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Bryan Stewart reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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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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PARENTS: 5 Things to consider when choosing a martial arts school.

Martial arts in general can be very beneficial for children and adults. You can read about the benefits of martial arts for kids at https://www.lakecountybjj.com/how-does-martial-arts-help-kids/

You made the decision for your child(ren) to start. Now its time to look for the right school. Which martial art is the best one??  We are biased and think every child should train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. But we understand that not everyone lives near a BJJ school.

So here are 5 things for parents to consider when choosing a martial arts school.

  1. Structure-YEP! When making first contact with the school of your choice that is the first question you as a parent should ask. What is the structure of the program? Classes? Are kids  mixed in together? Are they separated by ages? Is there a clear path of success set up for them? Who’s in charge of the class? This is an important aspect parents should be curious about. How do you know you get what you’re paying for.
  2. Life skills program-Martial arts schools will tell you that their program will build your child’s confidence, and help them become leaders. BUT how? Does the school have a life skills curriculum? Are schools relating the successes and failures your child encounters to everyday life? At Lake County BJJ we have a program that is unique to our school called the Code of 26. Every week we talk to your child about a specific code and how it relates to their life at home, school, and at jiu-jitsu. Kids will get a weekly homework assignment about the code. We hope that you and your child will sit down and have a conversation about the code. It’s a win for everyone involved. The more your child hears about the importance of having confidence, integrity, honesty, and perseverance, the more likely your child will develop those traits.
  3. Cleanliness– When you finally walk into the school that you want to visit or try ask yourself, is it clean? Take a look around does it look organized? How about the student population are they clean? Are the uniforms clean? Are there sick kids running around? Lake County BJJ strives hard to instill self-respect in all our students and that includes presenting themselves in clean uniforms and gear. We have a strict hygiene policy.
  4. Fun-Are the kids having fun? Yes the kids should be following directions, and learning but it shouldn’t be unbearable for a child to be there. Classes should be a good mix of sweating, learning, and smiling.
  5. Price-We know sometimes families will consider this the first item to consider. We understand that families are on a budget. But if everything aligns  price should be the last thing to consider. Cheaper isn’t always better. Don’t believe me, check your phone, why isn’t a flip phone??

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is more than an activity for your child to do between seasons or for only a couple of months. It is a life style and something a child can do for years and years to come.

We invite everyone to come in and observe a class. Then we can set up a 1 on 1 lesson for your child, to make sure your child is ready to take on the challenge.

For more info about our program please visit https://www.lakecountybjj.com/program/kids-martial-arts/

Or if are ready to set up a  1 on 1  click here https://lakecountybjj.com/offer/kids-martial-arts

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