About Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

A “sister art” of classical (pre-olympic) Judo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is as close to a fully rounded self-defense system as you are likely to encounter. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioners train with the idea of being in the worst positions possible right from the get-go. In Brazilian Jiu-jitsu everyone learns how to fight on their backs and when outgunned by bigger opponents. Efficiency of technique is the key and we (my team and I) are here to help you maximize your efficiency while having great fun doing it.1-jen-and-brie-roll-2

About US:

My name is Geoff Balme and I am a second degree black belt (with nearly 30 years of experience) in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as taught by my instructor Gracie Barra and Renzo Gracie fifth-degree professor Roberto Maia of Boston Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. I am also a PhD in systematic entomology in case you have any insect questions. I’m also your friend who loves teaching folks the terrific art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (just don’t say “jitz” it drives me nuts!).