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Tim Boland

20 April 2019

I dropped in today and really enjoyed the nogi class. Bruno is a great teacher and all the guys were super welcoming. I highly recommend this gym if you're in the area.

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Cherry Drew

15 December 2018

I’ve been with Bruno going on 7 years, renzo Gracie latham has the best coaching, and partners in the area; I wouldn’t even consider any other gym the area

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Bruce Meo

15 November 2018

Traveling from Colorado and as much I love my home gym at 303 training center, it was great to walk in and be treated like family. Awesome instruction and great vibes. If you’re local you should be training here, and if you’re traveling I’d say it’s a must hit. More...

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Devin Jacksland

14 October 2018

This is a great place to train in Jiu Jitsu. The opportunity of knowledge here offers potential to bring you to the next level in Mixed Martial Arts.

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Jake Davis

14 October 2018

Best fighters and grapplers in the 518. Bruno is an amazing coach/competitor and has a great team of expert coaches.

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Jo-michelle Scott

14 October 2018

I'm amazed at how confident polite and respectful all of the children are...amazing environment!!!! Super excited for my daughter to join

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Gary Charles II

14 October 2018

I stopped in to train while I was in Albany. 10 minute Tuesday was fun. The members there were very skilled, but also willing to teach. Looking forward to training there on my next trip to Albany. More...

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Ian Michael

14 October 2018

The best training partners around and a schedule that anyone can find time to get in and train.

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Frank Cam

14 October 2018

Professor Bruno has created an amazing academy with top-notch instruction and a friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend training here.

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Robert Grantthethird

14 October 2018

One of the best decisions of my life was joining this academy, I highly recommend it.

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Robert Yager

14 October 2018

This is the best jiu jitsu school there ever was . They don't care about your money . They care about you. Bruno and his instructors are the best. It's also the best possible work out you could ever get . They have a class for everybody. The students and staff are all the best people you will ever meet. Check it out. More...

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Erin Mangene

14 October 2018

Amazing place for adults and kids. The staff is absolutely Amazing. Everyone has made my daughter feel welcomed. I'm so thankful to everyone for their kindness and support. She is excited about learning. Thank You all so much . More...

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Mike Pezzi

14 October 2018

Superior level of knowledge, service, and expertise. We were immediately treated like family from the moment we first walked in. Bruno goes out of his way to personally welcome everyone who walks through door. The coaches are amazing with the kids as well as with the adults. Unbelievable workout! Best investment I ever made for my family. The only other thing I can ask for is that he opens a location closer to Sch'dy/ Rotterdam. More...

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Clarissa Karpen

14 October 2018

Since I was home for a few days visiting family, I dropped into a class and I'm super happy I did! Everyone was incredibly warm and inviting and Bruno helped make me feel right at home (and gave me some excellent techniques to work on). Next time I am in town I will make sure to stop in again and I suggest the same for anyone else in the area. :) More...

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Anthony Santor

14 October 2018

Bruno and the entire team at Renzo Gracie Latham have been excellent to me ever since I joined. The most down to earth, energetic and skilled people in the capital region. I strongly suggest checking it out! More...

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Christian Blond

14 October 2018

It's been well worth being here as a student of the fight game. I honestly couldn't ask for a better group around me. Especially the pros. Everyone, including Bruno deff is respectful. Grateful to call this my home away from home. #RGL More...

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Chelsey Serrell

14 October 2018

Professor Bruno is one of the best instructors I have ever had the privilege to learn under. I am grateful to be able to train under him through my jujitsu journey; his patience, compassion, and dedication are truly amazing, and I hope to exemplify the qualities he inspires both on and off the mat! More...

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Brett Amorosi

14 October 2018

From the day I walked in here I felt very welcomed from Professor Bruno and all of the students. This is the #1 place to train in the capital district. I've trained at different academies where all they care about is there money and could care the least bit if you show up but not at Renzo Gracie Latham. Bruno is not just a teacher but a friend who really wants to see his students succeed in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I highly recommend anybody that's interested to check out the academy, you won't be disappointed!! More...

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Stephen Fleming

14 October 2018

Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts in general have been a staple in my family for generations and now that my children are old enough, Renzo Gracie Academy was the clear and obvious choice for their first foray into this lifestyle. Dakotah and Professor Bruno, along with Coach Wyatt and the rest of the staff have been supportive and very informative from day one. The kids love every second and the lessons they've learned in the short time they've been training have extended far beyond MMA and Jiu Jitsu. Now that the kids are settled in, I can finally get back on the mat and rolling myself, this time with my wife right there with me. There is no other choice for the absolute top tier Jiu Jitsu Academy in Upstate NY. More...

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Kyle Foust

14 October 2018

This is a Family that I'm very thankful that I joined. No matter what's going on in life we come together in class and leave everything outside of the gym. This is a very special place that people need to know about. More...

