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How old do you need to be to join and participate?We start as young as 3 years old. At the early ages we primarily focus on motor skills and challenge them further as they progress in age. The 3-5 year old program is a wonderful place for parents to start their children’s mixed martial arts and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu journeys. We offer a very safe, fun, and technical learning environment while also providing your child with the supervision, instruction, and coaching they need in order to truly learn and enjoy the mixed martial arts
What's the catch to the 1 Week Free Trial?There is no catch. We believe every client should be able to check out our gym and see what we are all about prior to making a commitment. We are confident enough to believe you will stay and become a part of the 6 levels Apopka family.
What is Gracie Jiu JitsuBrazilian or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. This is a fighting style developed in the 1920s by Grand Master Helio Gracie and refined through generations of practitioners in the Gracie family and their pupils. In the last 90+ years of its history, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has proven itself as the most reliable martial art for a smaller, weaker person to defeat a more powerful opponent. This makes it the most effective martial art for practical self-defense purposes. The Origins of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Helio Gracie was a Brazilian martial artist who practiced judo and jiu-jitsu. As a small man, only 5’9” and with a slight build, Helio sought ways to adapt his technique to provide a greater advantage against larger, stronger opponents. These modified techniques became the foundations of today’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Gracie family became well-known for their achievements in martial arts, thanks in large part to the success of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Helio’s son Rorion Gracie went on to become co-founder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for Self Defense BJJ is popular in the UFC and other competitive venues, but its greatest value is in practical self-defense. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is currently taught to the U.S. Military for hand-to-hand combat training, and it’s the most effective technique for women, children and others at a physical disadvantage to gain the upper hand in a real combat situation against a more powerful opponent.
Do I have to buy my Gi from you?No. We sell Gi's but do not require you wear outs specifically. You are welcome to purchase your Gi from amazon or any local stores. We do ask that you buy our 6 Levels T-Shirt to wear during our No-Gi days.
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