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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
5
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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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How does Martial Arts Help Kids…?

Let’s face it. When people think about enrolling their kids in a sport, martial arts might not even cross their minds. What’s more, many consider the sport to be too dangerous for children and teenagers. Considering the physical aspects of the sport –close combat, self-defense techniques, and sometimes strenuous full body work outs –it’s easy to see why anyone would hesitate to bring their three to six-year-olds into this atmosphere.

 

But the truth is that, aside from the physical strength gained from martial arts, the mental attributes learned from the sport are what makes it great for any kid to be a part of. Learning respect, leadership, patience and confidence are vital components that help kids develop into well rounded individuals.

 

  1. Respect

In martial arts, kids learn about more than just the self-defense skills that will strengthen them. The first thing they are taught is respect. Respecting their coach as well as their class mates is one of the core values taught to every kid and adult that enrolls in a class at LCBJJ.

 

“We have seen a lot of great results from our daughter since she started with LCBJJ. She has developed a lot of great skills and strength. But most importantly, she has developed a great balance of confidence and respect.” – Liz Collins

 

The respect kids learn on the mat extend beyond training. Kids learn that they can also show respect at home – towards their parents and other family members –and in school towards their teachers and peers. Kids who have respect for others also learn to have patience.

 

  1. Patience

Learning to respect our partners and our coach also helps us become patient. Students are taught to be still and patiently listen to their sensei, as he/she teaches a new technique. While practicing those newly learned techniques, kids learn to be patient and wait their turn.

 

“I’ve seen positive attributes strengthened overall. What I’ve seen most during Harrison’s time here is his willingness to engage and participate…Physical strength. Competitive mind. But also, learning how to lose and getting better from it. Harrison’s patience has also been developed over time. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time here.” – Michael Goolsby

 

The focus and patience it takes to practice a move repeatedly until you get it right, or to wait until the perfect time to execute a move while grappling with an opponent are key to helping kids become confident in their skills.

 

  1. Confidence

The more our kids learn about patience, they also learn how hard work pays off. Their small successes help them believe in themselves and give them the hope needed to achieve their goals.

 

“…a boost in confidence, excitement when attending class (he doesn’t get like that with other things,) disciplined, humbled, willingness to help others, and understanding the meaning of working hard and accomplishing a goal…” – Leng Hsieh

 

We help build that confidence by treating our students as equals, which in turn helps build their self-esteem. The higher confidence our students have, the more capable they are of taking charge of a difficult situation or helping out other kids who may be struggling.

 

  1. Leadership

Leadership comes in different forms: from taking the initiative of helping that new kid that seems shy, to teaching the younger kids be more focused while their sensei is talking. Our kids know that their leadership isn’t just an expectation, but a part of what makes them a great martial artist.

 

 “Since joining LCBJJ I have noticed tremendous strides in my son’s leadership skills. He started off as one of the youngest in his classes. Now a year and some change later, I see him emulating the leadership methods shown to him by the older kids. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty do a great job of creating an atmosphere that encourages personal growth, and you can see it being practice by coaches and students alike.” – Burnell Brinkley

 

 

Overall, when the going gets tough, students can always to build lasting friendships with their classmates, who in turn will also become their training partners.