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Rhadi Bullard Ferguson Phd reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
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Luis and Erin and dedicated practitioners to the sport and art of Jiujitsu. They are not only professionals but superb people. They come with the highest recommendation. If I lived in the area, they would be coaching both of my children.

Rhadi Ferguson, PhD
2004 Olympian - Judo
BJJ Black Belt

Jean-Claude Governale reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
via Facebook

I just signed up with GAB, as Luis was highly recommended by my close friend. After talking to Luis on the phone for 10 mins, I could hear his passion for BJJ as well as his professionalism. One thing I've noticed about this art, the further people advance, and the more time they are involved, the more humble they become, it truly is amazing.
Looking forward to the grand opening and the grind.

Matt Mulcahy reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
via Facebook

Met Luis when i was living in Florida attending school. I was a blue belt he was a brown. I’m never going to forget how he went out of his way to answer questions i had on certain moves or certain positions, just because he “loved jiu jitsu and wanted to spread the art.” He’d stay before or after with me for as much as 20 minutes sometimes. That really stuck with me. Some of these moves he showed me years ago i still use! This is a guy who’s a CLASS ACT and a GREAT PERSON . Cannot recommend him enough!!!

Joshua Joel Valentin reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
via Facebook

Luis is an amazing, passionate instructor. His knowledge and dedication to the sport is unmatched. He's great with kids and has extreme patience when teaching.

Luis is a great instructor and person, I highly recommend you train with him.

Katy Jean Moore reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
via Facebook

You will never find another team of people teaching with the passion and love like Coach Luis and Erin. They are the most genuine people I have ever met. I would trust them with my life. They have taught me so much!!! Take your kids, teens, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. to this school! You won’t regret it!

Robert Brenner reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
via Facebook

Coach Luis is one of the most genuine people I know. He is passionate and really cares about his students. His passion, strong core values, and a very solid jiu jitsu game, makes Coach Luis an amazing instructor. If you're looking for a quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school, whether as an adult or for your kids...You can't go wrong with Gracie Apollo Beach.

Billy Quarantillo reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
via Facebook

I’ve had the privilege to train and learn from Professor Luis, and Erin for several years now. The passion and knowledge they bring to the mats is top notch. Whether you are a brand new student or a seasoned vet, they will help you reach your goals and have fun doing it.

Michael Geery reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
via Facebook

I have known and trained with Professor Luis since he was a purple belt. Luis is an amazing jiujitsu teacher and student! He's also one of the best kids instructors I know. If you are in the area and looking for a good school for you or your kids, you found it.

Chelsea Lugo reviewed Gracie Apollo Beach
5
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I️ am still taking private lessons with Coach Luis and Erin Harpe and I️ have seen my technique sky rocket with their knack of breaking down the fundamentals so I can better understand and able to continually excel in this art. I’ve never felt so inspired to learn more until I️ met these two. I’ve known them since I️ started my journey and when it comes to teaching or just everyday life struggles these two are loyal til the very end. I️ can’t wait for the 24th!

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Get in Shape and Harness Your Body’s Capabilities with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn to Fight and Defend Yourself in a Fun Setting

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and fighting technique that is designed to help people of any size defend themselves. It’s also a terrific way to tone and firm your body and reap the health benefits of martial arts.

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Studying martial arts provides you with a physical challenge combined with a mental one – and teaches you to defend yourself, too.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a unique form of martial arts that teaches students to leverage their body weight to use in the ring or against an attacker. A descendant of Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is both a sport and a martial art – and it’s fun to learn.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help you get in the best shape of your life. It’s a great way to lose weight, tone your muscles, and learn the key things you need to know to be able to defend yourself – even against an opponent who’s larger than you are.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Builds Muscle and Maximizes Physical Fitness

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides an intense, full-body workout that’s the perfect way to lose weight, increase your muscle mass, and get into great shape.

By combining cardiovascular training with toning and training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students push their bodies hard and learn what they are capable of.

