I have been training at Bay View BJJ for a little over a year now. I could not imagine training anywhere else. My instructor Jason Bodi and all the higher belts are tremendously knowledgable and have an enormous amount of patience. This place has become a second home to me.
Why did I decide to train at Bay View Jiu Jitsu? The instruction is top notch, the people are like family and it's just plain fun. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a phenomenal way to get in shape, lose weight and learn how to defend yourself all while having a great time. You build bonds with the people you train with that last a lifetime.
I'm a 42 year old ex-wrestler, who's been interested in martial arts my entire life. I have fibromyalgia and was not able to be extremely active for a lot of years, so I was very out of shape when I started. I've been at Bayview Jiu Jitsu for going on two months now and it's incredible. Not only has Jiu Jitsu been everything that I always wanted in a martial arts, it's amazing the difference that it's making in my mobility, my endurance, my weight, and just how I feel overall.
Having a background in martial arts and working as an law enforcement officer I felt confident in my ability to defend myself. However, after just a few lessons in Brazilian JuiJitsu, I soon realized how vulnerable I could be when a fight went to the ground. BJJ has not only provided me a much needed element to self defense, it also has taught me to be more relaxed during circumstances both in and outside of the BJJ school. In otherwords, lessons learned in BJJ can be applied in everyday life.