I began training at START BJJ in December 2015. I was unsure of what I would find, and wondered whether I would fit in with the other students because of my age. I found a wonderful school I would recommend to anyone, no matter how old you are or your previous level of experience. Fro
“First, I want to say how much I enjoy and appreciate the training I’m receiving at your academy. From the quality and dedication of the instructors, to the positive attitude amongst the students, it makes for an overall superb training environment. I feel like I’m n
This is Michael Mitchell “Mikeys Dad” I wanted to take a brief moment to explain why I decided upon choosing START Jiujitsu academy. I visited and watched several schools and used to train many years back prior to my accident. My son Mikey was about to turn 4 years old and
Dear Professor Lima, Just wanted to let you know how happy I am to have STARTED training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at your school. Needing to lose weight and get in better shape I decided to join after meeting with you. I’m glad that I had the courage to walk in for the first time as
When you do what you love everything changes, everything turns exceptional. These people are hard to find, and we had lots of luck on finding Professor Rafael, that throughout the years has shown himself Not only as a master but also as a mentor and a symbol of dedication and professi
I’ve been training BJJ for about 5 years now, over these years I’ve moved a few times so I ended up training in different academies where I had the privilege to train under some great instructors. About 4 months ago I began training at START Jiu Jitsu Academy with prof. Rafael Gordinh
I would first like to thank you and your kind professional team who managed to make me comfortable and being particularly respecting my state of physical and mental being at my arrival. I was intimidated at my first day, but you took good care of observing and listening to my worries
PROFESSOR RAFAEL IS A WONDERFUL TEACHER. I WANT 2THANK U 4 HVN ANTHONY IN YOUR SCHOOL CUS ANTHONY LOVES GOIN TO YOUR CLASSES HE LOOKS FORWARD 2 HIS CLASSES EVERY WK HE WAKES UP EVERY MORNING ASKIN ME IF HE HAVE JIU JITSIU AN THEN HE WOULD SAY MOMMY I DONT LIKE SCHOOL I LOVE GOING 2 JI
Hi Professor Gordinho, I owe you a really big thanks in Jiu-Jitsu. And I’m very glad I had the chance to start Jiu Jitsu at Evolve when you were teaching then. Thanks for showing me how important basics are, the core of Jiu-Jitsu. And only with good basics one can solidify their base
Many years of experience teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world makes Professor ‘Gordinho’ a specialist in dealing with people in the martial arts business.
His philosophy of teaching is based on creating a family style atmosphere where people can train in a friendly, clean and healthy environment, helping and developing together but always evolving and growing as a martial artist within individual skills and personal limits.
Great attitude, good energy and a lot of smiles are always following Professor Rafael ‘Gordinho’ wherever he goes to teach and in 2013 he opened his very own academy!