Manchester BJJ News Feed

  • 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

  • This Is What Manchester BJJ Is About!

    This Is What Manchester BJJ Is About!

    Challenge yourself to be better, a part of something bigger, and a skill that can’t be taken away!  Step away from the noise and step onto the mat. Here at… Continue reading

  • New England Submission Challenge – Recap

    New England Submission Challenge – Recap

    March 5th marked our first New England Submission Tournament of 2017, and it did not disappoint with over 100 entries!

  • New England Submission Challenge March 5th, 2017

    New England Submission Challenge March 5th, 2017

    Break away from the points and forget about the time, it’s that time of year again! The New England Submission Challenge is once again around the corner so get ready!… Continue reading



  • “I have been training at The Bushido Jiu-Jitsu Academy for a little over a year now and although I do not get in to train as much as I’d like to, I always feel welcomed. I first met Rob Magao at a police combative class and soon after began training with him and Jim Kodzis as a way to better prepare myself for my job as a police officer. If your looking for a well rounded education in Gracie Jiu-jitsu for self defense this is the place to find it.”

    Aaron Brais
    Police Officer /
    Arrest and Control Instructor

  • “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 first spoke to Rob in October 2009 when I was looking for a BJJ Dojo for my Brother in law to train while visiting from Spain. Rob seemed happy to welcome a foreign visitor to train. He also invited me to try a couple classes. I excepted Rob’s invitation even though I was almost forty and thought I was to old to start training in a martial art. It took about twenty minutes of my first class to realize that I was hooked and haven’t looked back yet.

    I should also mention that I have Rheumatoid arthritis and even though it is well managed I still have some bad days and mobility issues. Rob and his teaching staff have been very accommodating in allowing me to work at a slower pace at times. I AM NOT lying when I say that BJJ has helped make me stronger both physically and mentally. I cant imagine training anywhere other than the Bushido Jiu Jitsu Academy.

    If you are someone who feels that you are too old or maybe you don’t think you are healthy enough to train, Give Rob a call. Stretch your self. It is working for me.”

    Dave Svalestad