Enrolling my children and myself in Morumbi Jiu Jitsu was the best decision I made all year. At first I was concerned because my kids recently had a bad experience in a self defense class but after meeting the instrutors and watching a class at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Morumbi I knew they were in great hands. They have been there a month now and are still excited to go (I had to beg them to go the first time). I am happy to see them not only learn how to defend themselves but to learn the values of respect, support and follow through. They are treated like family and everyone there make them feel safe and welcomed. I am grateful to find a top notch martial arts school that knows how to adjust to children (rare ) . Thanks a million.
My name is Diana and I am a stay at home mother of two little boys ages 3 and 1. I enrolled my 3 year old because he clearly needed structure and as he was about to enter pre school he needed to learn to socialize, respect and care for the others around him. I grew up for 11 years with my fathers influence in the mixed martial arts community and it was important to pass that down to both my children. Shane's only been enrolled since Jan '13 but in the few short months he has learned to shake hands when saying goodbye, learn the importance of sportsmanship and he is learning that exercise is a part of a life routine. He loves his friends in class and is always asking about his fav coach. We have seen significant strides in Shane's motor skills. We love Gracie Morumbi!
Gracie Morumbi is an extension of our family. The professors encourage and teach respect among peers, professors, and parents though eye contact, shaking of hands and helping one another. My children's confidence grows with each lesson as they gain experience "teaching" and demonstrating moves to those who don't have as much experience. It is the perfect individual sport that contains elements of team work.
I came to Gracie Morumbi with uncertainty about how long our son would want to train at this academy. My apprehension came from having attended five different martial art academies in which my son lasted two weeks max because instructors did not engage the students individually.
I am very pleased with the results from my son's progress and joy in attending classes. Professors Mike and Brian are awesome. Their raw energy, fun, comedy, and easy to follow animated instruction with discipline really captures the students attention and makes this great art form easy to follow and understand. These are young children and their attention span are limited yet these great Professors of Gracie Morumbi have found the way to teach in a fun manner.
I am so happy with this experience that I tell all of my friends how great the academy and staff are. From Jenna who makes you feel like family over the phone, to all the Professors, this is a warm family oriented group. Many other martial arts schools could learn from this great Group of Educators on how to capture and train a young mind. Thank you.
Thank you Gracie Morumbi for operating a truly great jui jitsu academy! The instructors are the perfect combination of patience, technique, and discipline, The academy is clean and professional and has the heart of a family. I've trustees these guys with my boys for three wonderful years now and I would heartily recommended Gracie Morumbi Academy to anyone interested in a great workout with talented instructors!
Gracie Morumbi is the greatest jiu-jitsu academy on the planet.
The dedication of the staff is great at every level, I like the individual attention that is given to each student, everything combined they provide an excellent experience and fun environment, I'm very happy about the confidence that my son has gained over the past three years.
The changes have been phenomenal. We love the new location, great environment and the adding of more classes for the entire academy is awesome.
Our son Ethan has been training at Gracie Morumbi for 2 years. He started at 3 years old, he did not know the meaning of standing in line,or to stay still,or know how to follow instructions. Good thing Gracie Morumbi had great Professors who were patient with him, now he knows how to follow instructions, form a line,and is disciplined, and his jiu jitsu is amazing. Having him train at Gracie Morumbi has been one of the greatest things we could have done in Ethan's life, he loves it,and is always eager to go to class. It's a very family oriented academy, and the staff treats you like family as well. We could go on and on but you would have to experience it for yourself to know what we're talking about.
I am so very proud of my son Spencer at receiving his blue belt!
He set a goal and attained it all on his own, his determination and hard work has proven that! The guidance from Fabio and Erik is amazing! Spencer was out hurt recently with an injury this last month and I was so amazed that this studio showed concern for Spencer and called to see where he was and asked how was he doing! They are not here just to collect they are here to teach, guide and train young men and women to be the best they can be. They are truly amazing!!
I am so very happy that I chose to have him check out Gracie Morumbi of Ventura last year! It was a difficult year in 2008 for our family and for Spencer especially, and they helped make a young boy become a young man. He was determined, goal oriented and focused! Thank you to Fabio Leopoldo and Erik Klinger for the support and guidance you showed and continue to show! Spencer is now looking forward to achieving his brown and black belt with Gracie Morumbi!
Sheri DeJong (One Proud Mom!)
P.S. His Dad and brother are equally impressed with Gracie Morumbi as well as the entire family!
Professor Fabio Leopoldo and Professor Erik Klinger,
Thank You very much for the call wishing me a Happy Birthday, that really means a lot to hear from people I respect, also Thank You for making me feel part of the family at Gracie Morumbi, I believe that personal connection is what is missing from the studios around this area.
Uriah F. Glynn
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
I love traveling around the country and training at jiu jitsu academies where ever I can. As a young purple belt, though, I am always a little hesitant to train at different schools because some people view me as a target. They think “If I beat this purple belt my professor will definitely give me my new belt.” When I showed up at Professor Fabio Leopoldo’s Academy in Thousand Oaks for my first class I was immediately greeted and welcomed to join in on the next class. After that class I felt like part of the family. After spending a month training at both the Thousand Oaks and Ventura academies I have been able to train with first day white belts to multiple time World champions, and felt comfortable and safe training with every one of them. As a jiu jitsu instructor myself, I feel like I have an inside look at how an academy runs, and Professor Leopoldo’s Academy is by far one of the finest academies I have trained at. All the professors are very skilled, and convey the techniques with precision to their students. The students are all incredibly friendly, and welcome you into their jiu jitsu family upon meeting you. So, if you want world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a new family Gracie Morumbi Fabio Leopoldo is the place to go.