Written By: AJ Hoffman
Team Gacho, which will also be known as Chute Boxe-Macaco, held it’s grand opening on Saturday. The event featured seminars from Jorge “Macaco” Patino for gi, no-gi and kids. The gym itself is very family friendly. Owner Raul Jimenez is a father himself, and realizes that a lot of people want to train but don’t always have a place for their kids to go. “We have a lot of kids training here,” Jimenez said. “We have adult classes where the kids will sit and watch their parents train, and we have kid classes too. We have a place for them to be safely away from the training, but still feel involved.” His wife, Gabriela, and their children also train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Jimenez has trained under Royce Gracie in the past, and currently is a purple belt under Macaco. “It was very important for me to be associated with Macaco. I spent time training in Brazil (Jimenez is from Ecuador), and he is an idol down there. Everyone knows him as the best. To have my gym affiliated with him and to be able to have him come and do seminars with us is a great honor.”
The new gym is located at 4660 Louetta Rd. Suite 150 Spring, TX 77388. Find the gym online here.