The sign Gazze Academy has always caught my attention as I drove by it while heading down Beach Blvd. and I have often wondered what it was about. In June of 2008, I decided to check it out. I respectfully walked into the dojo where I was humbly greeted by a guy who introduced himself as Junior. Little did I know that I was in conversation with a man who I was going to start looking up to in my near future. Initially he invited me to come back and check out the place when a class was in session before I decide to sign up. But for some reason there was some unforeseen force that was pulling me into joining the academy that very same day. That choice I made though unclear at that time has got to be one of the more positive choices I’ve made in life thus far.
Sensei Gazze, the man who introduced himself as Junior has become a positive role model for me. He is the epitome when describing a hard and diligent worker, someone who worked hard to get to where he is today. His techniques in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are awe-inspiring.
After a few months Sensei Gazze introduced me along with the rest of the students to the Muay Thai coach, who began teaching the aspects of Muay Thai to the students. He too has become a positive character in my life. Through their discipline and guidance Sensei Gazze as well as the Muay Thai Coach, always get the students eager to learn more. At least for me it does…Both have brought nothing but positive experiences for me.
Being a part of the Gazze Academy doesn’t just work you out and teach you the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. It also brings in friendship and a sense of a second family. A bond of friendship as well as familial ties can be seen amongst everyone who partakes in the Gazze experience.
For me I walked in alone that first day in June, and ever since, each time I walk out of the Dojo, I know my new set of family and friends are right behind me. Verizon has its network, but my Gazze network can kick butt… hehehe…d(^^,) … I know it won’t come easy, but in time, I strive to be just like Sensei Gazze and the Muay Thai Coach…“Respectful but Dangerous”