Zingano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Basic Information

Address: 2790 Industrial Lane Broomfield CO 80020
Phone Number: 888 827 8688

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Additional Information

County: Broomfield
Schedule: Check website
Ages: 4 & up

Our classes are fun, exciting and highly interactive. Your child will be taught by a professional instructor who teaches them simple as well as complex movements that actually work in self defense scenarios.
The kids will learn how to "tap out" which enables the instructor to train techniques realistically so kids are learning techniques that adults learn. Kids gain self esteem and exhibit confidence with their new found Jiu Jitsu techniques, but a good instructor will constantly stress the value of knowing when to use their skills. IN CLASS, FOR SELF DEFENSE PURPOSES AND IN COMPETITION.


Mauricio Zingano was born in Rio De Janeiro Brazil in 1976. When he was 16 years old, his family moved to the U.S. where Mauricio was introduced to Jiu Jitsu by his brother Marco, who had gone to aviation school with one of Rickson’s Gracie top instructors, Luis Heredia.

Mauricio began training along with his brother at Rickson Gracie's academy in
Santa Monica, CA in 1993. After 1 year training with Rickson, Mauricio started to attend classes at the Gracie Academy in Carson, Ca.

Mauricio was awarded his blue belt by Royce Gracie and also started to learn how to teach Jiu Jitsu to other students. Soon after Mauricio started to receive private lessons from Helio Gracie not only Jiu Jitsu but also in how to teach the art, being one of very few people in world to receive this privilege.

Throughout the few years Mauricio successfully competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments and Mixed Martial Arts competitions and became one of the so called “Gate Keepers” of the Gracie Academy fighting numerous times in “Challenge Matches” against practitioners of other styles of Martial Arts who wanted to test their skills against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Around 1996 the Gracie Academy brought a famous instructor from Brazil to help with the heavy class schedule at the time. His name was Carlos “Caique” Elias.

Mauricio won the 1998 Gracie National Jiu Jitsu Championships and was awarded his purple belt by Royce Gracie soon after.

At the time Royce was very busy teaching numerous seminars throughout the country leaving Caique in charge of all the classes and making him the head instructor at the Gracie Academy.
Eventually after a few years teaching at the Gracie Academy Caique felt it was time to move on his own and opened his school. With the support of his friends and students he opened his academy in 2001 in Carson, Ca.

With his newly awarded brown belt, Mauricio started to really focus on teaching and successfully coached several students to win many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts tournaments along with Professor Caique.Mauricio continue his training for the next years and eventually received the rank of Black Belt from Professor Caique in 2004.

Professor Zingano currently teaches full time at his school in Broomfield, Colorado and is also the president and founder of the Rocky Mountain Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. With the Federation, Professor Zingano started to promote BJJ and grappling tournaments in Colorado and continue his commitment to the sport and to the growth of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the state of Colorado.

Program Information:

Why BJJ for Kids as Self Defense.
- Uses Techniques instead of strength

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the ideal method of self defense for kids since it emphasizes leverage and technique over strength and power. This focus makes it possible for all children to excel, regardless of their size or athletic ability.

BJJ vs Other Martial Arts for Kids
- Ideal for diffusing school fights

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enables practitioners to subdue their opponents without the use of punching and kicking, eliminating the need to use excessive force in a real-life self-defense situation. BJJ is a martial art that uses grappling techniques and is ideal for diffusing school fights. Nobody has to get hurt with Jiu-Jitsu. The idea of "tapping out" during training allows the students to keep their training realistic, yet safe.

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for your Child?

Below are some of the benefits of training with Zingano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Martial Art Builds Self Confidence & Self Esteem

For many children, self confidence doesn't come naturally. Confidence is developed over a period of time and as a child accomplishes new goals, his or her confidence level increases.

Children gain self esteem and exhibit confidence with their new-found Jiu-Jitsu techniques, but a good instructor will constantly stress, in class, the value of knowing when to use their skills--for self defense or in competition only! Kids with a high sense of self-esteem have the confidence to stand up for themselves, be more out spoken and more inclined to help others. The confidence gained allows their individual personalities to shine.

Learn BJJ Skills for Better grades

Being a Jiu-Jitsu student also means being a better student in school. Kids who participate in Jiu-Jitsu are proven to have better attention spans. They also learn respect, discipline and responsibility. They learn gratitude, loyalty, the importance of staying in school and keeping their bodies healthy and drug free. Every child learns to follow directions, pay attention, participate in class activities and work as a team. These skills help them to become better students.

Learning Coordination Early in Life

Kids learn motor movement at a very early age. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu challenges the entire body, developing coordination, balance, agility and poise. These traits are often neglected and not fully developed in team sports. By starting children in Jiu-Jitsu they learn how to fall properly, and how to initiate movement patterns that are inherent to life and any sport they might choose down the road. We also begin basic fitness and calisthenics that will give them a leg-up on their peers who do not engage in fitness activities at an early age.

Learn discipline and perseverance

In Jiu-Jitsu, kids are ranked in a belt system (white, gray, yellow, orange and green) and within these belts they will earn degrees (4 degrees per belt). The belt system allows your child to set long-term goals (becoming a black belt) and short-term goals, such as being able to execute a new technique they learned in class, or achieving their next degree or belt.

Best Self Defense for Children of all Ages

Jiu Jitsu teaches children to think instead of panic in potentially serious situations as well as how to react to threats from other kids. Your child will also be taught not to be a bully. For life- threatening situations only, your child will learn practical self defense. They learn how to think fast on their feet, to improvise and avoid trouble whenever possible.

The skills your child will learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will empower and protect them for the rest of their lives.

Early exposure to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is truly a great gift to your child.

Contact us now for your free Class!
1-888-TAP-U-OUT (827-8688)