With over 20 professional fighters and world class instructors at Gracie Tampa, you can be sure that you are learning from the top mixed martial artists in the area. Owner and head instructor, Rob Kahn, was the first to receive a black belt from Royce Gracie along with four others. Since then, Rob has produced some of the most talented fighters and grapplers in the world. Learn more

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At Gracie Tampa our goal is to create an environment where students not only receive the highest level of instruction in current Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts strategy and technique, but that they also grow as individuals. Students learn how to communicate with each other and share ideas that ultimately lead to personal growth.  Learn More…


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Earn your first belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Along with learning a supremely effective martial art, you will also be getting in better shape, making new friends and achieving personal goals. Jiu jitsu makes the impossible possible through strategy, technique and leverage. Royce Gracie shocked the world with his phenomenal  showcase of Gracie Jiu Jitsu in UFC 1 (1993), when he beat multiple opponents who were all larger and more athletic.

Get in Great Shape

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a very different kind of cardio than what you are used to from traditional exercise. You might be able to run 5 miles with no problems, but when grapple, you’ll learn in your first minutes that the cardio is different and demanding. As a result, people usually see excellent progress in their first six months of training!

Make New Friends

Some of the best friends you will ever have will likely come directly from relationships that you build with your training partners. In Jiu Jitsu, you form extremely strong bonds with people. People who will be there for you no matter what!

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