Kids Program

Bring your kids in for a great experience. We will build their confidence and get them bully-proofed!




Tony Way has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts for over 4 years. He’s a dedicated and thoughtful coach who’s been teaching kids for two years. We are very excited to have Tony running our kids program at Gracie Tampa West.

At GT your child will learn patience, respect and a “never quit” work ethic along with proven self-defense techniques. With success comes confidence and self-esteem. Our goal is not to teach our students how to fight, but how to be successful, in whatever they undertake. No experience is necessary to participate. Gracie Tampa’s Programs offer numerous styles of “real-world” martial arts. With a focus on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, our program also offers instruction in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo, and Wrestling. With multiple classes offered a week for all GT Kids, you can be comfortable knowing your child is learning a mixed martial art that is not only fun as a sport, but could also help save her/his life. Tony’s accomplishments include the following:

KOTM(King of the Mats): 4x medalist no gi
MAGC(memphis area grappling challenge)- 3x gold medal no gi
EGO(extreme grappling open)- gold medal, beginner no gi
NAGA(atlanta)- bronze medal, intermediate no gi
NAGA(nashville)- gold medal, blue belt gi
NAGA(memphis)- gold medal, intermediate no gi
Copa America- gold medal, intermediate no gi

2-1 Pro Record
11-1 Amateur Record
V3 Lightweight Champion 2011-12