Brazilian Vale Tudo
1055 SE Holbrook Ct #7
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Port St Lucie

If you’re a resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and you’re looking for a dynamic and effective martial art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu might be just what you need. With its roots in traditional Japanese Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has gained worldwide recognition for its practicality and efficiency in the UFC by the Gracie family.

Originating from the Gracie family in Brazil, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on ground fighting techniques, making it an ideal choice for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Rather than relying on brute strength, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu emphasizes leverage and technique, allowing practitioners to overcome larger and stronger opponents.

One of the key aspects that sets Brazilian Jiu Jitsu apart is its emphasis on submissions and grappling. Through a combination of joint locks and chokes, practitioners learn to control and neutralize their opponents without relying on striking techniques. This makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu an excellent choice for those who prefer a non-violent approach to self-defense when practiced like the Gracie’s taught and not how most gyms now teach it for sport competition.

Brazilian Vale Tudo Academy offers Jiu Jitsu for everyone. Our style is Gracie Jiu Jitsu that trains others in real live Self Defense scenarios and not the sport aspect that has a referee telling you certain moves are illegal. What you use for sport jiu-jitsu will not always work in a street fight because in sport Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you are not allowed to punch, kick, head butt and so on. So practicing for the sport will only be effective when those rules are in place.

Now, for those that would like to defend themselves in real life scenarios, that is where Gracie Jiu Jitsu comes in. It guides you through the techniques that are going to help you dominate the fight in the streets if it ever comes your way. Out Intro classes for Kids and Adults focus on the Self Defense aspect of these martial arts to guarantee as much as possible, your safety.

If you choose to compete you can move through our ranks and classes to join our World Class Competition Team with world class instruction that unites us like a family and stay away from politics.

RT Martial Art Coach Loves Our Jiu Jitsu Program

Jiu Jitsu Style We Teach

At Brazilian Vale Tudo Academy in PSL, Florida we teach Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Russian Sambo, and Boxing. The Main core of our grappling system is Combat Sambo which is a more complete fighting style then Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu now is known for the sport aspect of competition which does not make it ideal for self defense, but Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a grappling art that was popularized in America by the legendary Gracie family in 1993 when Royce Gracie started to fight in the UFC. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Port Saint Lucie concentrates on dominating your opponent by using leverage, and superior body positioning to control an opponent’s body movement. A person that has a better position is in a better situation to apply a finishing hold or pin your opponent down. This style was developed for a smaller person to defeat a much larger attacker.

Now If you are a larger person you can also use Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for your advantage. Because now you will have strength, size and technique. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is an excellent form of self defense when practiced like the Gracie family taught it. It is also perfect for women who are often taken to the ground during assaults. We recommend this style for men, women, and children looking for a great workout and realistic self-defense. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is similar to the Olympic Sport of Judo.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was taught to Carlos Gracie and Helio Gracie by Mitsuyo Maeda a Kodokan Judo Black Belt. We believe that it is not only important to control our opponent on the ground, but also on our feet. Here at BVT you will learn Judo throws on your BJJ classe to make you better both on the ground and on your feet.


Pan American Champion (2003 blue) Grapplers Quest Nogi Champion (2003 x3, 2004) American National Champion (2003 purple weight & absolute, 2005 black, 2006, 2009) Asian Open Champion (2007, 2008, 2009) US Open Champion (2003 purple) Pan American Silver Medallist (2006 black) World Cup Bronze Medallist (2005 brown – CBJJO) ADCC 4th Place (2007)

JT Torres

Pan American Champion (2015) Pan American Nogi Champion (2010) European Champion (2015) World BJJ Nogi Champion (2013) New York Open Champion (2010) Miami Open Champion (2010) World Silver Medallist (2014) World Nogi Silver Medallist (2009, 2012) Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2010) European Open Silver Medallist (2012) Pan American Silver Medallist (2006 blue, 2007 purple, 2009 black) World Bronze Medallist (2011) World Nogi Bronze Medallist (2010) Pan American Bronze Medallist (2016, 2009 brown)

