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 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

  • I had heard about Rob Magao and the guys at Manchester BJJ/Bushido for a long time before we actually had the pleasure of meeting at a competition a few years back. Rob was instantly friendly and open, coming right up to me and introducing himself.

    I knew right away that he had a love and passion for jiu jitsu just by meeting him and shaking his hand. This was further confirmed when I attended one of his classes… the guy can teach too!

    In recent years, Rob has not only become a tough-as-nails training partner, he has become a good friend. And his school is full of people just like him—great friendly people, with technical jiu jitsu and a serious love for training.

    I recommend anyone in the Manchester area get to Manchester BJJ ASAP to train with Rob and the guys over there. Seriously good people and seriously good jiu jitsu. Who knows, I may even see you there on a Sunday!

    Brad Wolfson
    Soulcraft BJJ, Team Gracie Sports
    BJJ Brown Belt Under Marcio Stambowsky

  • “The LOCKUP Police Ground-fighting Courses taught by Lt. Kevin Dillon and Det. Rob Magao (Owner of Manchester BJJ) are excellent! LOCKUP training is a highly developed law enforcement system that gives any police officer the edge over the bad guy. Their approach is realistic and throws out the erroneous approach of “Defensive Tactics.” Police officers need to be offensive and proactive! LOCKUP trains law enforcement with that mindset. Their stress inducing drills are extremely progressive and produce the proper environment for an officer to develop the combative mindset. I have had the opportunity to work with Navy SEALs, DEA agents, Special Forces Units and numerous law enforcement agencies. LOCKUP is among the top tiered law enforcement training programs in the United States. I give it an unquestioned endorsement.”

    Eddie D. Edmunds
    Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt
    2nd Degree Kali, Jeet Kune Do
    19th Group Special Forces Combatives Instructor