Jiu jitsu is all about solving complex, evolving problems under extreme duress. It’s this process that gives the jiu jitsu practitioner the skill to handle physical altercations with incredible speed and accuracy. We spend all of our time practicing our craft against opponents who are resisting with 100% effort. It’s for this reason our advantage is overwhelming in a self defense situation as the Gracies have proven time and time again. Come learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bradenton, Florida! Learn More
Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a supremely effective martial art. Train with the best, get in great shape and learn self defense in Bradenton, FL. Call today, (941) 405-0030 for adult jiu jitsu, (941) 750-0600 for kids jiu jitsu and after school pickup.
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Gracie Bradenton has instructed members of: Hillsborough County Sheriffs, Hartford Police Narcotics, Intelligence and DEA divisions and Temple Terrace S.W.A.T.
We just moved to Tampa almost a year ago and the Gracie Tampa gym came highly recommend. From my first day Sonny was courteous and made me feel at home. I have spent many days rolling one on one with Sonny and he has always been a teacher. He has become a friend and mentor as I have become a member of the Gracie family here in Tampa. Sonny was an instrumental part in me becoming a blue belt in BJJ in January. Our friendship will only continue to grow as I move forward in this journey know as Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Sonny Parlin is one of the people I’ve met through jiu jitsu who is constantly teaching, someone who genuinely cares about the well being of his students and helping them understand the game. Sonny was my first jiu jitsu instructor at Gracie Tampa North and immediately made me feel welcome. His knowledge and love for the sport shows his dedication and effort put forth daily to achieve greatness. I consider myself very fortunate to be involved in such a positive learning environment and to be constantly inspired by the hard work of my teachers and peers.
Sonny is an amazing instructor. He makes the classes and learning fun because of his teaching technique and his friendly demeanor. He is one of the nicest guys around and a great person to call a teacher and a friend.
Sonny Parlin is a great instructor and training partner. I have trained with him multiple times and he is very technical and loves the art of jiu jitsu! Sonny is always willing to go above and beyond when it comes to helping others on and off the mat. He will take your jiu jitsu to the next level.
I met Sonny Parlin on my first day at Gracie Tampa, and his friendly personality immediately made me feel at home. Since that first day, I’ve really enjoyed learning from Sonny and he’s become one of my favorite training partners. Sonny has a tremendous amount of Jiu Jitsu knowledge and is excellent at adapting his instruction to different personalities, skill levels, and body types. If you are in the area and interested in Jiu Jitsu, self defense, or just a fun workout – go see Sonny!