About Us

About Gamblers Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Club

Gamblers Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Club is a family friendly martial arts academy that offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self Defense, Fitness Kickboxing and Muay Thai classes for men, women and children of all ages.  We work hard to provide the highest quality training in a clean, friendly and positive atmosphere for all of our students from beginners to professional athletes.

We are most known for regularly bringing world class instructors and athletes to expose our students to various teaching styles and strategies used by world champions.  Champions such as Joao “Johnny” Faria, Leo Santos, Carlos Valente, Talita Alencar, Michael Phelps and Joao Assis just to name a few who have joined us as special guest instructors.


The Gamblers brand has been in our founder Mike Ciprianni’s family for generations and is nationally recognized for having a strong youth Baseball program with teams across the country including the Palm Beach Gardens Gamblers 13-U team that is ranked #1 in the country.  When making the decision to open up our martial arts school Mr. Ciprianni felt it necessary to keep the Gamblers tradition alive.  In no way are we trying to promote monetary gambling.  Instead we believe that decisions we make in life are gambles and you never know how far you can go unless you take a chance and go after your dreams.


Mr. Ciprianni is well known for being a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist nationwide.  He believes in giving our coaches, students and parents all the resources they need for our students and children to be successful.  Whether it’s Baseball, Martial Arts or Business.  He has sponsored many athletes from youth Baseball all the way to professional athletes fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to help their dreams become a reality.  He has a strong passion for Jiu-Jitsu and those who help to promote the sport in a positive way.  Mr. Ciprianni is also the founder to the “World Series of Grappling” a Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling based promotion that aims to bring Jiu-Jitsu to a professional level and give athletes a chance to earn a living through Jiu-Jitsu.  Not only that but Mr. Ciprianni is also very knowledgeable Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and brown belt under Joao “Johnny’ Faria.  He helps many of our competitors and athletes with competition strategy to ensure success.