Learning a martial art requires time and confidence more than brute strength, much like convincing a cow to get off the highway. Take charge with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $19 for 5 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes (a $150 value)
- $29 for 10 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes (a $300 value)
- $49 for 20 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes (a $600 value)
Black belt and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion Alexander "Soca" Freitas coaches adults of all abilities during 60-minute group classes, which cover grappling techniques such as chokeholds and joint locks. Click here for a class schedule.
Soca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
As a 4th-degree black belt, Alexander "Soca" Freitas’s fighting resumé is a formidable one. He has won multiple competitions - including the highly prestigious ADCC Championship, where he was also named "Most Technical Fighter" - and is a five-time Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship winner. He earned his black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr., the son of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s founder, and he spent 25 years mastering the grappling art at the Gracie Barra main academy. Since becoming a teacher himself, Soca has awarded black belts to 24 of his students. However, he doesn't try to force any of his protégés into following his footsteps—instead of matching his impressive accolades with an intimidating attitude, Soca welcomes students of all ages, builds, and abilities to his gym.
Soca leads classes in both beginning and advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques. The martial-arts discipline depends on leverage and holds rather than weapons to subdue opponents, and he demonstrates these maneuvers during practice drills. Students progress through the curriculum by testing to receive successive belts rather than by wrestling a written exam to the ground. Soca ultimately leaves their goals up to them, whether they hope to perfect their self-defense moves, compete in MMA tournaments, or simply engage in healthy exercise. Aside from standard Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons, the gym also hosts private classes, children's classes, and strength-and-conditioning sessions, led by co-owner Samantha Freitas.