Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that uses leverage and technique, rather than strength and striking, to control and neutralize assailants. With an emphasis on leverage, grip, position, and the mechanics of the body, practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can defend themselves against larger, stronger assailants. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is widely regarded as one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense, anti-bullying, and law enforcement, but it is so much more than just a martial art. It improves physical fitness, increases confidence, teaches problem-solving, discipline and resilience, and is a great way to have fun and make friends.
Whether you want to become a world champion, get in shape, learn self-defense, or just take on a new fun hobby, Zangief Jiu Jitsu offers rigorous, top notch training through a variety of classes (gi and no gi, striking, self-defense) for men, women, and children. Come join our family!
Gabriel Barbosa Checco - Owner and Chief Instructor
Gabriel “Zangief” Barbosa Checco is the owner and head coach at Zangief Jiu Jitsu. He was born in Torrinha, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1986. Gabriel Checco’s history with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dates back to 2001 in Brazil. He founded Zangief Jiu Jitsu, which is named for Gabriel’s MMA nickname “Zangief.” Gabriel maintains his career as a full time MMA pro fighter and competitor, while also teaching and running
Zangief Jiu Jitsu.
David Gill - Instructor
David Gill is 4th stripe black belt, got his black belt from Charles Gracie. He has trained over 20 plus years and have accomplish
to compete and win in many different tournaments
Yami Valdes - Master Instructor Taekwondo
Yami Valdes is a 3rd degree black belt by Kukkiwon under 7th degree black belt Master Janaka. She started in her early 20's as an instructor