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Team AG specializes in creating a family training environment, "RESPECT" is the motto of the Gym. Anderson's childhood upbringing consisting of living in the Dojo's whiles learning Jiu Jitsu in Brazil has inspired him to teach kids to perform at their most optimum potential possible. Anderson is honored to teach the knowledge he has learned throughout his Jiu Jitsu career and feels it is important to pass on to the next generation. Jiu Jitsu gives kids a chance to strengthen in mind as well as body, to gain self-confidence and self-respect.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that has immense physical, emotional, and physiological benefits for children! Not only are children learning hands-on practical self-defense skills, but they also have the potential to acquire many additional benefits, such as: increased confidence, self-esteem, discipline, and respect (for themselves and others!). Children also learn how to goal-set, see goals to completion, and build on social and behavioral skill-sets.

We offer a fun and welcoming environment and we approach each child as an individual, while also teaching the value and strength in teamwork,

Unlike other martial arts which utilize punches and kicks, Jiu Jitsu uses non-violent holds and 
We strive to teach children more than a self defense, but also a life-long passion and way of life. Our jiu jitsu program intrinsically builds character and instills positive traits, such as: discipline, respect, humility, perseverance, and empathy.

Jiu Jitsu provides a healthy social environment for children and adolescents. We join children from diverse cultural and soci-economic backgrounds without prejudice. Fostering a strong sense of belonging is a major pillar to our program. Jiu Jitsu has also been successful for children with learning difficulties.

​One of the most common reasons why BJJ is suggested for women is the self-defense and protection aspect of learning a martial art. While there is an immense amount of truth to this, there are also a myriad of other amazing benefits to learning BJJ for a woman. Here are some examples:

ACCEPTANCE - Accepting your body for what is it and learning a whole new way to appreciate what the body can be capable of. Beauty isn't just what's on the "outside" - it's about unleashing that inner beauty and potential too.

EMPOWERMENT - BJJ truly caters to the "smaller" person. Due to the way BJJ has been developed, it's shown time-and-time again that technique can conquer "brute strength". The vast majority of BJJ practitioners are male, but the rise in women training in BJJ is growing more-and-more each day. To have this skill is very empowering, and it breaks the stereotype of what "strength" should look like.

FRIENDSHIP - More often than not, we end up seeing our BJJ family more than our own biological family at times. The kind of bonding that happens as a result becomes like a sisterhood, a comradery; and especially due to women being the minority of BJJ practitioners, we tend to gravitate closer to one another. The friendships that are formed are absolutely priceless.

FITNESS - It is an amazing way to get into shape! The techniques, trainings, and drills that a BJJ practice offers really improves-and-builds on strength, conditioning, endurance, skill-refinement, body-awareness, mobility, flexibility, etc, etc... the list could go on. Weight-loss, maintaining, or achieving fitness goals then follows naturally. Not saying it's going to be easy - you still need to put in the work and show up; but if you commit to creating that healthier version of you - the results will follow.

MENTAL HEALTH - Many people attribute the practice as a form of meditation. Beyond the physical, BJJ offers a means of stress release, mind/brain exercise - or simple put - just a way to "get out of one's head". It's a practice in building mental resiliency and improving on the mental habits that we utilize in other aspects of daily life as well. 

ROLE-MODELLING - Setting a powerful example for young girls and other women, and modelling for them what is possible when we set goals and follow-through. Inner beauty is the more valuable asset that our society should be more focused on, and what better way, than to lead by example. With the rise of anxiety and depression, this proves that there is a healthy way to deal with everyday life and the stress that can come along with it. 

#METOO - We strongly believe in the fundamental right that every human has to be able to say no - both physically and verbally - when it comes to abuse or assault. With the recent hashtag which has swept over social media, we believe that the conversation needs to be continued, and we need to offer more solution-based ideas on how we can improve. By building this confidence (which comes in all shapes and forms) - one-by-one - we start creating this ripple effect that has the potential to change and save lives.

TRAUMA - There is no doubt that everyone has experienced some form of trauma in their lives, whether it be emotional or physical. The level of trauma and how it's impacted each of us will vary. Removing the stigma around talking about it is what needs to happen first. Then we begin to create action and allow for BJJ to offer a means of healing, a way to set personal goals for that healing to take place - in the form of physical and mental work. Bullying, sexual assault, incident-induced anxiety are just a few examples of some of the forms of trauma that people face everyday. 

Take a chance. For you. You're worth it.

At TILM MMA you are guaranteed to make new friends in this family oriented gym. The comradery  amongst the team members here will push your body and mind as you develop your skills and encourage you to push your boundaries.
Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It utilizes natural body leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground and, as a result, provides greater position for striking or submission holds. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It can be trained for self defense, sport grappling (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts competition and has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide. 

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