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The Marcelo Garcia Jiu Jitsu Association of Gainesville, FL

Welcome!  We are a martial arts academy dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our members.  We are committed to offering innovative Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs tailored to the needs, goals and experience level of each student. With classes for both adults and children, beginners and advanced practitioners, we offer something for everyone.

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting techniques.  The aim of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to control and subdue a larger and stronger opponent through the use of superior techniques, leverage, and body mechanics.   With an emphasis on grappling rather than striking, students are able to practice with varying levels of intensity, without the threat of serious injuries which can occur more often in martial arts focused on punching and kicking.




Youth Program:


At the Marcelo Garcia Jiu Jitsu Association of Gainesville, we are committed to providing the highest level of martial arts instruction for your children (ages 5 to 13 years old) in an enjoyable and supportive environment.


Under the personalized guidance of our professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors, your child will learn more than martial arts. He or she will learn balance, coordination, and fine-tune their motor skills in ways that will help them in any athletic or physical discipline they may choose later in life.  Additionally, our instructors work diligently to reinforce important life skills such as hard work, dedication, confidence, discipline, teamwork, and respect to your children.



When you enroll your child, you are giving them a gift which will benefit them forever, including:


  • Grade Improvement
  • Leadership Skills
  • Resistance to Peer Pressure
  • Safeguard Against Bullying
  • Increased Physical Aptitude and Fitness
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