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  • Pedro Sauer Seminar

    Pedro Sauer Seminar

    Please join us for Master Pedro Sauer, certified 8th Degree Red/Black Belt Instructor under Rickson Gracie. We will be hosting a two hour seminar to kick off Master Sauers 60th… Continue reading

  • The Fight Team Podcast feat. Rob Magao

    The Fight Team Podcast feat. Rob Magao

      Check out this episode of The Fight Team Podcast featuring Manchester BJJ/Bushido owner and head instructor Rob Magao being interviewed by Luigi Mondelli regarding the value of BJJ training… Continue reading

  • Top 5 Health Benefits of BJJ

    Top 5 Health Benefits of BJJ

    5 Health Benefits of Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu…. It’s New Year’s Resolution time and many people look for an activity to become healthier. Some will consider martial arts as an option…. Continue reading

  • Benefits of BJJ for Kids

    Benefits of BJJ for Kids

    Invest in Your Child’s Life with Martial Arts….. It is no secret that the martial arts can be a fantastic addition to anyone’s life, especially for our children. While there… Continue reading

  • Officer Survival Course

    Officer Survival Course

    Manchester BJJ/Bushido and Our Hero’s Fund is offering a FREE 3 hour Officer Survival Course for all LEOs. Topics will include dealing with an aggressive attacker, ground survival and weapon… Continue reading



  • “While finishing my studies in Farmington, CT I had the pleasure of meeting Rob Magao and the guys at Bushido Jiu- Jitsu Academy (Manchester Brazilian Jiu-jitsu). I have been a life long student of the martial arts and have studied everything from Tae Kwon Do to classical Jujutsu to Thai boxing. I knew that I had found a gem in Rob’s academy soon after my first workout. Rob has the unique ability to force all of his students to check their egos at the door and train as a family. His unique background of law enforcement, real world self defense experience and sport-BJJ-training allows him to reach out to everyone he trains, regardless of their goals and desires. Whether you are looking for a traditional martial arts experience or are looking to get involved in competition BJJ, Bushido is the premiere academy in central Connecticut. I will always be grateful for the positive experiences (and great workouts) I had with Rob and the rest of the great instructors at Bushido.”

    Ibrahim Shihadeh
    Blackbelt Japanese Jujutsu
    Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

  • “I am a police officer who had a background in Aikido and in a Police Combat fighting system (LOCKUP). I came to Rob Magao’s Gracie Jiu-jitsu School for the chance to learn practical applications in ground fighting. Rob Magao and Jim Kodzis have been excellent in taking into consideration the student’s needs, making sure that techniques for students desiring better fighting skills for street combat applications are taught as much as are techniques geared towards competition fighting. Every student in the school has a great attitude and is there to learn; egos are not tolerated and no one is there to injure anyone else. With every class, students are expected to use the techniques learned in “rolling” matches with other students, solidifying the learning process. I use many of these techniques and concepts as an arrest and control instructor for my police department.”

    Detective Anthony DeMonte
    Arrest and Control Instructor / CrossFit Trainer

  • “The most important criteria one should have when searching for a place to train, is the quality & character of the instructor. As every good teacher should, Rob Magao serves as an excellent example of how we should all carry ourselves as students of Budo. In addition to having a wealth of martial arts & “real world” experience, Rob does an excellent job of breaking principles & techniques down to make them easily understandable to students of all levels. I highly recommend the Bushido Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Rob Magao and his team of instructors.”

    Dale Horton