Referral Program

Remember, if you refer a student who tries out class and becomes a monthly paying member, you will receive a free month of training!  If you are having problems with your monthly tuition then maybe it’s time to hustle up some new members!!

Grand Master Deoclecio Paulo Vists the Site!!

9th Grau Red Belt Deoclecio Paulo, or Grand Master Deo as he is known visited the site and left a message on  the History of Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro page!  This was quite a surprise as I have never met or had any interaction with the famous Grand Master!  He affectionately wrote in Portugues, as I imagine […]

Original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Belt System

(Taken from the Valente brothers of Miami.) In the original Gracie Academy there were no belt level differentiations based on fighting skills. Belt colors were only awarded to distinguish instructors from students. In order to separate themselves from Judo instructors, who were teaching what they considered to be a limited sport for competition rather than […]

Receiving a New Belt

Sakizuke is a Japanese word that literally means to attach early or before it is time.  This word is often used in JuJutsu and Judo to describe receiving a new belt.  No one is ever truly ready mentally, physically or emotionally for the next belt.  With a new belt comes new responsibilities and different objectives.  […]


I train with Fernando Pinduka when in Brasil.  Pinduka is from the original Carlson Gracie philosophy.  Jiu-Jitsu is about fighting and the positions are based on basics and pressure.

World Class is How We Roll!

We had the honor of not only hosting Master Luiz Palhares (7th degree coral belt in Jiu-Jitsu), but we also had Eberhard Kieslich Sensei (6th Dan Judoka) on the mats!  Sensei Eb’s resume: “Sensei Kieslich has over 35 years of judo experience and has quite a few accomplishments under his belt. In 1995 and again […]