A trip to Lake Murray was enough for Danilo and Jessica Cherman to decide that the Irmo area would be perfect for their family and their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts academy.
The family of four currently have a location in Wallingford, CT, recently moved to the Midlands on September 24, and will officially open Jitsu Academy located at 1974 Lake Murray Blvd. in January.
The new location will offer men, women and children of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to challenge themselves both mentally and physically in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts.
“We really like the demographics here. We are a family ourselves, a young family, and we just found out that this place is just saturated with families, ”said Danilo Cherman. on this subject, it is for children, for parents, we even have training for grandmothers and grandfathers. I think it fits the family vibe in Lexington really well, and that’s what we wanted.
Danilo will lead the Midlands team and oversee the location in Connecticut. As a mixed martial artist and instructor, his professional background is impressive. He has more than 20 years of knowledge in techniques and correct strikes. He also has a professional record of nine wins and four losses, ensuring that children and adults of the Midlands will receive the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts.
Jessica also shares a passion for sports. She competes professionally and enjoys coaching women and children.
“What makes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu unique from other mixed martial arts is that it gives a smaller opponent an advantage over someone taller. That’s why I care about this. ‘teach women and children,’ she said.
Teaching children to defend themselves in a non-aggressive way is important to her. “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is all about levers, techniques and angles and style really helps people,” Jessica said. “If you were assaulted while going to your car and practiced Jiu-Jitsu regularly, you would have a very good chance of protecting yourself.”
“Making Your Child Bully Proof” is a caption featured on the Jitsu Academy website, as well as offering a free introductory course where students can learn techniques that will incapacitate an opponent without using punches or kicks.
The Irmo Chamber of Commerce will organize a groundbreaking ceremony for the new location. The event is scheduled for January 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Visit jitsuacdemy.com for more information on the new business.