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"I met Adam Gordinier as a professor at Street Sports Brazilian Jiujitsu in Santa Monica, CA. His ability to communicate, attention to detail and seemingly unlimited patience creates a wonderful environment to learn in. Aside from that, he’s also a great, caring man whom creates a safe and encouraging academy to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu in. If you want to learn jiu-jitsu, look no further than Professor Gordinier."
- James A., Stunt Coordinator - Fear the Walking Dead
"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.
"Coach Adam’s knowledge of jiu-jitsu and technical expertise are simply unmatched by anyone I have trained with. He has an uncanny understanding of all facets of jiu-jitsu and he’s gifted in every one. He is incredibly patient when it comes to explaining techniques and transferring his knowledge. Coach Adam is also a freakishly talented athlete in general. He knows how to give you a pat on the back when you need it, or a kick in the butt when you need it. If you’re looking for a place to start your jiu-jitsu journey or to continue to develop and improve your existing skillset, start training with Coach Adam ASAP!"
- Ross C.
"Coach Adam is a great jiu-jitsu coach. He always has a great attitude and teaches interesting moves in ways that make sense to everyone. He’s happy to break it down and explain details and is capable of catering to any learning style. He’s patient, fun, talented and respectful. Coach Adam is a coach I trust and wish I could train with every day!"
- Talyn E.
"Adam is the man. When I started jiu-jitsu I was working with Adam a lot. He has a great understanding of jiu-jitsu and has a very digestible delivery to his students. He is devoted to his students and he is an integral part of my jiu-jitsu journey due to his willingness to help his students grow. His open-mindedness and creativity are an asset to him and anyone who trains under him."
- Nick R.
"Coach Adam Gordinier has been one of my cherished instructors in my jiu-jitsu journey. His hard work and dedication are not only shown in his practice, but also in his character. Gordinier's technical prowess and experience has helped my own practice to develop and be forged stronger every time I step on the mats. He’ll help elevate and hone your techniques to new levels through clean, concise instruction and thoughtful training exercises. If you're looking for an outstanding instructor, you've found one Coach Adam."
- Brittany R.
"You are absolutely lucky to be able to train with a Black Belt as passionate and skilled as Adam. I have owned a large MMA gym for over 16 years. In that time we have racked up 20 Titles. Adam has come visit our gym several times and each time the students loved his coaching. I would love to have him up for his amazing knowledge anytime! The fact that you can learn from Adam on a daily basis is amazing! Take advantage, not everyone gets to learn from a Black Belt like him!"
- Cory E., Owner - Escobar Training Grounds
"Coach Adam is a remarkable jiu-jitsu technician and masterful coach without question. Most students will need more than mastery from their coach, and Adam has an abundance of all of the intangible qualities that make the long road of jiu-jitsu possible for both beginners and longtime practitioners alike."
- Logan G., Owner - Deuce Gym
"Starting out in jiu-jitsu, the experience of walking in to train as one of the only women felt intimidating. Coach Adam made it approachable and FUN. He created safe space and a welcoming training environment for me to learn and develop my skills. He is a kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable instructor. I highly recommend him and his academy for any stage of your jiu-jitsu journey."
- Anne J.
"I’ve walked into many jiu-jitsu schools in my time, but none have been more welcoming than the day Professor Adam welcomed me in. From day one, he showed incredible patience and knowledge to all students at all levels. Adam’s ability to break down positions and keep everyone engaged is remarkable. He has been a great mentor and friend on my martial arts journey."
- Adam T.
"Adam Gordinier has been instrumental in my journey as a jiu-jitsu athlete. When I started Brazilian jiu-jitsu, I was extremely nervous to try what seemed like an intense, male-dominated sport that I would feel like an outsider in. Through his friendly and welcoming attitude, Adam not only helped me feel safe and comfortable on the mats, but he helped me see the joy and playfulness in this beautiful sport. He showed me that I belonged on the mats, and that I would always have a place in our community as long as I show up for it. Adam’s coaching style is relaxed but consistent and clear, using techniques learned from years of training with the highest level of jiu-jitsu practitioners. He integrates what he’s learned and studied from all these years into concise, repeatable steps in class. He understands his students’ individual needs, and always knows how and when to push them to grow as athletes and people. On top of that, he is hilarious and kind, always making class with him an absolute joy. Starting my morning with one of Adam’s class always sets the tone for having an incredible, happy, and fulfilling day. I’m a better athlete, student, and person as a result of Adam’s coaching. He’s showed up for me as a brother and friend in times of need in ways I’ll be forever grateful for. I can’t recommend his Academy enough!"
- Liv R.
"I can't say enough positive things about Coach Adam Gordinier and his love of and enthusiasm for the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His depth of knowledge, whether it's old school pressure game, rubber guard or the latest technique from the fight last week, is unparalleled. He knows it all and is very capable of passing that knowledge on to you. If you're just considering jiu-jitsu for the first time for yourself or your kids or you want to continue your training, AG Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a great choice. The great lineage of Street Sports Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continues on. Oss!"
- Duffy G.
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