Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Minneapolis - St Paul, MN

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Brief History of Jiu Jitsu 柔術

Mitsuyo Maeda Arrives
1914, Porto Alegre, Brazil
An original student of Jigoro Kano, emigrated from Japan to Brazil and began teaching martial arts to locals. Helio Gracie was one of the first students.
First Academy
1925, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The first specialized school for BJJ opens and begins to form as both a sport and a ground fighting art with self defense applications for law enforcement and others.
Popularity Rises with UFC
1993, United States
With MMA competition growing in popularity, many of the world's most dominant fighters were BJJ black belts, like Rickson Gracie.

The first rule to Jiu Jitsu is to never be deaf to the knowledge of others.

Renzo Gracie

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Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

What are the benefits of learning BJJ?

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Better Health

through workouts tailored to your level.

Have Fun

learning a new skill and self defense techniques.

More Confidence

in your ability to overcome challenges.

Learning Jiu Jitsu from scratch is hard when you don't have a plan

Are you having any of these challenges?
You have low motivation to workout or inconsistent exercise routines.
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You're bored doing the same thing and running/lifting isn't exciting anymore.
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You want to build a skill while you're working out, but don't know how.
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10 years
the average amount of time it takes to receive a BJJ black belt

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“I am seeing grade school kids with maturity and patience of adults. They are teaching my son much more than the arts. Our son wakes up excited on days he knows he has practice.”
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“This is a great place for kids to be challenged and to have fun. It feels like a family and my son loves it!”
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“Bottom Line: 5 star all around experience - Coaching, Community, and Facility. The Grappler Station is one of the few times I’d give a true 5-star rating.”
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