Gracie Arizona – Southeast Valley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu School in Gilbert (Ages 12+)
Sandoval BJJ Students are Taught:
✅ Social Interaction Skills
✅ Problem Solving
About Our Gilbert, AZ Gracie BJJ School
Gracie Arizona – Southeast Valley is a new affiliate taught by Gracie Arizona purple belt Allen Sandoval. Mr. Sandoval is very honored to represent Gracie Arizona and is privileged to share and teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques with his students. Mr. Sandoval is currently training under head instructor Nathan Zigler. Mr. Zigler has over 20 years of Jiu-Jitsu experience and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt under the Grand Master Relson Gracie.
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Sandoval BJJ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you’re considering taking up Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Sandoval Freestyle Karate, you probably have a few questions! We’ve answered some of the common ones below; however, if you can’t find the answer to yours, please contact us.
Q. Why Should I Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
While there are numerous reasons for why you or or child would want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, perhaps the most important is for self-defense and a more active lifestyle. To learn more, please read our 5 Reasons to Learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu article.
Q. What Are the Most Common Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submissions?
Choke holds and joint locks are two effective submission methods of BJJ, but the most commonly used submissions include the armbar, triangle choke, guillotine choke, and Americana. Click here to learn more about these common Brazilian Jui-Jitsu submission forms.
Q. What Are the Most Common Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Positions & Moves?
From your very first BJJ class you will be taught the basic movements and positioning, including the mount, guard, scarf hold, and north south. To learn more about each of these positions, including the advantages and disadvantages, read our article about popular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu positions.
Q. Are There Advantages to Wearing a Gi During BJJ Practice?
Many top Brazilian Jui-Jitsu practitioners prefer to use both their gi and their opponents gi to their advantage. However, there are also disadvantages to wearing one too. Read our article on how to perform a gi choke to learn more about the benefits of a gi.
Q. How Do I Perform an Armlock?
While there are numerous methods to perform an armlock, two that work well include the standing arm lock and the downward block arm lock. For information on these two maneuvers, take a moment to read our article on how to perform an armlock.
Q. Does Your School Teach & Practice Leg Locks?
The use of leg locks in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a topic of hot debate; however, we feel that with the right instruction and supervision, our students can safely learn and practice leg lock maneuvers. Please click here to read up on the topic of leg locks in BJJ.
Sandoval Freestyle Karate Reviews
I highly recommend SFK to anyone who is serious about learning martial arts. I have two daughters that have been taking classes for the last 6 years. Prior to doing martial arts they were very shy, now they have no problem performing in front of crowds. This has really helped develop their self esteem.
Master Allen Sandoval has a winning perspective on alternative training methods that always has me seeing results in my work outs. Watching the classes and talking to the parents fills me with pride to be able to know Martial Artists as caring and knowledgeable as Allen and Kristi Sandoval & their team of Instructors.
My 14 year old daughter has been coming here for 8 years and is now a first degree black belt. Learning karate has helped her to change from a shy little girl to a strong confident young lady who doesn’t take any nonsense from anyone. This is due to the quality of instruction that you get from Sandoval.
Lead Instructor Allen Sandoval (Gilbert, Arizona Location)
Mr. Sandoval, the lead instructor at Gracie Arizona – Southeast Valley, is offering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction to help expand Mr. Zigler’s teaching of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Our goal is for all students is to have fun learning self-defense, improve physical fitness, and develop a stronger mental mindset in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Gracie Arizona’s philosophy is “We are a club, not a commercial business.” With that being said, we are very in-tune with our student’s behavior and will not allow anyone to create a disharmonious atmosphere. We strive to honor Gracie Arizona as a new affiliate in Gilbert (Southeast Valley of Metro Phoenix).
“Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques that can be used by a smaller person to defend against attacks by larger, stronger opponents.” Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training is offered at Sandoval Freestyle Karate to help students prepare for real-life self-defense scenarios.