954-557-6549

954-557-6549

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 Brazilian jiu-jitsu ; Portuguese: (BJJ; Portuguese: jiu-jitsu brasileiro) is a martial art, combat sportsystem that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlosand Helio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz Franca.BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applyingjoint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.[3] Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) andlive drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life. 

Benefits Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. 

  • increase flexibility
  • increase motor coordination
  • increase mental focus
  • work out the whole body
  • cardio vascular
  • strength
  • determination
  • discipline
  • respect 


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Our School

 

OUR GYM

Everything we do, and how we do it, revolves around mutual teacher-student respect and providing a healthy and safe environment for our students, in which to learn. We encourage questions and expect our students to ask many of them.

Even though we spar against each other in class, we are NOT competitors; we are teammates. We are all here to help and look after one another, be safe, have fun, stay fit, and learn something new every time we train. 

FEATURES:

  • 1800' sq ft of unobstructed mat space
  • We use 'Zebra Mats', voted best in the world
  • Dedicated heavy bag training area

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Master Joao Moncaio

 Born and raised in Brazil, Joao Moncaio started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at the age of 12, under Master Elan Santiago, and was promoted to green belt at the age of 15. In 2002, Joao moved to the U.S with his family and began training with Grand Master Jorge Popovitch. He then went on to become an instructor at the Academy, as a blue belt, and eventually earned his black belt in 2007. After 10 years with the Popovitch family, Joao and Fred left Fort Lauderdale in 2012 to open their own gym in Boca Raton.

  • 2012 Did not compete due to injury
  • 2011 3rd Place, Pan-Ams No-Gi (middle-heavy)
  • 2011 1st Place, Grapplers Quest (middle-heavy)
  • 2011 3rd Place, Miami Open (open class)
  • 2010 3rd Place, Pan-Ams No-Gi (middle-heavy)
  • 2010 1st place, Miami Open (middle-heavy)
  • 2010 1st place, Grapplers Quest (middle-heavy)
  • 2010 1st place, Grappler Quest (absolute)
  • 2009 1st place, Grapplers Quest (middle-heavy)
  • 2009 3rd place, Grapplers Quest (absolute)
  • 2009 2nd place, No-limit submission only (absolute)
  • 2008 1st place, Naga (middle-heavy)
  • 2008 1st place, Grapplers Quest (middle-heavy)
  • 2007 1st place, Atlantic Cup (middle-heavy)
  • 2007 1st place, Copa America (middle-heavy)
  • 2007 1st place, NAGA (middle-heavy)


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Master Fred Moncaio

 Fred Moncaio is a 23 year old BJJ Blackbelt, who started training at age 16, under Master Pablo Popovitch, and earned his Black Belt at the age of 21. He is an accomplished amateur MMA fighter, with a record of 10-0 and is set to make his Pro debut in early 2013.

  • 10-0 Amateur MMA all wins by submission
  • Battle of Ybor 185 AMMA Champion
  • 2012 Rise of a Warrior 170 AMMA Champion
  • 2015 Atlanta Open Runner Up
  • 2012 Grapplers Quest Champion
  • 2012 3rd place no-gi Pan Ams
  • 2011 Copa America Absolute Champion
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest Advance Champion
  • 2010 Pan American Brown Belt- Champion
  • 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Brown Belt- 3rd Place
  • 2008 Grapplers Quest Champion
  • 2008 Naga Absolute 2nd Place
  • 2 Time Copa America Advance Champion
  • 5 Times Copa America Intermediate Champion
  • 4 Times NAGA Intermediate Champion
  • Fighters Edge Advance Champion
  • Winter Haven Intermediate Champion
  • Rio Fightwear Intermediate Champion 



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954-557-6549

1594E Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park FL 33334

BJJ Brothers

Hours

Monday

10:am Bjj Gi 

5:00pm Kids Submission Wrestling

6:00pm Bjj Gi 

Tuesday

5:00pm Kids Gi Bjj

6:00pm KickBoxing

7:00pm Submission Wrestling

Wednesday

10:am Bjj Gi 

6:00pm Bjj Gi 

Thursday

5:00pm Kids Gi Bjj

6:00pm KickBoxing

7:00pm Submission Wrestling

Friday

10:00am Submission Wrestling/Open Mat

6:00pm Open Mat

Saturday

9:45am Strength and Conditioning

12:00pm Bjj Gi

Sunday Closed