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DeLand Martial Arts

127 E. New York Ave. Deland, Fl.




Family – One large group of people that is comprised of many unique individuals that care about the well being of each other.  That is EXACTLY what you will find at Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where we have family members of different body types, athletic abilities and backgrounds all working towards similar goals.


Here are a few things to know when it comes to training at Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

  1. We have all been “THE NEW STUDENT”, so we understand what you are feeling.
  2. You will be welcomed to the family with open arms and smiles on our faces.
  3. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is unlike any other workout you have done before.
  4. You will be sore.  After all, you are moving your body in very unfamiliar ways.
  5. The soreness will go away as your body becomes familiar with the movements – keep training!
  6. You will work up a sweat, so stay hydrated.
  7. You will not find any egos in the gym.

Here are just a few of the benefits that come from consistent training:

  1. Improvement.  You WILL GET BETTER at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  2. Increased Confidence.
  3. Reduced Stress.
  4. Weight loss.
  5. Disconnection from work, electronics and your worries during class.
  6. New connections with your teammates.
  7. Achievement of Goals; both on and off the mat.

A proud member of the Robson Moura Jiu-Jitsu Association since 2009

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Jiu-Jitsu For Law Enforcement

There's a call for more Law Enforcement training. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the answer.

Under the current Florida Department of Law Enforcement requirements Officers are only required to complete eighty hours of "Defense Tactics."

While a portion of the training is actually based in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the techniques are limited and the Officer will have insufficient time to practice.

As a Law Enforcement Officer myself (Specialized Environmental Department) and having trained and taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over ten years, two weeks is not enough.

The key benefit to ongoing Jiu-Jitsu training in my opinion is learning to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. A textbook and a few courses will not teach this. It requires ongoing training.

While grappling with a resisting training partner the student will be put in stressful positions. Panicking and an out of control feeling is a natural result.

Through techniques taught and practiced during weekly classes the student will become more confident in escapes, defenses and counters resulting in a better state of mind and awareness.

The second best benefit of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the physical conditioning. Jiu-Jitsu is an entire body workout. Speed and brute strength is not a requirement. You will not last going 100% for five minutes.

Steady, consistent Jiu-Jitsu training will help the student lose weight, build lean muscle and increase endurance.

There is no substitute for hands on training. Knowing what to do and being able to do it are two vastly different things. Consistent Jiu-Jitsu training helps muscle memory providing for greatly reduced reaction times.

Together we can all be a part of the solution. Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu invites all Law Enforcement Officers and first responders to train with us.

See you on the mats,
Coach Wallace

Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
127 E. New York Ave.
Deland, Florida

Gator Family Picnic

On February 29th 2020 the Gator Family hosted our 1st Annual Picnic. What a great day visiting with friends, eating fantastic food and hanging out.

Thank you to everyone in attendance and we look forward to next year.

Feb/March Events

The year is off to a great start. This February the Gator Family is celebrating Seven Years serving the West Volusia Community.

This Friday Feb. 14th we are having an Open Mat starting at 5:30 PM hosted by Coach Zack.

Wednesday Feb. 26th is Testing and Promotions day for our Kids and Teens classes. Kids at 5:30 PM, Teens at 6:15 PM.

Saturday Feb. 29th is our First Annual Team Picnic. Please RSVP by Feb. 21st on how many in your party will be attending and what dish you will bring.

For all of you competitors, The Newbreed Tournament is coming to Orlando in March. Get with Coach Wallace for registration details and start training.

The 2020 RMNU CAMP in Tampa Florida is only 8 months away. Adults start planning now to attend the greatest event of the year.

See you on the mats,

Coach Wallace

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