Manchester BJJ News Feed

  • 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

  • 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



  • “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

  • “We had the opportunity to train with Pedro Sauer Brown Belt Rob Magao at Gentle Ways Judo for the Bismarck Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club. I have to say as a hole in the wall club, we all found it to be a great honor that Rob would work with and help us in any way possible. After meeting Rob and getting to know him over the course of a week, I can say without a shadow of a doubt people like him are the reason I got into the martial arts to begin with, and hopefully someday I will be half the martial artist/person he is. The only bad part about this is that we live to far away to train with Rob daily. If you live in the Manchester, CT area I highly recommend you take advantage of being able to train at The Bushido Jiu-Jitsu Academy-Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.”

    Josh Stevens
    Bismarck Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club
    Bismarck, North Dakota

  • “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