"Winston Salem, NC- Kevin Pyles, Spokesperson for American Martial Arts Academy, Inc, confirmed today that Paulo Santana won the Atlanta Winter International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the adult, light feather weight, black belt division on Saturday February 6, 2016. “Our mission is to bring world class instruction and passion for Jiu-Jitsu to allow people to pursue their goals whether it be to become a world class competitor or to learn self-defense and get in shape,” says Lepri. Due to its practical application and proven success in sports such as MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become one of the fastest growing martial arts in the United States.
“We believe jiu-jitsu is more than just a sport, self-defense system, or fitness program; it’s a lifestyle that improves the whole person,” says Pyles. American Martial Arts Academy first opened its doors in 1998 as one of the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training facilities in the state. “Being directly affiliated with Lucas Lepri, who is one of the most decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jiu athletes in the world today, has been an unbelievable experience and gives us access to the most current and relevant techniques available,” says Lonnie Price, General Manager of American Martial Arts Academy. To have a local athlete right here in Winston Salem that can compete and win in an international competition like this is incredible, says Pyles.
American Martial Arts Academy offers world class training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu six days per week and up to three classes per day.
For more information on Brazilian-Jitsu in Winston Salem contact Lonnie Price at 336-765-1950 or visit www.ChooseAMAA.com."
- A Press Release