A Chat with AJ Sousa BJJ Center
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We make family a priority, and that means bringing the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu and martial arts instruction to your child. Our spacious facility is professionally operated and family-oriented. Classes are offered six days a week. Lead instruction is by former world champion AJ Sousa. Come take it!
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
We’re black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. But the secret is that a black belt is just a beginner who never gave up. Taking the first step is the most difficult for kids. But after just a short period of time, your child will have increased confidence, self-discipline, and self-defense skills.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After operating BJJ academies for a UFC veteran and other mixed martial arts fighers, AJ Sousa wanted to make BJJ more accessible to kids in a non-threatening, family environment. Perserverance, honor, strength, and compassion are the hallmarks of the creed for our children’s program.
What do you love most about your job?
The value of martial arts is in the takeaway by the students. Witnessing the “shy” child develop self-confidence, and watching the “crazy” child develop self-discipline, are what we love most about our vocation. It is a privilege and a joy to see young students develop these tools for life.