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Welcome To Agogi Academy of Combatives

We offer programs and classes for anyone interested in learning self defense; getting in shape and wanting to explore martial arts. Our students range in age from 5 and up. We offer classes for beginners all the way up to tactical and experts.

We are dedicated to providing proven self defense techniques and classes for all of our students regardless of age, gender, or fitness level!

Frequently Asked Questions

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a derivative of Japanese Jiu Jitsu that was developed by the Gracie family in Brazil. It is a proven self-defense system that focuses on using technique, leverage and strategy to protect oneself specifically on the ground.

One is never too old to benefit from training Jiu Jitsu and learning self defense!

Jiu Jitsu classes start at the age of 5 to ensure that children have enough focus for the class.

No, as you train Jiu Jitsu you will get into shape! Many people have started Jiu Jitsu and reaped benefits from the training by losing weight, developing core strength, agility, balance and flexibility.

Just wear comfortable workout clothes.

Meet Our Team

Christopher Holmes
Christopher HolmesBlack belt
Chris Holmes received his black belt from Master Pedro Sauer on May 20, 2018

Chris was born in the Midwest but has settled into the Central Florida area permanently. He was on his high school wrestling team and continued on to coach and compete in wrestling in the late 1990s.

He discovered Gracie Jiu Jitsu by watching a video of Royce Gracie fighting in the UFC. He immediately sought out a Jiu Jitsu instructor and has continued to train since. Chris is a certified instructor in the Pedro Sauer Association. . When he lived in the Washington, DC area, Chris worked as an instructor and school manager for Pedro Sauer’s main academy.

Chris is dedicated both professionally and personally to the development of Self Defense.

Grace Cassens
Grace CassensPurple belt
Grace Cassens is a Purple belt under Master Pedro Sauer. She is from the Ocala area. She is one of the founding students at our school. She is passionate about women’s self defense as well as Gracie Jiu Jitsu, and Kali.
Chip Kelley
Chip KelleyKali/JKD Instructor

Chip was born and raised in Miami, FL. He first started training in college where he took a Judo Class. He continued his training in Tae Kwon Do under Terry Noel in Kendall, FL. He worked for Eastern Airlines where he met Sifu Dwight Woods in 1986, when he transferred into Miami from Barbados. Chip’s training accelerated with Sifu Dwight in the Arts of Filipino Kali, Escrima, Silat & training in French Savate, Muay Thai, and JKD/JunFan Gung Fu. He currently holds a 3rd level Associate Instructors Certification in JunFan Gung Fu & Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto. In early 2000 & 2001, he taught Armed Confrontation and Street Survival Seminars for multiple police agencies through the City of Miami Police Department.  In 2005 he moved his family to Crystal River, FL to get back to a more “small town” style of living. He is currently teaching Kali/Silat/JunFan Gung Fu & training Pedro Sauer Jujitsu at Agogi under Black Belt Chris Holmes. For more information:  CLICK HERE