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CTC Success Story in Tulsa, Oklahoma

August 21, 2015

Awesome Job Bob!

Here is feedback submitted by a student who recently started taking Gracie Combatives classes at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa under instructors Robert Davenport and Marty Jennings.

"I found myself in the worst shape of my life, after years of working a night shift had taken their toll. With the exception of riding motorcycles, I had become a couch potato. I wanted to find an activity that would get me back in shape and also be good for self-defense. Months of searching brought me to jiu-jitsu. I now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have found a Gracie CTC.

After looking into the CTC and participating in the ten-day trial, I knew that I had found the perfect place for me. At 40 years old, I didn't want to experience the same physically intense training I had when I was younger (wrestling and judo). Even though I was born with a physical disability and must modify many of the techniques, within the first few weeks my body started feeling better and my zest for life had returned. Robert Davenport and Marty Jennings have been great to work with and they remind us all the time how Grand Master Helio himself was forced to modify the techniques he saw his brother teaching, due to his physical limitations.

Starting Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. After eight months of training, I received my blue belt and have now entered the Master Cycle. I plan to continue training for the rest of my life and hope to inspire others with disabilities to do the same. I want to thank the Gracie family for making me feel five years old again!"

-Bob Skubic