The trainers at ILKB are so supportive and really get you to push yourself, both physically and mentally. ILKB makes me feel empowered - knowing i can bust out a punishing uppercut whenever I need to ;) and giving me the confidence i need for bikini season!
25. Karate America
4792 Windsor Commons CtJacksonville, FL 32224
ILKB is the first gym that I've joined that I actually feel excited to go to! When you join ILKB, you're joining a family that's always there to motivate you, push you, encourage you, and sometimes yell at you (when that last set of burpees gets you down and you just can't get back up lol). The classes are challenging, but so much fun that I'm always excited to come back. It's truly a workout unlike any other and has reshaped my mindset towards exercise and living a healthier lifestyle in general.
I absolutely recommend Bill BJJ Association if you are looking to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self defense, bully proofing your child, exercise, or just for fun. I have trained at other gyms and gotten injured as students are expected to grapple everyone regardless of size and experience. Professor Bill puts safety as the top priority and takes the time each class to partner each student with someone close to their size and skill level to avoid injury. Great family environment with constant emphasis on good energy. He has world class Jiu-Jitsu to teach and offers a free class to everyone who would like to try it out. I can't recommend it enough!
My daughter has been going to FCT since May '17 and she loves it but it wasn't until hurricane Irma came that I really got to see their true colors. As soon as Clay and Duval county schools announced that they would be closed for the entire week following the storm FCT sent out an email stating that they were opening their doors and to rsvp by 6:30pm if your children would be attending the next day. Despite some minor roof leaks (they took the kids on a bowling field trip while repairs were being made) and some of the staff still without electricity and with damage to attend to at their own homes they opened up to offer full day camp without charging so much as a dime extra to anyone. Even the YMCA, who opened up day camp, was charging $25 per day to parents who still had to work despite schools being closed. First Coast Taekwondo is one class act and an asset to the community, I am so grateful and moved by their generosity.
Isn't a Brand New Equipments over there, but Professor and his Team make sure that the mats are clean and the good smell stays at his school :-)Top Notch instructions by the Professor and very welcome environment for the first timers or just curious, go and see from yourself, you won't be disapointed.
Master Eduardo Brigadeiro is an amazing head coach! He is a 5th degree black belt under Master De La Riva, but we have the amazing opportunity to learn directly from him. He doesn't just teach his system of Jiu Jitsu (which is pressure based and detail oriented), he coaches each student individually to help push their Jiu Jitsu to the next level. It is incredible to learn from someone with so much knowledge and experience. There is a saying that the mats don't lie. 10 months after I had a baby, I won Pan Ams in California. I have complete confidence in my Jiu Jitsu both as a competitor and someone that values self-defense. Brigadeiro Jiu Jitsu won't just win you gold, it will help you to actually protect yourself in a fight. A lot of martial arts out there won't protect you on the streets but I know I can rely on what I've learned at American Top Team Jacksonville to save my life. Master Brigadeiro teaches a superior system of Jiu Jitsu and he fosters a warm and welcoming environment where everyone who trains there is part of his family. American Top Team Jacksonville has changed my life!
Great Martial Arts School,Very professional, great environment for kids and the whole family, come to check it out. I really recommend
Great Place, Great Atmosphere. World Class Instruction.. Professor Bill provides an amazing environment that is ego free and friendly. The students are also amazing and always willing to help one another and new people that come through the door. Professor Bill is a great instructor who is well known and respected through out the world in the Jiu Jitsu and mma community and has trained and worked with some of the best.
Great instruction teaching by a World Champion Class, Black Belt 4th Degree from Brazil, 2x World Champion, great costumer service and it's more ... this guy is the real deal. Come and check it out.
Super friendly place that offers you a great work out to make you a better you. I love kick boxing and Im happy to be a part of it.