At KimuraBJJ we passionately study and train in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and continuously strive for excellence to further advance the art. We believe that it is not about winning and losing but about the integrity and effort put forth in the pursuit of our goals. By approaching the art of BJJ in this way we find that success follows naturally.
Our uniqueness lies not only in our unmatched unity and spirit, but also as a result of our students and instructors progressing in their pursuit of BJJ excellence exclusively through the Kimura way from the very beginning of their BJJ journey. Our philosophy of advancement in rank from novice to master only from within allows us to maintain a standard of excellence and authenticity that would otherwise be unattainable.
We believe that we have the best training methods to help each student achieve their dreams and goals and ultimately reach their full potential in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in life.
-Convenient ground-floor location within short walking distance of public transportation and ample parking available
-Over 2,500 square feet of training area featuring state of the art Zebra mats including wall padding throughout
-Warm -up /lesson room separate from the main training area for private lessons, independent training, etc…
-Air conditioned climate control
-Guest seating/viewing area with full view of entire mat training area
-Independent changing rooms for male and female students
-Newly designed reception area and Kimura BJJ gear shop featuring official Kimura BJJ Gis, T-Shirts, Hats, etc…
What's the history of BJJ?
A Japanese judoka, prizefighter, and former member of the Kodokan named Mitsuyo Maeda emigrated to Brazil in the 1910s where a local influential businessman named Gastão Gracie helped him get established. In return for his aid, Maeda taught judo to Gastão's son Carlos, who then taught the art to his brothers, including Hélio Gracie. Through their own study and development, Carlos and Hélio are regarded as the originators of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a style distinct from Judo.
Kimura BJJ's Nate Chandler, just 8 years old, competed on November 19th in The Good Fight 'Thanksgiving Throwdown' in Farmington, CT. Nate weighed in at 54 lbs and competed in 8 fights, winning 6 times in both Gi and No-Gi divisions. Impressively, the only person in Nate's weight class was a Green belt (two belt levels above yellow belt Nate), who Nate beat 4 times on his way to two gold medals.