Gracie Apollo Beach (GAB) is a family orientated martial arts academy that specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu established in February of 2018. GAB is a certified affiliate academy to the Gracie Tampa Network under Royce Gracie Black Belt, Rob Kahn.
Gracie Apollo Beach is run by Rob Kahn and Matt Arroyo Black Belts, Luis Mata and Erin Harpe. Coaches Mata and Harpe have over 30 years of Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts experience combined, and they are truly passionate about teaching “The gentle art”. GAB’s mission is to not only provide quality self-defense, but also offer a safe haven for students to get in shape, relieve stress, and be part of a family.
Gracie Apollo Beach
Established February 2018
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground fighting martial (cousins to Judo and Wreslting) art that specializes in submissions, locks, and escapes. Jiu Jitsu focuses on using technique and leverage versus relying strength. Since 90% of all self defense/ fight scenarios end up on the ground, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the key martial art for self defense; especially for the smaller, weaker individual. Jiu Jitsu has proven to help with weight loss, promotes discipline. critical thinking and problem solving skills, builds confidence and self esteem, relieves stress, and Jiu Jitsu brings life- long friendships together.
What we offer at GAB:
⁃ Kids and adult Jiu-Jitsu programs
⁃ One on one personal training
⁃ Competition training
⁃ Monthly women’s self-defense class
⁃ High-Intensity Interval Training and conditioning
⁃ MMA training
⁃ Team building activities
⁃ A family environment
⁃ Parent date night events
⁃ Holiday events
⁃ Advancement/ promotion under Gracie Tampa Network
– And much more!