“Forget about past mistakes and
focus your energy on the victories
~ Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr.
Meet Paul Ferranti -
Black Belt in BJJ under Prof. Alexandre 'Grandao' Dos Santos Dantas
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The Peloton Mission is to provide students with the truest form
of self-defense and to offer a guide to the "Essence of Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu". Our program will give your child a manual that will be
instrumental in the development of self-control, respect, modesty, and
Simple, we base our program on "legitimacy". Our instructors learned
BJJ because they truly believe in the art. They obtained their rank
through practice, hard work and years of hard training.
We don't offer 3-year black belt guarantees. "Blackbelt" represents the
to develop excellence and mastery of the art.
This standard of excellence is what we at Peloton strive to deliver.
The process is very complex. One must first learn the techniques.
Then, the dedicated student learns the transitions and flow of this
non-striking art and how to apply them in sequence. The martial artist
trains his or her body so that BJJ is as instinctive as breathing. By
becoming part of Peloton Martial Arts Center you become a part of our
family. But more importantly, our commitment to offer the best
training in a clean, comfortable and professional facility will create
an environment contributive to your success.
In 1914, Esai Maeda, a Japanese politician, arrived in Brazil to
establish a Japanese immigration colony. Esai Maeda, known as Count
Koma, was a world re- nowned Jiu-Jitsu Master. In order to accomplish
his mission, Count Koma befriended, Gastao Gracie, a successful
businessman who had strong political ties. Gastao assisted Count Koma
in obtaining his objectives, and in return of this kindness,Count Koma
taught Jiu-Jitsu to Carlos, Gastao's oldest son. Carlos studied
Jiu-Jitsu for several years and eventually taught the art to his
younger brothers, Oswaldo, Gastao, and George.
Peloton Martial Arts Center strives to provide the highest quality
instruction in Western New York. Come experience the difference!