4244 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 244-1293
Cris Rodriguez

About Gracie PAC MMA in Tampa, FL

Meet Cris Rodriguez

Co-Owner and Chief Instructor at
Gracie PAC MMA in Tampa
Black Belt

Gracie PAC MMA - Where Hard Work Pays Off

Challenge the status quo by training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, Bang Muay Thai, Kickboxing, or Mixed Martial Arts!

At Gracie PAC Mixed Martial Arts traditional martial arts values are fused with modern martial arts techniques to give you cutting edge MMA Training.

Focusing on realistic self defense, in an exciting and dignified environment for men and women, allows all students to feel confident and capable.

Your fitness levels will soar and your skill will increase rapidly through our family tested curriculum. And it doesn’t even matter if you’ve never taken a martial arts class before! Beginners are always welcome.

Not interested in MMA style training? No worries! We have tons of cool in school features and feature over 60 classes per week - Women Only Bootcamps, After School Pick Up, Summer Camps and Birthday Parties!

You will gain confidence, respect, discipline, self esteem, and character no matter what path you choose - elite martial arts instruction, physical fitness, or simply learning to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Whether you want to be the next Ultimate Fighter, or just get in awesome shape, we’re the school for you!

Read below to learn all about our Master Instructor, then stop by for a tour of the facility. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Cris Rodriguez, Co-Owner/Master Instructor

Professor Cris “Midget Twister” Rodriguez is a lifelong martial artist and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under the legendary Royce Gracie Black Belt, Rob Kahn. She also has the distinction of being the first female Black Belt under the Royce Gracie/Rob Kahn Lineage. In addition to holding a high rank in BJJ, she is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a member of the 1st USA Grappling team, and Owner of the Art of Grappling Tournaments.

With over 23 years of martial arts experience and 15 years of teaching experience, Professor Cris is one of the best instructors in the country. Caring, inspiring, and motivating - she is a role model and friend to all of her students and has a passion for extending her expertise to build up children’s Martial Arts training and education; her goal is to help as many children and adults reach their potential through training in the Martial Arts.

How To Get Started

Come join our Tampa, FL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Fitness Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts, After School, Birthday Parties, and Summer Camp. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 813-244-1293 if you have any further questions. Gracie PAC MMA hopes to speak with you soon!

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