I'm just getting started on my Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Journey. I did my first private lesson with Emiliano. He was very knowledgeable welcoming and patient I highly recommend Gracie martial arts Tampa to anyone looking for a solid curriculum-based School
Inspired by the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu, which he observed through the UFC, James Riggs began training in New York City under IBJJF world champion black belt Ailson Brites. After relocating to Miami, he continued studying at the Valente Brothers academy, primarily under Pedro Valente. There, he learned jiu-jitsu as a complete self defense system, including striking, ground grappling, throwing, stand-up self defense against surprise attacks, and philosophy. James was promoted to purple belt under the Valente brothers before moving to Tampa, where he is excited to share his experience and continue growing in Jiu-Jitsu.