Discover TRITAC-Jitsu

The TRITAC-Jitsu System is a Modern Combat Jiu-Jitsu System developed by Matt Bryers and Sean Jugler; and Soul Fighters Academy.

TRITAC-Jitsu is a evolutionary program that focuses on the “flow of combat”. The system combines elements of the revolutionary TRITAC Systems and the highly effective art of Jiu-Jitsu.  Jiu-Jitsu is known as one of the most combat-effective martial arts styles.  Jiu-Jitsu primarily a grappling style that was originally used for reality-based self-defense.

The integration and blend of the TRITAC Systems, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Japanese Ju-Jitsu creates a unique and highly effective Jiu-Jitsu System that answers the question: “Does it Work?”

Scientific Jiu-Jitsu

The popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA / UFC), Jiu-Jitsu / Grappling Competitions, Muay Thai, Boxing, etc… Combined with the resources of YouTube and Social Sharing; have had a profound affect  on the Martial Arts World.  We can now see LIVE how martial arts work… or don’t work!  We can see how REAL fight actually happen.  We can watch the movements, the attacks, the scenarios…  We can actually STUDY COMBAT.  We can break it down, analyze it, test it and prove it.  This is most important…

You, as a student, as an instructor or as someone who is interested in learning; need to see, believe and KNOW that what you are doing, teaching or learning: works.  If not, then you are not truly training yourself.

Learn by "TRITAC-Flow"

The learning process focus on developing an unstoppable “combative flow”.  You will learn how to easily flow from technique to technique, based upon the response of your opponent. You will develop a combat-instinct that allows you to just execute without thought or hesitation.  The process makes is easy for instructors and students (local or online) to actually see if understand combat.  The allows you to develop yourself through combat.

We’re not just teaching self-defense.  We’re giving you a way to discover yourself through combat.  We can teach you self-defense in a few hours.  But with real combat training, you will develop so much more… Essentially you are transforming yourself into a “warrior”.


We really have come to dislike the word: Self-Defense.

In all reality, we could teach you some basic self-defense that will get you out of most situations in about a few hours.

So, if you’re not offering you self-defense – then what are you offering?

That’s a GREAT Question!

Training in true combat-based martial arts: Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Sambo, TRITAC-Unarmed, etc – you will quickly find that there is much more to it than just learning “self-defense”.

  • You’ll find that you are “discovering yourself through combat”.
  • You’re learning how to move, react, think, see, and respond.
  • You’re developing coordination, speed, and reflexes.
  • You’re losing weight, eating better, and feeling strong.
  • You’ve discovered a new confidence and “calm”.
  • Regular life problems suddenly don’t feel so bad anymore.
  • And… You can kick some SERIOUS ass if you needed to… just saying!

Combat training has a profound affect on us.  It’s something that can only be experienced and that we wish EVERYONE in the world would experience.



The TRITAC-Jitsu System is the brain-child of Matt Bryers and Sean Jugler and has come to life with the creation of Soul Fighters Academy and the TRITAC Systems.

A Message from Matt Bryers:

Hello!  My name is Matt Bryers, I am one the founders of the TRITAC-Jitsu System.

I am a Black-Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Soul Fighters BJJ: Rafael Barbosa) and Japanese Ju-Jitsu (Kobukai Ju-Jitsu: Shihan Russ St. Hilaire).  I am also a certified TRITAC-Unarmed Instructor (John Leabo / Mike Simon) and have over 20 years of training, competing, and teaching in a variety martial arts.

I have always had an insatiable hunger and desire to learn… especially when it comes to the combat martial arts.  I have always found “beauty” in combat.  There is an art to it, a science, and a code.  As I have progressed through many martial arts I have learned that the “secret” to martial arts is to never stop learning and training.

In 2012 I attended a seminar in NY at the TRITAC-Unarmed HQ with John Leab and Mike Simon  Immediately I recognized genius.  It’s like they were touching upon something in the back of my brain that I couldn’t just verbalize or express… but there is was.  Not only did the training answer: “Does it Really Work?” – but it was true combat ART.

Early in my career I met a fellow instructor / practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu and TRITAC: Sean Jugler.  Sean and I have been training for over 15 years.  When I started doing the TRITAC Systems, I knew that I had to get Sean to “experience it”.


Over the next 4 years Sean and I, along with our students and TRITAC Instructors, we kept “discovering” how effective the TRITAC-Unarmed System was when you applied it to Jiu-Jitsu.

