MARTIAL ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

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RMBJJ Academy was established in 2004

We’ve been in business in Delray Beach, FL since 2009 and are the longest-operating BJJ school in the area.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in . We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..

Get To Know Our World Class Instructor

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Professor Rodrigo Mendes

Black Belt 5th Degree

Professor Mendes started practicing BJJ in the early 1990’s in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. He received his black belt in 2004 and is currently a 5th degree black belt and certified instructor under the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation)

Professor Mendes has been teaching BJJ since he was a blue belt in the mid-nineties and is a decorated competitor on the Local, National, and International BJJ scene.

He is also a certified IBJJF/USBJJF referee and has refereed for competitions nationally & internationally since 2004.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carson Gracie > Fernando “Pinduka” Guimarães > Leonardo Castelo Branco > Alexandre “Grandão” Dantas > Rodrigo Mendes

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Professor Bradley

Black Belt 2nd Degree

Adults Program Instructor

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Professor Renod

 Black Belt

Adults Program Instructor

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Professor Shane

Black Belt 2nd Degree

Adults Program Instructor

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Professor Rodolfo

Black Belt

Adults Program Instructor

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Professor Bruce

 Black Belt

Adults Program Instructor

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Professor Mike

Black Belt

Lil Champs B & Junior Champs Head Instructor

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Coach Luis “Ninja”

Brown Belt

Challenge Program Instructor

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Coach Natalie

 Brown Belt

Challenge & No Gi Program Instructor

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Professor Kurt

Black Belt 2nd Degree

Adults Program Instructor

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Coach Ashley

Brown Belt

Kids Program Director; Mini 

& Tiny Champs Head Instructor

teens martial arts classes in Delray Beach

Coach Josh

Blue Belt

Kids Assistant Instructor

& Membership Specialist

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Coach Dylan

Purple Belt

Challenge Program Instructor 

& Front Desk Coordinator

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Coach Kat

Brown Belt

Lil Champs A Head Co-Instructor;

Mini, Tiny, & Jr Champs Assistant Instructor

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Coach Mel

Blue Belt

Lil Champs A Head Co-Instructor,

Junior Champs Assistant Instructor,

& Kids Competition Program Director

What to Expect in Your First Class at RMBJJ

Want to simply watch? Feel free to come in during one of our classes to watch the class, meet the professors, and ask some questions before ever getting on the mats.

Ready for your free trial class? Choose between our Adults or Kids classes and fill out the form on your screen to register for your free trial class now! The following is what you can expect in your first class at RMBJJ:

What to wear: You don’t need a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi for your first class if you don’t already own one (don’t worry, you will get one when you sign up with us!). Wear comfortable exercise clothing such as a T-shirt and board shorts. Do not wear anything with extra pockets, belt loops, baggy shorts, or short shorts. Do not wear any jewelry. Flip flops or sandals are recommended so that you can easily slip them off before getting on the mats.

Hygiene: Make sure your finger and toe nails are well-groomed. If you have long hair, you will want to tie it back during class.

Your first class: You should show up a couple minutes early to introduce yourself to the professor and get oriented with the school (if you haven’t visited already). You will also need to sign a waiver.

Before class: Before class starts, you’ll have a chance to get dressed and stretch out on the mats. Be sure to get everything ready before class starts so you don’t have to miss anything.

Warm-up: Classes start with a group warm-up such as running laps and doing push-ups, followed by solo drills like forward and backward breakfalls and hip escapes. Those last three moves will probably be new to you, these are to help you learn how to fall safely and move your hips on the ground. Don’t worry if you don’t get the exercises correct at first—no one does on their first day, and they take a little practice. The instructor or a higher belt will make sure you learn to do it right.

Technique Instruction: After warm-ups, you’ll be to be taught your first lesson on a particular technique, then partnered with someone and go to your own section of the mats to practice the technique.

Positional Drilling: Usually resistance drills and sparring follow the instruction and repetition of techniques. Depending on your level of experience, the Professor may instruct you to simply watch this part of class until the Professor feels you are ready to participate in live drilling.

This will be your first chance to try out what you just learned against a fully resisting partner in a live drill. And as such, it’s important that you understand some basic rules for all live drilling and sparring:

Basic Rules

  • No striking, punching or kicking.
  • No eye gouging or hair pulling.
  • No twisting or grabbing fingers.
  • No slamming (picking someone up and dropping them).
  • No heelhooks (twisting the foot or knee).
  • No neck cranks.

Remember that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to be trained safely without serious injury. These rules are to help keep you and your training partners safe and healthy.

Tapping: The normal way you signal submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to tap your opponent three times. When you tap, make sure you do it hard enough that your partner can feel it; or tap yourself or the mat where they can see and/or hear it; or verbally tap by saying “Tap!”; or loudly tap the mat with your foot so they can hear it.

Likewise, be aware of your training partner tapping and stop whatever you are doing when he does so.

Tapping is just part of training and there is no shame in it. Don’t worry about winning or losing. Just try the techniques you’ve learned to the best of your ability and tap when you need to, ideally before it hurts.

After Class: With class over, you might have more questions, now that you’ve trained for the first time. If you enjoyed the class and want to continue training, you can also discuss prices and setup a schedule.

PROGRAMS

PRESCHOOL BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (AGES 3-5)

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KIDS & JUNIORS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (AGES 5-15)

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ADULT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (AGES 16+)

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