Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their passionate disdain for suspenders. Achieve stylish self-defense strategies with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited Brazilian jiu-jitsu training at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas (up to a $200 value, including a $50 registration fee). This deal is valid at the Charleston Boulevard and the Fort Apache Road locations.
Black-belted and bold, Amilcar "Mica" Cipili and Don Charley of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas proudly train students in the art and self-defense of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The weekly block of classes at the Charleston Boulevard and the Fort Apache Road locations are as wide open as a hip boss's office door, with sessions appropriate for all skill levels. Courses include the Fundamentals, which instructs pupils in proper falling techniques, escape tactics, and submission hold application, or Grappling, a tutorial on takedowns, submissions, and guard passing. Kids' and juniors' courses train youths as young as seven and instill the principles of fitness, self-defense, and taste in belts. Prerequisite courses are not required for Groupon-holders.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas
Amilcar "Mica" Cipili, head instructor of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas, knows what works for self defense and when placed in a real life fight. Raised in southern Brazil, Mica was already mastering the martial arts of kung fu, capoeira, and judo until he saw a Brazilian jiu-jitsu match that changed his life. Mica became obsessed with the "gentle art," which eschews brute force for more effective strategies of balance, leverage, and debate skills to use mid-grapple. Mica soon perfected the grips, flips, and submissive holds of jiu-jitsu with help from the Machado brothers–progeny of jiu-jitsu pioneer George Gracie. With his new-found fighting savvy, Mica earned a third-degree black belt, a mantle-busting array of over 90 champion titles, and even trained MMA greats such as UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta. At his Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas institute, Mica trains fighters of all levels in classes six days a week. In addition to Brazilan jiu-jitsu and judo for adults and kids, the training center features courses in judo, MMA, wrestling, and boxing.