Basulto Academy adds offerings

The Basulto Academy of Defense in downtown Waynesville has expanded its schedule of its Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program to include more classes in the sport of Vale Tudo. Also known as No-Holds-Barred or as Mixed-Martial Arts, the term Vale Tudo means “anything goes” and its roots are part of the Brazilian fight culture from which the world-reknown martial art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu spawned in Rio de Janiero.  MMA has evolved into one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. The academy is located at 218 Branner Avenue, Waynesville, NC. or 828.230.5056.

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