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Master Luiz Palhares will be at our academy on Thursday March 22nd at 630pm

This is an event you don’t want to miss.

“Master Luiz Palhares is an 8th degree, Coral Red White Belt Under Grand Master Helio Gracie and Master Rickson Gracie. Luiz was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on January 19, 1959. He started training in Rio De Janeiro in 1977 at the age of 18 under Rolls Gracie and continued to train with him until Rolls died in 1982, in a hang-gliding accident. After Rolls’s passing, He continued to train under Rolls’s brother, Rickson Gracie. After 7 years of practicing BJJ, he was awarded his black belt in 1984 by Rickson Gracie together with Grand Master Helio Gracie. Luiz received his Coral belt in 2010 by Grand Master Carlos Robson Gracie, Red Belt 9th Degree (President of the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro). In 1999, then a 6th-degree black belt, Luiz was asked to move from Brazil to teach at Rickson Gracie’s Academy in Los Angeles. Master Luiz currently resides in Jacksonville, FL, where he and his son, black belt Pedro Palhares, run Jacksonville Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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The Martial Arts Academy Will Be Closed for Christmas And New Year Holiday

The Martial Arts Academy Will Be Closed for Christmas And New Year Holiday


The Martial Arts Academy Will Be Closed for Christmas And New Year Holiday from Saturday, December the 23rd and will reopen Tuesday, January the 2nd at regular business hours.

We would like to thank all of our Students who have made 2017 a really great year…
and we are looking forward to 2018.
Enjoy your time with your friends and family.

Thank You
Team GAMMA Staff

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Parents Have Been Calling Us For Help

So since school started this year we have had a lot of calls from frustrated parents. They are telling us that for some reason this year, Almost on day one, their child is having problems with bullying. They are also telling us that this has never been a problem before and now their child is scared to go to school. They asked for our help because now they know their child is not prepared. This has been what we have been doing for the children for 18 years now. Here is a Video from a few years ago where we did a report on the local news. If you need our help please hit the yellow tab and we will be at your service.

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