Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes starting February 2018!

Academy Kickboxing is proud to announce its association as a brand new affiliate of Team Vaghi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As of February 2018, Academy Kickboxing will now be offering a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program, in addition to its existing offering of Kickboxing.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to equip a physically smaller or weaker individual with an effective method of defending against a larger and stronger attacker. When applying BJJ techniques, leverage is paramount, as leverage is the secret to the amplification and most efficient use of force. BJJ also has the most developed methods of fighting while on one’s back, a position weaker fighters will often find themselves in when attacked.

As an affiliate of Team Vaghi, we are priviliedged to be associated with Professor Rodrigo Vaghi, who is now a 5th degree black belt under Rickson Gracie, son of Helio Gracie himself.

Rodrigo Vaghi started his training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the “gentle art”, at age 14 in the original Gracie Academy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vaghi’s instructors were none other than Grandmaster Helio Gracie (the creator of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and his sons: Rickson, Royce, Royler and Rolker. After many years of training with the Gracie Family, Rodrigo has become a family friend and a representative of the Gracie family outside of Brazil. Rodrigo was recently inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Academy Kickboxing is excited to offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to adult members of our training center. The program will be lead by Charlie Brown and Professor Bill Krieg will oversee members' individual progress and development in the system. We are excited to offer this exciting new program, which will further enhance the quality and value of training at Academy Kickboxing!