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Student Feedback From Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa

October 16, 2015

"I hope to inspire others with disabilities..."

"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. After months of searching, I found a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center near where I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Checking out the school and participating in the ten-day trial, I knew that I had found the perfect place. At 40 years old, I didn't want to experience the same physically intense training I had when I participated in wrestling and judo when I was younger. 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. 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! I have earned 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
Tulsa, OK

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