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Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy
Today 8:00 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
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229 Shunpike Rd Cromwell, CT 06416
229 Shunpike RdUSCTCromwell06416
Gym, Jujitsu School
Jujitsu School
Self Defense School
Muay Thai Boxing Gym
Today 8:00 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pmTuesday 8:00 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 8:00 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 8:00 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 8:00 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pmSunday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu (Kobukai Ju-Jitsu) and Functional Strength Training. Learn from one of the best BJJ fighters in the world. Get strong and in shape with new gym
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Pedro Daddario
reviewed 6 months ago
I have visited this school many times and continue to visit it. I have always been very well received by Matt (the owner), Ken (instructor, brown-belt), and Formiga (if you don't know who he is, look him up on Youtube, this guy is a real class-act). It is an open school with friendly people and tough guys and girls of every size and build, so you are bound to find a suitable training partner at your level - whether you are a BJJ beginner or a blackbelt, you are bound to have some fun. Clean place, clean people, and a VERY clean mat (one of those tarps, like that in Rorion Gracie's Academy), which is always a big plus. If you live in the area or are just passing by, this is a great place to go train. Sharing is the key!
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Andrew Borner
reviewed 8 months ago
In today's world where your ability to use some of your most basic, most primitive, yet most essential skills is often constrained, at least you've got Jits. For me, I find I'm most alive when I'm jumping out of an airplane or when someone is trying to choke me or break my arm and I have to defend it. And, it's great exercise. If it's for you too, the JSA is where it's at. Matt and Formiga (one of the best in the world) have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to walk the walk. And yet they're humble. If you're interested, I would highly recommend you come and visit.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
After relocating and changing jobs, I found myself looking for a new place to train. My experience was very limited, so I knew that I would essentially be starting from scratch. After taking trial classes at several area gyms, it was immediately apparent that this one was the perfect fit for me. Everyone here is very welcoming, friendly and respectful. Best of all, there are no egos and everyone is committed to helping their friends and training partners improve. Whether you are looking to learn a new art as a hobby, for competition or just general self-improvement, I can guarantee that you won't find a better school than the Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy.
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Evan Fink
reviewed 8 months ago
As someone with no martial arts, boxing, wresting, etc. training I tried out a few different classes that JSA had to offer and was instantly attracted to the Kobukai classes. These classes are an excellent workout, for people of varying fitness levels. The self defense aspect is great, and I'm always shocked when class is over as it is so interesting/engaging that the time flies. I would recommend to anyone looking to switch up their fitness and learn some new techniques. I'd say the #1 thing that sets the Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy apart from other similar places is the people; both the trainers and the trainees. Everyone there has the mindset of improving not just themselves but also their training partners, creating a both friendly and motivating environment.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
After searching for a Jiu Jitsu school in CT for weeks I finally decided to visit Jiu Jitsu and Strength Academy. At first I was a bit intimidated since I had no prior training. There is always that thought in the back of your head that you will be looked down upon since your the "new student". That is not the case here. From the very start everyone welcomed me and took their time to make me feel comfortable. It soon became clear to me that no matter what level you were, they encouraged you to do your best. It's now 6 months in and I'm training for my first tournament. Without Jiu Jitsu and Strength Acadamy, Matt and Formiga I wouldn't be where I am. It's more than a martial arts/self defense school; it's a place of encouragement to be the best that you can.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
Love the change from the mundane gym routine. I've been training at the JSA for two months now. For me, the group dynamic is the best part of working out there. During the circuit training workouts, everyone is giving their all and is being encouraged the whole time by the other participants. It really makes you intensify your workouts. Along with that, there is no feeling like you have to surpass what you can physically do. There are NO EGOS! The instructors and members are friendly, encouraging, and they kick your butt! Get to the the JSA!
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