jerryTraining at Gracie Tampa West with Joe “Bamboo” Wissmann and the rest of Team Bamboo has been a great experience for me. When I first started there I had been training at other mixed marital arts gyms and my skill set was amateur at best. Through the dedication of Bamboo and his coaches who have competed at high levels of Jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts I feel like I am a much more well rounded fighter ready to fight at the professional level. Regardless of whether you you are just trying to get in shape, learn how to defend yourself, compete in Jiu-jitsu, or take your game to the next level, Team Bamboo has the knowledge, experience and patience to help you achieve your goal. I consider Team Bamboo as my family not just a place to train. It is truly a world class mixed martial arts gym. -Jerry Walsh