2 Redzovic Jiu Jitsu Affiliated schools in Turkey, Izmir & Duzce!
Our family is EXCITED to announce the addition of 2 NEW affiliated programs in the city of Izmir, Turkey and Duzce,Turkey. During our visits teaching seminars in Turkey over the years my brother Eddie and I have had the privilege of spending time with Yasin Ozkan and Tolga Senturk both on and off the mats. We learned about their history in the martial arts as well as their passion of bringing a high standard of Jiu Jitsu training to their communities while maintaining a balance of both Self Defense and Competitive sport Jiu Jitsu, the Redzovic way.
Over the last couple months we have begun the process of sharing our curriculums and instructor training methods with Yasin, Tolga and their Instructors. We look forward to assisting them in their efforts in developing Jiu Jitsu in their cities, Welcome to the team guys!
More about our team in Turkey;
TOLGA SENTURK (Izmir)
Dr. Tolga Senturk is an academic in Media and Communication Department at Izmir Katip Celebi Univesity (IKCU). His profession is on international marketing and sales management. He is also the manager of Continuing Education Centre of IKCU. The Continuing Education Centre acts under Project Coordinator-ship of IKCU and supports employment, professional development and civil society projects and educations. He coordinated several projects on youth’s professional education and employment within that organization. He has experiences on European Union, Youth and Sport Ministry and Development Agency projects. Tolga has been studying Jiu Jitsu for five years and holds a rank of blue belt with four stripes. He will also manage a BJJ project with Yasin Ozkan in 2020, named as “Pioneer Sportsmen”, supported by the Turkish Youth and Sport Ministry aiming to enhance the awareness of BJJ in Turkey.
Yasin Özkan (Izmir & Duzce)
Yasin started training martial arts in the early 90’s in Mannheim Germany and kept training throughout the years in different styles such as Kung Fu, Kickboxing and Muay Thai as a teenager & adult in various cities both in Europe(UK,Germany) and in Turkey. Yasin started training BJJ and Authentic Japanese Jiu Jitsu in 2014 with Team Carvalho in Izmir and got promoted to blue belt by Edson Carvalho in 2016 .Yasin started teaching BJJ as a blue belt until the end of 2018. In 2019 he received his purple belt .Yasin has since then been able to set up two schools, both in Duzce and Izmir where they currently train. Yasin also holds a 2nd.Degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu (JJIF registered) and has been appointed head of the committee of education for the Turkish Jiu Jitsu Federation. In 2019 he has been appointed as General Coordinator for the Turkish Kudo MMA Federation and the Kaizen Fighting Championship Board of Members. Yasin is certified instructor in Muay Thai (Khan Red&White Mongkol) and has been instructing as a certified wellness coach for over 2 years now. Farther he has been a licensed teacher for almost 18 years (Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program). He has been graduated from Ankara University with a BA in English Literature. Well-equipped with an arsenal of at least 20 year skills, experiences and know-how in foreign relations, translations, B2B, business negotiations, debating, teaching , mentoring and a recent executive profession based on building and managing bridges between huge global companies he is now happy to be part of a great team and thus believes to be able to contribute to the growth of martial arts in Turkey.
*Head of the Education Committee for the Turkish Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Ju Jitsu Federation
*Member of the Board of Kaizen Fighting Championship
*General Coordinator for the Turkish Kudo MMA Federation
*JuJitsu 2.Dan Black Belt (JJIF)
*BJJ Purple Belt
*AJJIF Combat JuJutsu Orange 8 Kyu
*Chung Sin Kuen Do Kung Fu C Degree
*Turkish Muay Thai Federation 11.Khan Certified Instructor
*Certified Wellness Instructor
Farhang Jahangirzadeh (Duzce)
Farhang started training in gymnastics in 1999 till 2002 in the city of Urmia Iran, where he eventually became hooked on the art of Pancrase ,an ancient martial art which mixes wrestling and boxing. Shortly after, Farhang began studying Sambo for 3 years under Siyamek Zergeri and Kemal Alikha Azer, arguably the most successful sambo trainers in Iran.
In 2005 he started training MMA and Jiu Jitsu which were unknown styles at that time in his homeland Iran. Mostly unsupported, he kept training until he got drafted to the Iranian National Team in 2017 by Seyedamir Khoushbin who himself received his first black belt stripe by Rigan Machado.In 2018 , a Jiu jitsu black belt by then he did not see any opportunity to progress in the art anymore in his homeland and decided to settle permanently in Turkey .
As a vivid aficionado of the Gentle Art he keeps following an intense 6 days a week training regime while also being the head instructor of a very talented sports BJJ team in Duzce.
Farhang has been teaching Jiu Jitsu for over 8 years now .He was studying educational psychology but had to drop out to some family commitments.
Hasan YILDIZ (Izmir)
Hasan Yıldız has trained Kickboxing & Muay Thai since high school and began BJJ and Judo training in 2010. Hasan currently holds the rank fo Purple Belt in Jiu Jitsu and trains Jiu Jitsu and Judo regularly with relentless energy towards his Black Belt level of understanding and beyond.