Steve's Mission

​is to pass on the knowledge that he has acquired from the great instructors before him. To become a martial artist to the fullest of his potential and bring out the best in those he trains with. To encourage his students as he has been encouraged by his instructors. As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another- Proverbs 27:17.

Owner and instructor Steve Bruce has been training martial arts for over 15 years.

He has trained in Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Catch Wrestling, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Steve is a certified level I apprentice instructor in MMA under Sifu LaDell Elliott. Steve also currently holds the rank of Brown belt in Machado Jiu-Jitsu under Christian Derr.

Steve won the 2015 Expert Division NAGA World Championships and is a multiple tournament champion and still competes and coaches the Elite Training Center Academy's grappling team.

Elite Training Center Academy is honored to be an affliliate of Clinch Martial Arts Academy

Steve Bruce has trained in seminars with:

Dan Inosanto, Jean Jacques Machado, Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renor Gracie, Leonardo Xavier, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Keith Owen, Ciao Terra, Christian Derr,  LaDell Elliott, Tim McFatridge, Fredson Paixao, and Frank Mir.