2 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Grappling Mastery 2 Year Anniversary Celebration
Cake Cutting at Grappling Mastery 2nd Year Anniversary 2015 Celebration
Cake Cutting at Grappling Mastery 2nd Year Anniversary 2015 Celebration

We are happy to announce that Grappling Mastery introduced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Lake County Florida just over 2 years ago.  We’ve now been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Tavares, Florida and the Lake County area for at least two years now and are growing tremendously in size and skill!  After helping run a Gracie Barra in Orlando for 7 years, Brian Ruscio moved to Leesburg and started teaching private lessons in his garage for free!  As word spread he was given the opportunity to teach his passion in an actual dojo.  Now, two years later, Grappling Mastery has it’s own location, Professor Ruscio has earned his first degree and we’re bursting at the seams!  Things are definitely looking up for our team this year and more big things are on the horizon.

We welcome everyone to join us in celebrating this milestone!

We plan to be celebrating at Grappling Mastery on December 12, at 10 am.  Invite your Family and Friends, all are welcome.  We will be doing a team picture at 11am so bring your GIs!  The gym will also be open so you roll and we will also have a bounce house and cake for the kids!

You can RSVP Here

Afterwards, you can Watch UFC 194 Aldo vs. McGregor with the Grappling Mastery team!

 

Leesburg motorcycle mechanic thrilled to make mixed-martial-arts fighting debut.

Orlando Sentinel Article about Jorge Rodriguez’s MMA Debut:

Leesburg motorcycle mechanic thrilled to make mixed-martial-arts fighting debut.

 

View Jorge “The Animal” Rodriguez’s MMA Debut and 56 second choke out of his opponent here!

Multiple Black Belts hold BJJ Seminar for a Great Cause!

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Professor Brian Ruscio trained under Mestre Marcio Simas and World Champion Master "Gutty" Muggiati alongside over 20 years of Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu Black Belts
Professor Brian Ruscio trained under Mestre Marcio Simas and World Champion Master “Gutty” Muggiati alongside over 20 years of Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu Black Belts

To benefit 10 year old Aubrey, who is in critical condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital, Grappling Mastery’s Brian Ruscio along with numerous other Black Belts from Gracie Barra and other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies in Central Florida will be hosting a BJJ Black Belt Seminar at the Gracie Barra in Kissimmee.  Each Black Belt will be showing at least one technique from their arsenal!  ALL PROCEEDS raised will go to Aubrey and her family to help her. This is a seminar you WILL NOT want to miss!  When will you have the chance again to learn from so many Black Belts at the same time AND support a great cause?

When:  Sunday, February 8, 2015

Location: 2800 West Vine Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Donation Amount: Minimum $20

RSVP HERE for the Black Belt Seminar

Read Aubrey’s story below:

Aubrey was hit by a vehicle while riding her bike with a friend.
Aubrey was hit by a vehicle while riding her bike with a friend.

On January 20, 2015, while riding her bicycle with her friend in Ocoee, Aubrey and her friend were struck by a careless driver. Her friend that was with her was injured but is now doing well. Aubrey, on the other hand, is currently in critical condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital undergoing a number of medical procedures to help her return to her normal life as a happy, playful 10-year old girl.

Due to the medical procedures, Aubrey is going to require constant medical procedures and care to get her back to a normal life. All of this will take time and cost money.

Osceola FD Benevolent, a 501(c)3 organization that assists firefighters and the public through charitable work, is asking that you assist us to help Aubrey and her family with her recovery. ALL PROCEEDS raised will go to Aubrey and her family to help her.

If you cannot make the seminar you can donate via paypal at Osceola FD Benevolent

Osceola Fire Department Supports Aubrey
Osceola Fire Department Supports Aubrey

BJJ Tour 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida

BJJ Tour will be coming to Kissimmee, Florida on March 28

This is a well run tournament.  Last year our very own Chris Swift was chosen by Furia Jiu Jitsu to be sponsored into the tournament!!

General Information

Be part of the inaugural installment of the highly anticipated BJJ Tour Tournament Series in beautiful Kissimmee, Florida. Brought to you by the promoters of the US Open.

The BJJ Tour – Florida Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament will be Saturday, March 28. The tournament will be held at the Kissimmee Civic Center.

The tournament has easy access from airports in Orlando and Tampa.

All Age Divisions from Kids – Masters, and all belt ranks are welcome to compete.

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each division. Every registered competitor will receive a complimentary tournament t-shirt. Also, all registered kids competitors will receive a medal.

Accommodation

Satisfaction Orlando Resort
1500 North Thacker Ave., Kissimmee, FL, 34741
Reservations taken via phone: (407) 483-4901
Toll free: 1 (855) 446-2302

Mention BJJ TOUR to book!

www.satisfactionorlandoresort.com

Check-In

Competitors check-in at Kissimmee Civic Center, the location of the BJJ Tour Florida Tournament on Saturday, March 28 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Bring valid identification such as a driver’s license or passport.

Kids checking in will need a BIRTH CERTIFICATE or PASSPORT.

