We have finished the last phase of our construction of the new training 01/21/16… Read More

January 22, 2016 by  
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We have finished the last phase of our construction of the new training facility. Not only is our training mat bigger, locker rooms bigger, showers nicer, but we now also have a private training and play room. So for private classes, or if our adult students want to come in and train on their own during regular classes they now have a private training room to do so. There is a tv in there that they can “shoot” videos from their phone directly onto the tv and study techniques that way.
Also during our kids or adult classes, if they have a little one with them, they can go into the private room and play or watch movies. This room has a camera in it that will project onto a tv in the main waiting room so that parents can keep a watchful eye on their kids.
This is a great addition for everyone.
I hope everyone loves it!

December 7, 2015 by  
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Comments Off on We have had many exciting events here lately. What with 2 seminars 12/7/15… Read More

We have had many exciting events here lately. What with 2 seminars from world class instructors and now on Saturday, Dec. 5th we are having our annual holiday and belt ceremony party.
I am really excited to hand out these hard earned belts to all of my students. I couldn’t be prouder of all of my kids and adults who train here. The quality of their Jiu Jitsu and the way they handle themselves on and off the mat is beyond reproach.

October 20, 2015 by  
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This Saturday, 10/24/15 we are having special guest instructor Karl Pravic coming to teach a seminar.
Karl is one of the most technical instructors at the main NYC academy. He is a specialist of using leverage to submit and dominate his opponents. This is one seminar you definitely don’t want to miss.

September 11, 2015 by  
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We have been in our new location for about 2 months now and everyone is really loving the new space. Be it the larger mat or the expanded locker rooms and private training room that is being built, everyone seems really happy.
Remember we will be having a party celebrating the new space and back from the summer event on Sunday October 4th at 1pm. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone here.

June 18, 2015 by  
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Comments Off on We have some really exciting news. We will be moving the academy 06/18/15… Read More

We have some really exciting news. We will be moving the academy to a much bigger location in one month. Starting 7/13/15 Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu will be at 1901 Shotgun Rd. It is a bigger location with a much bigger mat and now we will also have a lounge room that will be matted and have couches and TV as well. This way you can watch technique videos and practice them right there in that room or just relax before or after your class.
We will also have a video camera in the lounge room so that way when kids are playing in there, parents can supervise their activities from the Jiu Jitsu viewing area on a closed circuit TV
There will also be several really nice amenities that I am sure all of you will really enjoy.

March 17, 2015 by  
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Time to start thinking about what you are going to do for Summer Camp for your kids. Many of our parents have been asking if we are doing it again this year and the answer is of a resounding Yes! The kids love it and we have a great time with them every summer.
Camp starts this year on June 8th. We meet every day at a local park so the kids can get about 1.5 hours of outdoor play everyday before it gets too hot out. Then there is jiu jitsu every day (their skills skyrocket over the summer), alternating days of CrossFit or Kickboxing, as well as games and arts and crafts. Once a week we have a pizza party as well as a movie theater outing in our shopping center that we pay for both.
Make your reservation now and get a 10% discount.

November 11, 2014 by  
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We have had phenomenal success over the past month in our competitions. Whether it was CrossFit or Jiu Jitsu, our members either medaled or else they hit personal records. Well done everyone! And excellent job to their team mates for pushing them and challenging them which was instrumental in bringing their level up to where it is today.

The holiday season is upon us so make sure you get your training in. It will aid you in keeping your stress levels down, keep your body fat down and your dopamine levels up which makes everyone around you as well as you happy :)

October 10, 2014 by  
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There are a lot of us getting ready for tournaments in the next few weeks.
There are 3 bjj tournaments this month, a CrossFit competition next month and some of our Muay Thai members are looking for some fights in the near future.
I can feel it and I think it’s pretty obvious that the intensity of our training sessions has kicked up several notches. Nothing like the thought of pitting ourselves against another human being to get the motivation to train at our full capacity :)
Get on in everyone and take advantage of the energy in the training rooms.

September 12, 2014 by  
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Comments Off on Some great news and some very bad news. Unfortunately our team mate and Muay Thai Coach 9/10/14…Read More

Some great news and some very bad news. Unfortunately our team mate and Muay Thai Coach Bobby Diaz has to move back to Massachusetts. We will miss him terribly because he added so much to the academy and really helped improve our Muay Thai program. Luckily though we have found a great replacement. Markus Wolters, a kick boxer and teacher from the Netherlands has agreed to replace him. You will see that this is our good fortune. Where I thought it would be impossible to replace Bobby, we have again found someone excellent.
Come on in and enjoy the teaching style of Markus. He has created several champions and will continue his high level of teaching here at the Renzo Gracie Training Center full time.

August 16, 2014 by  
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Comments Off on Next week is back to school week for everyone. It’s an exciting time as well as obviously 08/13/2014…Read More

Next week is back to school week for everyone. It’s an exciting time as well as obviously it can be a very stressful one. To help with that parents make sure you still get your workouts in or else you may have no way to let off some of that steam other than some mild mannered screaming at family members. Not something we want for ourselves or for our kids to associate school with.
Now for the kids who just came off of a summer of fun and relaxation they often have a tendency to try and jump onto the couch to watch tv or their iPads after school. Don’t let them develop those bad habits. Get them back on schedule and come on in and train.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on the mats.

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