Congrats Kimura BJJ. 42 belts handed out at their last belt promotion ceromony. Nice picture from our inbox. Thanks for sending.
On Saturday, March 8th Kimura BJJ held another amazing belt promotion. It was a fantastic day for Kimura BJJ with over 150 people in attendance. 130 students were promoted in total including 42 belts- Blue, Purple, Brown and newly minted Black Belts Bruno Braz and Alex Vicente. While the school continues to grow and thrive, the sense of unity, camaraderie, and family has never been stronger. The unique bond that all Kimura students share was evident throughout the ceremony. We want to thank everyone who made this belt promotion a huge success and all Kimurense throughout the world who have contributed to making Kimura BJJ the best Brazilian Jiu-Jistu school around! After more than 10 years since its founding in the U.S. our school has never been stronger and we look forward to the continued growth and success of our students for many more years to come.
Editors Note: BJJ Schools can be hard to find, we like it when we see the art spread across the nation and internationlly. We feature new schools opening to help BJJ practicioners find schools when they relocate, or just want to know more. We like this school for the diveristy of BJJ, background of instructors and location. Enjoy, connect and check them out.
Kimura BJJ under the watchful eye of Master Jean Kleber opened a new school in Tweaksbury, MA. The instructors, Bill Duffy and Fabiano, are experienced BJJ practicioners under Master Kleber. Bill is a Certified Defensive Tactics instructor in both MA and NH and a 20-year veteran of the police force. He has trained with Jean since 2004 and is a life-long martial arts practitioner and competitor. Fabiano has more than eight years of BJJ experience and has won competitions in both Brazil and the United States. Both instructors have also won regional and national gi and no-gi competitions.
We interview Bill Duffy about training, the new school and how a 51 year old can still be active in BJJ:
Can you tell me when did you start training brazilian jiu jitsu and what brought you to the art?