Every practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can agree that the art is more than a sport. For us, it is our discipline, our therapy. For a few, it is what also keeps us alive. I’ve been Master Dedeco’s student for almost two years now. Paired with my Judo background, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a way of life that keeps me breathing. The few times an interaction has escalated, the lessons learned from Master Dedeco and his instructors were utilized. I can recall two incidents where I have subdued a suspect with an effective Kimura. Aside from being physically able, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instills a keen mental toughness and attention to detail. You become hyper vigilant. At the end of a shift, I am able to hang up my uniform next to wear I hang my Gi. Thank you Master Dedeco. Oss.

Robert McCarthy
Law Enforcement Professional