From Our Editors
If Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a game of chess played with the human body, then professor Mike Tomacelli plays the role of a bearded, muscle-bound Kasparov. His eponymous martial arts school aims to create dynamic martial artists and fitter, happier members through simple instruction and a close-knit, supportive environment. Mike and his staff of seasoned instructors teach a progressive approach to BJJ, submission grappling, and MMA striking techniques that is geared to first-timers as well as ex-wrestlers and athletes. Students can roll, wrap up, and grapple on the gym’s expansive, cushioned mats, or step in front of large mirrors to practice their muay thai knee strikes and ventriloquism routines.