It’s a great way to burn calories in a fun and supportive setting that encourages all students to do their best.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Teaches Practical Self-Defense Techniques

The thought of having to defend yourself against a bigger, stronger assailant might be scary, but Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to help you overcome your fears.

By teaching students to take the fight to the ground where they can use chokeholds and other effective techniques to defend themselves, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps leverage even a small body into a huge problem for an attacker.

Best of all, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu builds strength and agility, both of which help in self-defense situations.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Students Walk with Confidence and Pride

There’s no feeling quite like the feeling of knowing that your body is strong, agile, and able to do whatever you want it to do.

Studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gives students the knowledge that they can leverage their body’s strength to accomplish things they never thought possible.

Over time, it increases self-confidence and pride – and that carries over to work, home, and every area of your personal life.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions Provide a Unique Challenge

Students who have a natural competitive drive love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it’s a sport as well as a self-defense method.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires students to spar and fight in class. They can also choose to compete to prove their ability or to advance to new levels of achievement.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions help students set goals and work toward them – and to relish the experience of victory.

Coach Luis is one of the most genuine people I know. He is passionate and really cares about his students. His passion, strong core values, and a very solid jiu jitsu game, makes Coach Luis an amazing instructor. If you're looking for a quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school, whether as an adult or for your kids...You can't go wrong with Gracie Apollo Beach.

Robert Brenner

I just signed up with GAB, as Luis was highly recommended by my close friend. After talking to Luis on the phone for 10 mins, I could hear his passion for BJJ as well as his professionalism. One thing I've noticed about this art, the further people advance, and the more time they are involved, the more humble they become, it truly is amazing.
Looking forward to the grand opening and the grind.

Jean-Claude Governale

Luis and Erin and dedicated practitioners to the sport and art of Jiujitsu. They are not only professionals but superb people. They come with the highest recommendation. If I lived in the area, they would be coaching both of my children.

Rhadi Ferguson, PhD
2004 Olympian - Judo
BJJ Black Belt

Rhadi Bullard Ferguson Phd

You will never find another team of people teaching with the passion and love like Coach Luis and Erin. They are the most genuine people I have ever met. I would trust them with my life. They have taught me so much!!! Take your kids, teens, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. to this school! You won’t regret it!

Katy Jean Moore

Luis is an amazing, passionate instructor. His knowledge and dedication to the sport is unmatched. He's great with kids and has extreme patience when teaching.

Luis is a great instructor and person, I highly recommend you train with him.

Joshua Joel Valentin

Met Luis when i was living in Florida attending school. I was a blue belt he was a brown. I’m never going to forget how he went out of his way to answer questions i had on certain moves or certain positions, just because he “loved jiu jitsu and wanted to spread the art.” He’d stay before or after with me for as much as 20 minutes sometimes. That really stuck with me. Some of these moves he showed me years ago i still use! This is a guy who’s a CLASS ACT and a GREAT PERSON . Cannot recommend him enough!!!

Matt Mulcahy
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FAQs

Do I need to know jiu-jitsu or Judo to study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

No, you don’t. There are beginner classes available and many of the people who study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have no prior martial arts training.

Do I need any special equipment to study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Students typically wear a Gi (two-piece garment worn by martial artists.) It is also typical for some students may want to wear a mouth guard. It’s a good idea to have a supply of athletic tape, as well.

As a beginner, do I need to spar?

No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and safety, and you can then work your way up to controlled sparring in class.

Can Brazilian Jiu Jitsu help me defend myself?

Absolutely. It’s one of the world’s most effective self-defense techniques and is often preferred because it teaches students to leverage their body weight to defeat larger opponents.

Will taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes help me lose weight?

It can, particularly if you combine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides a great, full-body workout that burns calories, builds muscles, and boosts the metabolism.

More Benefits

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training relieves stress and anxiety and increases mental well-being.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps build strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves cardiovascular fitness and overall health.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strengthens the mind-body connection, improves concentration, and encourages discipline and goal-setting.

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