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Chris Arick reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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If you have a child and considering getting your him or her into Supremacy BJJ, do it. My daughter loves it! She is getting strong, knows respect, and shows more confidence because of Supremacy BJJ. Coach Cody does such a great job with the kids with instruction and the classes are always safe under his supervision. I literally cannot get this girl to stop wanting to learn more. She loves it! Thank you Supremacy BJJ.

Crystal Vanessa Demopoulos reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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The most welcoming school in the area! Very clean and professional. The school has such an encouraging environment for all ages and genders. In fact my own sister has gone and trained there.. It's hard to find a place that welcomes you with open arms like they do!!

Leonard Panzitta reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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World class professor and school. Supremacy provides the proper instruction and direction to help you develop and grow your Jiu Jitsu skills. From children to adults, it's a family atmosphere. All students receive the attention that they need, from beginners to the most skilled. You won't be disappointed. I've been training at Supremacy for 3 years and going strong.

Diane Nelson Purvis reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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My son Matthew is 15 and he loves coming here, training is incredible, one of the best decisions we have made! The instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable and they make the lessons fun. They break the techniques down and are willing to review them with the students until they feel comfortable with and understand them. The environment is always a friendly and welcoming one.

Seth Malone reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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If you want to train BJJ I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to come here. Everyone is very friendly and the coach starting out (coach Bobby) is an awesome guy who will do anything in order to help and make you feel comfortable with what you're learning. This is the place to go for self-defense, losing weight and getting back in shape or even just to have fun!

Andrew Harmon reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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Great place to train and have fun. The teachers are incredibly knowledgable and personable. I'd recommend this gym to anyone and everyone. Whether you're trying to learn a martial art or just get in shape, this is the place to go

Robin Harshman Brock reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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I can't say enough about this place. I have 2 sons that go here. 1 in the kids class and 1 in the teens class. They both love it and have learned so much. My 6 year old started off slow (because it was something new) but they have worked with him and I have also done private lessons for him that have gave him more confidence. Yes the private lessons are a separate charge but most of the time a private lesson is a separate charge. It's $50 for an hour of one on one. I highly recommend them. I also take a cardio kick boxing in the morning that is amazing. All the people here are very nice and professional.

Todd Hoyt reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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Laila is without a doubt one of the best coaches I have ever met. She goes out of her way to help her students achieve success. If you want your child to learn the best martial art around, Supremay is the place to take them. The kids are the best trained of any gym and learning is made fun.

Tom Doyle reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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If you are over 50 like me your doc probably told you to get off the couch and exercise. Treadmills, weights and hanging around at the gym three times a week won't change your life. Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will. It's physical, yes. It's a martial art for everyone. More than that it's mental, it's spiritual, it's breathing and it's a chess match using your body. Going to the gym is a good thing. Being part of the Supremacy family is life changing.

Cédric Signori reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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Amazing practice! Our kids love it, Rodrigo is a great master! Highly recommended!

Zach Thacker reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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I just completed my first week in the beginner course as a white belt and I think this gym is superb. The way we learned the technique for the week was simple and effective. The thing that I thought was better than that was the way Bobby explained the concept behind the technique. He made it easy to understand why we use it and how to use this technique more effectively in a real situation. I will continue to go to Supremacy to learn because of the instructors' positive attitude, the friendly environment that everyone has showed me, and the fun of learning this awesome martial art.

Jaime Molina reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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My boys needed a summer activity and we placed them with Professor Rodrigo and his team of professionals. I cannot say enough good things about what they learned in the few months Supremacy accommodated them.

When my boys went back home, we found and enrolled in a De la Riva Jiu Jitsu studio. From day one, we received many compliments about the style and skills they learned with the Supremacy staff.

After learning more about the art of BJJ and doing some research, I learned Supremacy is an A Class BJJ studio. I feel we were very lucky to find them on the first try.

If you are considering a BJJ school in the Largo area, I highly recommend Supremacy's team, quality of training and personal attention to detail.

Sara Ronnlof Sabine reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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Our 7 year old son absolutely loves going to Supremacy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!! We have been with the SBJJ family for a year and could not be happier! Coach Laila is a phenomenal instructor and our son respects & adores her!!

Shelly Nelson reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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Coach laila is amazing with the twins. They always talk about class, learning new moves and what they did that day. They want a purple belt one day, too.

CM Carroll reviewed Supremacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5
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Clean Gym, Awesome Atmosphere, Great Instruction applicable to all aspects of life. Yes, the workout is phenomenal and you will get into great shape while learning a potentially life saving skill, but it also teaches you patience and the true meaning behind hard work and never giving up. With Professor Rodrigo and the coaches, rest assured you are in the most capable hands. TEAM SUPREMACY! OSS!

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A Real Look into the Application of Self-Defense

I recently had a conversation with a mother of a young girl who was dealing with a couple bullies at her Elementary School. Below is her story. She was harassed and didn’t know how to properly deal with it. Her mother then enrolled her in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where she gained her confidence back and was able to handle an altercation after her training began. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an essential bully prevention tool that can help your child deal with threats and gain a better understanding of themselves like this little girl did. Let this story be the catalyst to get your child involved in the fastest growing self-defense martial art today. A big thank you to Margaux Dawn for sharing and letting me post this.

“On the very first day of school my daughter came home and told me about a little boy in class who had followed her around constantly, making her uncomfortable, despite being asked to stop. He had tried to follow her into the bathroom as well. I advised her to firmly tell him again (without saying “please”— because this was a command, not a request) and to ask her teacher for help in getting him to stop. We practiced loudly saying “DO NOT TOUCH ME.” and “STOP FOLLOWING ME” in the bathroom mirror together.

I verified with her teacher that she had asked for support, and was assured that an eye would be kept on the situation. Before the week was over, I received a call from the principal of her school — tensely letting me know that an “incident” had occurred.

That day, the same little boy had cornered Luna, pinned her to the ground with his knees planted on her chest, and forced her mouth open so he could lick inside her mouth while she screamed and cried for him to stop. A school employee eventually pulled him off of her.

She was terrified.
I was livid.

After only four days of school my confident, bubbly little beansprout was suddenly nervous and unsure of herself. My daughter timidly told me that she was “worried because she can’t stop bad things from happening to her”.

The school acted swiftly and responsibly to handle the situation, but the spark had gone out from Luna’s eyes — her confidence in her ability to maintain her own safety was torn to shreds.

She and I spoke at length about the feeling of helplessness, and my heart broke emptily in my chest as we together untangled the misplaced sense embarrassment and weakness. And then, after we pinpointed where her confidence had been fractured, we signed up for a self-defense class that began just a few days later.

And so, for the past few months, Luna has been suiting up twice a week in her black Gi at Unicorn Jiu Jitsu — the only woman-led black belt jiu jitsu school in the state. We kept coming back because after the very first class, Luna beamed radiantly at me and firmly said:

“No one is going to touch me like that ever again.”

Yesterday at recess, an older and larger student didn’t want to wait his turn to climb a play structure. So he yanked Luna down off of it and started to throw her around by the collar. Luna used his own weight to put him on his rear-end in the barkdust but he still did not let go of her. So she put a knee into his chest until he was flat on his back, and then pressed her shin against his neck until he began sputtering and released her. At that point she backed quickly away.”

 

The story concludes with Margaux receiving a call from the principle to let her know the situation and that Luna was not in trouble because she was defending herself.