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Black Belt Jim Hughes, with the blessing of his legendary teacher, Royce Gracie announces the promotion of Dr. Alan Fein to Brown Belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. - November 27, 2017
Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense, and the Evolution of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a new for-credit class now offered at the University of Connecticut (UCONN). This is the first and only University level class in Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Self Defense and MMA or BJJ. - April 28, 2010
West Hartford Connecticut Super Kids Karate and Jiu Jitsu promotion test will be Monday June 29. The SuperKids Academy head instructor, Paul Bratslavsky is preparing the class for their promotion test. Join them at 4:00 (white belts and high white belts), and 5:00 (Yellow belts and above) on June 29. "SuperKids... - June 29, 2009
It was a jam-packed seminar June 6 and 7 and it seemed an auspicious day. The "Strawberry Full Moon" was bright in the sky and three Black belts were present: Legendary MMA Champion Royce Gracie; Pride and Abu Dhabi Champion Rodrigo Gracie; and two-time Gracie Jiu Jitsu National Tournament Champion Jim Hughes. - June 11, 2009
The Legendary Royce Gracie will be appearing in Connecticut at the Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA Academy in East Windsor CT on Saturday and West Hartford CT on Sunday. Mr Gracie will conduct beginning, intermediate, as well as advanced BJJ and MMA classes for students throughout... - June 05, 2009
On May 31, 2009 about 20 members of the Hartford Police Explorers attended a seminar at Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in West Hartford CT spear headed by long time Royce Gracie Network member and coaching assistant Jim Cambell. The ages ranged from boys and girls 13 to 19 years old. - June 05, 2009
The beloved professor and innovator of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Legendary Grandmaster Helio Gracie, passed away in Brazil. Jim Hughes, Royce Gracie Black Belt and head of a network of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self Defense and MMA Schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts says "Helio Gracie is the tiny seed that became the mighty Oak that protects and shades many." - February 09, 2009
"The US MMA OPEN (TM) is an opportunity for anyone in the martial art community to come and test their skills in a safe and reasonable manner" says promoter Jim Hughes. Contestants from as far away as Boston and New York met at Union Station in Hartford CT, in a full scale MMA/Grappling show,... - February 09, 2009
"It was an exciting day and evening of MMA Grappling at Union Station in Downtown Hartford Connecticut" says promoter Jim Hughes. Students from all over New England converged upon the College MMA Challenge (TM) Grappling Division tournament to see who would meet in the finals in a full scale... - February 09, 2009
Getting ready with mma training for a fight takes a lot of work. The work is made easier when fighters have coaches who are seasoned and experienced. That is the case at a recent ct mma event at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun, where Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Jim Hughes and brazilian jiu jitsu Coaches Paul Bratslavsky (West Hartford, Windsor, Enfield, Boston) Josh Randorf (Southington), Josh Hesser (Norwich), and MMA Fitness expert Perry Siegel teamed up to get their MMA Fighters ready. - September 22, 2008
Self Defense is a very real concern these days. People like to think that they live in a civilized society where they can enjoy basic rights to life, freedom, and happiness. Violence seems to happen far away. It would be hard to feel comfortable believing violence can occur close to home or to any of one's friends. Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Connecticut MMA is here to say that the willingness to fight may very well be the thing that preserves peace. - September 13, 2008
"We have a very successful business because we know what we are doing and we are very good at teaching the special form of Self Defense created by Royce's Father Helio Gracie. Everyone saw it in action in the original UFC's and now, anyone that is anybody is seeking us out to learn the secrets of... - May 15, 2008
Royce Gracie, Jim Hughes, and Luis Rodriguez conducted a Gracie Jiu Jitsu seminar on April 19 in San Juan. It sold out 3 weeks in advance. - April 28, 2008
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor Jim Hughes and UFC, Pride, and K1 Champion Royce Gracie hold “Art of War” for business Executives at The Delaney House in Holyoke MA Friday May 16 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. - April 24, 2008
The end of the school year brings the College MMA Challenge Championship to the Log Cabin in Holyoke Mass. - April 24, 2008
The Legendary Royce Gracie will be appearing at Western Massachusetts' premiere wedding and corporate event venue, the Log Cabin - Delaney House on the afternoon of Friday May 16, 2008 from 3:00 to 5:00. "We are excited to have Royce Gracie here at our banquet facility promoting his New England Self Defense Tour and Jim Hughes' upcoming College MMA Challenge and Live the Legend US MMA OPEN," says Beth DeGray, Director of Sales and Event Planning expert, at Log Cabin-Delaney House. - April 23, 2008
