The Teixeira  Garcia Academy

 

The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy is known for specializing in self-defense training and physical conditioning through practicing the arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling), Judo, Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). It is conveniently located in the San Gabriel Valley within the city of Covina.

 

The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy trains students in a variety of martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling), Judo, Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Upon entering the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy, each student is made to feel comfortable and at home; the school is a place with great energy and a friendly, supportive staff. It is clean and well maintained; it offers a progress-oriented growing environment that allows students to have a challenging, inspirational and warm learning and training experience that makes them feel like coming back. Students are taught in a way that allows them to take the information they learn in classes and directly apply the essence of the lessons to their daily activities to better improve themselves by being more healthy and physically active. Whatever their level (the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy has a mix of new beginners to seasoned professionals), physical health, age or gender, students of the school are shown the path to betterment in themselves.

 

Once a part of the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy, students often times feel tied together not just through the sport and training, but also through the philosophy they learn about the art of the martial arts. And, for those students who decide to compete competitively, The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy helps them achieve their goals through personalized training and support.

 

Interested in learning the self-defense arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling), Judo, Wrestling or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the San Gabriel Valley? The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy welcomes all persons regardless of their level (from new beginners to seasoned professionals), physical health, age or gender. Absolutely no experience is necessary to get started!

 

Please feel free to contact the school and come in for a complimentary introduction class for yourself or for your loved ones- call us, send us a message or drop by and visit The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy today!

Your Instructors, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts Rodrigo Teixeira and Sammy Garcia

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts Rodrigo Teixeira and Sammy Garcia are the reason the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy has the strong structure that it has come to be known for. They teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts in a way that combines the most effective use of the physical and mental abilities of their students. Through patience and training, students learn defenses and attacks that allow them to adapt their own personal abilities, while at the same time pushing enough to see growth in their skills.

 

Sammy Garcia heads the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Covina; he is known for his welcoming, user-friendly teaching style. Students create relationships with Sammy Garcia and his staff; with time Sammy Garcia and his staff become support structures and mentors for students.

Building the Champion in You!

 

Rodrigo Teixeira and Sammy Garcia want nothing more than for their students to reach their maximum potential; they believe in “Building the Champion in You!” They see everyone for who they are- full of potential and energy that can be developed into a champion within themselves. Under this ideal, the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy continues to grow as a family and as a group of incredibly talented practitioners.

 

Interested in learning the self-defense arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling), Judo , Wrestling  or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the San Gabriel Valley? The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy welcomes all persons regardless of their level (from new beginners to seasoned professionals), physical health, age or gender.

 

Absolutely no experience is necessary to get started!

 

Please feel free to contact the school and come in for a complimentary introduction class for yourself or for your loved ones- call us, send us a message or drop by and visit the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy today!

 

Student Training

 

Sammy Garcia

"The Gentle Art"

 

The term “jiu-jitsu” is derived from the Japanese phrase “the gentle art”. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), also known as the gentle art, is a martial art that generally focuses on ground fighting and grappling with an opponent. When using proper technique, a smaller and weaker individual can defend against, and even possibly dominate, a larger and stronger opponent. By using balancing leverage and techniques such as joint locks and chokes, students of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu can gain self-confidence in their abilities to protect themselves.

 

Physical Conditioning

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is more rigorous than many other martial arts due to the intensely physical nature of grappling, but because of this rigorousness, students vastly improve their physical conditioning. Each Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training session includes cardiovascular training, stretching, breathing techniques and resistance workouts. These sessions build students’ strength and endurance, and help increase their flexibility.

 

Self Defense

 

Self-defense is one of the many valuable benefits gained from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students trained in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu learn how to avoid, evade, and escape from many types of physical confrontations. They also learn how to physically protect themselves and their loved ones when physical confrontations are unavoidable. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students are trained to use restraint and physical techniques as appropriate.

 

Mental Health

 

Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu directly leads to a significant increase in self-confidence, self-discipline and the ability to make decisive action. This occurs not only via training the sport, but also through skilled and empowering coaching and role modeling from such great teachers as Sammy Garcia.

 

Family Time and Bonding

 

Practicing the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can foster and develop family unity and friendly competition among siblings. The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy helps grow a sense of pride in oneself because of the accomplishments students have. Parents develop pride in their children’s accomplishments while at the same time the children’s own self-worth grows with each lesson learned.

 

 

Physical Training

 

Grappling

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

 

“Sammy is amazing! We are so happy our son is training with a highly respected Instructor! He is one of the BEST! He teaches respect and self-discipline…”

P H., Glendora, CA

 

 

 

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Classes Offered at the Teixeira Garcia

Jiu-Jitsu Academy

 

Interested in learning the self-defense art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling), Judo, Wrestling or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the San Gabriel Valley? The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy welcomes all persons regardless of their level (from new beginners to seasoned professionals), physical health, age or gender. Absolutely no experience is necessary to get started!

 

Please feel free to contact the school and come in for a complimentary introduction class for yourself or for your loved ones- call us, send us a message or drop by and visit The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy today!

 

“Just signed my kids up here. Tried several martial arts studios and this is the one they liked best. Very comfortable atmosphere, very reasonable rates. Looking forward to a long time here with all my children.”

John H., Covina, CA

 

 

 

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Class Schedule

 

Classes offered at the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy are as follows, and can vary by week to week depending on availability, class size and competition schedules. Please contact the academy to verify class schedules.

