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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 do a lot of BJJ Seminars across the country. The Bushido Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a place that I love to visit. They have outstanding Jiu-jitsu but what is even better is they have outstanding people. You immediately feel the family atmosphere. I highly suggest you take lessons there!”

    Keith Owen
    BJJ Black Belt under Professor Pedro Sauer

  • “When I took my first woman’s self defense class with Bushido Jiu-Jitsu Academy – I wasn’t sure what to expect. Rob and his team were incredibly professional, had a diverse curriculum and provided invaluable information and instruction. In a short period of time, I was able to learn basic self defense techniques while understanding cognitively that my mind was an invaluable tool in defending myself. The guys were not intimidating at all, in a short period of time made us all feel comfortable while helping us understand that we had a short period of time to act in our defense. The hands on instruction was amazing. These guys approached us like we were experiencing real life incidences so we could experience the strength of how a real life attack could be. Completely invaluable. Through practice and correction, the whole class was able to walk away feeling they had some tools to help themselves survive.”

    Tara Griggs
    Woman’s Self-Defense Course Graduate