Hello and welcome to our first blog! For those who are not familiar with us and who we are, we would like to say thank you for taking the time to get to know us better. Our goal is to offer a platform for not only our students, but for any Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) student looking for information throughout their journey. We will also be taking the time to focus on the business aspect that we thrive in, as well as offering advice to business owners wanting to expand and grow. We believe any business has the potential to grow and succeed with the right direction and help. That is exactly what we offer our own affiliate family.
Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Hope and my husband’s name is Jonathan. We own and operate Uzcategui BJJ, which is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Wilmington, NC on the East Coast of the United States. Our focus is twofold; helping students achieve their individual goals while learning this amazing martial art, and building an affiliation like no one has seen before. Our family is composed of two boys, Andrew and Alex, who I will be writing about in a separate forum. Be on the lookout for their personal journey through BJJ, and how it changed their lives.
Jonathan and I have been in the business for over 12 years now. We have owned and operated smaller gyms along the way, until settling into what is now the headquarters of our business. We both come from very different backgrounds; growing up on opposite sides of the world and in completely different cultures. However, we found each other and our passions in helping and teaching others in the same sport that has taught us so much about ourselves. Our goals have changed a lot over the years, from chasing world titles, to opening a business, and creating an academy that is like no other in our area. God is continuing to bless us while giving us some amazing opportunities to further help and reach others in our community and across the Globe.
Continue with us on our journey through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fitness, business and being a blessing to others who share our same passion, goals and interests. We want to share with you our knowledge, and how you too can live the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle.