Gracie Tampa West

Adult Program

“Gracie Tampa West is a place ANYONE can train and enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts training. No matter your age, sex, fitness or experience level, we have classes perfect for you. We offer classes for absolutely everyone and can help you learn something new and exciting while you get in better shape!”

Dear Reader,

Gracie Tampa has already helped scores of people just like you get in kick-butt shape, impress their friends and family, learn MMA and be a part of the #1 MMA program in Tampa Bay (whether they wanted to fight or not). Why not find out what MMA training can do for you by giving our proven program a try absolutely FREE for the first week!

When I attended Gracie Tampa BJJ school, I was on a Air Force deployment assignment to Macdill AFB. I have always been a fan of martial arts just never actually attend a school. I found Robs Gracie Tampa on the internet because I was needing something to help me shed the pounds I had put on from the various sports injuries I have suffered. Man did I shed some weight! First of all Rob give you a free first week to see if this is something you want to do. The man believes in his product that much and that next Monday I was there with my debit card ready to go. I walked in the door weighing 250 lbs. Day after day working with Rob, his staff and other students, the pounds just came falling off day by day. The environment was great too. Everyone was will to help when I didn’t understand something or was too tired to continue some days. By the time my deployment came to an end six months later, I was 215 pounds and completely in love with BJJ. It actually hurt to leave the camp as it is a brotherhood type environment but I had to go. When I am up for my next assignment, I am putting in for Macdill AFB just to I can go back to being a Gracie Tampa BJJ student. Attached is the progression pictures I took while I was attending Gracie Tampa from Nov 2009 until Apr 2010.

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Free Trial

We offer a free trial, please call to set up your free consultation. 813-465-9081

We know that all kinds of different people want to train MMA. From people who want to get in the cage and duke it out to people who want to experience the rush of training like a fighter without getting punched in the face. We train competitive MMA fighters and we also train people who want to train for the fun of it without getting into the competitive side. That’s why we offer our initial consultation along with our free trial. When you see us for the first time, we can sit down with you and really get into your specific, personal needs in order to figure out what would be the best program for you. Many of our students come to us already knowing exactly what they want to do. But most of them tell us they just want to “give it a try” and see how they like MMA training. Our instructors and program counselors will help you make a well-informed decision so you can rest assured you’re doing the right thing for yourself. Here’s more proof that our academy is the best in the area:

Here’s just some of what you’ll get out of our proven-successful mixed martial arts (MMA) program:

