The achievements being celebrated include all gold medals, including three advanced championship belts, and placing second overall for the youth division (BC Kickboxing & BJJ of Waxhaw earned first place, and Black Force MMA of Summerville, SC placed third).
Top-rated Gracie Lake Norman Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Offense operates one of the most successful youth martial arts programs and competition teams in the southeast. The school serves children as young as four years of age through adults. Classes incorporate diverse disciplines, ranging from Judo and Karate to Jiu-Jitsu. Students train under elite black belts committed to helping them achieve their fitness goals while learning functional self-defense, in a supportive community. With more than 4,700 square feet of mat space, parents are able to train in a separate gym while their children train in another.
About Ranard Brown
A former Black Belt Judo Olympian and third generation and 2nd degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Rick Gracie and Luiz Palhares, Ranard is a two-time IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Black Belt Open Master Champion, and coach/trainer to high performing athletes including UFC and Pro MMA fighters, Jiu-Jitsu champions, business professionals, teens and kids. He has been training since 2001, and opened the Gracie Lake Norman Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Offense School in 2009 at 148 Lugnut Lane in Mooresville, NC, to inspire people at all skill levels to become better versions of themselves, mentally, physically, and emotionally, with a focus on mindfulness and learned techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, and improve health and wellness.
To sign up for a complimentary introductory class, or to view class offerings and other news, please visit www.GracieLakeNorman.com.
SOURCE: Gracie Lake Norman Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Offense
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