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20:48 25 Feb 23
Just had the pleasure of dropping into a class and open mat today. I had a wonderful experience training with a lot of high-level people. Marcos was very welcoming and gladly smashed me in the nicest way possible. Great school, great people, and hard training!
18:17 18 Jan 23
The Bernardo Faria Academy provides the best jiu jitsu training available. Coach Marcos heads up the best coaching and teaching I've ever had the good fortune of learning from. Additionally the mats and facility are clean and the staff and community are reasons why my training has become the most meaningful part of my day.
01:02 16 Dec 22
I started training at Bernardo’s a few months after it’s opening and can tell you the person you see on the instructional is exactly the same in real life.His explanation of technique, breakdown of position, as well as stories and sense of humor make retention easier.The gym atmosphere is welcoming and positivise, and younever know what surprise guest may walk through the door.Besides Bernardo all other instructors have been amazing as well.From Matheus Gonzaga, to Giancarlo Bodoni, and most recently Marcos Tinoco the instruction is always world class and consistently top shelf.I most recently had a private with Marcos Tinoco and within an hour I had corrected some bad habits that have been holding back pieces of my game for years. He not only shared some of his philosophy on creating connection but was able to break down my particular style and give me focused solutions to holes in my game.I highly recommend doing a private class with Marcos Tinoco and then staying for class after to implement the new tools in your arsenal.I also highly recommend training at the Bernardo Faria Academy besides the advantages of improving your Jiu Jitsu, the Academy will also improve your overall mood.
12:44 20 May 18
I had the pleasure of visiting Bernardo's Academy on April 2018 for a couple of days. The experience exceeded my expectations: The academy has a very welcoming environment, all the students and instructors are very friendly and talented; and I was surprised how Bernardo, a 5 time world champion, would spend one on one time giving directions to students from all levels, as well as sparring with us. I will definitely be back to visit at the next opportunity.
17:06 16 Feb 18
Whether you're thinking about trying brazilian jiu-jitsu for the first time or if you're a seasoned veteran, I can't recommend Bernardo's academy enough. He is by far the friendliest and caring instructor I've ever had. The fundamentals classes are perfectly designed to give someone a strong foundation in bjj. In the short time that Bernardo's gym has been open, I've made leaps and bounds in my understanding of the sport/art. Class sizes are small so there is tons of personal attention and it's a perfect environment to ask questions. See you on the mats!