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!