My kids are in the Gracie Bully-Proof program. Unlike things like soccer, lego clubs, and cubscouts, my kids have never once said "we don't want to go to Jiu-Jitsu". Every week they look forward to it. They have fun and learn a valuable lesson every week. Don's instruction is clear and to the point. I was a little skeptical at first, but when I saw my 5 and 7 year old look like they were actually doing a martial art along with understanding the responsibilities associated with learning it, I was sold.

After much friendly prodding, Don got me to come into an adult class. Frankly I was hesitant. I was worried that I'd spend the first 3 weeks learning how to fall (judo) or kicking and punching air (karate). That is simply not the case here. Each class is one or two different combative sequences. Everybody in the class, regardless of skill level, works on the same thing. This means that you can come to classes that fit your schedule, without worrying about a learning curve. It is practical from the very beginning.

While his low voice on the phone caused me to initially picture a fat, stereo-typical "black belt" that instructs only from the sidelines, Don is a fit and intelligent instructor that practices what he preaches. He breaks down in real time every critical part of each sequence in a way that anybody can understand. Don is brilliant at what he does.

Brandon L.,