All Kid Competitors are required to show their valid identification in the form of Birth Certificate, Passport or IBJJF card to compete. Any Kid Competitor without valid identification will be disqualified and will not compete. No refunds.

All Adult, Master & Juvenile Competitors are required to show their valid identification in the form of Drivers License, Passport, State Identification or IBJJF card to compete. Any Adult, Master or Juvenile Competitor without valid identification will be disqualified and will not compete. No refunds.

Watch UFC 182 in Eustis for Free with Grappling Mastery

UFC 182 Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier – Bitter Rivals

Free for Grappling Mastery Members and their Guests

RSVP to the Event

Fight Card:

Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury
Brad Tavares vs. Nate Marquardt
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Louis Gaudinot
Hector Lombard vs. Josh Burkman

Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Danny Castillo vs. Paul Felder
Marcus Brimage vs. Cody Garbrandt
Shawn Jordan vs. Jared Cannonier
Evan Dunham vs. Rodrigo Damm

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET)
Omari Akhmedov vs. Mats Nilsson
Alexis Dufresne vs. Marion Reneau

(Fight Card Courtesy of MMAFighting.com)

1 Year Anniversary Celebration

The Grappling Mastery Family
The Grappling Mastery Family
Celebrating One Year Cake
Grappling Mastery, Celebrating One Year!

We are happy to announce that Grappling Mastery introduced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Lake County Florida just over 1 year ago. Before that there were some schools that sparked up and then soon faded.   We’ve now been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Tavares, Florida and the Lake County area for at least one year now and are only growing!  After helping run a Gracie Barra in Orlando for 7 years, Brian Ruscio moved to Leesburg and started teaching private lessons in his garage for free!  As word spread he was given the opportunity to teach his passion in an actual dojo.  One year later, Grappling Mastery is growing strong and Building Champions.

We welcome everyone to join us in celebrating this milestone!

We plan to be celebrating at Wooton Park on January 10th, at 1:30 pm.  Invite your family and friends, all are welcome.

You can RSVP Here

The event will be catered by Burke’s BBQ in The Villages and we’ll be raffling some great prizes as well!

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UFC 181 Party with Mike “Maverick” Chiesa Gallery

Grappling Mastery was honored to celebrate TUF Winner, Mike “Maverick” Chiesa’s birthday at our UFC 181 watch party.  Mike is a great guy and very humble.  We were joined by the fine folks at Gator Harley Davidson as they invited us to their private viewing at Hurricane Dockside Restaurant.

It was a great time for everyone involved!

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2014 NAGA Pan American Championships Gallery

Congratulations to everyone that competed!  Everybody displayed their hard work over the last few months to prepare for this tournament!

Video of Professor Brian Ruscio winning the NAGA Pan-American No Gi Expert Masters Championship.

 

 

Gracie Barra Orlando’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Gracie Barra Orlando 20th Year Anniversary
Gracie Barra Orlando 20th Year Anniversary
Professor Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra Orlando, 6th Degree Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr.
Professor Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra Orlando, 6th Degree Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr.

Professor Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra in Orlando, Florida has personally invited Professor Brian Ruscio and the Grappling Mastery Team to attend his 20th Anniversary of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Central Florida.

Marcio Simas has been Brian Ruscio’s mentor since he began learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu many years ago.  It will be an honor to attend this event as Marcio will be awarding Brian Ruscio all his other Black Belts since 1994 special recognition!  Many have moved and hopefully most will be attending in person.

More about Grappling Mastery’s Gracie Barra Lineage The event will be Saturday, December 20th 2014 from 12-4 pm at Bill Frederick Park and cost $10 per person.  Kids 10 and under are free.

View Pictures of the Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu 20 Year Celebration

Watch Sakuraba vs. Gracie at Metamoris 5 Free

Grappling Mastery is Hosting another Great Event.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm, pre-show starts at 4:00

Grappling Mastery will be hosting Metamoris 5

Metamoris 5 Sakuraba vs. Gracie
Metamoris 5 Sakuraba vs. Gracie

This will be an awesome grappling event.  The age old battle of Wrestling vs. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu rises up again.  Kazushi Sakuraba was known as “The Gracie Hunter”, using Catch Wrestling to earn 4 victories over Gracies in his prime.  Since then, he has lost 2 matches to Gracie’s and now Renzo Gracie is looking for redemption in this rematch.  In Metamoris 4, we saw Josh Barnett use Catch Wrestling to defeat No Gi BJJ Master, Dean Lister.  What do you think will happen?  Post in the comments below!!  There will be some great matchups, in addition to a Secret Match with unknown opponents.  See the full fight card below.

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To attend you must be a Grappling Mastery Team Member or Guest.  Grappling Mastery is hosting, which means there is no cost to you!  Just come prepared to have a good time, good food, and drinks.  Location and other Details will be announced in class.

Metamoris 5 Official Fight Card
Metamoris 5 Official Fight Card
  • Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Renzo Gracie
  • Rory McDonald vs. J.T. Torres
  • Yuri Simoes vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.
  • Vinny Magalhaes vs. Kevin Casey
  • Garry Tonon vs. Zak Maxwell
  • Plus a Secret Match

Who do you think will win?  Post in the comments below!!