Featured Academy June: Rodrigo Mendes Jiu Jitsu

Every  month JiuJitsuSweep.com will feature an up and coming Jiu Jitsu academy based on size, lineage or competition status.

This month we feature Rodrigo Mendes  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a Gracie Barra affiliate school.

Rodrigo Mendes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is located at

1490 S. Federal Highway Delray Beach Florida, 33483

and is owned and operated by Rodrigo Mendes, a 2nd degree black belt authorized by the main governing body of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the IBJJF or International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.

Rodrigo Mendes began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1995 when living in Rio De Janeiro  Brazil , as a blue belt he began assisting in teaching and though hard work and dedication , rising through the ranks of purple, brown and eventually being awarded his black belt under Professor Andre “Dedeco” Almeida he went on to participate and win competitions throughout the country and the world.

Rodrigo Mendes heads the main academy in Delray Beach , with a satellite school located in Jupiter Florida and 2 other academies opening up in the greater Palm Beach County area, the hard work and dedication Rodrigo Mendes has , shows throughout  within his schools and students alike.

Rodrigo Mendes achievments and accomplishments in the grappling world include:

• 1st Place Pan Ams No Gi 2008 (New York)
• 2nd Place AM Nationals No Gi 2008 (California)
• 3rd Place AM Nationals open class 2008 (California)
• 3rd Place American Nationals 2008 (California)
• 3rd Place Panamerican 2008 (California)
• 3rd Place Worlds No Gi 2007 (California)
• State Champion (Orlando/Florida) 2006
• 3rd Place Panamerican 2006 (California)
• 3rd Place Panamerican 2005 (California)
• 2nd Place Panamerican 2004 brown belt (California)
• 3rd Place Battle on the Beach /Pro Div 2004 (New Jersey)

With an elite  grappling pedigree , a winning record, and a growing foundation of students and fans alike , Rodrigo Mendes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy has become one of the fastest growing schools within the Jiu Jitsu circuit.

As a Gracie Barra authorized academy, RMBJJ follows the same principals and fundamentals that have made the Gracie Barra name so successful.

RMBJJ fundamentals include classes for children, which involves teaching Jiu Jitsu as a core martial art to build confidence, integrity and respect.

RMBJJ curriculum also includes Jiu Jitsu fundamentals which include breaking down the basics and teaching Jiu Jitsu step by step , how to apply techniques and leverage and the beginning stages of the students Jiu Jitsu career , it is designed for beginners and uses the traditional Jiu Jitsu uniform, the Kimono or gi.

The advanced class opens up a new world of grappling for students, building on the beginning stages and stepping it up to practice the techniques learned in the fundamentals class against a fully resistant opponent.  The advanced class is designed for students who already have 6-8 months of Jiu Jitsu experience and features live rolling in a control environment.

RMBJJ also includes the sport of mixed martial arts, and grappling without the Kimono or gi for students looking to advance their grappling techniques for tournaments.

RMBJJ goes beyond the Jiu Jtsu instruction, it is said a man is judged by the company he keeps, and with a strong family bond that RMBJJ students share it is no wonder why his academy is becoming one of the most successful and most sought after schools in the Jiu Jitsu world.

As head instructor and owner , you can be sure to get the best instruction not only from Rodrigo Mendes himself but also the other high ranked instructors who also teach including black belt, Tim Bruce and brown belt Anderson Pinto.  And with periodical seminars held at RMBJJ the elite, who are Gracie Barra world class grapplers , the level of instruction is second to none.

Practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is what keeps me going everyday, Jiu-Jitsu is not only a martial art but a lifestyle. I see it everyday in my students, once they get hooked on BJJ, they can’t stop. It becomes part of your DNA for life.

– Rodrigo Mendes

RMBJJ motto is Organized Like A Team, Fighting Like  A Family.

For the month of June, Rodrigo Mendes is offering an industry exclusive offer for new students AND for existing students!  While we have seen the promotions for a free week of Jiu Jitsu training, and we have also seen the 30 days free training promotion, but at RMBJJ the offer is also extended to existing students. For this month only students of RMBJJ can get 30 days of free training for refering a friend, and not only will the new student get to enjoy 30 days of free training but so will the existing student who was the refering party.

To learn more visit www.RMBJJ.com or call 561-455-2645