Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Master Taningco is a Certified Kempo Jiu-Jitsu Instructor under Master Gasper, Dan Zan-Ryu-Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Ancso. He is also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Filipino Dumog ground-fighting.

Left: Luiz Palharez observes students trying out a new technique. Right: Palharez’s teacher, Rickson Gracie in his victory over kickboxing champion Bud Smith at Vale Tudo Japan Open

Combining a blend of techniques from these grappling styles, TAMA’s Grappling and Submission Fighting class is one of our most exciting and popular. The students learn actual Jiu-Jitsu and Judo throws, break falls along with ground fighting as we would call it. We teach two styles of grappling, traditional with the Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and the modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu with grappling shorts and shirts. The Students are taught the Art of Practical combative Jiu-Jitsu and Sport grappling in preparation for the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competitions. The classes includes extensive conditioning along with Standing and Ground grappling techniques.


In addition to our regular Grappling classes, TAMA is also an affiliate of Luiz Palhares, one of the rare individuals given the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After training with the legendary Rolls and Carlos Gracie, Luiz Palhares began training under the undefeated Rickson Gracie, (who is said to have over 400 fights with one disputed technicality). He received his brown and subsequent ranks of Black Belt under Rickson. At TAMA we offer regular seminars from Palharez.


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