanto Academy

“I have had the great opportunity to learn from Mr. Harris for the past 12 years through seminars, private lessons and MMA camps. I have implemented numerous of his training ideas and methods into my martial arts training regiment. These ideas and methods have made a positive impact on my martial arts journey. I am truly thankful for his influence in my life!“

Jordan Mein

MMA Fighter in RITC, UFC and Bellator

“Mr. Harris, I have NEVER heard concepts explained the way you do. They were so simple and illuminating. It was like a light bulb went off in my head and I finally understood how things were supposed to work. You’ve changed my game, my way of looking at BJJ training, and most of all, how I teach defensive tactics. Your teachings are ABSOLUTELY a game-changer!

Ken Kries

26 Year Law Enforcement Veteran, Instructor


Professor Roy Harris

Since 1981, I have been involved in thousands of hours of hands-on martial arts, self-defense, military combatives, arrest and control, defensive tactics and functional fitness training. In those 30+ years, I have obtained numerous black belt and instructor certifications.

To date, I have taught over 700 seminars in 25 countries, written tons of articles, answered thousands of questions on various forums, written a book, produced fourteen apps and have produced a few hundred instructional videos for my students, instructors, clients and on my various websites.

I owned and operated a martial arts academy in San Diego, CA for seventeen (17) years.

After closing my martial arts academy in 2010, I began pursuing contracts with police departments and military units. I also began teaching private lessons in clients’ homes and places of business!

To date, I have personally trained and promoted over thirty students from white belt to black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have also trained over 100 high-level instructors in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, Arrest and Control, and Defensive Tactics.

Several of my students have fought and won numerous times in the UFC, Bellator, King of the Cage, Rumble in the Cage, and various other Mixed Martial Arts vents. Some have earned championship belts.


I take you from A-Z for how to grow your YouTube channel and generate an income
The Creator Film School is broken into 5 modules


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Step 1

Growing Your Audience



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Step 2

Creating a YouTube Business



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Step 3

Making Better Videos



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Step 4

How to Tell Stories



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Step 5

Editing Videos