Our Choices in Life Show Our Values.

Practicing martial arts can help align your everyday choices with your values.

Here at American Top Team Deerfield Beach, the martial arts school, we have some thoughts and principles that we will put together here. Life is made up of choices and people are free to make their own choices and decisions. Everybody has professional, family, and social issues to solve. All the time we are supposed to make decisions, from the most simple to the most complex action that are taken everyday. Should I drink coffee with sugar or sweetener? Should I save money or spend it? Who should I vote for in the next elections? Should I get married? Free will is essentially a matter of influence of those who are in charge of their own lives during their course. Choices and decisions will reflect what are considered to be good values in life. Being a part of a martial arts school is a great way to help you maintain and reinforce these good values and incorporate them into your everyday life.

Sometimes we make decisions based on creating temporary fun pleasure, and we spend all our money and energy just in one night or one day such as a $60 open bar, a $35 buffet or a $999 mobile device. Spending your money and energy in a martial arts school for sure will add much more value to your life and will bring you a better lifestyle and routine.

The decision of what kind of lifestyle you will take is crucial for a better future. Martial arts is a good choice for your life because it is going to give you a lot of different skills and will help you to have good values. Do not act as your life and time is just passing by. If you value for a healthy lifestyle and quality of life, regular exercises as martial arts are very important to achieve your goals. In this context, martial arts for kids and adults can be a helpful and useful tool.

There are a lot of different styles when talking about martial arts. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and MMA are the ones that have been growing in preference among people who love learning martial arts as a sport, self-defense and even as a lifestyle. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the kind of martial art that enables smaller person to defend himself or herself against larger or more powerful opponents using leverage and technique. But Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is not just a combat sport or a hobby and not just techniques and submissions. It is also a passion, a lifelong journey of learning and life lessons. On the other hand, MMA is the young kind of martial art that combines many styles in one such as boxing, wrestling, muay thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu too.

Stop by at American Top Team Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton, the martial arts school that will help you to make the right choices and decisions in life.

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Jiu-Jitsu practice in the morning: American Top Team Deerfield Beach morning classes.

May 19, 2020

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Jiu-Jitsu is not just a martial art, it’s a way to change your life.

Here at American Top Team Deerfield Beach we show you that the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu go beyond what you can see.

We highlight below the advantages of Jiu-Jitsu practice in the morning.

Exercise like Jiu-Jitsu promotes the production of endorphin and other substances that improve your mood and can help to cheer you up when you start your day.

The practice of Jiu-Jitsu generates higher levels of energy throughout the day and makes you more alert and sharp.

Exercising in the morning helps you sleep better at night.

Jiu-Jitsu practice in the morning makes it easier to maintain a routine.

Morning workout helps you maintain a regular habit of physical activities because we tend to miss out on other commitments. Remember that constancy is crucial.

It is common to find in Jiu-Jitsu art academies reports that the greatest benefit that Jiu-Jitsu brought was weight loss or body flexibility, or even gain in strength and improvement in physical appearance. It is true, but what the American Top Team Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton passes on to its students is what many don’t see: The health improvement as a whole. Our Coaches here at American Top Team Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton show you that health is not just what you see.

What people have not realized yet is that the best gains Jiu-Jitsu classes in Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton brings are those we cannot see or diagnose. On top of that, Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to use your body as a unit, and in a society where most of your time is spent sitting, driving or even working on a computer, the body develops some patterns that are not natural to the human being and still detract from our health. The body consciousness that this lifestyle provides is priceless, and with that you gain strength and mobility, which can be seen in bodybuilding rooms.

Here at American Top Team  Deerfield Beach , we are concerned to show you that beyond all physical improvements come the mental benefits, often forgotten, because to learn the Jiu-jitsu technique we must repeat it over and over again until the Movement be natural at the time of the fight.

We also teach you through Jiu Jitsu to have focus and determination, because repeatedly doing the movement is not yet guaranteed to be effective against the opponent, thus allowing a greater knowledge about the limitations of each. That this Martial Art also serves as an escape valve, because it is on the mat that you forget about the problems and stress of the routine, because when you have an armbar locked or a choke, the last thing you think is in bills or in that bad day of work, it is a time only for you and your body.

It is noticeable that inside a Jiu-jitsu academy like the American Top Team Deerfield Bch we have people from different areas, thinking in different ways, with different jobs, but every day they go to the gym for the same reason: learn Jiu-Jitsu. These people come to the American Top Team Deerfield Bch everyday to improve their health, learn new abilities, and reduce stress levels. You may not be thinking about the many benefits you receive and do not see in our Jiu-jitsu classes in Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton, but no matter if it is visible or not, the benefits are there, and we are here at ATT Deerfield Bch to care about you.

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How Parents’ Attitude and Education are Important for Their Kids’ Future

May 21, 2019

Blog sport Educating Yourself, and Not Just Your Kids, is so Important! Here at American Top Team Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton, Coach Rafael Rebello and family are always worried about education not just of their children but also of their students. That is why we want to emphasize some points we believe are very important for the kids’ future.At American Top Team Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton, we believe that it is not just a matter of enrolling your children in a martial arts class or in a good private school and think that these actions are enough for their future. Kids need to deal with frustration, they need to listen to a negative response and they need limits. With our busy lives, parents sometimes don’t have much time to spend with their children and when they are together, they don’t want to frustrate them saying “no” or giving them limits. But these attitudes will not help them to grow and develop in a good way for their future.

