GRACIE HUMAITA CONROE
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Gracie Humaita Conroe has been the leader in Montgomery County, teaching Jiu-jitsu for the past 15 years. Professor Andy is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black belt and head instructor of Gracie Humaita Conroe. Professor Andy started his journey 29 years ago when his dad introduced him to Jiu-Jitsu. It was around this time the Gracie family was just arriving in the USA and were dominating UFC and MMA. His career in Jiu-Jitsu was paused for a while when he started playing professional baseball.
After a hand injury ended his baseball career, Andy decided to dedicate himself to Jiu-Jitsu with the goal of owning and operating several Jiu- Jitsu Gyms in the East Texas area. Andy received his black belt in 2016 while training under the lineage of Professor JW Wright, Professor David Adiiv, and Master Royler Gracie. He still actively competes and enjoys challenging himself in competitions and in class. When Andy is on the mat his infectious attitude and teaching skills make him a magnet for those wanting to learn Jiu-Jitsu and better their lives. Andy recently expanded into Huntsville, Texas opening Gracie Humaita Huntsville, in November 2020.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds. A child that masters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will be able to take control of an attacker and also neutralize them in realistic situations.
When they gain this knowledge, the child will also develop more self-confidence. The Jiu-Jitsu self-defense skills are specifically relevant to help children deal with bullying. You are never too old to start. We have adults of all ages bettering their lives. Some not starting until their 50s, and now actively training on a regular basis! Should you enjoy your training so much that you would like to get out and compete, we go to several tournaments a year where competitors of all skill levels and ages meet up to test their skills against others.
Give us a call today and ask about our free introduction to the one thing that will change your life forever! 281- 883 -7534.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has proven to be the most effective and humane system of self-defense. One in which a smaller person can defend successfully against a more athletic, bigger, stronger attacker. This is possible because of its unique set of principles based on the philosophy of the founder of the art, Grand Master Helio Gracie.
Helio Gracie was a Brazilian martial artist who together with his brothers Oswaldo, Gastao Jr, George & Carlos Gracie founded and developed the self-defense martial art system of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Considered as the Godfather of BJJ, according to Rorion Gracie, his father Hélio is one of the first sports heroes in Brazilian history; he was named Man of the Year in 1997 by the American martial arts publication Black Belt magazine. A patriarch of the Gracie family, multiple members of his family have gone on to have successful careers in combat sport competition including mixed martial arts (MMA).
Royler Gracie is the son of Gracie Jiu-jitsu Grandmaster Helio Gracie and a legend in Jiu Jitsu and submission wrestling of his own merit, having been the first “King of BJJ’s Featherweight Division” setting the record of world championships at the time. Royler Gracie also ventured in mixed martial arts (MMA) ending his career in 2006, and excelled as a coach, leading the Gracie Humaitá academy in Rio de Janeiro, developing fighters like “Megaton” Dias, Alexandre Ribeiro, Omar Salum, Renato Barreto, and many others. In 2010 Royler moved to San Diego, California (USA) where he opened his own academy. Master Royler travels to our academy annually for seminars.
David Adiv was born and raised in Israel and his love for Martial Arts developed early. He studied the art of Judo and went excel as a student, then as a competitor, winning many international titles, and became a highly sought Instructor. David moved to the United States and was sharing his knowledge of Martial Arts by teaching Judo. During this time period, he had the fortunate opportunity to meet and train with Professor Rickson Gracie, who recognized Professor Adiv’s talents and abilities and arranged for him to get together with his brother, Professor Royler Gracie. David, the teacher now became an avid student. David studied directly under Royler and absorbed as much Jiu-Jitsu as he could. David realized the value and strength of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and moved to Brazil to further his understanding and knowledge of the art. While training with Royler, David had the opportunity to train with all of the great instructors, competitors, and students associated with Gracie Humaita. This includes Grand Master Helio Gracie, Professor Rickson Gracie, Saulo Ribeiro, and many more.
JW Wright is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under David Adiv and Royler Gracie, being also a pioneer for this sport/martial art in USA’s Midwest region. Known for his work as a coach at the Gracie Humaita St Louis, Missouri, a gym where Wright helped develop well-known athletes such as Jena Bishop and Nick Schrock, JW has also been involved in developing the regional tournament scene through the FUJI BJJ tournament franchise. A venture he founded in partnership with Vince Anzelone, Jimmy Pedro, and Lia Hatashita which quickly gained countrywide proportions. click me to edit the text or to change the way I look. You can change the font, size, color, and so much more. Professor Wright runs several seminars a year at our academy as well as Good People Great Jiutsu camps in Cozumel, Mexico, and his home state of Missouri!
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Yes, we have many female students who train in our gym. Female students usually pair with other female students during training, although that’s by choice and not a requirement.
Not at all. You’ll find that our classes for beginners are the perfect way to build up your overall fitness level regardless of your physical condition. Good luck!
Absolutely, you can come and watch a class. And when you’re ready to try it yourself, take advantage of our free one-on-one introductory class with our head instructor.