From the merchant: Learn the secrets of Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, right here in Kalamazoo!
About A Chat with Kalamazoo BJJ
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Kalamazoo BJJ offers instruction in Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under head coach Ben Lindhout. Ben is a two-stripe BJJ brown belt, certified under the Carlson Gracie Team and the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), the highest rank of anyone in the Kalamazoo area.
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
Water bottle, mouth guard and cup are optional (but encouraged). Gi and white belt are available for purchase if desired but are not required for first month of training.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Ben Lindhout, with help of many of his students, established Kalamazoo BJJ in May 2016. His mission was to offer Carlson Gracie style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Kalamazoo area. Kzoo BJJ is equipped with world class Zebra mats to provide an elite training experience.
What do you love most about your job?
Ben works with a technical, yet crushing style and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with his students. He is dedicated to the team, and works hard with a goal of making all his students and teammates better, both on and off the mats.