127 E New York Ave.

Historic Downtown

DeLand, Florida     


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Take the first step,

we'll take it from there!

At Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you will learn World Class traditional BJJ. We're here to offer you high quality training for real world self defense. Whether you find yourself in a close up confrontation or a ground based scenario, you will have the skills to come out on top and keep yourself and those around you safe from danger. The comprehensive fighting system we teach our clients offers a truly revolutionary approach to fitness and total body training. Using motivation and progression through our systems you'll gain confidence, get fit and push yourself like never before. From our youngest kid students to the high level athletes in our adult classes, every client at Gator Family BJJ is treated like an absolute priority. Are you ready for a better training system? 


We feature Kids and Adult Brazilian Jiujitsu classes, KickboxingAcro Yoga and Ladies Only Self Defense


 With more programs 

and affordable 

no contract rates.

There's everything to gain!



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.

Competition Training

The Gator Family is gearing up for competition. While competition is encouraged, it is not mandatory.

This Friday April 12th 2019 from 5 to 7PM. we invite all members to attend this training. Even if you never want to compete. 

We need referee's and safety monitors. 

You will also learn the International Brazilian Jiujitsu Federation rules and points system which is required as part of our curriculum for promotions.

The 2019 World Masters Championships will be held in Las Vegas in August. We are sending several competitors to represent RMNU DELAND.

Your support is needed to help bring a World Championship back to our studio.

Not a member yet?

Get in to experience how our programs can benefit you.

See you on the mats this Friday from 5-7 PM. Oss

Coach Wallace

6th Year Anniversary

Deland Jiu-Jitsu
Deland Jiu-Jitsu

With all the excitement opening our brand new studio in Historic Downtown Deland we have not had the opportunity to celebrate our sixth year.

Not to worry! We are planning a blowout member appreciation, grand opening and open mat celebration 🎉

Stay tuned for the big date and time!

Established February 12th 2013, Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was founded to carry on the legacy of Robson Moura Nations United in Deland Florida.

Under the guidance of 5th Degree Black Belt and IBJJF Hall of Fame Inductee Professor Moura, the Gator Family has made a significant impact in our students lives and the surrounding community.

With our new location we are able to provide an expanded training schedule for Jiu-Jitsu, Ladies Self Defense, Kickboxing and Acro Yoga.

We are proud and humbled to serve you!

We look forward to another amazing year and seeing you on the mats!

Coach Wallace

Kids Testing & Promotions 2/28/19

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Deland Jiu-Jitsu

Being promoted is exciting. It let's you know you are progressing and brings a feeling of accomplishment.

At Gator Family BJJ we follow the IBJJF rules for kids promotions.

Once per month a child is eligible for a stripe if he or she has attended at least eight classes, has shown self control and can properly demonstrate the techniques covered for that period.

Four months equal four white stripes. On the fifth month if requirements are met the child receives a red stripe signifying they are eligible for a belt promotion.

On the sixth month the child will be promoted to the next belt rank after passing testing.

Kids Belts:


Grey w/ White Stripe

Solid Grey

Grey w/ Black Stripe

Yellow w/ White Stripe

Solid Yellow

Yellow w/ Black Stripe

Orange w/ White Stripe

Solid Orange

Orange w/ Black Stripe

Green w/ White Stripe

Solid Green

Green w/ Black Stripe

Kids are considered adults at age sixteen and may be promoted to Blue or even Purple Belt at the Coaches discretion.

Our Kids program will have testing and promotions this Thursday during regular scheduled class at 5:30.

If your child currently has a red stripe on their belt they will be tested for a belt promotion.

You will be receiving a Congratulations form. Please note that all membership dues need to be current and there is a 25. testing and promotion fee. 

We look forward to many well earmed promotions this month.

See you on the mats!

Coach Wallace

Open House

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Deland Jiu-Jitsu

This Saturday make plans to visit Downtown Deland to watch the pups prance down Mainstreet.

