Stanley Chen Testimonial
"I started training at the Kimura BJJ Academy with Master Jean in 2006. I've trained at several other martial arts schools, including other Brazilian jiu-jitsu ones, and I can honestly say that Kimura is the best. Too often, there are instructors with great skill but absolutely no teaching ability. On the flip side, there are instructors who can teach reasonably well, but are limited in the depth of their knowledge. Master Jean has that rare combination of being an incredibly skilled practitioner as well as a gifted teacher. The way he breaks down seemingly complex movements has allowed me to grasp techniques that I would not have otherwise understood. Even after almost a decade of training, Master Jean still routinely points out important details that completely change the way I think about jiu-jitsu.
Just as important as Master Jean's personal instruction is the culture and team spirit at Kimura. The team motto, "Unity is our greatest strength," truly describes the incredibly welcoming and familial atmosphere at the school. It's not an accident that upon stepping on the mat, everyone on the team will come shake your hand and introduce themselves. It's also not an accident that if you have a question, every single person at the school will eagerly try to help you figure out the answer. Master Jean has actively nurtured this culture of friendliness and openness at the school, a culture that has united people with a wide range of backgrounds and goals into a family.
At Kimura, I've received top-level instruction in a beautiful martial art, gotten in the best shape of my life, and met some of my closest friends. It's a really special place with really special people, and I am proud to call it my second home."