Coach’s Corner

Jay Speight Black Belt Gracie Jiu-jitsu Under Luiz Palhares

Jay Speight Black Belt Gracie Jiu-jitsu Under Luiz Palhares

We would like to congratulate our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Instructor for his well deserved promotion to Black Belt Under Luiz Palhares at our Seminar yesterday. This is 18 year journey for Jay Speight, and we hope that Jay will enjoy many years promoting the truly effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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Jay Speight Black Belt Jay Speight Black Belt

We would like to congratulate our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Instructor for his well deserved promotion to Black Belt Under Luiz Palhares at our Seminar yesterday. This is 18 year journey for Jay Speight, and we hope that Jay will enjoy many years promoting the truly effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Jay Speight has been a student himself of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was 6 years old. He is a seasoned National and International champion in Jiu-Jujitsu and have too many titles to mention.

In Mixed Martial Arts he has an undefeated professional record of 3-0 and as an amateur fighter, he had a 12-2 record. His only two losses were by judges decision, his wins were by submission or knockout. He has been fighting in MMA since he was 16 years old.

He is always ready to help his students to attain their goals.

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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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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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New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

  • New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
    New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
  • New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
    New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
  • New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
    New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
  • New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
    New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
  • New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
    New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
  • New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights
    New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

You asked for it, you got it. This Friday will be the first class of our new classes. With the over whelming response, and our boom in class attendance in our other classes on Monday and Wednesdays. We have listened to our students and have extended our classes to Friday nights. On Fridays at 6pm we will be having No-Gi Grappling MMA. Bring your small MMA gloves. And at 7pm we will be having our Thai Kickboxing Classes. Normally during the summer months when the college students go home, for the summer, our attendance will takes a hit. But Not this year as seen in the Pictures from yesterday.

Come out and enjoy Terrance Whitmore’s instruction.

New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

New Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts Classes Friday Nights

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