We instantly recognized that there was a problem in the way we were teaching our beloved Jiu-Jitsu techniques.  We knew that they weren’t as effective as they should be.

For example, just go on YouTube and search “Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense”…

I know, it’s the same sh*t we’ve seen for the past 30 years.  Don’t you think martial arts has EVOLVED since then!?

We set out on a mission to combine all over our experience in Japanese Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, MMA and TRITAC Systems into one cohesive system that truly gives students the confidence and ability to fight.


We have one rule in the TRITAC-Jitsu System: EVOLVE.

Everyday the system must be tested, refined and enhanced by YOU.  By the  time you are a black belt in TRITAC-Jitsu, you should be at least 10x better at it then we were.  In order for you to always improve and challenge yourself; you must train, test, refine and progress.

We achieve this by asking questions.  “Does it work?”, “Why does it work?”, “What about ___ ?”, etc.  Ask questions!  Challenge yourself and open your mind to learn and develop an EVOLVED physical, mental and spiritual state through martial arts training.



When you are student, it is vitally important that you learn the right way and build upon your training.  Movement partners become instinctual and easy because they are “repeated” and used in many different applications.

Training is built on our the TRITAC-Flow and a solid curriculum.

The process is simple: “Learn it – Train it – Develop it”. This successful model allows you to learn the system and gives you the confidence and ability to use it.

Learn it: Learn techniques, movements and flow to develop a combat jiu-jitsu skill-set.

Train it: Drills and combinations to make the techniques usable and functional

Develop it: High stress drills and sparring to “prove it”. Sparring will be a combination of rolling: starting standing and using grappling based skill-sets. Advanced Students will also spar with MMA gloves with striking.


The TRITAC-Jitsu system follows the standard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu structure of: WHITE, BLUE, PURPLE, BROWN, BLACK.

At each belt prior to black there are 4 stripes to be earned. The Belt Curriculum is divided up into 4 Blocks. A completion of a block equals a stripe. Complete a 4-blocks and you will be promoted.

On average it will take 7-12 years to achieve a black belt rank.

Belt Timeline:

  • WHITE to BLUE: 6 mo – 1 year
  • BLUE TO PURPLE: 2-4 years
  • PURPLE TO BROWN: 2-4 years
  • BROWN TO BLACK: 2-4 years


Matt "Sensei" Bryers

Matt Bryers – Co-Founder

Matt Bryers is CEO of SFA, a Soul Fighters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, a Kobukai Ju-Jitsu Blackbelt and co-founder of TRITAC-Jitsu. He has been training Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Unarmed Combatives, Full-Contact Karate (Kyokushin), Wrestling, and many other martial arts for over 20 years.

Sean "Shihan" Jugler

Sean Jugler – Co-Founder

Sean Jugler has been involved in Martial Arts for 29 years. He is a 6th degree Zen Budo-Ryu JuJitsu blackbelt, and has cross trained in Kyokushin Karate, Judo, Aikido, Modern Arnis, and Kung Fu. He is the owner and Chief Instructor at ZenDo JuJitsu in New Milford, CT, which he opened in 1990.

Rafael "Formiga" Barbora

Rafael Formiga Barbosa – BJJ Mentor

Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa is a 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Co-Founder of Soul Fighters USA. Formiga is a 3x World’s Masters Champion; along other countless championships. Formiga continues to compete today and teaches at the Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy in Cromwell, CT

Andy Norman – Defence Lab & DNA Fight Science Founder

John "Cowboy" Leabo

John Leabo – TRITAC-Unarmed / TRITAC-Armed Co-Founder

John Leabo was born and raised in New York City. He has been Training Martial Arts passionately for over 20 years and teaching professionally for over 8 years. His focus has always been on No-Nonsense Martial Arts that are effective for street self-defense. Leabo has an extensive background in Defence Lab: DNA Fight Science, Keysi Fighting Method, Knife Throwing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Shooting, and more.

Andy Norman – Defence Lab & DNA Fight Science Founder

Mike Simon

Mike Simon – TRITAC-Unarmed / TRITAC-Armed Co-Founder

Mike Simon has been training alongside Leabo for the last 10 years. His street experience and skill are only matched with his amazing teaching ability. Like Leabo, Simon also has a diverse background in Defence Lab: DNA Fight Science, Keysi Fighting Method, Knife Throwing, Kick Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and more.