Competing for the first time in BJJ

Just had my first Jiu-Jitsu competition over the weekend in the ATL. When I first decided to compete saying I was nervous would be an understatement, I haven't competed in a tournament since high school wrestling over 20 years ago. All kinds of negative thought where going through my head. With Professor Jeremy and the rest of my Jiu-Jitsu brothers and sisters we where able to put a game plan together. The closer we got to the tournament the less worried I was about winning or losing because I was just focused on executing what we practiced. Other than some performance anxiety I felt as ready as I could be, win or lose. I can't thank Professor Jeremy and the rest of our family enough for drilling with me,  trouble shooting, staying late, answering questions, and teaching me new techniques. But what I am most thankful for is for what all those things gave me....the state of mind when the match started to think "hey, do your best, if things aren't going your way, roll with it, do your best to get out, your team is still behind you 100%" I can't thank you guys enough for the feeling that gave me to be able to think like that. If you are physically able to compete in a tournament, even if its just once, I definitely recommend it, the experience is well worth it. And I couldn't be happier to share this experience with everyone at Brentwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I love you guys. Osssss!

Tony E., Franklin, TN

Mastering and Improving "Self"

 I started about 9 months ago.  In that time, I've lost 30 pounds and kept it off.  I'm more assertive.  I'm more confident.  The instructor, Jeremy Akin, is an amazing professor and student of the game.  He has taken folks who thought they could never do this and turned them into tournament champions.  He's taken folks who were marred by their own self-imposed barriers and helped them find better versions of themselves.  This isn't just about fitness, but you will get fit.  This isn't just about finding a family of folks to train with, although you will make amazing connections.  It isn't about you wrestling with other people.  It is about you grappling with yourself and mastering your own weaknesses.

I never thought I'd like this, and I don't.  I love it.  Thank you Brentwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Matt M., Spring Hill, TN

Training is Learning

The guys I train with are awesome and keep you on your toes.  Every day of training, you learn something, so the sport is ever-evolving.  It’s a great sport for anyone at any age. 

- Stan M., Nashville, TN

Real world self defense training

Having thoroughly researched and visited all the major BJJ Schools in the Greater Nashville area, I instantly knew after meeting Professor Jeremy Akin at Brentwood Jiu-Jitsu, that his school and teaching style was special.  At age 43, with four children, high work demands and limited free time, there is not much room for hobbies. My initial motivation in taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was self defense training. 

See what our students are saying

My 9-year-old daughter loves the kid's jiu-jitsu program! Eron and the other coaches are amazing with the kids. They also work with the parents to make everyone feel welcome.

- Bonnie D., Brentwood, TN

Profectus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Formerly Brentwood Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) · 91 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 · 615-915-1330
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