Why should you train at Sandro Sampaio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy?
At SSBJJ, we have self defense classes for both adults and kids, but we offer so much more.
We know the trepidation involved in visiting an unfamiliar setting involving martial arts. Everyone is welcome to visit us during any of our regularly scheduled classes. Upon entering the front door you will be greeted warmly and treated with respect.
When choosing a school at which to spend your time and hard-earned money, there are a lot of things to consider. Who is the instructor at the school? Where did they learn their craft? Do they really teach what they claim? Are my best interests truly the focus? The answers to these questions are just as important to us as they are to you.
What Does SSBJJ Teach?
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was founded in Brazil by Carlos Gracie the father of Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr. It is derived from Japanese Jiu-Jitsu/Judo and was enhanced to utilize leverage as opposed to a player’s strength or power to give a smaller person more opportunity for success. It is not merely a sport, nor is it only for MMA and fighters, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was created for the specific purpose of self-defense.
Often the term “Gracie Jiu Jitsu” gets thrown around and too many schools make false claims in regards to their training, however, we aim to give our students the truest form of the art.
We make a promise at Sandro Sampaio Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and we take it very seriously: Your safety, both on and off the mats, is our primary focus. We only bring you the finest techniques and concepts, not the latest fads in sport.
Our adult and kids programs alike are custom-tailored to create the appropriate learning environment for maximum understanding, retention and effectiveness. We do not teach from a pre-canned list, instead we constantly observe student progress and adjust our teaching accordingly. Each class is structured for each student, from beginners to more experienced students, to constantly improve their ability.
Only time practicing on the mats will ensure preparedness in an altercation on the street, not a belt ranking. That said, it is important for many students to see a progression. All practitioners of martial arts need a way to gauge their progress and their ability. Achieving belt rank in GJJ is a demanding yet very rewarding experience. At SSBJJ you will learn all vital aspects of self defense during every class. Nothing is held back. You literally learn techniques that may be considered “black belt techniques" each and every training session no matter your belt ranking.
In the Sandro Sampaio association, all ranks have requirements and are awarded only by Sandro Sampaio and Carlson Gracie Jr. This ensures objectivity and gives the student the highest quality experience possible.
Sandro Sampaio Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not a "belt mill," student advancement is earned and, thus, our students feel an incredible achievement when promoted.