"What gets me into The Gracie Humaita to this day is the fact that I'll be with friends and the bests professors. Always learning a excellent jiu-jitsu, training hard, and enjoying myself. I know it’s doing me good, I feel like a better man for my next 24 hours."
Master Royler Gracie
My experience as a student of Gracie Jiu Jitsu... I have over 15 years of Law Enforcement and Policing experience. I can sincerely say that the basic training I had received over the years does not compare to the Gracie self defense techniques I have learned since joining the Bolton Academy. Each technique is thought with great detail, thus making them simple and effective. Over the years, I've attended numerous schools and dojos to study martial arts such as Judo, Taekwondo and Hapkido. In 2009, I attended my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at the Gracie Bolton Academy. The kindness, respect, knowledge and the attention I received from each instructor exceeded my expectations. I found the advanced students to be extremely friendly and always willing to work on techniques and share their experiences on the mat. I had been searching for a positive outlet for quite some time and can only say that I wish I had been introduced to Gracie Jiu Jitsu a lot earlier. Learning Gracie Jiu Jitsu has been life changing! I encourage everyone to try it!
Over 6 years ago I attended my first class at Gracie Humaita Bolton, and the rest as they say is history. At the time I had no idea what I was getting involved with, I was an overweight middle aged smoker. I was looking for a way to get back in shape and have some fun while doing it. I started by taking some Muay Thai classes and was quickly convinced to try Brazilian Jiu jitsu. At my first class I was amazed by how welcome everyone made me feel and how laid back yet professional the instructors and staff were. I remember being nervous about embarrassing myself or not being able to keep up, but was reassured by the learning atmosphere and the common goal of the students and school to educate each other. Over the past 6 years I have gone through some personal struggles and have used the martial arts as a kind of therapy. Every time you step on the mats the outside world is blocked out and the focus is on improvement and learning. The Gracie Humaita Bolton location has become a second home for me where myself and my two children are able to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a safe, family oriented environment. I am now in great shape mentally and physically and am continuing to improve daily and weekly. I would sincerely recommend Gracie Humaita Bolton to anyone wanting to learn the Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and change their lives.
Geoffrey A. Lawrence
What gets me into The Gracie San Diego Academy to this day is the fact that I can laugh with friends, tell jokes, exercise, and furthermore, the perception that I’m not losing my time, nor money. I know it’s doing me good, and it’s therefore easy to learn and repeat the techniques.
Master Royler Gracie