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About the Owner, Adam Gordinier

Hailing from Los Angeles, Adam Gordinier is a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. With over 20 years of experience, he received his black belt from world-class martial artist Renato Magno and his brown belt from renowned practitioner Eddie Bravo. Studying under such acclaimed yet stylistically different masters of the sport has helped him develop a highly technical and easily accessible brand of jiu-jitsu, combining modern techniques and positions with a solid foundation in the fundamentals and a strong emphasis on wrestling. An active and experienced competitor, Adam teaches both classes and private lessons in jiu-jitsu and self-defense.


Along with teaching prospective students and athletes, Adam also works with actors and stunt-people, including having helped choreograph a jiu-jitsu fight scene with the stunt coordinator for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Additionally, one of his proudest accomplishments is helping develop a program with Sea Change Recovery, where he spent three years using jiu-jitsu as a tool for recovering addicts in treatment.


Combining his professional career in Los Angeles and his smaller town upbringing, Adam has been able to develop a sophisticated but humble approach to teaching his love for the sport. He is elated to bring his knowledge of jiu-jitsu to the greater Atlanta community and is grateful to call Trilith the new home for AG Jiu-Jitsu Academy. 

About Jiu-Jitsu and AG Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Jiu-jitsu is rooted in self defense, but also provides an effective form of exercise and unique skillset. It serves as a stress reliever, builds confidence, and teaches people how to problem solve under pressure while being a practical way to defend oneself inside or outside the gym. It is not uncommon for practitioners to find that they apply the skills developed in jiu-jitsu to all aspects of their lives. 


At AG Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we provide a holistic approach to health and fitness, focusing not only on physical health, but also on mental and emotional well-being. It is not just a sport; it serves as a community. Coach Adam strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment in the academy, creating a safe space for people to learn martial arts.

"I have trained with Adam for two years and can honestly say there is no better coach. Adam is an amazing instructor and his attention to detail and form helped me hone in my practice. If you want to step your game up and be better at jiu-jitsu, Adam is your guy!"

- Al S.

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