Imperatori Family Martial Arts of Atlanta

GJJ Curiculum Week of August 18th

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Hook Sweep from the Guard 28

Guillotine Defense 32

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Guillotine defenses (arm in, emergency takedown), technical footwork

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Escapes from side control

Self Defense:


Free Self Defense Class Saturday 8/23

There is a FREE self defense class Saturday August 16th from 2 until 3:30.   Steve Brown and his team will show you the “must know” details about how to avoid and if needed, how to increase your chances of surviving an attack.  Reserve your spot now by calling TL (404-255-8200).  Space is limited and sign up is on a first signed up basis and it will fill up quickly.  This class is for anyone over 12 years old.  But be advised, due to the nature of the subject, adult content is discussed.  Make your reservation now!

GJJ Curriculum week of Aug 11th

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Punch Block from the Guard (Range 5) 27

Haymaker Punch Defense 30

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Thai Clinch with knees and defending the Thai Clinch

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Controls from the top mount

Black Belt Test this Sunday


We have three students who will test for Black Belt this Sunday, August 10th, at 2:00. The students are Jason Arkin, Chad Hellem and Milan Joshi. The test will take place at the Imperatori Martial Arts Studio. Your family is invited to attend.

A Black Belt Test is a very exciting and inspirational event, so if you have the opportunity to attend it will be very meaningful and instructive for the future Black Belt(s) in your family. These three students are all recent high school graduates who will be staring their freshman year in college in a few weeks.  All three began training at Imperatori Martial Arts in our 3-6 year old Mites program. They welcome your support this Sunday!

The test should last about 2.5 hours, and you are allowed to arrive late or leave early.

I hope to see you there!  


Joey Imperatori

Imperatori Martial Arts


GJJ Curriculum week of Aug 4th

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Kimura from the Guard 25

Leg Hook Takedown 6

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Pizone and defending the Thai Clinch

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Submissions from the mount

GJJ Curriculum Week of July 28th

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Shrimp Escape from the side mount 24

Body Fold Takedown 14

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle)

Pizone and defending the Thai Clinch

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Submissions from the mount


GJJ Curriculum Week of July 21st

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Headlock Escape 2 from the side mount 22

Clinch Conservative 15

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle)

Gracie Side Kick, Pizone and front clinch

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Submissions from the mount

New Imperatori Web Site – Get Ready!

We are excited about our beautiful new web site.  Get all the latest news and happenings at your favorite family martial arts studio.  You can even leave a message on our site, let us know how you feel about the site, our studio, instructors…anything that’s on your mind.  Want a new program?…let us know.

Congrats to Avi Gray!

Imperatori’s Abraham Gray took first place in both Gi and No Gi Blue Belt divisions at the New Breed Jiu-jitsu tournament last week.  Here is the link to his Facebook page where the videos are posted.

AG 1st place pic

1st Place Gi Abraham!


GJJ Curriculum Week of July7th


Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

6:45 – 7:45

Straight Arm Bar from the Guard series

Clinch Aggressive

7:45 Striking and Takedown class – dealing with aggressive strikers


6:30 Submissions from the Mount (self defense versions)


12 Self Defense, including gun disarms


11:45 Submissions from the mount