You’ll experience the mental and physical “rush” that comes with MMA training (not only is it exciting, but it’s a whole lot of FUN too!)
You’ll get into kick-butt shape – and FAST (many of the world’s strongest and best-conditioned athletes are MMA fighters – we’ll show you how they do it)
You’ll develop “functional muscles” not bulky do-nothing muscles (you’ll become a lean, mean, fighting machine and get even STRONGER than you were before – even if you’re a weight lifter – because you’ll build functional muscles by doing “sport-specific” exercises and drills that make you “fighting strong”)
You’ll learn a mixed martial arts fighting system with an organized curriculum that takes the “guess work” out of learning
You’ll learn the basic fundamental principles and techniques you need to have in order to improve as quickly as possible
You’ll be in a safe, structured environment – safety is our #1 concern – so you won’t have to worry about getting injured (you won’t even have to spar or get hit if you don’t want to)
You’ll be able to work at a pace that’s right for you so that you can personally absorb and retain all the information you learn
You’ll be taught by professional instructors who are trained to “build you up” as a student
You’ll discover strength and conditioning exercises and MMA drills that UFC fighters use to prepare get in shape for their fights
You’ll be a part of a proven MMA system that gives you maximum results in minimum time (we are committed to making sure you improve every single time you set foot in our MMA academy)
You will transform your body into a kick-butt fighting machine (you’ll feel stronger, faster, and better than you ever have before)
Our instructors will “walk you by the hand” and teach you our secrets to MMA success
You’ll get our proven MMA training method that can take a total “newbie” and transform you into a bonafied MMA expert
You’ll have a variety of classes to choose from (striking, ground, mma, takedowns, beginner, advanced, sparring, no-sparring, technique-only, open mat time, etc.)
You’ll be trained by champions
You will learn physical and mental preparation for the street or in the fight cage
You’ll be taught by trainers can not only fight well but more importantly, they will train YOU properly to ensure you get the most out of our MMA program and become a complete fighter (whether you want to compete or not)
You’ll work out in a positive atmosphere where you are treated with RESPECT
You’ll get help from our professional, courteous staff (we don’t try to intimidate people or show how “tough” we are; we don’t need to; it isn’t about our “ego” anyway – it’s about what we can do for YOU and how we can build you up into the best shape of your life while learning how to fight MMA in the process)
You’ll improve your flexibility which helps prevent injury and makes you stronger (you’ll be able to punch hard, kick higher, and be even more dangerous with your ground fighting techniques)
You’ll discover how to knock almost anyone out cold (you’ll learn how to strike hard and where to strike for maximum effect)
You’ll learn sneaky submission holds that end a fight quickly and efficiently without things getting messy
You’ll learn how to fight in “close quarters.” Fact: Close combat fighting skills can save your life (this is especially important for law enforcement and military)
You will learn techniques and strategies for self-defense and competition (what’s so great about MMA is that it’s one of the only martial arts where just about every single technique is something you can use on the street as well)
You’ll learn chokes, arm locks, leg locks and other ways to finish a fight without have to throw a single punch or kick
You’ll learn how to throw devastating knockout elbows, knees, punches and kicks that are designed to end fights fast
You’ll learn takedowns and throws so you can control where you want the fight to end up (you’ll learn how to take people down and also how to defend takedowns so you don’t get taken down)
You’ll experience the passion, excitement, team spirit and pride at our school by being a member of our team (whether you want to compete or not)
You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t work in a real fight (and you’ll be surprised at what you find out)
You’ll discover how to quickly take out an opponent on the feet or on the ground (MMA is about being able to control the fight situation whether you’re on the feet or on the ground)
You will get stronger, tougher, more endurance and stamina (you won’t get tired), and on top of that, you’ll look and feel a whole lot better
You’ll get exceptional service in all areas. (If you have a question about anything at all, we will answer it. If you have any problems, we’ll solve them. If you need help, we will help you. We are 100% committed to your personal development as a mixed martial arts athlete.)
You’ll learn our systematic training method for creating MMA champions (and even our students who don’t want to fight can rest assured they would do very well if they did)
You will have coaches and instructors who CARE about you and your success (we guarantee that no other school in the area has more caring and passionate instructors)

Want more proof? Here you go…

Gracie Tampa West academy is a safe and friendly environment to learn jiu-jitsu and MMA. The instructors provide structured classes for all levels of experience. Bamboo, head instructor, is an elite grappler, and is dedicated to his students. I have trained at many gyms in the Tampa area, and this gym provides the most complete instruction for self defense, sport jiu-jitsu and physical fitness. The facility is clean and there are ample classes to accommodate my busy lifestyle. I highly recommend Gracie Tampa West for anyone who is serious about learning all aspects of jiu-jitsu and MMA.


I started training at Gracie Tampa west to help me prepare for my fights both prior to and while under contract with the UFC. Bamboo set up a remarkable program that allowed not just my skill set to grow, but a cardio regiment that put me in the greatest shape of my life. Bamboo is both knowledgable in Brazilian jiu jitsu and wrestling, as well as Muay Thai and boxing. His ability to blend the four into an effective and overall simple program to learn is nothing short of extraordinary. I highly recommend people of all ages and experience levels to go to Gracie Tampa West. Whether you want self defense or to lose weight, you will never find a better place for it.

Shane Primm

’ve been training at Gracie Tampa West for about 3 years and 1 month exactly. Prior to here I had no MMA background other than wrestling. I’ve done many grappling tournaments where I’ve placed 1st in all but one where I came in 2nd. I am a current Florida Amateur Lightweight Champion with a record of 7-0. Gracie Tampa West has a bunch of students who are all respectful and excellent partners to train with. There are always fresh new people joining in along with all the vets as well. All in all I feel as if I’ve learned a lot from Bamboo and I feel with his instructions and guidance I’ve managed to achieve everything I’ve accomplished in MMA because of him.

Kit Vongprachanh



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