BJJ – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Buford GA

The #1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team in the World now has an affiliate school in Buford GA.  Gentry’s is lead by Phillipe Gentry, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor who trained for many years under the legendary Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti.  “Jacare” is the head of the #1 Sport BJJ Team in the World, Alliance.  The same secret techniques being taught at Alliance Brazil and the US Alliance Head Quarters are now being taught right here in Buford GA.

Coach Phillipe Gentry winning the Pan American Championship

Coach Phillipe Gentry winning the Pan American Championship

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

At Gentry’s, we view Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 3 parts:

  • Martial Art – First and foremost BJJ is a Martial Art designed for self-defense.  By maximizing the use of leverage through many techniques, a Jiu Jitsu practitioner is able to subdue his opponent by making them quit by applying a joint lock or choke.  The Jiu Jitsu we practice is done without strikes (punches or kicks). This makes it the ideal martial art for children.  If confronted by a bully at school, they are able to handle the attacker without getting suspended for punching and kicking.
  • Sport – In the past 20 years the sport aspect of Jiu Jitsu has grown tremendously.  Not only is it one of the must have components in a MMA fighters repertoire but, it’s also a sport in it’s own right.  The best part about it is anyone can do it.  Here at Gentry’s we have Women, Children and Men of all ages up to their late 40’s actively competing.  To give you an idea of how big the sport has become, the Pan American Championship in California hosted almost 2,800 plus competitors in 2013.
  • Fitness – There are many Jiu Jitsu hobbyist that train BJJ because they enjoy the physical benefits they get from participating.  They are able to burn fat, develop lean muscle and increase their cardio and overall health. Not only do they get in great shape in a much more exciting atmosphere than a typical gym but, it’s also a great way to developing lasting friendships.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team Buford GA

Having fun after class!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sounds great, how do I get started?

It’s easy!!! Just give us a call at 770-277-8741 or put your information in the box to the right and we’ll get you in our BJJ On Ramp class, where you’ll get to work in a small group with one of our active competitors who will teach you the basics of BJJ prior to moving into the regular Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class.

What if I don’t like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Do I have to sign an agreement?

Yes, we have numerous agreements options available to best suit most peoples needs.  Additionally, we offer a free trial class where you can come in and try out any of our classes to see if you like before becoming a member.

To take advantage of our offer, call now – 770.277.8741