Terrinha Draculino Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martal Arts
Terrinha Draculino Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martal Arts

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196 E. Main St, Ste 54, Milford , Massachusetts 01757

Phone: 508 9621913

Email: tdtbjj@gmail.com

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Programs at Terrinha Draculino Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts

Kids BJJ and Martial Arts

The Terrinha Draculino Team  Kids' Program was created to provide children ages 5-15 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.  We currently run two kid's programs (5-10 year olds & 10-14year olds). 


As a self defense method and as a contact sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion.

The outcome of continued childhood practice of TDT BJJ goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.

The skills your child will learn in our specially designed classes will aid them in developing social skills, building self-confidence and esteem, teaching them respect, patience, and concentration which will aid them in academic achievements.

It has been proven that, children who know how to defend themselves usually don't have to, because they carry themselves in a more confident manner, and confidence alone is a deterrent to bullies and outsiders.

The skills your child will learn in our school will help them to become more aware of their surroundings and avoid potentially dangerous situations, wherever they may occur.

In addition to teaching, our instructors serve as positive role models and will aid your child's growth and development towards a positive attitude for life.

BJJ Fundamentals

The Terrinha Draculino Team BJJ Fundamentals program offers students an introduction into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, its history, its core principles, and strategies.  This program is perfect for novices and new students to learn the essentials of the BJJ system, its self-defense and competition components are interweaved in this program.  For more experienced students and practitioners, the basics and fundamentals are like the foundation of a house, with a strong foundation, one can build higher and higher. If one looks at many of the top competitors in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, one would find that they are mostly winning using fundamental techniques that are taught to white belts.  This all the more reason why the fundamentals classes are beneficial to more experienced students and advanced belts as well. 


The Fundamentals Program teaches basic principles of effective fighting and self defense. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.


"The fundamentals curriculum is the evolution of a beginner Jiu Jitsu curriculum designed to facilitate the delivery of the instructor and the absorption and retention by the student."    - Prof. Ricardo Almeida

Benefits of the Fundamentals Program:

  • -Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • -Improve focus, energy and concentration
  • -Increase strength, flexibility, and stamina
  • -Learn the BJJ Self-Defense System
  • -Join the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organization with over 100 associated schools in the U.S.
  • -Increase self-confidence
  • -Free access to the school’s events and special classes

Advanced BJJ

While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program is built on higher-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students' own personal "style" or expression of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  While the student in the Fundamental Program learns the big movements and becomes proficient in them, they are ready to enter the Advanced Program.  The Advanced Program expands on the Fundamentals program by instructing students not only on higher level techniques, but also the strategies and tactics that are essential to applying them for competition or self-defense.  Students continue to improve through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.  Students also can begin training without the Gi (uniform).


Students in the Advanced Program continue to improve themselves, make conscious and healthy choices in their training and eating habits, and moreover they continue to deepen the bonds and relationship with their training partners on and off the mat. 


Benefit of Joining our Advanced Program

  • -Develop "your" style or game by fine tuning your training to techniques that suit your attributes
  • -Develop transitions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques
  • -Continue making gains in overall fitness
  • -Incorporate techniques and moves from other styles beyond Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • -Continue in self defense training
  • -Gain a better understanding of different aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • -If desired, participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions
  • -Train in over 100 different locations in United States and 300 worldwide


Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense

This Program consists of studying techniques, tactics, principles, and strategies from various martial arts and self defense systems.  Students at the academy can enroll in this program solely or add on this program to their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, for a totally well-rounded martial arts training experience.  The Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense programs taught at the academy are run in connection with Phoenix Martial Arts Massachusetts under Dustin Santomenna, who is also a long-time loyal student to Professor Carlos Terrinha and Gracie Barra New England. 


Though the goal of the training in the Mixed Martial Arts Program is for self defense and protection, those students who wish to compete can extract the essential "stand-up fighting" included in the Mixed Martial Arts Program with the grappling and groundfighting in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program to have an extremely well-rounded martial arts education. 


