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Our Intro to Jiu Jitsu program is excellent for all ages. Each class is professionally instructed by upper belts and experts in the Helio Soneca lineage.
Classes Limited to 12 students – reserve asap!
American Jiu Jitsu official definition: a unique, scenario-based self-defense art that teaches students to respond to realistic situations with minimal effort using principles of physics, balance, and knowledge of human anatomy.
In layman’s terms? American Jiu Jitsu is the evolution of the more widely known Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after folk wrestling was introduced into the artform in the 90s. Folk-style wrestling originated in the colonies, shortly after America was founded. AJJ utilizes the focus on physics and anatomical knowledge to regain control of any situation.
Our American Jiu Jitsu instructor, Terrie Bourgeois, has been studying and perfecting his Jiu Jitsu and martial art techniques for over 16 years. His ethos and methodology are to train his students to master Jiu Jitsu, leveling up to be superior to him in both technique and foundational understanding. He teaches from a conceptual approach and on a macro level, giving his students the tools they need to produce protective, tactical maneuvers on the fly while fighting.
“I choose to teach a conceptual approach. It is incredibly complex. It takes decades to get good at and this form of fighting is incredibly dynamic. The best way to teach something incredibly complex, is to teach with a philosophical approach. If my students aren’t better than me, I haven’t done my job.”
Iron Legion in Downtown Ocala is a Helio Soneca Jiu Jitsu Affiliate. We offer the following classes:
At Iron Legion, you aren’t just one of many. We forge fierce and disciplined fighters. We work with every individual to help them reach their potential and leave the forge better than when they come to us. Our programs are tailored to the individual to optimize the mind, strengthen the immune system, and build a stronger body.
“Jiu Jitsu gave me a sense of control. It gave me the confidence I needed to keep others safe and overcome insurmountable odds.”
Want to learn Jiu Jitsu and become a certified badass? We’ll be waiting.