MA MMA & CT MMA Professor, Royce Gracie, will be teaching a historic seminar in San Juan Puerto Rico. Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Jim Hughes and long time student Lou Rodriguez will assist Royce in this first Royce Gracie visit to Puerto Rico. The seminar will be held at the University of Puerto... - March 30, 2008
Legendary fighter, Royce Gracie, promotes long time ct mma & jiujitsu student Jim Hughes to Black Belt in his family martial art, Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Jim Hughes heads Gracie Jiu Jitsu Self Defense & MMA training locations in Hartford Glastonbury, Southington, East Windsor, Enfield, Danbury, New Haven, Stratford, Norwich, UCONN/STORRS, Agawam MA, Boston MA, and Puerto Rico assisted by his top students and training partners. - March 29, 2008
Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA have many talented students in their locations throughout CT, MA, RI and New England. Rick Spence, is one of the original students at Gracie BJJ in Norwich CT opened a new Salon location recently. - March 29, 2008
Jim Hughes & Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense and MMA New England representatives were invited to attend the WBC Muay Thai World Championships at the Normandie Casino in Los Angeles California on September 9 as guests of Fairtex Muay Thai. - September 16, 2007
Recent controversy regarding Royce Gracie and steroids is likely due to flawed test. Jim Hughes, Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu representative based in Hartford Connecticut explains why. - June 17, 2007
Tom Pear, owner of Danbury/Bethel CT's leading fitness and exercise center, Sportsplex, hosted the first ever Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu seminar in the area (gracie-jiu-jitsu.com). - April 15, 2007
Brazilian jiu jitsu coaches Jim Hughes from gracie-jiu-jitsu.com, Tony Butler, and Jim Harpe, conducted the first Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu martial arts and self defense grand opening seminar at Danbury/Bethel health, fitness, and exercise club Sportsplex (sportsplexbethel.com). - April 10, 2007
Caroline Rodonis is a mother of two young children, ages 6 and 4, the wife of a teacher, and a teacher herself, is now a stay-at-home mom. But she has an extra job. In June 2006, she was diagnosed with the acute form of leukemia AML. Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Oasis for Wellness acknowledge Carol Rodonis (carolrodonis.com) as she courageously fights leukemia with strength, poise, and exemplary attitude. - March 28, 2007
Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (gracie-jiu-jitsu.com) has found a new home with Danbury and Stamford health club, Sportsplex(sportsplexbethel.com), the leader in personalized group exercise and personal training. Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu self defense of CT, MA, and New England now have 10 ma & ct mma locations throughout New England (Danbury, Stratford, New Haven, Southington, West Hartford, Glastonbury, Windsor,UCONN/Storrs, Norwich, Agawam MA, Boston, and Puerto Rico - March 27, 2007
Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with locations in West Hartford, Glastonbury, Southington, East Windsor/Enfield, Danbury, Stratford, Stamford, New Haven, Norwich, Storrs, Agawam MA, Boston MA, and Puerto Rico is offering a new complimentary class on stress and fear management at their Danbury Sportsplex... - March 21, 2007
Highly talented artist Nancy Kramer painted a magnificent museum quality mural for the West Hartford SuperKids-Karate School and Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Students and parents are left captivated by the majesty of the piece. - March 21, 2007
World-renowned martial artist Royce Gracie has brought his unique style of martial arts to SuperKids-Karate of West Hartford. Paul "Mr. B" Bratslavsky is teaching proven techniques to the children's Tae kwon do and karate class. - March 21, 2007
The Oasis for Wellness is currently the only evidenced based structured group exercise class working exclusively with physicians (and requiring a physician referral for admittance), in the Hartford CT region. - March 21, 2007
Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu congratulate Renzo - March 05, 2007
Approximately 30 members of Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Schools of Self Defense were on hand to help the Hartford SWAT Team learn “less than lethal” restraint strategy. - March 02, 2007
Three time UFC champ and K1 fighter Royce Gracie's brother Rolker Gracie is traveling to Connecticut and Massachusetts for the week beginning Saturday February 24. Rolker has been by Royce Gracie's side at every fight since the first UFC quietly supporting his Brother and helping to make Gracie Jiu Jitsu a household name in North America. - February 24, 2007
Although the UFC has done great things to promote the relatively new sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), EliteXC is including women's matches in its upcoming promotion February 10, 2007. - February 07, 2007
Royce Gracie Organization is excited that cousin Renzo is putting the family art, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, to the test against opponent Frank Shamrock on the new Showtime venue. Shamrock says, “I will fight every Gracie on the same night.” - February 02, 2007
Watch out UFC and Spike TV, Showtime has you on their fight card. Showtime and ProElite have big plans for the future of Mixed martial arts. - January 18, 2007
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