33576_10150108028073642_7135695_n No one enjoys being out-of-shape, lazy and un-motivated. Even when people say they don’t mind, they’re lying; either to you or themselves. How do I know this? I was a victim to those things for years and didn’t even know it. Before I started training at Gracie Tampa West, I weighed 230 lbs., had little ambition and was physically unhealthy. Once I became a fan of MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I knew I had to be a part of it. Luckily, for me, I went forty-five minutes from home to begin training at GTW. To say I made the correct choice was an understatement. Not only did I drop between 50-60 lbs. in my first few months, but I found that the training itself was nearly addicting.

My confidence was at an all-time high; I was winning at tournaments; loved-ones and people I met for the first time started to respect me; I found myself wanting to eat right and stay healthy. Basically, I had found something to fill the void I had never known was there.

Not only did I experience positive, physical changes, but I soon realized that the technique was second-to-none. I have competed numerous times and have trained at a number of other gyms. When I say that none can compare to the training I receive from Bamboo and the experienced trainers at GTW, I truly mean it. The attention to detail is unmatched and every technique is the most efficient possible. How could it not be? You’re learning BJJ from the source!

If you’re looking for a life-changing experience, whether through physical re-invention, psychological evolution, technical superiority, or all of the above, I would not (and do not) suggest going anywhere but Gracie Tampa West. Find out for yourself! I’m serious.