By Morgan Sheehan


Master Marco came to the Northampton Team Link for the belt ceremony this January and promoted Professor Gary to black belt. Professor Gary has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 12 ½ years. As a coach and mentor, Gary is proudest when he can see his students thrive through jiu jitsu. He loves to see the emotional development students achieve through the sport, and how a student's ability to problem-solve and navigate life changes with time. He invests in students regardless of physically ability and can alter techniques to ensure each student can do it regardless of size or physical ailments they may have. We are so proud of Professor Gary’s promotion and grateful to have him as a coach at Team Link Northampton.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is traditionally practiced using a martial arts uniform referred to as a "Gi" or "Kimono". The uniform provides a cornucopia of benefits that range from hygiene to physics and much more. When training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without the uniform, it is referred to as "NoGI" and participants wear shorts and an athletic shirt called a rashguard.  

NoGI training is an excellent compliment to traditional Gi training and provides an abbreviated dimension that allows for focus on specific grappling nuances. 

Tuesdays at 6pm you can find multiple IBJJF NoGI Pans Champions and Medalists, NoGI SubOnly Champions, nurses, lawyers, postworkers, college students, and so much more; training under one roof, safely to improve each other at Team Link Northampton. There is no experience or athletic ability required to begin. 

Come check out a NoGI class today or start a FREE WEEK with our unparalleled support system right here in the Pioneer Valley! #TogetherWeAreStronger #TeamLink  

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Located right in the Heart of the Pioneer Valley you can find an engaging way to stay in shape and live a healthy lifestyle. At Team Link Northampton there is a community of people dedicated to helping each other succeed. Whether you have no athletic experience or athleticism or you're a world-class athlete, our doors are open and prepared to suit your needs. Are you looking to stay in shape and fit a session or two in your weekly schedule? Do you find yourself bored at the gym when you began with motivation? Is it tough for you to even find the motivation to "work out"? Enjoy a day around our support system and experience an environment like no other! Under our roof in Northampton, Massachusetts lies a group of Martial Arts Champions, lifelong practitioners, and newcomers alike. Book a no obligation FREE TRIAL class or start your FREE WEEK Today! #TogetherWeAreStronger #TeamLink

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