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Adam Johnson reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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Great instructors and practical advice for all ages, genders and sizes. Take the time to learn a life skill that will make you a better person and increase your self confidence.

Joe Lombardo reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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I was asked why I travel 30 minutes to Gracie Bradenton when there are closer locations to me? There are a few reasons.
I spent some time doing research on different schools. For starters Sonny Parlin. Outside of the fact he is the real deal and has great lineage. He took the time to reach out and invite me to try out his training. On my first time walking in Sonny and his instructors were welcoming and very knowledgeable. The students that attend are also very much a family and help you when you have any questions. This is a long investment of time and commitment so I wanted a place that I would feel at home. I found that at Gracie Bradenton.

Jeff Blair reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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Amazing program for kids of all ages. Excellent instructors.

Natalia Biasca-Shepler reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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For being a woman 115 lbs , all the guys train with me and have amazing rounds , thank you so much for a great friendly place make my day awesome

Maria Beatriz Zamora-Levesque reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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Great facility ran by one of the coolest dudes around. Sonny is always down to help everyone with not just technique but also with strategy (and the occasional joke). Make sure to follow their social media, as they bring some of the biggest names in the BJJ world to teach seminars in this location. If you are passionate about BJJ and would like to further your knowledge, you must check them out.

Paul Gaetano reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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Just had a private lesson with Sonny. Been training on East Coast of Fl. for the last 6 months.
Here for 2 weeks and I wanted to get some BJJ time in so took a lessons from Sonny. Was a little aprehensive walking into a new place. After a brief meet and greet Sonny made me feel at home. All I can say is I learned so much in 1 hour that I was amazed! Im only a beginner, so just learning a few things to add to my game makes me feel more comfortable and confident. Small improvements in my BJJ means a lot to me! If your not comfortable you will loose interest. Every time you can add just one thing to your game you will be wanting to come back for more. If your a 60 year old beginner like me or just a beginner, don't hesitate to go to Sonny's Gracie BJJ!! BJJ will change your life! He's AWESOME!

Greg Besaw reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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Awesome experience! I trained at the gym while on vacation. Sonny and his students where all great. Very inviting, didn't feel like an outsider at all. Had a great time rolling with very skilled grapplers. Looking forward to visiting again.

Thomas Scully reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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Sonny is very knowledgeable and makes learning BJJ fun and easy with his great attitude. His concerns are solely on your improvement and safety. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in BJJ.

Joe Mcbride reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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great place to train, excellent mat space. the instructor, Sonny Parlin is a wealth of knowledge and a high level active competitor. the student base is amazing, great guys, girls and teens to roll with. Sonny also brings in black belts from the area and out of town to teach specialty classes as well as seminars. would highly recommend anyone to check out Gracie Bradenton.

Brett Ducharme reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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Awesome place to train! Great structure and attitude from staff and students. I moved here a few months ago and am lucky to have found this gym. High level. Porra.

Stephen Holland reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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This school has some really great things going for it:
- A welcoming environment.
- A large diverse group of students so that you have good training partners whether you are the new guy or an advanced student.
- Lots of mat space so you aren't constantly worried about getting elbowed or kicked in the head by others when rolling.
- Both daytime and nighttime classes to meet your schedule.
- They also offer wrestling classes which is huge for putting you in a dominate position in a competition or a real fight.
- They offer seminars where they bring in some of the best competitors in the country.
- Most importantly, the instructors still compete and love what they do. They are invested in their students and don't just complacently stand around waiting for the time to pass.

If you are looking for a place to train then Gracie Bradenton is a great place to be

Aaron Sprague reviewed Gracie Bradenton
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I stopped by to train here while on vacation in Florida and was welcomed by Sonny and his students. Sonny is a great instructor and even took time after class to troubleshoot techniques with me. I also appreciate a school that trains every submission (neck cranks, heel hooks, etc) as you have to know these techniques, and defenses, in the current Jiu Jistu landscape. Everyone I rolled with trained hard but safe. I will definitely be back to train at this academy!

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Gracie Bradenton to Merge with Gracie 941 at Bostock’s 64

Gracie Bradenton will be merging efforts with Gracie 941 as of January 1st, 2018 to bring you RKBJJ Bradenton. What does this mean? First, our physical address is changing. The Gracie Bradenton facility will reside at 5268 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34208 inside Bostock’s Martial Arts. Our adult program will be headed up by black belt, Sonny Parlin and our kids program will be headed up by brown belt, Josh Leduc. Head coaches, Sonny and Josh have been training partners for a couple of years now and wanted to join forces to build the best jiu jitsu & MMA program in the Bradenton / Sarasota area. By combining gyms, we will now offer both adults and kids Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA for adults, womens’ only classes, beginner & advanced classes, wrestling, striking, circuit training and pro training for competition team members.

How will this affect my billing?
Your billing will stay the same, there is no change.

How will this affect my schedule?
We will be releasing our 2018 schedule soon, but there will be very little change to the schedule.

Who will be teaching MMA?
Primarily Professional MMA fighter and Brown belt, Jason Allar.

Who will be teaching the Women’s only class?
Primarily Purple belt, Mary Shaner.

Who will be teaching the adult beginners?
Primarily Purple Belt, Werther Marciales.

Who will be teaching the adult advanced?
Primarily Black Belt, Sonny Parlin

Who will be teaching the kids classes?
Primarily Brown Belt, Josh Leduc.

Who will be teaching Wrestling?
Primarily Brandon Division 2 wrestler, Kyle Koziel.

Who wiworld-classing the pro training classes?
Pro Training will be run by both Sonny Parlin and Josh Leduc.

We look forward to providing you with a world class program at the new Gracie Bradenton at Bostock’s / RKBJJ Bradenton.