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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
5
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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
5
via Facebook

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
5
via Facebook

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.

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Whether for competition or fitness, challenge your body with our MMA classes!

Take Your Combat Skills and Fitness to a New Level

MMA is an intense but FUN form of martial training that’s been embraced by some of the greatest athletes in the world. Come challenge yourself both physically and mentally with our MMA classes!

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Do you want to become

the best version of yourself?

Do you want to push yourself athletically and tone your body like a professional athlete?

Do you want to be able to defend yourself in dangerous situations?

Do you need a healthy way to burn off stress and get rid of aggression?

Ever feel in a rut from the same old workouts at the gym?

Luckily there is a comprehensive solution…

Your body gets accustomed to your usual routine and you’re not getting the results you want. You know you need a challenge.

MMA focuses on physical fitness and the mind-body connection. It presents a unique challenge for your body and your brain. Some of the best athletes in the world have turned to martial arts as a way of honing their physical and mental skills.

you will grow with every class!

You’ll tone and train your entire body while learning how to creatively combine some of the world’s most effective fighting techniques into one discipline that you can use in the ring – or in self-defense.

MMA Pushes Your Body to Its Peak

If you want to get into the best physical shape of your life, climbing onto a treadmill a few times a week just isn’t going to get the job done.

MMA combines many forms of martial arts into a new and exciting physical challenge, toning every muscle and burning fat better than most other forms of exercise.

Not only that, MMA works every aspect of physical fitness, building strength, endurance, and flexibility all at the same time.

MMA Gives You the Confidence to Defend Yourself

Self-defense is as much about training as it is about strength and size. The biggest, beefiest guy in the world can still lose a fight if he’s not trained.

MMA is the ultimate fighting method because it uses the best techniques from boxing, karate, jiu-jitsu, and many other martial arts, combined to give you the tools you need to defend yourself in any situation.

Because MMA is a competitive sport, you’ll get plenty of practice sparring and training, meaning that you’ll be ready for whatever dangers you encounter.

MMA Builds Competitiveness and Confidence

Training to fight is the heart of MMA, even if you never do!

Competing against other fighters allows you the opportunity to prove that you have the strength, agility, and determination to come out on top.

The discipline required for MMA training builds confidence and allows every student to walk with pride.

MMA Eliminates Stress and Anxiety

Every one of us feels stress and anxiety some of the time – and constant stress is bad for your body and your mind.

MMA training provides the intense, stress-relieving workout you crave. By increasing the connection between body and mind, and enforcing discipline and self-control, MMA banishes stress.

The stress relief provided by MMA carries over into your work life and your personal life, providing you with the outlet you need for negative emotions.

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.

Thomas Scully

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

Stephen Holland

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!

Paul Gaetano

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.

Maria Beatriz Zamora-Levesque
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FAQs

Do I have to have studied martial arts before to take MMA classes?

No. You’ll learn everything you need to know in class, and you can choose a class that matches your skill and comfort level.

Are people who study MMA required to compete?

No, that’s not a requirement. Many MMA students choose to compete, but you can learn what you need to know by sparring and fighting in class.

Is MMA dangerous?

There is always some risk of being injured when fighting, but if you study with a qualified instructor and follow safety precautions, it is unlikely that you’ll be seriously injured.

Can women study MMA?

Yes, they can. Both women and men study and compete in MMA.

Why are martial arts classes a good workout for people who want to lose weight?

Martial arts classes combine a calorie-burning cardiovascular workout with muscle toning. That’s the ideal combination for people who want to lose weight since building muscle also increases the metabolism.

I’ve struggled for years to lose weight. How can martial arts help?

Martial arts classes are fun and intense. You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume, and martial arts classes provide an excellent, calorie-burning workout.

More Benefits

MMA classes are a great place to meet new people and experience athletic camaraderie.

MMA can help you lose weight and burn calories.

Learning MMA can improve your performance in other sports and activities.

MMA increases respect for yourself and others.

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