Located in Sarasota, Florida, Gustavo Machado BJJ SRQ, owned and operated by Justin McQuown, is a 1400 square foot facility that features FUJI 1.5" Tatami Series Mats, FUJI Wall Pads with custom printing, FUJI Column Pads, FUJI Spring Floor System, and FUJI Frame Kit. Being part of the Gustavo Machado BJJ School Affiliation, Justin added the Sarasota, Florida Airport code which is SRQ thus deriving the very unique (and cool!) name.
The mission at Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sarasota (GM BJJ-SRQ) is to enhance their students lives through the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The academy and staff are there to help students achieve their individual goals to include gaining confidence in self-defense techniques, increasing individual physical fitness, and/or preparing to compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions at all levels.
One of the most important things that Justin focuses on is providing a positive environment in his academy at all times. "My name may be on the lease but this is my students academy. without them there is no academy. For me, the beauty of BJJ is what it does for a persons mind. Watching their transformation from the very first class. Constantly seeing people test their own limits and seek individual improvement with each session on the mat but willing to help each other be better martial artists and people. I'd say the environment we have is amazing" says Justin.
At GMBJJ Sarasota, they provide their students with the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu education in a positive, uplifting, and family environment.