Optimus, home of the “winning attitude kids program,” has an award winning curriculum that empowers children while developing confidence and respect for others. The classes are more than kicking, punching and pushups. Principles of discipline, perseverance, and respect for others are emphasized. “We feel it’s best to teach kids both confidence and humility, only then are they ready to face the world,” states Mr. Grant Collins, owner/instructor.
Mr. Grant Collins began his martial arts training 18 years ago in New Mexico. Now with a black belt in 3 different martial art disciplines, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he includes key concepts from Chinese Medicine such as “Qi Energy”, pressure points and herbal medicine. Mr. Collins attended South West Acupuncture College where he received a degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He has been practicing acupuncture in the Orange County area for eight years.
Mr. Collins’ philosophy is that martial arts should be used for personal development and not for the promotion of violence. He quotes ancient master Jigoro Kano- “We don’t improve ourselves to fight; we fight in order to improve ourselves.”
Optimus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Optimus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a 2500 square foot facility in Laguna Niguel California with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Owner/Instructor Grant Collins is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Professor Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano and a graduate of South West Acupuncture College. He has been helping to treat the greater Orange County area since 2003. Optimus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/ Orange County Acupuncture, 949-481-2511 www.OcAcupunctureClinic.com and www.Optimusbjj.com