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Deland Florida's Premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy! A proud member of the Robson Moura Jiu-Jitsu Association welcomes you to try a FREE CLASS or two week trial for only $19.99. Jiu Jitsu promotes that a smaller person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger stronger person through leverage and technique. There is no kicking or striking in Jiu Jitsu. We are not an MMA gym. We provide comprehensive training to get you in the best shape of your life and or compete at the top level. Check out our KIDS and ADULT programs.

Kids Class

Tues. and Thurs. 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Adult Class

Tues. and Thurs. 6:00 - 7:00 PM



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Martial Arts Deland

What our students are saying

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"Jiu-Jitsu helps me in every day life"


It's pushed me to be healthier and more active. It's also helped me to "slow down" and strategize a little better, even in day to day challenges.     Lani Stover
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" My daughter loves this sport"


The instructor is very attentive to the kids. Just an overall great experience with everyone involved.  Hope H.
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"Gator Family BJJ is a great place"


Whether you're looking at it for sport or self defense. Coach Wallace is very hands on, and is a coach that truly cares about making sure you understand the how's and why's of every move and every position. There are no ego's, everyone there is focused on learning. It's a very family friendly environment.     Casey M.

New Schedule

Happy New Year!

It's a brand new year and we have a brand new schedule. Kids class will now be from 5 PM to 6 PM on Tuesday and Thursday followed by adult class from 6 PM to 7 PM Tuesday and Thursday. We look forward to an exciting new year with many special events. Bring a friend to class and let's have fun! We still have a standing schedule for adults to visit RMNU Headquarters in Tampa the first Saturday of every month. Update your calendars now! 

See you on the mats, Oss!

Coach Wallace

Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays from the Gator Family. 

We will have regular scheduled classes this week.

Christmas and New Years day both fall on a Tuesday. We will be closed on those days. Following both of those days we will have an open mat on Thursday from 5-6 PM.

The New Year will bring a new schedule. Starting on January 7th we will train every Tuesday and Thursday with kids beginning at 5 pm and adults beginning at 6 pm.

We wish you all Happy Holidays and a Fantastic new year.

Coach Wallace

Coach Lani Stover

Lani walked into our Academy and signed up without ever taking a class. She never looked back.

Rarely missing class she has developed an impressive game with Spider and X-Guard.

Somewhere between being a Mom, wife and running a business she finds time to compete on the National Level bringing home numerous medals.

Lani is proud to support her teammates at the great organizations such as Girls In Gi's, Pretty Dangerous Women and Josei Heishi Jiu-Jitsu regularly attending seminars.

Professor Robson Moura was proud to recently promote Lani to Purple Belt.

Dedication, perseverance and a no quit attitude! 

The Gator Family is honored to have Coach Lani as a part of our Team. Thanks for helping everybody improve.

Why (Most) Fitness Plans Fail!

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Martial Arts Deland

I see it happen every single year. When January 1st rolls around millions of people decide to "Get in shape!"

Here's the scenario, you wait a few weeks to let the crowds at the local gym slow down right?

In the meantime you go buy an entire "Workout" wardrobe because you have to look good while exercising.

When you finally make it to the gym you find the wait for machines are still really long and the guy before you didn't wipe his sweat off before he left.

At this point you are getting discouraged but you stick with it because you made a "Resolution" to get healthier.

After a few weeks the lines are still long and you've taken so many selfies that your memory card is full (Bummer) and to boot, you're definitely not seeing the results you wanted.

You give up on the "Gym" idea and as a last resort you decide to buy a workout video and train in the comfort of your own home.

With work, dishes, laundry and lawn work. Not to mention the kids, you just can't seem to "Find the time" to get your workout in.

Here it is March already and your plan to "Get in shape" is becoming a distant memory.

Sounds about right huh?

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Martial Arts Deland

Here's the good news. There's already a highly effective and proven fitness plan just for you. It's called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

It's a Martial Art similar to wrestling using leverage techniques to get to a dominate position (Sport Jiu-Jitsu) and subdue an attacker (Self Defense). A full body workout that incorporates critical thinking skills.

The Plan,

Our Academy has a written curriculum and scheduled training times (No Lines)

Our Team is ready to hold you accountable and help you achieve your goals. (Sweat Included)

Kids and adults train with confidence in our Family Friendly Atmosphere.

You don't have to wait till the New Year. There's training year round.

It's easy to get started! Complete the form below for a no obligation Free Intro!

About the Author

Coach Wallace is the Lead Instructor at Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Deland Fl. He is a Brown Belt under 5th Degree Black Belt Professor Robson Moura.

Beginning Jiu-Jitsu

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Deland Jiu-Jitsu

Starting anything new is always challenging. Not knowing what to do and feeling awkward can turn you off almost immediately.

Starting something new can also be rewarding and fun. Overcoming the initial "That's not for me!" thought is critical in the process.

