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It is priceless to see Jiu-Jitsu help people
By Ivan Trindade, Published by Gracie magazine Association, September 13, 2011

GMA member school Alliance Tallahassee is a safe place if you are looking for a top class Jiu-Jitsu training facility in Florida. Its leader, Felipe "Zicro" Neto lives the gentle art 24/7 and is restless in improving his teaching and management skills to bring more and more benefits to his students.

In this quick interview, Zicro, who started Jiu-Jitsu at 17 years old at the legendary Master Academy, in Rio de Janeiro, under Master Romero "Jacaré" Cavalcanti, talks about his views on Jiu-Jitsu and what and how the gentle art can turn everyday people into more confident and successful persons...Read the Article on GMA's Website



Jacaré, Fabio Gurgel Seminar in Tallahassee
By Ivan Trindade, Published by Gracie magazine Association, Wednesday July 21, 2010

GMA member Felipe "Zicro" Neto, leader of Alliance Tallahassee will be hosting a great seminar next october 23d. He will be welcoming Alliance leaders and co-founders Fabio Gurgel and Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti for a very special class.

The cost is US$ 100 for pre-registration and US$ 120 on the day of the event...Read the Article on GMA's Website



DO YOU JIU-JITSU? Brazilian Fighting Technique Makes For Fierce Workout
By Mary Leslie, Published in the Tallahassee Democrat, Monday, March 14, 2008

Five pairs of men, sweaty and exhausted, stood in line for the water cooler at Wednesday night's jiu-jitsu class in a small studio on North Monroe Street.

They'd just finished a seven-minute round of one-on-one sparring in the Brazilian fighting style, all under the watchful eye of instructor Felipe "Zicro" Neto, leader of the Alliance Tallahassee Team and a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Some laced their fingers behind their heads and stretched, while others walked around to catch their breath before the next round...Read the Article on Tallahassee Democrat's Website



Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Offered in Tallahassee
By Jessie Damiani, Published in the FSUView, Thursday, January 10-13 2008 Edition

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the martial art made famous by the Ultimate Fighting Championships, is now being offered in a recently opened studio in Tallahassee by a Third Degree Black Belt native Brazilian 19 years of training named Felipe "Zicro" Neto.

Acording to the studios website Neto began competing at the age of 17 and is a two-time Rio de Janerio state champion.

One thing that makes this grappling art unique is that fighters use leverage, not power to put their oponent in a position where they must submit before their is damage to their limbs or they pass out from a choke hold...View the PDF Article



About Us

Zicro Academy has been active in Tallahassee for 10 years. The head instructor is a Alliance 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with a degree in Exercise Science. Zicro Academy offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing, Mix Martial Arts, Functional Training, and a fitness facility. Zicro Academy is the only martial art training center in town that offers such a variety of services, and provides the legitimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The academy focuses on providing a holistic program that seeks to improve our students self-defense skills, individual health and mental well-being. Our students improve their anility to concentrate, gain discipline, improve their well-being, self-esteem, and self-control. As the students become more advanced, they will gain experience and knowledge that would last forever. Zicro Academy is the largest and best equipped martial art training facility in Tallahassee and the all North Florida with more than 6,000 square feet of training area.


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Our Facility

  • 6,000 Square feet world class facility, the largest in North Florida
  • 3,500 Plus Sq. Ft. Mats Space for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self Defense, Kick Boxing, MMA and Fitness
  • Multiple Heavy Bags, Muay Thai Bags, Speed & Double end Bags
  • 20 foot diameter octagon cage
  • Functional/ Plyometric training area and equipment
  • Cardio machines; Pro shop; Kids class
  • Large dressing/restrooms for male and female members
  • kids play area

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