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Featured CTC:Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Whittier

August 13, 2014

Located in Whittier, California

I am proof you can teach an old dog new tricks, my Jiu-Jitsu journey started late in life but I haven't looked back other than to wish I had started sooner. Like many parents, I sat for years on the sidelines watching my son practice and compete in Jiu-Jitsu; wishing I had the energy, flexibility and athleticism to participate.

In 2011 a very good friend introduced me to the Gracie Combatives program and the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance. What I found was a fun, safe and positive environment that was conducive to learning but more importantly the techniques are practical for real life street self-defense and were presented in a manner that was easy to understand.

I quickly fell in love with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and like all things I'm passionate about; I began to share it with all my friends and family. I've always enjoyed coaching and serving others, so after successfully completing the Gracie Academy Instructor's Certification Program in Jan 2013, my son and I decided it was time to reach out to other families with these lifesaving techniques.

We offer a very family friendly environment; it's our goal to pass on these amazing techniques but also all the benefits of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu; improved health, fitness and most importantly the bonding of families. We invite you and your family to come try our free 10-Day Trail and discover for yourself that Jiu-jitsu is truly for everyone.

Alex Belhumeur

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