"About three and a half years ago, Anand suggested that Aadi do some form of martial art. I was against it because I thought it would encourage him to go ham and start hitting people but then he explained Brazilian jiu jitsu to me. I was fully ready to refuse it until we went to our very first lesson. Wow. All of us were hooked. My hyper little guy started to focus, be attentive and respectful and genuinely enjoy learning.
Professor Rodrigo nurtured Aadi into being competitive, tenacious, disciplined and to still have a kindness about him. Michelle is all heart and makes the place shine.
Coach Manny, we will never forget your cool skateboarding tricks and double Adi will hopefully learn some of his own. Coach Gabriel - you have a gift with children and it’s amazing that you were with aadi on his first and last class.
Coach Lanna - keep that ship running smooth
Coach Summer and Coach Kathleen - thank you for being such kind and yet firm female role models for my little savage."
"To fully understand the depth of appreciation we have for the Rodrigo Freitas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School you would have to know our son Luke and the story behind our road to finding the school.
Luke was an extremely quiet and shy little boy who always struggled with his self-confidence. Luke had never been the type of kid who wanted to participate in any team or group type activities as he preferred to stay in the background and away from being the center of any attention. With his personality and shyness you can imagine our surprise when Luke asked us to find him a place to enroll and learn martial arts. We were very excited that he was stepping out of his comfort zone and was interested in participating in an extracurricular activity. We visited several different places while trying to find the right fit for Luke without any luck. Each place was great and offered something different, but none of them felt right until we walked into Rodrigo Freitas. I knew it was the right place from the minute we walked in the door. Though I could tell Luke was nervous he was immediately intrigued and jumped at the chance to borrow a GI and try out the class. From that moment forward he has been in love with training at RFBJJ and he has never looked back.
There are so many reasons why I appreciate the Rodrigo Freitas BJJ School and what they have done for my son over the past nine months. The Professor and each of the coaches have demonstrated the ability to instill discipline and confidence in the students while setting a great example of sportsmanship and compassion for each other. Luke has gained such a high level of self-confidence and drive to continue to improve his jiu-jitsu skills as a result of their excellent teaching and high level of training. I think that it is wonderful that the coaching staff sets such a great example for the kids and I appreciate their willingness to be such great role models for my son. The best part about RFBJJ is the family atmosphere of the school where everyone greets you with a smile. From the first moment we walked into the school we have always felt welcome and appreciated. It is an honor for our family to be a part of the RFBJJ Family and we look forward to many more years here and being a part of their future."
We are so excited because our very own professor rodrigo placed third at the worlds 2019 tournament!
The Worlds Tournament is THE BIGGEST international Jiu-Jitsu tournament, and our very own Professor got third place!!
He fought with many worthy opponents and was able to win against many good fighters. Now he's already back at training, ready to spread more of his determination, fighting spirit, resilience, and hard work.
Thank you for all that you do professor!! keep up the hard work and strong work ethic!
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Time and time again, you hear from us that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a life changing sport. Don't believe us?
Take it from one of our students who is only 13 years old!
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