Category Archives: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Welcome Luiz!

Today is both a sad day and exciting day at Rothwell Martial Arts. We are sad to say goodbye to our coach Gilmar after three awesome years. We wish him luck in his new ventures. On the other hand, we are excited to welcome Gilmar’s master, Luiz Claudio, to Rothwell MMA. Luiz trained with and […]

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Rothwell member, Hannah, wrote a school paper about our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class: “Rolling” The smell of defense soap and musty gi surrounds me as the door swings shut.  The medicinal smell reminds me of how strictly clean the gym is always kept.  Jennifer’s soft and gentle voice invites me into her gym.  Small children giggle […]

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Member Spotlight: Todd & Hannah

Todd and his daughter, Hannah, are a wonderful duo to have in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Coach Gilmar says “it’s important to have them because they drill positions, they roll, they just enjoy Jiu-Jitsu.  This is what Jiu-Jitsu is about.  Family.  I am very excited to see them on the mats together, consistently, over the last year.” Learn […]

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More classes added to schedule!

MORE CLASSES You asked, we delivered! We added morning and afternoon Kick Fit and BJJ classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Check out our new SCHEDULE.  Also, all kids classes are now mixed level and unlimited – same price, more days to learn. The Friday 5:30 Kids Kickboxing is now switched to Monday’s.   

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BJJ SIDE CONTROL WORKSHOP with LCCT BLACK BELT GILMAR FERREIRA BJJ WORKSHOP: Work on gaining and maintaining side control positions. Offensive and defensive mount techniques broken down step by step, with meticulous detail. These advanced techniques require more time and attention than is allotted in regular BJJ classes at Rothwell MMA. WHEN? Saturday May 16, […]

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