Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our students and community by empowering them with the martial art knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which translates to “gentle art” can transform people’s lives by giving them the confidence to protect themselves or their loved ones in a real hand-to-hand self-defense scenario. We are dedicated to providing the highest level instruction, the most classes per week, and the most affordable pricing – with an emphasis on real life self-defense and sport competition. Through training, our students will grow and gain courage, strength, respect, discipline, and honor, while at the same time get physically fit, learn to defend themselves, and make great friends!
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening a new Ricardo “Rey” Diogo/Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in beautiful Agoura Hills, California. The academies classes will be taught by head Black Belt instructors Emerson Vidor and Wilton Rezende, head Brown Belt instructor Vincent Giordano, and Blue Belt instructor Ollie Barre. Our instructors each have over 13 years experience training and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Emerson, Wilton, and Vince all received their belts under 5th Degree Black Belt Rey Diogo who was one of Carlson Gracie’s first black belts to move to the states.
Our style of teaching comes directly from Carlson Gracie and you will gain from that knowledge in every class you attend with us. Our teachers will take the time to explain to you in detail every technique and its application each class. They will always encourage you to ask questions and will take as much time as needed to fully explain the techniques being presented. We focus on both the traditional “street” style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the more modern “sport” style, both of which are important to learn and are great for learning self-defense, self-confidence, and discipline. Every member of our academy is part of our established jiu-jitsu family and we strive to make our training environment as open and friendly to all men, women, and children.
We tailor each of our classes to fits the needs and progress of our students. We know that everyone learns and differently and we take the time to make sure that all of our students are making noticeable progress. We know that when starting or participating in any sport it is important to have options when it comes to training. We strive to offer you the greatest variety in class times, groups, and private training so that you can fit jiu-jitsu into your schedule.
Little information about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Jiu-Jitsu which translates to “Gental Art” is widely renowned as the most effective Martial Art both for self-defense and for competitive fighting as seen in mixed martial arts (MMA), or the UFC. Jiu-Jitsu was the primary martial art studied and practiced by the Samurai in ancient Japan. Prior to the Samurai this martial art was used by the Monks in Tibet to fight off invaders. Since the Monks were forbidden from using weapons they had to devise other means of defending themselves by disarming and disabling attackers without killing them – Jiu-Jitsu was perfect for this. We invite you to come and train with the best and carry on this ancient martial art tradition and embrace the warrior spirit we all have burning inside of us!