Gracie Sports USA in Norwalk, CT is focused around excellence; we are determined to give our best in order to help you achieve your best.
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is one of the strongest and most respected BJJ teams in the world. Master Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky is a black belt under the legendary Rolls Gracie Sr. Master Marcio is the only 8th degree red and white belt in the northeast. With a heritage as deep as ours, you will get to experience first-hand authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu right from its source.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that teaches its students to control resisting opponents in ways that force him/her to submit. Generally, gaining this control is easier on the ground than in a standing position. This is why many of the techniques in BJJ are centered around the skill of taking an opponent to the ground and wrestling for dominant positions, rendering the opponent harmless.
The main principals behind BJJ are to control and overcome the obstacles of greater size, strength and aggression. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip, and position upon your opponent. Students gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body. The knowledge can be used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses.
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Here's what others have to say:
To have such a wealth of wisdom and knowledge in the years of practice that Master Marcio has in jiu-jitsu is a true asset of his academy. I have been training on and off for about nine years, and I must say that Marcio is the most enthusiastic professor I have ever learned from.
The way he comes racing across the mat to help his students with smallest of details, no matter their level, is evidence of what a great teacher he truly is. His devotion to his students is quite clear. And to have the opportunity to train with one of only a few of Rolls Gracie's black belts, priceless.
- SEAN BOEGER
I moved to Norwalk from NJ last August and was excited to continue training BJJ. I was nervous coming into the school (Having been at another school in NJ). I was greeted at the door by Marcio and from then on I instantly was made to feel that I belonged. BJJ is not just about training hard, it is also about the family and community that is built at a BJJ gym. Our support system is great and if you ever feel the need to learn how to defend yourself or to train BJJ, just know that you'll have people there to support you.
- ALEX DELANNOY
How do I share my love for Gracie Sports? My whole family enjoys training here. I have never felt so comfortable, everyone truly respects each other.
Best workout for the mind, body, and soul. Thank you Gracie Sports for becoming part of our family. I enjoy the intense training and the empowerment Jiu Jitsu gives me.
- MAUREEN POLLACK
Great team, really like a family. World class instruction. A champion and a coral belt, Marcio is yet so down-to-earth, warm, and approachable, who really cares about your success.
- VALERIE LYASHKO
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You can call us at (203) 993-4633 for more information
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Monday - Friday, 6am-9pm
Saturday - Sunday, 9am-2pm
770 Connecticut Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854