Jackson Fortunato fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since he got introduced to it in the year 1999 in a Jiu Jitsu school in Brazil. Even during his training, he felt each day a new adventure.
His adventurous journey took a new turn when he moved to Landon, the UK to make people aware of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while adapting himself in a culture totally new to him. He, along with his two BJJ black belt friends, began the journey of bjjschool.co.uk. Today, his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School in the UK is one of the most successful Jiu Jitsu schools in the country.
People of all ages from London, who joined his school, got connected with Jackson’s passion and love toward Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They sensed that they are not just another dollar sign for him. Jackson cares for each and everyone who visits him for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. His started the school with the goal of spreading knowledge and love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Expanding his reach, Jackson Fortunato started Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Houston since then. Jackson Fortunato is running the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School, along with his friends, Jose Henrique Leao Teixeira Filho who is also the master at Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School and Rafael Castillo who is taking care of the management of the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School.
Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school is a pioneer in teaching BJJ to the people of all ages. The classes are categorized in a way so that people of all ages can learn BJJ in a safe, convenient, fun and an effective way.
Starting with the classes for kids, Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School runs the “Kids Anti-Bully Program”
Under this program, the school offers two training classes categorized by their age.
The Future Champs Training Program
The Future Champs program is for the kids that are 5-8 years old. Kids at this age are taught BJJ in a playful way as they learn this way quickly at this age. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Houston designed for the kids that are 5-8 years old consist of a series of 10 fun games.
The games are designed in such a way that kids learn BJJ while playing them. Kids are told to play the game, but unknowingly they inherit the BJJ skills such as principles of control and leverage. This is a brilliant way to teach BJJ to the kids of this age.
The playful environment is safe for the kids. Safety is the top priority for the kids. As the kids move ahead in the series of 10 games, they face new challenges in the game format. The challenges are designed considering the kids’ age, and safety in mind. Kids have to use their reflexes to complete the challenge, hence learning the basics of this martial art form.
Kids seem to enjoy this class a lot due to the fun involved in it. Jackson Fortunato enjoys it too as this way, even the 5-8 years old kids are able to grasp the BJJ knowledge at an early stage. The Future Champs program prepares these kids and their bodies for the next level Jiu Jitsu skills.
The next Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes under Kids Anti-Bully Program are for the kids of 9-13 years of age.
Let’s face the fact: Kids of 9-13 years of age are more prone to bullying and abuse. And, not all of them openly talk about it even to their parents. This puts them in real danger as the abuse continues because they don’t share about it with anyone. A child’s childhood gets ruined and you can’t undo it.
What we can do is prepare our children for such a situation, so that when we are not around, they are still able to protect themselves from the bullies and attackers.
When the parents reach Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School, the major concerns they have are
- Teaching Kids martial arts might make them Violent
- Their kid might get hurt in the class
We understand their concerns and if you too have such doubts then let us share with you then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a non-violent art form.
- It teaches the kids to defend themselves without hurting anyone. So, it’s completely non-violent. It doesn’t instigate violence in any form. Also, it gives them a way to use their right to defend themselves when needed.
- The learning environment at the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School is completely safe for kids. Jackson Fortunato’s aim for having separate classes for kids is to provide safety and the required exposure to the kids when they come to learn BJJ in Houston.
The skills kids learn at Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School keep them safe and minimize the risk of injury even to the bully. That is why our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Houston Tx are open for people of all ages and genders.
If you want your kid to come for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Houston, you can try the free trial class first. If your kid likes it, you can enroll your kid for 10-day trial classes before making a decision. We assure you that your kid will love the classes so much that he would want to come for the classes regularly.
The membership structure is available in three variants – Monthly, half-yearly, and yearly.
When you apply for half yearly or yearly membership, the kid gets a free uniform.
In case of a yearly membership, you also get 1 month free.
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Houston in line at the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School is The Adults Fundamental Class.
