Gracie Farmington Valley's Open House

Gracie Farmington Valley’s open house featured Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kid's Self-Defense and Bully Proof, Yoga and a Women's Self Defense Seminar and despite the snowy conditions had a wonderful turn out-- more than 25 participants and families!

9:00 am was our version of Snow Day Yoga with Kathy Campbell.

9:00 am was our version of Snow Day Yoga with Kathy Campbell.

Look at Jay's concentration during Yoga. Is it harder than choking people?

Good job, Jay! 

Good job, Jay! 

Next we had an awesome Women's Self Defense Class! Thank you to all of the ladies who braved the snow. Self defense starts with a strong mental attitude. 

 

And the kid's Bully Proof class was a big hit with both kids and parents!

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Thank you to every one who spent the day with us. Stay tuned we will do it again

And a special thank you to the instructors who made this day happen:

Jay Bell, Jim Campbell, Jason Leenders, Kathy Campbell, Anthony Butler and special guest Mike Anderson!

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Don’t worry if you couldn’t participate because of the snow. We will do it all again soon. 

Gracie Farmington Valley Grand Opening

Gracie Farmington Valley Grand Opening

Gracie Farmington Valley is Central Connecticut's best source for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self Defense, and Kids Bully-Proof classes.
  • 9:00-10:00      Yoga with Kathy Campbell Free to the Public

  • 10:00-11:00     Women’s Self-Defense Seminar Free to the Public                                                      for  Teens (13+) and  Adults

  • 11:00-11:45      Free intro to “Kids Bully Proof” program and jiu-jitsu games for                                 parents and kids ages 4-12

  • 11:45-1:00       Meet and greet (with raffle at 12:30)

  • 1:00 - 3:15       Jiu-Jitsu Seminar with Marcio Stambowski and Neiman Gracie.                                 $60 per person

As part of our opening we are offering two free seminars and a raffle with the following prizes:

  • Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi
  • Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi
  • 1 Month Free Membership
  • 1 hour Private Lesson from GFV Founder Jason Bell
  • 1 hour Private Lesson with Jimmy “Leg Lock” Campbell
  • 1 Bounce Town Play 60 Six Pack Certificate

Come and join us

Date:

12/17/2017

Time:

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Address:

15 Cheryl Drive, suite D.

Canton, CT, 06019

Contact:

860-785-0930

[email protected]

A Free to the public Women’s Self Defense Seminar 12/17/2017

Gracie Farmington Valley Presents:

 

A free to the public seminar on Women’s Self Defense for  Teens (13+) and  Adults

 

Women, don’t be a victim. Learn to protect yourself!
 
  • Do you ever return to your car during evening time?
  • Do you walk while looking at your phone?
  • Use a parking garage?
  • Jog on a trail alone?
Women Self Defense

 

These are all scenarios where women have encountered violence.

Now is the time to learn simple & effective strategies for self-defense.

Your self defense strategy can mean the difference between, life and death or catastrophic injury.

Most self-defense strategies taught by amateurs focus on defending force with force. They are missing pragmatic strategies for successfully defending herself from a bigger and stronger opponent.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • Situational awareness strategies

  • How to escape from common grabs, headlocks, and bear hugs

  • How defend yourself from being choked

  • How to escape if cornered or pushed up against a wall

  • Scenario based training

Head instructor: Jim Campbell is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a decorated officer with the Hartford police department. He is an expert in close quarters combat and has taught numerous seminars on self-defense and combatives.

Jim and Kathy Campbell

Jim and Kathy Campbell

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No-Gi Seminar

Marcio Stambowsky &  Neiman Gracie

Marcio Stambowsky &  Neiman Gracie

Date:

12/17/2017

Time:

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Address:

15 Cheryl Drive, suite D.

Canton, CT, 06019

Contact:

860-785-0930

[email protected]

Gracie Farmington Valley is hosting a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar. The first half of the seminar will is being taught by Grandmaster Marcio Stambowski. Marcio is the head of the CTBJJF, and a Coral Belt (7th Degree Black Belt), one of the highest ranks in the world. Marcio is revered for his deep technical knowledge of all things grappling.

Marsio Stambowsky

Marsio Stambowsky

The second half of the seminar is being taught by mixed martial arts sensation Neiman Gracie. Freshly off his 5th straight, professional MMA win, Neiman will teach a dynamic No-gi seminar.

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Gracie Farmington Valley is Moving!

Most of you have probably already heard, but just to get all official, Gracie Farmington Valley is moving to Canton right down the street from The Shoppes!

Our new space has nearly three times as much useable mat space, new dressing rooms, a pro shop and a mezzanine that over looks it all!

The 1st Day of Classes Start Thursday December 1st! Stay tuned for additional classes and a grand opening day celebration.