I am so surprised by the negative comments about Stephan Goyne's Rocha Jiu JItsu on Grand Avenue that I feel certain they must be confused with another place! Stephan Goyne has been teaching my daughter for 2 years now, and I find him to have a masterful combination of patience, clarity, motivation, and skill with the kids. Stephan does not tolerate acting up, but he does it in a way that is positive and decisive. My daughter feels empowered and energized from her experience here. I also really appreciate that Stephan has 2 other helper instructors in every class, so that the kids get a lot of 1:1 attention. My only negative is that occasionally the class size is too large.
A purple belt (instructor? student?) verbally snapped @ me when i did a technique wrong, then the purple belt walked off in a fit of rage, as if personally insulted. Would not recommend to anyone.
PRS has great instructors and students with a very positive atmosphere and clean equipment. The gym layout is spacious and the bags are are professional grade and sanitary. Instruction is top-notch.