BJJ Minion on Tour – Street Sports BJJ

Street Sports BJJ is the final gym that we visited during our recent trip to the states. Based in Santa Monica it’s home of 6th-degree black belt Renato Magno and is one of the more established gyms in the area (it’s been opened since the mid 90’s) so we thought we should check it out! Continue reading “BJJ Minion on Tour – Street Sports BJJ”


BJJ Minion on Tour – Meraki BJJ

Meraki BJJ has been set up by a third-degree black belt (and UFC veteran) Kenny Florian in partnership with Jason Hunt (a Judo and BJJ Black Belt) to establish a place for people to learn both judo and jiu-jitsu in its purest form. Why the name? well, the gym name comes from a Greek term which means doing something with soul, creativity or love. Essentially when you put “something of yourself” into whatever you’re doing.  This is designed to be the mantra behind the gym and approach at the gym.

Meraki stands alone as its own entity and isn’t currently affiliated to any particular team or affiliation so there are no BJJ politics making it very visitor friendly and indicating it was a place we had to visit on our recent trip! Continue reading “BJJ Minion on Tour – Meraki BJJ”