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Bryan Stewart reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5
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My 5&1/2 year old daughter and I have been taking classes at Lake County BJJ for a little over six months now. Carlos is a fantastic teacher and coach. His classes are well organized, responsibly run, fun and very effective. Every student I've met and worked with has been friendly and helpful. Before coming here I almost gave up on learning BJJ due to some bad experiences at other schools. If you want a truly family oriented school that teaches safely and effectively without all of the big egos and "tough guy" bull, Lake County BJJ is for you!

Jose R Hernandez reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5
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Lake County BJJ is a great place to get in shape and learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty are great instructors with adults/kids and happy to answer any questions you may have. My kids and I love training 3-4 times a week and have seen a great increase in flexibility, strength and cardio. BJJ teaches my kids confidence, discipline and respect for others, while at the same time sticking up for themselves and others. So if you ever wanted to try BJJ come to Lake County BJJ and see the difference.

Erviena Jane Pahilan reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5
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Our son has come really far with jiu jitsu & he loves going, especially sparring. Carlos and Patty are incredible and our son really looks up to them - they really make a difference in those kids' lives. It's like a one really big family in there. We don't regret signing him up for jiu jitsu at all. Thanks, you two!

Liz Collins reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5
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My daughter was having so much fun, I got jealous and signed up myself. Awesome instructors with crazy good deals on their website. Can't wait for my next class.

Stephen Wheeler reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5
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I have been attending classes at LCBJJ for about one year now. Coming from zero previous fighting and martial arts experience, jumping into a martial art definitely had me nervous at first. All of my nervousness was dispelled within the first week of class and I was hooked. Walking in, the atmosphere at LCBJJ is friendly and rewarding. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly people who work hard with you to help you succeed. Their fundamentals class is great for people who are new to Jiu Jitsu and for older students who work hard on mastering the many basics of BJJ. Their advanced class is full of seasoned students who do not hesitate to share their vast knowledge with others and help to promote a friendly, fulfilling environment. The variety of morning and night classes help to fit class into your schedule even if you are a very busy person. All of this for me makes this review on LCBJJ an easy 5 star rating.

Vic Diaz reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5
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I started at LCBJJ in October of last year and have held off on writing a review until I had some time training first. I’ve been into fitness for years, but wanted to do something different. I have friends that train at other schools so I had a vague idea of what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was and really wanted to try it. I started looking for a place to train close to home, but what made me choose Lake County BJJ (despite the 30-40 minute drive) was the convenient schedule. There really aren’t any other schools that offer daytime classes. I am a business owner and mornings are ideal, for me, to get some training in. I like the option of training mornings or evenings, once in a while both!

About the classes and gym – The training is great. I thought I was in decent shape, but have never had a workout as intense as the training at Lake County BJJ. Classes are an hour long consisting of a short warm up, technique demonstration plus drilling, and finally a few rounds of live sparring. Since starting I have lost 20 pounds and gained a higher level of endurance that I haven’t been able to achieve working out on my own. The gym itself is a good size, kept very clean and has plenty of parking.

So now onto what’s kept me going back and will keep me going to Lake County BJJ. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty are great instructors and very knowledgeable. As a 38 year old it’s a little intimidating starting something new that requires your body to move a certain way, but both Coach Carlos and Patty are always extremely patient. They take extra time to break techniques down, step-by-step, in a way that’s easy to follow. Aside from the great instruction the students are all extremely helpful. There is always someone around to answer a question or review a technique. The camaraderie is great and I always look forward to training. There are all kinds of students here, casual practitioners who come for fitness, some who train for self-defense and others who like to compete. Highly recommend going in to check the place out if you’re interested in training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Emile Perez reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5
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I travel a lot for work and have seen my fair share of academies. Lake County is extremely clean (so important), incredibly warm and welcoming, and also had some very high class BJJ. I highly recommend this academy and will be back!!

Sean Kaulike Baumann reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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I've been going to Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over a year now. I couldn't have found better mats to step onto to learn and train jiu-jitsu. Coach Carlos and Patty are amazing at teaching jiu-jitsu. However it's not just that which makes them great. They build a better community around them. The support they share with you off the mat as well as on the mat is invaluable. Everyone around them is better because of them and it shows through the students that are in the gym. I really enjoy jiu-jitsu but I don't think I would love it as much as I do if it was not for Carlos and Patty.

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5 Health & Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

If you are looking for a way to improve your health or get in better shape, you

may not need to hit the gym. Instead, you should head to our martial arts

school. Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been

searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s health.

1. Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Perhaps the greatest benefit of men’s martial arts is improved heart health.

Doctors generally recommend between 20 and 30 minutes of cardiovascular

exercise 3 to 5 days per week.

Martial arts will get you up off the couch. Whether are practicing at home or

attending a men’s martial arts class, you can easily hit at least 20-minutes of

cardio.

This gets your blood pumping and puts stress on your heart, allowing you to

increase your heart health. With improved heart health also comes a lower risk

of heart disease and stroke.

2. A Full Body Workout for Weight Loss and Fitness

Men’s martial arts can also provide a complete full body workout, helping with

weight loss and overall fitness. You get a high-aerobic workout that targets

quite a few different muscle groups.

Each martial arts session can help you burn additional calories, while also

increasing your endurance. In fact, a typical hour-long session of men’s martial

arts can burn about 500 calories. For those trying to lose weight, this could be

all that you need to finally blast the fat in trouble areas, such as your

abdominal region.

3. Improve Your Flexibility and Balance

By practicing men’s martial arts, you should be able to begin improving your

flexibility and balance. You gain a better sense of balance, becoming more in

tune with your body.

The various poses and moves that you will learn provide the advantage of

increasing your flexibility, keeping you limber. In a way, this is similar to the

benefits provided by yoga. You are extending your arms and legs, stretching,

and performing aerobic moves that will help with your flexibility.

4. Increase Your Self Esteem with Men’s Martial Arts

As a final benefit to men’s martial arts, you can increase your self-esteem. This

is achieved in multiple ways.

By getting in better shape, you will feel better about your body. By learning

self-defense techniques, you will have more confidence. This combination will

have a tremendous impact on your self-esteem.

5. Gain Improved Focus and Concentration

Men’s martial arts is not just about self-defense. You are also learning how to

be still and in tune with your body. This teaches focus and concentration.

You need to be able to observe your opponent and focus on how you can use

their movement to your advantage. These are skills that carry through to

everyday life, helping you with concentration.

These same benefits that lead to improved focus and concentration can also

increase your mental clarity and leave you in a calm, relaxed mood.

Studies show that a men’s martial arts session can release endorphins that

make you happy and content. This lasts for several hours after your workout is

complete.

Start Practicing Men’s Martial Arts Today.

Men’s martial arts can definitely help with your health and fitness. You can get a full body workout that helps increase your endurance, flexibility, focus, and self-esteem. You can also burn some calories, which can help you drop a few pounds while improving your overall fitness and cardiovascular health.