The Brazilian connection happened when some of the immigrants were helped by Carlos and Helio Gracie's father to acclimatize themselves to life in Brazil. In repayment for this kindness Carlos Gracie was taught Jiu Jjitsu by one of these new arrivals a Jiu Jitsu master. Carlos in turn taught his brother Helio. Together they created the roots of what eventually became known as Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Gi & No-Gi classes and competition
All of our BJJ students are strongly encouraged to compeat, both at our inhouse competitions as well as at competitions outside of the gym. Our team competes at both Gi and No-Gi tournaments, often coming home with a whole bunch of medals. We offer both Gi and No-Gi classes, check our schedule for times.