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Randi Hilligas

14 October 2018

We are from out of town and have been welcomed with open arms! I am beyond impressed with this jiu jitsu family and what they have poured into my little boy!

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Kimberly Bufe

14 October 2018

Just like Family here...

The staff goes above and beyond, give them a try!

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Heather Dawn

14 October 2018

My step son takes ju jit su classes here. I love to see him being taught restraint and harnessing his talent, his strength, and his potential into something positive and healthy. Not to mention he has a blast and its fun! More...

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Julie Ann Toas

18 August 2018

This academy has truly become an extension of my family.

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Martin Johnson

3 January 2018

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Kimberly Bufe

22 November 2017

Just like Family here...

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Jesse Fu

18 August 2017

Very welcoming. A lot of knowledgeable higher belts sharing their knowledge. Thank you for having me!

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Alycia Coleman

14 July 2017

The instructors and staff are great �. The kids love it! This is a welcoming environment.

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Mesetheplug Gause

20 March 2017

I attend the Kickboxing classes and they are intense. The people are very nice and help you along the way. They encourage and root for you. I love it.

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Chad A.

6 March 2017

Renzo Gracie Latham has something for everyone, from beginner to expert.  As  said in other reviews, Professor Bruno is very welcoming.  He sets the tone for the rest of the Academy, the atmosphere is very good and the technique is World Class.  If you're considering BJJ or looking for a place to train, take a free lesson here More...

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Kevin Hall

27 January 2017

The best!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kevin M.

29 December 2016

Dropped in for a few classes while in town visiting. The atmosphere is friendly and fun. Professor Bruno is extremely welcoming and his students are great. Absolutely wonderful vibes. Highly recommend. More...

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Michael Davis

14 December 2016

Some of the top fighters and grapplers in upstate ! trust me.... Stop in, sign up, grow, improve, win !

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Andrew Rossello

1 October 2016

Where everybody knows your name ♫ ♫ ♫ and and they're always glad you came ♫ ♫ ♫

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Xavier Cruz

27 February 2016

Amazing people, better training partners!

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Alex Nascimento

26 September 2015

The best and genuine BJJ in an friendly, respectful and professional environment.

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Mervin Rodriguez

4 July 2014

Best place to train in upstate New York for bjj and fight team training for both kids and adults

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Pauly Szesnat

29 December 2013

An exceptional academy that caters to all levels and ages. Bruno Tostes is a very talented individual and is a true diplomat to the sport of Brazilian Jiu jitsu.

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Jayson Baldwin

27 December 2013

The very best in BJJ

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Ryan Clark

29 October 2013

Great bjj player, coach and active member of the bjj community.

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Michael K.

28 July 2011

Bruno BJJ, which is an affiliate of the world famous Renzo Gracie BJJ academy offers top flight training, intense training coupled with a friendly, family atmosphere.  It is the premier place to train BJJ and MMA in the Capitol region and beyond.  Bruno Tostes, who received his black belt from Renzo Gracie himself, is an accomplished grappler (winning or medaling at many prestigious BJJ and grappling tournaments) as well as a dedicated teacher who is very easy to learn from and always offers close attention to everyone at class, no matter how big a class may be on a given day.  He is also the BJJ instructor for the world famous UFC veteran, Matt "The Hammer" Hamill, who comes by often to train and has also trained with the likes of UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and other UFC veterans.  Like any great teacher, he makes even the most complex submissions, defenses and techniques easy to learn and fun to try.  Bruno also has elite members of the Gracie family and BJJ/MMA community give seminars at INCREDIBLE price value.  The academy recently moved to a new location on New Loudon road and boasts a large amount of mat space to train on including a spacious dressing room area and weight lifting area and heavy bags in the back so there is always PLENTY of space to roll and train.I had the pleasure and honor of training at Bruno Tostes Brazilian Jiujitsu over the course of two years.  When I had to move to Albany for work, my hometown instructor, Jojo Guarin, of East Coast United Brazilian Jiujitsu, highly recommended training at Bruno's school.  And it was an amazing experience to train with Bruno and his students.  It really diversified my BJJ game on all levels - various guard plays, passes, defenses, escapes, takedowns and submissions.  Bruno BJJ offers an extensive amount of classes ranging from beginner, advanced, and kids BJJ to Judo and MMA classes so there is something for everyone here, whether you are a first timer or professional fighter.Of course, the most important thing I took away from my experience at Bruno's school as the friendships I made.  When I first arrived, I was IMMEDIATELY welcomed with open arms and quickly became great friends with Bruno and the rest of his students all from different backgrounds, many of whom I still keep in close contact with today.  They are all tough competitors and are class acts on and off the mat.  It's always great to bump into them again at various BJJ competitions.  If you are looking to train BJJ or MMA in the Albany area, look no further and stop by Bruno Tostes Brazilian Jiujitsu TODAY!!! More...

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