Welcome to Team Tooke Cypress Bjj program. Here we offer an Exciting and Personal 1 on 1 Free Trial in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in northwest Houston. Our Bjj program incorporates traditional Jiu Jitsu, Judo, No-gi Submission Grappling, and Wrestling and Is led by Professor Travis Tooke Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts Miguel (Mike) Castro and Jose Llanas.
Whether you’re looking to find an activity to get in shape, lose weight, learn practical self-defense, or compete for Gold in competition, we have a proven system to help you reach your goals. Unlike many other Houston Bjj schools, our instructors have been personally certified by Professor Travis Tooke to teach Classes in Bjj. At Team Tooke Cypress, we take pride in our highly successful curriculum. We always make sure that our students consistently receive high quality material and focused attention in a strong partnership to help all reach their Goals. We pride ourselves on the great atmosphere we’ve created. While training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with us, you will find a friendly environment accompanied with very helpful instructors and students. We want you to ask questions when you run into problems, or whenever curiosity strikes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Bjj) is a martial art, combat sport, and a form of self-defense made famous by the Gracie Jiu Jitsu family. This martial art focuses on grappling and fighting on the ground. Bjj was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan in the early 20th century, which was itself then, a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese.
Bjj promotes the principle that anyone can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. This martial art most notably applies joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. This technique-based martial art can be exercised through sport grappling tournaments, mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions, or even self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
One thing that separates our school from all of the others in the Houston, Cypress area, is that we have a specialized curriculum created by Internationally Recognized 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Travis Tooke. Travis Tooke is the First Houston Bjj Black Belt to Win the North American Grappling Association Instructor of The Year Award. He was also in one of the first handfuls of Americans and First Texan to earn his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt in Brazil from Carlos Gracie Jr., the head of International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation and Gracie Barra.
This system is one of the keys to our students’ success. By providing our curriculum inside the gym, our students always have a reference as to the information and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques required for advancement, helping them to gauge their progression in the program. Some schools offer no curriculum or path of progression for their students at all! However, we find that using a proven curriculum is very proficient in creating a fundamental base of techniques that can be taught and retained by our students.
We believe in setting short, intermediate, and long-term goals – all while putting a plan into place to reach these goals. Our expert Team Tooke Cypress Bjj instructors put these plans into place through a constant process of problem-solving and training. Our instructors regularly contribute time traveling, training and competing with some of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes and teams here in the United States and in Brazil. To provide access to new and innovative techniques and views, we consistently bring in top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners for seminars and training. This is a passion for students and instructors alike, and we want to make sure that you have access to getting the best training available.