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Here are some kind words from our customers that own their own school.

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Joe Rico

Owner of Stronghold Jiu Jitsu

The Tao of Jiu Jitsu is a required reading for my students as they progress into their Jiu Jitsu journey.  I actually recommend they read it before they delve into the techniques to get the right mindset.  Chris Matakas is a different kind of practitioner and his philosophies resonate with myself and my students.  My only wish is that we were closer to their academy so I could start training with him and his team.  All my students have also ready Hero and On Jiu Jitsu to understand that our art has so much more to offer than just grappling on the mats.

Miguel Benitez

Owner of Montgomery Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

As a school owner I am often times asked the same questions. Professor Chris Matakas has masterfully written what the path and the journey will be like. He applies all his knowledge earned from years of training and coaching and breaks down the highs and lows and pitfalls and success. As a school owner his books are invaluable as they can speak to my students and answer their questions when I physically cannot.

Tommy W

Owner of Core MMA

Chris Matakas’s books reveals that Jiu-jitsu is more than a self-defense art; its practice in self-actualization.

Chuck Hinchcliffe

Owner of Cape May Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

I have shared Professor Matakas’s books with my students. There is a lot of discussion that Jiu Jitsu changes your life. Chris has a talent of exploring the truth of this statement and helping us understand the journey.

Jim Rosenthal

Owner of Tenbears MMA

I highly recommend the book 5 rules for white belts book by Chris Matakas. We feel so strongly about this book, that we offer it to all new trial people coming into TENBEARS. It’s written so well to understand for the new person to BJJ. Giving them a guide to go from in there beginning months. 5 stars. Keep up the good works Chris.

Michael Leonardi

Owner of  Multiple Gracie Barra Schools

Professor Matakas has this incredible gift of helping any student (especially white belts) better understand how the art of Jiu Jitsu can improve every aspect of their life, physically, mentally and socially.  Our students love his books while we find them to be an incredible tool for student onboarding, engagement  and retention.

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