Saunders Brazilian Jiujitsu is a martial arts school that teaches Brazilian Jiujitsu and submission grappling in the Durham, North Carolina area. We take pride in having a fun and friendly atmosphere to train in, yet have produced many very successful competitors over the years. With an instructor with over a decade of experience teaching Brazilian Jiujitsu, you have found one of the best places in the NC Triangle for learning this art. Come on in and try a free class!

Instructor Kyle Saunders started training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu with Carlos Machado in October, 1995. He received his blue belt from him in June, 1996. He received his purple belt from Carlos in August 1998. After moving back to Rochester in August, 1999 he started teaching that September. He started training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Roy Harris in June, 2000 and completed Roy’s Apprentice Grappling Instructor’s certification program in November, 2000. He received his brown belt from him in June, 2001. He received his black belt from Roy on June 10, 2006. He received his 2nd degree from Roy on August 7, 2010. He trains with Roy as often as time and money permits.

Kyle has also trained in JKD/Kali under Roy Harris. He completed Roy’s Candidate Apprentice JKD/Kali Instructor’s certification course in August, 2002. He has also trained a little Kalis Illustrisimo under Roy back in 2004, and is thinking about messing with it some more. He has also trained in a variety of other martial arts, including Karate, Wing Chun, Hung Gar, Western Boxing, Pekiti Tersia, and Muay Thai. His full-time profession is software development, which is something he also enjoys and it enables him to pursue his continued interest in the martial arts.

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