Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting. It is ideal for men and women as it uses leverage and position to subdue an opponent. Brazilian jiu jitsu fighters will learn not only to defend themselves, but also learn different submission holds such as arm and leg locks and choke holds. One of the things that sets BJJ apart from many other martial arts is the ability to train techniques at full speed to see what does and does not work.
In our gym we offer Gi and no Gi options. Along with the regular class, we also offer a fundamentals class that focuses on the basics of BJJ. No matter how long you have been training, you can never drill the basics enough times.
Marcio Navarro is the lead BJJ instructor in our gym. Marcio has been training BJJ since 2004 and received his black belt in 2014. We are an affiliate of Robert Drysdale and Zenith Jiu Jitsu. Drysdale is a 5x IBJJF world champion and took 1st place in the open division in the 2007 ADCC submission wrestling world championship. Not only is he one of the top ranked competitors in the world, he is also one of highest regarded instructors.
Our BJJ team routinely does well in competition including recently winning the team title in a national tournament. We have 2 IBJJF World Champion students and many others who have placed in the top 3 at Pan Ams and Worlds. Along with the competitive students, there are also a number of participants who take the class for exercise and self-
Valor Martial Arts is also proud to be a part of the We Defy Foundation which helps disabled veterans. More information can be found on their website here.