 

Interested in learning the self-defense arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling), Judo, Wrestling or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the San Gabriel Valley? The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy welcomes all persons regardless of their level (from new beginners to seasoned professionals), physical health, age or gender. Absolutely no experience is necessary to get started!

 

Please feel free to contact the school and come in for a complimentary introduction class for yourself or for your loved ones- call us, send us a message or drop by and visit The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy today!

 

9:00  A.M. - 11:00  A.M.  Women’s Fitness

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12:00  P.M. - 1:30  P.M.  Adult Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

4:30  P.M. - 5:30  P.M.  Kids Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

5:30  P.M. - 7:00  P.M.  Kids Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

7:00  P.M. - 8:00  P.M.  Wrestling, Judo

 

8:00  P.M. - 9:30  P.M.  Adult Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

9:00  A.M. - 9:30  A.M.  Private Lesson

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12:00  P.M. - 12:30  P.M.  Private Lesson

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5:00  P.M. - 6:00  P.M.  Kids Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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6:00  P.M. - 7:30  P.M.  Adult Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

7:30  P.M. - 9:00  P.M.  Competition Training

9:00  A.M. - 10:00  A.M.  Women’s Fitness

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10:00  A.M. - 11:00  A.M.  Women’s Fitness

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12:00  P.M. - 1:30  P.M.  Adult Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

4:30  P.M. - 5:30  P.M.  Kids Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

5:30  P.M. - 7:00  P.M.  Adult Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

7:00  P.M. - 8:00  P.M.  Wrestling, Judo

 

8:00  P.M. - 9:30  P.M.  Adult Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

9:00  A.M. - 10:00  A.M.  Private Lesson

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12:00  P.M. - 1:00  P.M.  Private Lesson

(Contact us for more information regarding private lessons)

 

5:00  P.M. - 6:00  P.M.  Kids Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(Coming Soon! Contact us for more information regarding this class)

 

6:00  P.M. - 7:30  P.M.  Adult Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

7:30  P.M. - 9:00  P.M.  Competition Training

9:00  A.M. - 11:00  A.M.  Women’s Fitness

(Coming Soon! Contact us for more information regarding this class)

 

12:00  P.M. - 1:30  P.M.  Adult No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

 

4:30  P.M. - 5:30  P.M.  Kids Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

5:30  P.M. - 6:30  P.M.  Mixed Martial Arts

 

6:30  P.M. - 8:00  P.M.  Adult No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

9:00  A.M. - 10:30  A.M.  Strength and Conditioning

 

10:30  A.M. - 12:00  P.M.  Adult Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Closed on Sundays and Holidays.

 

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Sunday and Holidays

“After having been my third school of Jiu-Jitsu I have to say that I can confidently say that I wouldn't want to train anywhere else. Sammy is the most humble person I have ever met and is all about his students and making sure we understand the instruction. Besides being a world class Jiu-Jitsu competitor, Sammy is also one of the kindest people out there.”

Marco A., Hacienda Heights, CA

 

 

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Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy today!

 

Interested in learning the self-defense arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling), Judo, Wrestling or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the San Gabriel Valley? The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy welcomes all persons regardless of their level (from new beginners to seasoned professionals), physical health, age or gender. Absolutely no experience is necessary to get started!

 

Please feel free to contact the school and come in for a complimentary introduction class for yourself or for your loved ones- call us, send us a message or drop by and visit The Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy today!

 

 

Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy

4706 N. Grand Ave.

Covina, CA 91724

 

(626) 915-4200

 

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“…even though everyone was exhausted and sweating profusely, they were all smiling, laughing, and obviously were enjoying the class.”

Greg H., Diamond Bar, CA

 

 

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is both a martial art and a combat sport. It is a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. By using leverage and techniques such as joint locks and chokes, it is possible for a smaller person to dominate a larger opponent. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fully rounded art and is great for students who want to be physically active and get in shape, and to learn self-defense and techniques for protecting oneself. For those students that are interested in competing, the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers personalized training and support to develop their skills.

No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling)

 

No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling) is similar to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but it is practiced at a faster pace. It generally focuses more on takedowns and arm drags, something more similar to wrestling, while adding submission techniques to finish the fight. No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu helps students get in better shape quicker- it’s a style appropriate for those wishing to be healthier and more physically active.

Judo

 

Judo is a more modern martial art- it is a combat-style Olympic sport created and developed in Japan. Judo’s most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take-down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. There is more of a strategic basis to this style of fighting- students learning Judo grow their mental prowess through sparring with other students.

Wrestling

 

Wrestling is the oldest combat sport/martial art, dating back to prehistoric times. It relies on multiple forms of grappling techniques designed to leverage weight, position and hold to the athlete’s maximum advantage. While training to wrestle, a student can expect to learn grappling techniques such as clinch fighting, throws, takedowns, pins and other controlling/grappling holds. Wrestling is considered an individual sport, yet it’s techniques and training disciplines are incorporated into other martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting. Wrestling is for all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced. It builds self-confidence, respect and discipline that can last a lifetime. Whether you are just starting out as a beginner, wrestle for your high school team, or need college level grappling experience and training, count on the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy to meet your wrestling goals.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

 

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground. It is a style of fighting created by using components from a variety of other combat sports. Mixed Martial Arts students are physically challenged during training and competitions, and this leads to a more healthy and balanced life style.

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