Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Norwalk, CT
Gracie Sports is focused around excellence; we are determined to give our best in order to help you achieve your best.
By joining Gracie Sports you will be joining one of the strongest and most respected BJJ teams in the world. Master Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky is the only 8th degree (red and white belt) in the northeast, and the five only under the legendary Rolls Gracie Sr. With a very deep heritage, you will get to experience firsthand authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu right from its source.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that teaches its students to control resisting opponents in ways that force him/her to submit. Generally, gaining this control is easier on the ground than in a standing position. This is why much of the techniques in BJJ are centered around the skill of taking an opponent to the ground and wrestling for dominant positions, rendering the opponent harmless.
The main principals behind BJJ are to control and overcome the obstacles of greater size, strength and aggression. This is done by utilizing proper technique such as superior leverage, grips, and position upon your opponent. Students gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body and also learn how to defend themselves which is very important. The knowledge can be used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses.
Once you start practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you get to live a new lifestyle. From working out in an intelligent and fun way to being mindful about your body, what you eat, what you think, the way you breathe and many more. Jiu Jitsu is a natural problem solver, it helps you to deal with your daily life problems with tranquility. You become comfortable in any uncomfortable situation. It gives you confidence and knowledge that will make you feel safe wherever you are.
BJJ is for everyone. Each person has a different goal and we are here to help you with yours. Some people just want to have a good work out, lose some weight.. Some want to learn self defense, others want to compete and some people just like the fun of it, the “human chess game”. Come try a class, no matter what, you will have a different and very good new experience!
“To have such a wealth of wisdom and knowledge in the years of practice that Master Marcio has in Jiu-Jitsu is a true asset of his academy.” – Sean Boeger