After the parade head over to our studio for an open mat. Get some training in and try one of our new programs.

We'll be open from 8 AM to 1 PM. 

Haven't visited our new location yet? We're located in the heart of Historic Downtown Deland at 127 E New York Ave. Right beside Wells Fargo.

Our programs include:

Kids and Adult Jiu-Jitsu

Ladies Only Self Defense


Acro Yoga

Enjoy a fun filled day out in the community and stop in to say hi!

For more info visit www.gatorfamilybjj.com

Or call 386-624-6739

Get With The Program

Coach Zoey showed up and we flew 👏

Ok, with not much fanfare we attempted seval poses and on the second attempt we got this.

 I was terrible, Coach Zoey was in control the whole time. 

Check out Coach Zoey's class every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 -5:30.

A New Class Just For You

Happy Valentine's Day!

We've had a great week at our new studio and it's only getting better. We are excited to announce a new program that will literally sweep you off your feet.

Introducing Acro Yoga! Learn to fly in a beginners class with Coach Zoey every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 - 5:30 PM.

Part yoga, part acrobatics Acro Yoga is a unique, fun and easy way to tone up and get for. No experience needed.

Stop in and watch a class or join in the fun for just $5 per visit.

Want to get your heart rate up? Cardio Kickboxing is just for you! Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:15 we strap on gloves for a 45 minute workout. 

Our Kickboxing program features low impact to high intensity training to fit your needs. Go at your own pace for the workout of a lifetime.

Want to drop 150 pounds in three seconds?

Learn Self Defense techniques involving real world scenarios in our Ladies Only Self Defense program with Coach Lani. 

Classes are every Monday at 6:15. 

Drop in for only $5 per class.

Ladies get one on one instruction in a fun and exciting hands on group class. 

Be prepared to protect yourself and your family with proven self defense techniques.

Our signature Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes rock. From beginner to advanced jiu-Jitsu is for everyone.

Kids classes are Monday through Thursday at 5:30. Only $80 per month with no contracts. Family plans are available.

Adults train Monday through Thursday at 7 PM. Get started at $100 per month. Discounts also available for 6 and 12 month memberships.

Stop in and try a no obligation class for free. 

Get in and train! Take the first step. We'll take it from there.

See you on the mats, Coach Wallace

We are officially open!

Great to see everyone at our Open House yesterday. Thanks so much for your support.

We are excited to kickoff our regularly scheduled classes tonight.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu starts off the fun at 5:30 PM followed by Kickboxing at 6:15 PM. Adult Jiu-Jitsu begins at 7 PM.

More programs are scheduled to start very soon. Please visit our front desk and put your name in for AM Jiu-Jitsu, Noon Jiu-Jitsu, Ladies Only Self Defense and Acro Yoga.

Want a class we haven't mentioned? Let us know and we'll make it happen.

Mark your calendars for February 23rd from 12- 2 PM so you won't miss an amazing Seminar with Professor Robson's son Matheus Machado.

Open to all academies and space is limited so register now in person or by phone.

Check out the flier for details!

New Location - Expanded Schedule - Affordable Pricing

Introducing GFBJJ 2.0

127 East New York Avenue

Deland, Florida


Visit our brand new location in historic downtown at 5 PM on Monday February 4th to get registered for classes. We are excited to offer a wide range of new programs.


* Kids Jiu-Jitsu

* Adult Jiu-Jitsu

* Ladies Only Jiu-Jitsu

* Kickboxing

* Acro Yoga

* Tai-Chi

* Self Defense Workshops

* Parents Night Out


Morning - Noon - Evening

Classes will be available to fit your schedule!



Scheduled Everyday


Affordable Pricing

Forget about contracts! Kids and Adults can become a member of GFBJJ on a month to month basis and enjoy unlimited classes. We will also offer discounts on six and twelve month memberships.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Family. Put 5 PM February 4th 2019 in your calendar right now and set a reminder to visit!


See you on the mats, Oss

Coach Wallace


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.

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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.

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