The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at Minnesota Kali Group is headed by Fabio Morescalchi of Akagi Jiu-Jitsu and co-instructors Joe Swore and John Dornick. I have been training there for a year and half about 2-3 times a week and strongly recommend the program to anyone looking to train BJJ in Minneapolis.
The school is located on Chicago a few blocks off of I35W and Crosstown. The fees are very affordable and flexible (no mandatory yearly contract) and the atmosphere laid back though you will work hard to earn your stripes – literally and figuratively. The coaching there is top notch.
Coach Morescalchi is dedicated to the art and to making his students better. He has been training for 24 years in Jiu-Jitsu and is a Judo brown belt as well. The BJJ program’s lineage can be traced through Chris McCune – Fabio Morescalchi’s coach – who is a 2nd degree black belt under Rigan Machado. Whether you’re a total beginner or have been training for several years; are looking to compete or like me just take classes, have fun and get in shape, there is something for everyone there.
Coaches Morescalchi, Swore and Dornick have different games, so whether you’re a smaller and athletic player who likes to move a lot or have a larger build and favor a pressure game, you will find what you are looking for there. Also, the program regularly host great seminars (Jeff Glover, Tom Oberhue, Mike Ellefson, Chris Haueter, Chris McCune…) as well as visit or host rolling sessions with our cousin schools in the area. Stop by for a free class anytime, everyone there is always eager to welcome new students.
See you on the mat!