"WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TODAY WILL SOON BECOME YOUR WARM-UP"
John-Michael is one only very few black belt professors in the world awarded by Grandmaster Relson Gracie. With over 22 years training Gracie jiu-jitsu, it has always been under the watchful eyes and instruction of either Relson or his brother Rickson Gracie. This rare and first hand knowledge of family secrets, combined with a passion for sharing it is what separates John-Michael from other instructors.
We provide a safe enviornment where we empower our members to reach their fullest potential, and experience an overall improved healthy lifestyle and regimen through martial arts so they may reach and maintain a superior quality of life.
You will learn self-defense and combat sports from an experienced, professional, and friendly staff. Whether your personal goals are personal excellence, competition, fitness, or simply enjoyment, our academy will enable you to achieve those goals.
The Jiu-Jitsu I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong. – Helio Gracie
Jiu-Jitsu is the most ancient and complete fighting art in the world today. Gracie Florida teaches practical defenses for the most common street attacks such as life-threatening chokes, grabs, punches, kicks, bear-hugs, and headlocks, as well as attacks with weapons such as guns, knives, bottles, baseball bats and sticks. The word Jiu-Jitsu is translated as "the gentle way," or loosely "the art of gaining victory by yielding or pliancy".