Mangaluru welcomes first full-fledged Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo academy - Alpha Warrior on Oct 10

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Mangaluru, Oct 10: The city welcomed its first ever full-fledged Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Judo academy- Alpha Warrior on October 10 at 8 pm on the 6th floor of Bharath Mall, Bejai, here.

The classes will be held on weekdays and weekends. There will be free trial classes till the month end for everybody who intends to learn this martial art. The academy aims to hold free self-defence classes for women, children and cops in the near future. Jiu-Jitsu and Judo are not dependent on size, age or gender, it is an art that can be mastered with practice and discipline. Srikanth Kotian, founder, strength and conditioning coach of Alpha warrior said, “The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires very little strength and can be practiced by anybody from kids to elderly and the obese. This art is suited for women and can be extensively used as self-defence. Our aim is to make people aware of the benefits of this martial art.

"I personally have struggled a lot to learn. We are not even sure if we are learning it the right way, under the right coach and no better than the Sensei himself- Sensei Salomao Lima belongs to team Cicero Costa- which is one of the best in the world. This is why I thought of introducing Judo that is an Olympic sport today and Jiu-Jitsu that soon may become an Olympic sport in my hometown. Alpha academy has a trio coach, Sensei Salomao, Srikanth Kotian and Dariyappa, a judo black belt from Bengaluru who will be teaching Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.

Sensei Salomao Lima said, “Jiu-Jitsu is not for war, it is for peace. An offshoot of Judo, Jiu Jitsu was developed to improve health, basically to make a stronger version of ourselves. It is used to defend or protect oneself as this does not require strength like other martial arts and can be practised by non athletes and also people with small build. I will be in Mangaluru to teach this beautiful sport to everyone."

About Sensei Salomao Lima:

Sensei Salomao Lima is a second degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, fourth degree Judo black belt, and is a certified MMA and grappling coach.

Born and brought up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sensei Salomao has taught MMA, Judo and Jiu-Jitsuin Brazil and moved to Thailand to teach Muay Thai for four years and then
moved to Malaysia and started the Samurai Academy in 2014. He has been practicing the art since he was 10 years old.

About Alpha Warrior:

Alpha Warrior to bring Jiu-Jitsu and Judo to the city. This martial art will appeal not only to smaller individuals but also less athletic people because focus is on grappling technique. The focus is on controlling opponents through techniques that force them to submit, this is a grappling art. This will also have other effects on an individual like making them more disciplined, confident and teaches calmness and clarity.

6th Floor, Bharath Mall, Bejai, Mangaluru - 575 006
Phone: +91 99865 68391