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"I have been training BJJ now for 9 months and have come a long way. From the beginning and just using strength to win, I now use far more technique than muscle. I have learnt to relax and be able to think during a match. To breath through my nose. I can anticipate my opponents moves and transition well from one move to the next. Training with Gracie Garcia BJJ has made me super-fit, stronger and much more relaxed and confident. For a long time I wanted to train BJJ and finally jumped in. I am glad I did.
Training with Nilton at Gracie Garcia Jiu-Jitsu is fantastic. Nilton is a patient and professional teacher who has dedicated his life to the "gentle art". We train hard at every session and learn so much. The classes are small and taught every time by Nilton which means we can concentrate on the details. Just like having a private training session with a European and World Champion at every class.
All new students are made very welcome. There are no egos at our "academia". Everyone is happy to learn from each other and train with anyone who wishes to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It has a great atmosphere and is like a big family."
really helped to improve my game.
Finally, training with Nilton is lots of fun. He's a genuinely humble and kind person who has a great sense of humor, a sharp mind, incredible skills and a big heart. As a result, grueling training on the mat with Nilton seems relaxing and fun!
I look forward to many more hours of training with Nilton, and I hope that others also have the opportunity to experience what an amazing person he is. If you're thinking about training with Nilton, do it -- you'll be glad you did."
Nilton is fantastic - I'm thrilled to have met him. I'd highly recommend him to anybody who wants to improve their jiu-jitsu game.
First, Nilton's jiu-jitsu is incredible. He is the real deal, an expert at his art and an encyclopedia of positions and techniques.
Second, he has the unique gift of being able to convey his knowledge in an effective and understandable manner. Many high-level martial artists are great competitors but aren't good coaches or teachers. Nilton, on the other hand, has a God-given gift for sharing his knowledge in a fun and easy-to-understand manner.
Third, Nilton's understanding of the mental aspects of brazilian jiu-jitsu have really helped me. By encouraging me to believe in myself, attack more, have confidence in my positions and take risks, and cleanse my mind, Nilton has
"I have been training with Nilton and the guys for a couple of months now and I am hooked for life. I have been in the martial arts for 16 years and am a 3rd Dan Yoshinkan Aikido instructor. Having dabbled in some grappling, I thought I would try the premier grappling art of BJJ at Gracie Garcia.
WOW just WOW, what an exceptionally talented teacher I found in Nilton. As an instructor myself I think I have a pretty good nose for good instruction and let me tell you that Nilton Garcia is the real deal. Many teachers have skill but can't pass on their knowledge. Nilton is one of those that has massive skill and is an open, patient, humble and charismatic teacher as well.
It is obvious to me Nilton pays close attention to all his students progress. When he sees they are ready for the next stage of learning or a technique, he gives as much attention as that individual needs to take that step. His calm, methodical approach to demonstrating a technique makes learning the techniques simply even for total beginners.
In many of the martial arts schools I have trained at, it takes a long time to feel like you belong but with Nilton and the guys I felt like I belonged from day 1. It is the instructor that fosters this attitude. I have never been to such a friendly open school. It really is a pleasure to share mat space and the sweat and pain and laughter of hard training with Nilton and my fellow students. For anyone considering taking BJJ I cannot recommend Gracie Garcia highly enough. You will not be disappointed.