Tampa and Carrollwood's Best Martial Arts and Jiu-Jitsu Training


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Whether you're a novice or you're bringing your belt with you, Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is here to help you succeed. We will provide you with hands-on coaching, inspirational mentors, and the earnest accountability you need to achieve amazing things every step of the way. Located in New Tampa and Carrollwood, we harbor an infectious passion for Martial Arts and will train you to become an expert at one of the world's fastest-growing sports.

Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is about you. It's about accomplishing your goals and providing you with an incredibly supportive community where you can pursue fitness, train hard, and dream big. From Jiu-Jitsu to Muay Thai, we are your home for all things martial arts. Begin your journey today.

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Going to the gym was always something painful and boring for me. Any excuse was enough to keep me home. Joining Marcio Cruz BJJ Academy was definitely a life change. I dropped 20 pounds and sculpted my body in 5 months, but that’s not all: I gained a new family of real friends who care about me and make me feel like staying even after class is over. I love this place and its people.

Vanessa Kaneda

A friendly family oriented Dojo which is run by an actual Brazilian family, there two locations one in Pebble Creek/Wesley Chapeland another one in Carrolwood. there is also on Saturdays an all female class on the Wesley Chapel whit the excellent coach Arianna Cruz.

For new comer and UFC fan who want to get into BJJ i think its and excellent place to start there, there Gi ( the uniform used) classes and No-Gi (the one you see in UFC).

If you are into competition this is the place to be, there a competition class every Friday they are very active in tournaments they won 2nd place on a BJJ tournament in Orlando last week.

If not convinced, i personally i think BJJ is excellent workout which is the main reason i go, Gyms bore me to death might as well learn a new martial arts and get in shape. i joined after my Fiancee wanted to go to an all female class after watching her i became convinced, i always had respiratory problems so i always needed to work out but haven't in 3 years, and i am surprised in 2 months how i got more cardio than before, i feel healthier, stronger and more energy.

If that not your cup of tea there are 2 Yoga Instructors one on each location, Muay Thai classes, Conditioning class, and Children classes the kids seem to enjoy themselves and they seem to get along pretty well.

Tony Estartum

They are wonderful at teaching the children confidence, respect and how to defend themselves.

Jessica Harris Roman

My wife and I took my three year old son to the Carrollwood academy yesterday evening. The instructors were AMAZING. It is next to impossible to get my son to focus on just one thing. However, with the friendly, fun and patient environment the staff puts on Caleb (my son) couldn't get enough of it! We signed him up right after class and now I think I will be bringing my niece. I wish there was an option for 10 stars!

Steve MT

I’m a big fan of this business. Not only do they have exceptional coaches and professors... they also make you feel like part of the family. Both of my kids and my husband train there and I see tremendous progress in their jiu-jítsu.

Adriana Lourenco Sousa

The best Jiu Jitsu school in Florida!, excellent and personalized attention to each family.

We are very graceful with Ariana since the first time that we met her, her guidance and dedication was key helping our daughter in a very big change in her life. Our daughter started 2 month ago and she just love it, she wants to be the first one arriving to the class and she is learning very important things about Jiu Jitsu and about the life itself, like dedication, respect, discipline, etc.

The couches are not only excellent professionals they are excellent humans being. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the couches for the excellent work and dedication in every class, and specially to couch Craig for all the support and empowerment that he gives to our daughter during her first steps and till today.

Geraldina Cuozzo

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