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Friends, let's talk Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...
It seems these days that terms like BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), Muay Thai and (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts are becoming every day words. Events like the WEC and UFC have helped bring popularity to a sport that is dear and near to my heart. By training in Jiu-Jitsu, I have reaped benefits that you need to experience firsthand in order to understand completely. You will undoubtedly become fit (both strength and cardio), you will become more agile, flexible, stronger, more coordinated, etc. The benefits to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are endless.
Having said all of that, if you don’t receive proper training, it won’t be a positive experience for you and you might give up on a martial art that is unique, gentle yet challenging and that goes at your pace. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu does not look at age, sex or physical shape….anyone from age 5-80 can learn and practice successfully given that you possess a desire to learn and more important, that you are taught properly.
I don't want you to be fooled by unqualified schools offering “grappling”, “submission fighting” or “mixed martial arts” training. Whether you train with me and my team, or you decide to train at another facility, please be aware of where you are training and with whom you are training. Ask the right questions... Here are some very basic questions that any school should be able to answer:
I've been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 17 years and my teachers, peers and training partners are some of the world’s best. In addition, I have competed nationally and internationally in over 100 events. I've been where you're at and if you come train with our team, we will work together so that you consistently progress and reach your goals. Your time, efforts and money are valuable. Don't waste your time (and money) learning what you don't need or learning at a pace that is too slow (or too fast!). We are not a "belt-mill"; you will earn your ranks through hard work and consistency, but my teaching style allows you to learn fast and effectively. You'll train and learn with some of the best in the sport.
If you are ready to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, whether for exercise, for self-defense or to pursue a Mixed Martial Arts career; give Team Rebello and American Top Team Deerfield Beach a chance to be your school and your partner in success.