The Mixed Martial Arts Program includes training in the following arts:


JEET KUNE DO (Bruce Lee's Fighting Method) aka “JKD” is a compilation of training methods, attitudes, philosophies, combat techniques and concepts conceived, researched and compiled by the late BRUCE LEE (LEE JUN FAN) until 1973. Bruce Lee’s own personal martial arts evolved into what we know today as JEET KUNE DO after researching and incorporating kicking methods from northern and southern Gung Fu systems, Hand Trapping Methods from Wing Chun Kung Fu, Western Boxing, and footwork from Fencing. Wing Chun, Western Boxing, and Fencing made up the basis of Bruce Lee's JKD. However, Bruce also researched techniques and training methods from French Savate, Thai Boxing, Judo, and a host of other martial arts. His personal library consisted of over 3,000 books. Lee preferred to keep his art as simple as possible, using only what he felt would work for him. He was not concerned with adding on; rather subtracting extraneous techniques was more important. JKD is a system that is put together scientifically and logically, making it much more than merely a combination of many different martial arts styles. Bruce Lee's method is the base from which we work towards totality in personal combat. Bruce Lee always felt that martial arts should be one's own unique personal expression, so while we give you the base and root structure, no two students' "personal martial arts" will be the same. That is why JKD can be taught to both the person who wants to learn self-defense, but also to the student who wishes to compete for sport. JKD is not just a style, rather it is a “Philosophy in Motion”. The JKD taught at Phoenix Martial Arts Massachusetts via Gracia Barra New England is progressive and adaptive to the times, while still staying true to its major principles.


THE FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (Kali, Escrima, Arnis) -The art of the Philippines is as diverse as the islands themselves, encompassing over 7,000 of them within the archipelago with over 87 major languages spoken. Encompassing an entire spectrum of weaponry and also featuring sophisticated empty hand concepts, this highly efficient, deadly and combat-proven art enabled the southern Philippines to remain unconquered for almost 400 years. Unlike many other martial arts systems, where weaponry is not taught until the advanced stages, In Kali, and at Phoenix Martial Arts Massachusetts weaponry and empty hands are taught together; the principles being common to both and interchangeable. Regardless of whether armed or unarmed, the student learns to relate to any situation using the same concepts of body angling, positioning, zoning, and flowing with the opponent. Depending upon speed, footwork and skill rather than brute strength, this fluid, practical method of self-defense is one of the most comprehensive martial arts systems known. Though the training in Kali deals with weaponry (mainly rattan sticks and training daggers), the training is conducted in a safe and intelligent manner. 


INDONESIAN AND MALAYSIAN SILAT-Known as PENTJAK SILAT in Indonesia and BERSILAT in Malaysia, there are over 250 styles commonly practiced in and throughout Indonesia and Malaysia. Both arts involve various complex and intricate empty hand and foot maneuvers, clever and unique multiple joint locking, sweeping and throwing manipulations, and ground fighting. These arts form an important portion of the intermediate and advanced levels taught at Phoenix Martial Arts and in the Magda Institute Association. The striking is devastating and is very much a “dirty boxing” style of combat. The grappling involved in Silat is a “loose” type of grappling where the focus is not so much on submission, but rather thrashing the opponent around.



MUAY THAI-Called the science of the eight limbs (hands, elbows, feet, knees), Muay Thai is considered to be one of the most devastating martial arts in the world today. Muay Thai kickboxing utilizes very powerful and sharp elbows and knees delivered at many angles, lightening fast kicks, hands from Western Boxing, efficient and practical takedowns and clinch wrestling into a very complete and effective Martial Art System. Practiced originally as military training and now as an exciting sport (it is the national sport of Thailand). Many Mixed Martial Arts fighters train in, or at least incorporate some of the many fighting elements of Muay Thai into their training regimen. The training methods are so rigorous and so demanding that the Dallas Cowboys in past incorporated Muay Thai into their training regimen. The Muay Thai taught at Phoenix Martial Arts Massachusetts is taught from within a JKD structure.

Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

It is no secret the men and women are built differently and have different attributes.  The Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program is a program that is exclusively for women.  This class is designed for the female student. In this program the moves and techniques that are in the regular Gracie Barra curriculum are streamlined and tailored to meet the female student's needs. Replacing moves and techniques that rely on strength and higher levels of power, the Women's Program incorporates moves that require precision, leverage, and off-balancing. 


This program also has an element of Women's Self-Defense built in to it.  Escaping locks or holds, creating space between you and an opponent, being able to get back to one's feet are emphasized as well. 


The benefits of the Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program:

  • A higher level of confidence as you lose weight and gain muscle
  • Increased cardio and conditioning while learning self-defense
  • Increased awareness and attention to detail
  • The moves and techniques are tailored for you, that emphasize your attributes
  • The choice to enter BJJ competitions
  • The developing of relationships with your Gracie Barra family

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