Here's a thought to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to start something new "If you want something you've never had, you're going to have to do something you've never done before.

Professor Robson Moura always says "If you want it had enough you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse!"

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Deland Martial Arts

In Jiu-Jitsu I have found so many friends that not only support me in my journey but challenge me to be a better person on amd off the mats.

My only regret is not finding and starting Jiu-Jitsu sooner.

Here are a few things you can expect in your first Jiu-Jitsu class.

Everything will seem strange lol! That's OK. Anything new always does. The academy you choose can make all the difference. 

You should not expect to be "Thrown to the wolves." You should however expect an introduction that explains basic positions and movements. The basics are essential for a solid foundation to build on.


A top notch academy will have friendly Instructors and Teammates that will be happy to answer all of your questions and guide you along the way.

Jiu-Jitsu does not get easier. You just get better. A great Academy can help you do that.

With that being said. You should not expect to learn everything your first class. 

Patience and perseverance is key to learning new skills.


Find an Academy near you and try a class. We would love for you to visit Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Deland Fl. 

Give us a call or text at 386-801-0877 to set up your Free Intro Class.

Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

1760 S. Woodland Blvd. 

Deland, Florida. 32720


Why Jiu-Jitsu?

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Gator Family BJJ

I started Jiu-Jitsu when I moved from a physically demanding job to a more sedentary career.

I wanted to stay in shape and have fun.

I was surprised during my first class at how easily people took advantage of my mistakes and submitted me. I was humbled and thankful at the same time.

I quickly learned just how much critical thinking was involved as well as movement.

Through dedication and consistent practice my confidence began to grow off the mats and into my career.

Nine years later I am so glad I took that first class. I have been fortunate to share my passion with Kids and Adults at Gator Family BJJ. 

Our Academy welcomes you to try a Free Intro Class and experience for yourself how Jiu-Jitsu can change your life.

Let's start the conversation!

Looking forward to sharing the mats with you. Coach Wallace

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Gator Family BJJ

Schedule Change

Tonight begins our new schedule for this quarter. Kids class is at 5:30 and adult class is at 6:30 every Tuesday and Thursday.

Get in and train!

Not a registered student? Try Two Weeks for only 19.99

See you on the mats 👍

Coach Wallace

No Open Mat Friday 8/10/18

Hello Gator Family,

There are previously scheduled activities happening at the Academy this Friday.

There will be no open mat.

Training at 7 PM tonight 8/9/18.

See you then,

Coach Wallace

RMNU 2.0


The Gator Family has a standing invitation for all registered adults to train at RMNU Headquarters on the first Saturday of the month.

On 8/4/18 I had the opportunity to train with Professor Robson and the RMNU Team. 

We all enjoyed great instruction from Professor Robson as always. Followed by some competitive rolls. 

Everyone stayed for open mat to roll, get tips, and catch up with friends.

The biggest difference was RMNU 2.0

The space has been under construction for a few weeks. Walls were removed to allow for more mat space.

The result is one huge area to train. 

I really liked the new logos on the walls. Very professional and modern. 

Can hardly wait for the 2018 Camp!!!

See you on the mats!

Coach Wallace

Time to train!

Summer is winding down and kids are gearing up for another school year.

It's Time to settle back down and get into a rhythm.

Or is it? We have two choices! Keep doing what we've been doing and get the same results or change one thing to be better than what we were yesterday.

Bullies are a fact of life. Learning and training to defend ourselves is a choice.

Being Confident is a choice. 

The Gator Family is ready to help you and your family achieve your goals!

✔ Choose Confidence

✔ Choose Patience

✔ Choose Fitness

✔ Choose Gator Family BJJ

See you on the mats

Coach Wallace

Free Open Mat Tonight

    Join the Gator Family tonight at 6PM for a free open mat. This is the perfect time to find out what Jiu-Jitsu is all about.


    At this event you can learn basic movements and techniques for grappling and self defense. 


    Advanced students can drill techniques and grapple.


    Our team is looking forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals.


    See you on the mats tonight 6PM!


Coach Wallace

The Heat Is On!

We hope you and your Family had a great 4th of July 🇺🇸 

Back to our regular Summer Schedule on Monday July 9th 2018.

Monday Kids + Adults 5:30-6:30 PM Tuesday Kids + Adults 6-7 PM Wednesday Kids+Adults 5:30-6:30PM Thursday Kids + Adults 7-8 PM Most Friday's Open Mat 6-7 

Let your friends know we still have a few Summer Passes available! Ten Weeks of training for only $199. 

The Gator Family Salutes all Military this month. If you currently serve our Country or are a Veteran, you Train Free in July. 

Registered Adults, you are welcome to join us the first Saturday of every month at Robson Moura Headquarters in Tampa Fl. Train with World Champion Black Belts.

See you on the mats,

Coach Wallace

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