It is important that parents try to be involved actively in their lives and learning with consistent attitudes and actions. Otherwise, our efforts will not be enough to build their personalities and characters.American Top Team Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton wants you to reflect: what kind of children do you want to deliver for the world? Children need to learn how to be supportive, how to share, how to follow directions, how to be honest. They need to be self-sufficient, able to do their own things and to make their own decisions in a responsible and correct way. So parents have a significant participation and contribution for these achievements, although martial arts classes have a huge importance for the learning skills and principles. We have to work closely together to make it.Here at American Top Team Deerfield Beach, we are always trying to do our part of the job, teaching the kids how to deal with their frustrations inside or outside the mat, combining martial arts training and playing games. Most of the time life is not exactly the way that we believe and want, so we have to deal with negative attitudes and frustrations that will demand us positive and intelligent actions.

Martial arts will contribute for them to learn how to deal with many situations in life, but they need their parents’ participation and commitment. American Top Team Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton cares about the future of our kids and families. Let’s keep on track and work together to build better people and consequently a better world.

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Karate Isn’t Your Child’s Only Option! Learn the Different Types of Martial Arts at ATT Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton.

May 21, 2019

What are the differences between the various types of martial arts? What exactly am I enrolling my child to do?

We’ve been receiving a lot of calls from parents who would like to enroll their children in a martial arts program, but they do not know the differences between the types of martial arts. If you are a parent searching for karate classes in Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton, it is important to know there are many more options! Here at American Top Team, many parents call and enroll their children thinking they will be taking typical karate classes for kids, when their child will be learning a different type of martial arts entirely. In this article, we will try to explain the differences as well as what we teach our children here at the gym.

Different types of Martial Arts:


Judo was created in 1882 by the physical education professor Jigoro Kano in Japan. It is a Martial Art created for self-defense, developing the body, soul and mind. Its technique uses basically the strength and weight of the opponent. In a simple way, the creator of Judo discovered that any person can throw another without using a lot of strength.


Jiu Jitsu is similar to Judo, except it takes place “on the ground” instead of standing. It is a lot like grappling combined with submission moves. Also like Judo, it was created in Japan. But it was refined in Brazil, where it evolved into the martial art it is today. There is no use of weapons in its practice. This type of fighting style is considered the basis for modern combat sports.


It is a Martial Art developed at Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa, in Japan. It alternates punches, kicks, knee, elbow and open hand techniques.


It is classified as an American free style fight, which fighters compete without weapons. Wrestling is a type of sport where one competitor tries to defeat the opponent without attacking him with any type of weapon.

What to Expect with Jiu-Jitsu at American Top Team Rafael Rebello

Judo, Wrestling and Karate techniques are used in the Jiu-Jitsu class at American Top Team Deerfield Beach so your child may learn some of them. Master Rafael Rebello started his career in Martial Arts with Judo. Today, he teaches the basic techniques of Judo and Jiu Jitsu, which are essential for showing kids the proper, technical way to “fall.” He also uses karate techniques as an important mental conditioning for the children, helping to control their impulses, while teaching respect and discipline.

On Wednesday  the classes are “Kimono-free,” so the children can practice wrestling and learn falling techniques, which are important to improve their jiu-jitsu. Our Jiu-Jitsu program offers other martial arts’ techniques to improve our future champions’ learning process. The classes are divided by age and level (belts). At American Top Team Deerfield Beach, we follow the Jiu-Jitsu Federation standards.

We hope that this has been helpful and enlightening. Our purpose in teaching martial arts to kids is so that they may become complete human beings and learn principles that will serve them well into their adult lives. If you are interested in starting your child in martial arts classes, sign up for a week of free classes to see what it’s all about!

Boxing Class in Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton

Boxing is a sport that dates back thousands of years and we at American Top Team Deerfield Beach have been continuing the tradition for over 12 years with our Deerfield Beach boxing class. Our boxing program is very traditionally structured, and while it is a great cardio workout that builds strength and endurance, what our classes really stress is the technique aspect of “the sweet science”. We want you to not only be able to hit the heavy bag, but actually box effectively against a defending opponent.

Whether you’re just starting out or you have boxing experience our Deerfield Beach boxing class has something for everyone. We offer fundamentals classes which focus more on technique and pad work, but we also offer advanced boxing classes which not only teach more advanced techniques, but also give our students an opportunity to spar more, all in a safe, supervised environment.

We also recommend boxing for anyone training Muay Thai or other forms of kickboxing. While Muay Thai focuses more on knees and elbows, our Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton Boxing class allows you the opportunity to focus solely on the punching techniques that are often not stressed as much in other striking-based martial arts. People interested in training mixed martial arts also find boxing classes very useful in rounding out their game and making them comfortable on their feet to be a more well-rounded fighter.

Whether your interest in boxing is as an after work hobby that helps you stay in shape, an effective form of self defense, or to fight competitively, our Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton boxing class offers something for everyone. Now 2 days a week. Come try a class today!

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Top Benefits of Boxing Classes

March 13, 2018

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How your Child can benefit from Jiu-Jitsu – Children’s Jiu-Jitsu Classes and Brazilian Program

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