“From the initial phone call to ELITE, Coach Caio was very friendly and welcoming which led me to go in to see the gym!”
"A few months ago I searched around the AV to find a Kids Jiu-Jitsu program for my two boys. From the initial phone call to ELITE, Coach Caio was very friendly and welcoming which led me to go in to see the gym. Prior to signing up, I was able to bring my boys in for 7 days to see if they would enjoy it. They LOVED IT! The environment is very clean and I received a warm welcome from the parents and other members of ELITE. Caio was very patient with my boys during the learning process and have created a family-oriented environment that led us back after the 7 day trial period. He maintains a great relationship with all of the children and my boys now look up to him. He has also been very flexible and worked with our situation, which made it possible for us to remain in the program. Very friendly people! Overall, my experience there has been awesome! It's a blessing to have found a great activity for my children where they can learn and grow with really great people!! I highly recommend it because it doesn't get any better than ELITE!
“The atmosphere is awesome, everyone is encouraging and make you feel welcome. Not just because you’re a member there, it’s because you’re family!”
"The atmosphere is awesome, everyone is encouraging and make you feel welcome. Not just because you're a member there, it's because you're family. I walked into the gym weighing 305 lbs. (I'm 5'7"). At other gyms, I always felt uncomfortable just because I couldn't get through the exercises and I felt like nobody was there trying to help me get through them just because I was the "fat guy". That did not happen at ELITE! Much to the contrary! Everyone here wants to see you succeed, they will push you to do a couple more sit-ups or pushups! If you're celebrating it, everyone from the ELITE FAMILY will be celebrating it as well. I can't say anything but good things about this gym! I've lost about 35 pounds in the 3 1/2 months I've been there. No special diets, no special pills, just hard work. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has definitely saved my life... and it all started with a 5-minute conversation with Professor Caio Malta. I didn't even take up the 7-day free trial, his way of welcoming new members made me want to sign up right away. I also have my son signed up at this gym. Even with his ADHD, Professor Caio gets him to focus and it obvious he has changed for the better and is progressing fast. He recently competed in a kids tournament with about 4 months of training and did very well. There's no other gym like it anywhere! Come check it out for yourself... you'll love it... you won't regret it!
“Professor Caio has created a culture that’s totally unique, it’s challenging, supportive, and encouraging!”
"I joined ELITE in July as a total "noob"... I had no martial arts or grappling experience at all. I wanted to get in shape, learn self-defense, and do something new... and I wanted to do it in a structured environment. I did some research on the web, called the phone number, and went for it. You can read it in the reviews, but from the moment you walk in, you can sense what this gym is all about. Professor Caio has created a culture that's totally unique. It's challenging, supportive, and encouraging. The camaraderie and friendship among the members are awesome and everyone is very welcoming. I am hooked! Jiu-Jitsu will do weird things to your brain. You'll find yourself thinking about it all day long if you're not careful. I usually go to the 6 AM class, but ELITE offers a variety of classes throughout the day and evening so it's easy to find something that fits your schedule. Last thing - I didn't realize it when I started, but the opportunity to learn from an IBJJF Certified Black Belt here in the AV is... basically a miracle. Professor Caio was born and raised in Brazil! So glad I joined!"