Carlson’s Jiu-Jitsu livens up the kids in Las Vegas

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Ricardo Cavalcanti's young champions in Vegas / Photo: Carlos Ozório

While passing through Las Vegas, the GRACIEMAG.com team dropped in on Ricardo Cavalcanti, the black belt at the helm of the city’s Carlson Gracie academy.

Our GMA Ricardo has approximately 200 students in his Jiu-Jitsu, muay thai, judo, and wrestling classes. Among them are UFC fighters Steve Cantwell and Stephan Bonnar. Nevertheless, the teacher takes immense pleasure in the classes he teaches to a different sort of public: the team’s kids, who bring in a great number of medals.

In muay thai the team already has some fledgling world champions. In Jiu-Jitsu the young fighters are already coming home with medals from big events like the Pan Kids. Among their standouts are Mike Alvarez, Chase Balasbas, Cameron Gomez, Vitor Bonato, and Taylor Leonardo among others.

And the Jiu-Jitsu at Carlson Gracie school is already being taught to children aged as little as three. The kids stay the entire afternoon at the academy, with classes from Monday to Sunday.

So you think it’s still too early to learn the gentle art? Then watch the video below to see how there’s no age limit for learning Jiu-Jitsu.

See more of the academy in the photos below:

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