Central City Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense

We are the only Gracie Certified Training Center in West Florida. We specialize in self defense Jiu Jitsu using the Gracie Combatives and Gracie Bullyproof. No competition Jiu Jitsu here!

Emiliano C.Business Owner
Emiliano’s  passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu began when he saw the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in the fall of 1993.  A slim 170 lb. man named Royce Gracie defeat multiple opponents of greater size and strength.  “I didn’t know or understand what he was doing, but I saw that it worked, and he came out victorious.” Emiliano knew right then that he wanted to try Jiu Jitsu.  In the early 1990’s one of the few ways to get instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was to attend seminars, so Emiliano’s very first introduciton to the art came at a seminar hosted by Royce Gracie in Atlanta.  By early 1994 Emiliano was training in Tallahassee at a Jiu Jitsu school run by Harlan Taylor, one of Royce Gracie’s first Black Belts.  Eventually the Gracie Academy produced some VHS tapes to further advance the art to Americans.

Emiliano Cardona Jr has continued his Jiu Jitsu education throughout the years receiving  promotions from Harlan Taylor, Pedro Valente, Royce Gracie and the Gracie Academy.

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North Tampa Street 1809
Tampa 33602 FL US
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Mon 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tue 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wed 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sat Closed Sun Closed

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