The Adults Fundamental Class
Under this program, the adults start from learning the basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques and climb their way up to the advanced level as Jackson Fortunato teaches them BJJ step by step and technique by technique.
It has been observed that following the Adults Fundamental Class even someone who is completely unaware of BJJ in Houston has climbed his way up to become Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt.
Once any student reaches the Blue belt stage, he is qualified for the advanced level training. After learning the advanced technique, one can compete in the tournament.
Adults Fundamental Program ensures the fundamental growth of BJJ in the learner even when he hasn’t done it before ever. This training program induces the regular exercise routine in their lifestyle, which is essential as, in their busy schedule, they hardly find any time to exercise.
The fourth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes program Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School has is for women
Women’s Empowerment Program
The incidents of attacks on women are on the rise. Products such as pepper spray and personal safety alarm are there to protect women from attackers and abusers. But, what happens when these materialistic run out of ammo?
Your body can be your biggest weapon you can use to defend yourself from the attackers and abusers. When you run out of pepper spray or personal safety gun, you can still give the attacker a tough time until the help arrives.
The special women’s empowerment program at Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to prepare women against most common attacks faced by them.
You can join the program at any point even if you don’t have prior experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Most of the other self-defense martial arts rely on strength, body size, and speed. However, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is technique and timing based. That’s why it is recommended for women as anybody can learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu regardless of their age, athletic ability, and physique size.
Women can BJJ learn freely without hesitation in this separate class designed for them.
These two programs also, have three types of membership plans – We have Monthly plans, 6 months contract plans, and 12 months contract plans. When you take 6 months and 12 months membership, you get a free uniform. And, in the case of 12 months membership plan, you get a free uniform and one-month free subscription additional.
Students in all the classes till now have shown progress with time. Not just in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills, but in other aspects as well. Here is the list of areas where the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students have shown progress.
Students of all ages who attend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes come out improving their…
Self Defence Skills
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves self-defence skills with time. At times, when you are bullied or abused by anyone, you will be able to defend yourself using skills learned in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. You don’t have to hit the abuser or be violent – that’s the beauty of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – It’s a non-violent gentle martial art form.
Learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills improves confidence in the learner. Knowing that nobody can physically harm you boosts up your confidence level. A sense of strong personality gets developed in the learner. You get to know about your body better.
By attending Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, one does get a daily dose of exercise no matter their regular lifestyle. This regular dose of exercise does improve their overall physique with time. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Houston let them use their body, flex their muscles improving the blood circulation and strength over time.
The first thought we get when someone tries to harm us is the thought of hitting them. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, being a non-violent martial art form, doesn’t enhance any violent characteristics in the leaner. Instead, it teaches them to act calmly as any actions were taken with a clam head generate good results.
When students learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a disciplined environment, they tend to inherit that discipline and follow the same in other activities they do on the day to day basis such as study, work etc. It is important that kids learn to do things in a disciplined way early on.
Problem Solving Skills
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not strength or muscle based martial art. It is a technique based martial art. Several moves are available to tackle one move of your opponent. The art here is to know which move to apply to counter the opponent’s move. This general problem-solving skill goes a long way and trains the learners to see a situation from a different perspective.
While learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a group or attending Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, you come across other people and you see yourself and others grow together. The like-mindedness and growth bring people together. This helps them connect with others easily and hence improving their social life.
Looking at the response the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Houston is getting, it seems that craze of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu among the people of Houston is never going to end. People definitely come to learn, but they enjoy their time at the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School and Jackson Fortunato feels happy to see getting benefit from the martial art form he has loved for so many years.
Come, be part of Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu family. No matter your age, gender, body type or skill level, our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Houston are open to all. Witness the love, and passion for BJJ among people at the Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School.
Nobody has ever left empty-handed after the classes. They add up so much to their skills once the classes are over. They are more disciplined, more confident, know their body limits, and loaded with self-defense skills.