A Little Advice

If you’re a beginner to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I must warn you about a few things. You should know that not all schools are created equal and it is very important that you make an educated decision before picking a school.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the UFC and other Mixed Martial Arts events, everyone and their brother is re-labeling their schools as MMA or Jiu Jitsu schools. As an experiment, go into last year’s phone book and see how many Karate schools have become “Mixed Martial Arts” schools. My point is: You have to be selective when choosing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school.
In fact, you should NEVER join a school or BJJ program unless you know that you want to train it for the sport or for MMA and that it meets ALL these FIVE fine points: 
1. Their instructors are qualified.  What are the instructors’ credentials? Have they competed? What is the reputation of the organization that they represent i.e. do they “sell” belts? Remember, if you want to be the best you have to learn from the best. 
2. The school MUST have a written curriculum? You’ll be shocked to know how many schools don’t follow a step-by-step program so neither the teacher nor the student knows where they are going and how far along they are.  Surprising but true.
3. The school must produce winners. Ask yourself, has this school produced any State or national champs or winning teams? 
4. The school should be aware of the client’s needs. Whether you want to be physically fit, learn self defense, or train for the World Championships, the school should inform you if they are the right fit to help set your own goals and help you achieve them.  You don’t want to be forced into any sparring if you don’t want to!
5. The prices are NOT unbelievably low. Remember that you usually get what you pay for. Would you trust a jeweler who offers you a Rolex at Timex prices?  These “bargain” schools usually have dirty facilities, unqualified instructors or instructors who cannot speak English, and don’t offer an advanced program.

Our Invitation to You

My school is unlike any Jiu Jitsu school you’ll ever experience. You’ll feel like a special person from the moment you walk into the doors of my academy.  You won’t believe how friendly my students and staff are.  Also, we keep our gym super clean. Like I said, we are a professional training facility in every sense. You just have to see it for yourself. Go ahead and give my FREE Trial a try and see for yourself.
When you first come to my school, I will take you through a tour of our entire facility and answer any questions that you may have. 
To register for an introductory program do the following: 
Pick up the phone and call us at 772-626-6500. If you’re a more tech-savvy person, just shoot us an e-mail at [email protected]. We’ll answer any additional questions that you may have. You’ll be glad you did.
Thank you and we’ll see you soon.
Lucas Morley

Frequently Asked Questions – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Port St Lucie, Florida

Welcome to our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Port St Lucie, Florida! We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help address any queries you may have. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to contact us directly at 772-626-6500

1. What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on ground fighting techniques and grappling. It emphasizes leverage and technique, allowing smaller individuals to defend themselves against larger opponents.

2. What are the benefits of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers numerous benefits, including improved physical fitness, increased flexibility, enhanced self-defense skills, stress relief, self-confidence, discipline, and a supportive community.

3. Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu suitable for beginners?

Absolutely! Our gym welcomes students of all skill levels, including beginners. Our experienced instructors will provide you with the necessary guidance and support to help you progress at your own pace.

4. Do I need to be in shape to start training?

No, you do not need to be in shape before starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our classes are designed to improve your fitness level over time. As you continue training, you will gradually build strength, endurance, and flexibility.

5. What should I wear for training?

For beginners, comfortable workout attire such as a t-shirt and shorts or leggings is suitable. Once you decide to continue training regularly, we have custom uniforms called a gi from our gym.

6. What are the safety measures in place at the gym?

We prioritize the safety and well-being of our members. Our gym maintains a clean and hygienic environment. We have trained instructors overseeing classes, enforce safety protocols, and provide guidelines for practicing techniques with proper control and respect for your training partners.

7. How often should I train?

The frequency of your training depends on your schedule and goals. We recommend starting with 2-3 classes per week to establish a consistent training routine. As you progress, you can gradually increase the number of classes you attend.

8. Can I compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments?

Yes, if you are interested in competing, we can provide guidance and training opportunities to prepare you for tournaments at the appropriate skill level. But training for competition will not get you ready for a real self defense situation and will make you develop bad habits. However, competition is entirely optional, and many students train solely for self-improvement and fitness.

9. How much does membership cost?

At the moment we are not doing the Jiu Jitsu classes since most want to learn how to really fight so they are all joining our Combat Sambo program that is way mor effective for self defense and mixed martial art competitions.

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