Danny Inosanto/Brent Burniston/ Jean Jacques Machado 

Jean Jacques Machado/Brent Burniston/Rickson Gracie

Brent Burniston/ John Danaher

Mario Sperry/Brent Burniston

Brent Burniston/Gokar Chivichyan/ Rodrigo Anutes/Mario Sperry,Sean Patrick Flanery, Franjina Miller

Master Sylivo Behring promoting Professor Brent Burniston to 3rd degree Black Belt. 


Brent was first introduced to martial arts in the form of Judo, at the age of 6.  From that moment, Brent became inspired to embark on a journey that has led him to train, teach, and compete with some of the most prestigious martial artists in the world.  During that journey, Brent accumulated extensive training in a variety of disciplines – including Judo, Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Western Boxing. He notably holds black belts in both (USA) Combat JuJitsu, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3rd degree). 


Professor Brent Burniston received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Icon - Jean Jacques Machado.  As one of Machado’s top black belts and instructors, Brent was often called upon to teach classes at his prestigious academy (Tarzana CA.) and specifically selected to assist in world-renown seminars, including the Dan Inosanto International Martial Art Instructors Association Training Conferences.


Brent’s teaching style is known in the elite circles of martial arts for his innovation, detailed instruction, and endless encyclopedia of techniques. In 2015, Brent was honored by being appointed as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Advisor to the UFAF, founded by Chuck Norris - one of the leading and most recognizable martial arts organizations in the world.  Brent worked closely with co-founder and Chief Instructor David Dunn in developing the UFAF’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum.  According to David, “Brent played a crucial role in the development of our curriculum, and is a huge asset to our organization.” At the annual 2015 conference, Brent took part in teaching several massive workshops of over 300 plus UFAF students from all around the world.

When Brent isn’t on the mat, you may find him traveling abroad protecting some of the world’s most famous and influential people. Since 2001, Brent has been a leader in the field of Executive Protection, working as both a contractor and with Gavin de Becker & Associates, the foremost US Executive Protection firm.  With almost 15 years of experience, Brent has led multi-man protective details spanning the globe, including such places as the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Central/South

America, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, just to name a few.


Brent is fortunate that his passion for teaching martial arts is now the primary focus of his time and energy.  In 2010 Brent founded SubConscious BJJ Academy (North Hollywood Ca) to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning his own martial arts academy.  Brent still continues to work Protective Details from time to time (for dedicated clientele) and also train's specialized security personnel in Defensive Tactics.

Brent’s love of helping others and ‘simply making a difference is the driving force in his motivation for his work and lifestyle.  It’s his belief that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, and he has made it his life mission to spread the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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