Jiu Jitsu



A common definition of integrity would be “the quality of being honest and having moral principles.”  Best selling author and research professor Brene’ Brown expanded on the definition as follows: “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort. It’s choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. It’s choosing […]


A Few Notes on 2018

It was only a few hours ago that 2018 came to a close.  Many will undoubtedly focus on their New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to reach new goals, and this is a good thing; however, we would be remiss to overlook some of the successes and highlights we experienced […]

Character Education: Courage

It is not uncommon for people to mistake courage for fearlessness.  Courage is not the absence of fear, but the overcoming of it.  This is a critical difference to learn, especially for our youth.  Our kids should never be in a position to think that their being afraid is a […]


Character Education: Self-Discipline

There is an onslaught of media content constantly berating the senses of kids today, and not all of it is positive. Here at American Top Team East Orlando, our coaches decided to stress a monthly character focus for our youth classes in order to help build confident, kind, and well-rounded […]


FREE STRANGER DANGER SAFETY EVENT! If Stranger Danger is NOT important to you, when will it be? Teach kids to be safe around everyone, not just strangers.   Saturday, August 11, 10:00am – 11:00am  422 S. ALAFAYA TRAIL, SUITE 23 ORLANDO FL 32828 Call or sign-up today to reserve your […]

Characteristics of a Champion

What makes a Champion? Below I’ve listed the 3 most important traits a person must posses in order to succeed at the highest level. 

Jiu Jitsu Specific Strength and Conditioning

Jiu Jitsu Specific Strength and Conditioning As the popularity of Jiu-Jitsu grows there is an influx of the need for Jiu Jitsu performance training and consequently physical therapy.  I am currently a purple belt at American Top Team and I train at their East Orlando location under black belt Jayson Patino […]

Ben Saunders Grappling Seminar

UFC and Bellator MMA veteran Ben “Killa B” Saunders will be teaching a No-Gi Submission Grappling Seminar! Ben Saunders submitted Chris Heatherly with the first omoplata in UFC history!   November 5, 2016 12pm – 2pm   Pre-registration is $50   Call 407-809-5258 or email info@mmaorlando.com   https://www.facebook.com/events/1827977567421195/ This event […]

Marcelo Garcia Seminar

Marcelo Garcia Seminar 5/1/16 The legendary Marcelo Garcia held a NoGi seminar here in Orlando! Marcelo Garcia is an internationally renowned teacher and competitor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling. He has won the World Championships at all belt levels (blue, purple, brown, and 5 times as a black belt), and […]