Urbana Academy has become my second home. My daughter has been training for a couple years and I wanted to show my girl that her mama can do it too! What better place to train along side with my little one. I was/still on the heavier side but Sensei Cesar made it clear that it wouldn't get in the way of me learning and really encouraged me to try! Well down 10 pounds and feeling better than I did in my 20s! 😂 Everyone here is so accepting and willing to help! I love the atmosphere of this gym, here I gained brothers and sisters!
This place has become a 2nd family! Great instruction and training partners who are more inclined to teach than use the newbies as training dummies. The art of Jui Jitsu can and is overwhelming so a good and safe place to train, learn and improve is extremely important. I Found that at Urbana Academy for myself as well as my 2 teens!
I started BJJ at Urbana Academy 3 years ago. Great Atmosphere, and Great people. Everybody from Instructors , families and students are great, supportive, and welcoming. Cesar (The owner) treats you like a family, Laura is a great instructor, and I already made so many good friends! I also take women’s self defense class on Sundays Which is all female self defense class. They started offering weekdays women self defense classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Great instructor, and very supportive ladies! I Highly recommend it to all females.
Urbana Academy and the instructors are great. My son just started training here and everyone including the other parents have been very welcoming. I’m excited to have a place I can take my son and know he will learn not only to defend himself but great core values. A highly recommend this place to anyone interested in martial arts as well as being a part of a friendly group of people.
Been training BJJ here for about six months. I started with my 4 year old son, and it had been a great experience. The kids classes are amazing and do a great job of keeping the kids engaged and learning and having fun. You can see the passion that the instructors have for passing on these skills to a new generation and instilling confidence and ethics in them. The adult classes are excellent as well and everyone was very welcoming of the newcomer and ensured that it was an enjoyable atmosphere in which I could learn. Everyone learns from everyone no matter the belt, which is a great mentality in my opinion. After watching me and my son for a couple months, my wife also joined the women's Combatives (BJJ/GJJ focused) classes and has gotten hooked. It's a very empowering class and provides me peace of mind that my wife is learning to defend herself if ever a situation arises. Overall, excellent gym and would recommend it to anyone.
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