“Father’s can’t always be there to protect their daughters, we want to, but we can’t. My wife and I wanted to give our daughter a gift that would last throughout her life. I grew up doing Taekwondo from 4 years old – it taught me confidence, discipline, respect, and self-defense. However, it wasn’t until later in life a friend of mine who is a Jiu-Jitsu instructor asked me to train with him one day that I realized how ineffective my Taekwondo skills were once things went to the ground. I am twice his size and I could not get him off of me.
Someday our daughter will face men who are larger and stronger and I am confident that by having trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from the age of four, she will be able to take care of him.
We looked at several martial art schools in the Boise and the Meridian area. When we met with the people at Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, we knew almost right away this would e a great place to learn and train. The owner, Keith Owen, is personally involved in all classes from the Lil Rhinos all the way through the adult class. He always has a warm engaging smile and makes everyone feel at home. All the Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and engaging- at Team Rhino they know everyone by name.
The studio is spotless and clean. Other students, bot old and young, hold the doors for each other, smile and converse. Team Rhino isn’t just a team of instructors and students, it is a family.
Mr. Owen and his team teach discipline, control, important words of the day and how it relates to our lives, honesty, respect, confidence and event starting at four years old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills.
From day one our daughter was rolling on the mats and learning how to engage, go for the mount, defend and break free. She will be bully-proof.
Our daughter is always excited to go train with the Lil Rhinos BJJ program. Each class includes a group learning session, BJJ skills and techniques, grappling and a fun game designed to teach self control, motor skills, social skills, respect and more.
Our family highly recommends Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for anyone in the Boise, Meridian, Eagle and Kuna area.”
Matthew. S Croft