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March 30, 2023

Training Under the Starlit Sky: An Evening of BJJ at GFTeam Bulgaria

As the vibrant hues of the sunset adorned the Sofia sky, I found myself standing at the doorstep of GFTeam Bulgaria, ready to immerse myself in an evening of intense Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. The night came alive with the sounds of dedicated practitioners perfecting their craft. Here at GFTeam Bulgaria, every training session promises an enriching experience, a testament to its well-established reputation in the BJJ community.

Being a seasoned practitioner in both BJJ and Judo, and crowned as a world champion in BJJ, I embarked on this training session with an ignited spirit, eager to both share and absorb knowledge.

The Warm Embrace of GFTeam Bulgaria

Upon entering, the warmth of the community is palpable. The room buzzed with energy, a symphony of controlled movements and guidance from seasoned experts. With an experienced eye, I observed practitioners engaging in friendly sparring, a dance of both strength and strategy, every move echoing years of training and dedication.

A Journey Through Techniques

As the training progressed, the techniques became more intricate. Under the watchful eyes of the instructors, each practitioner, including myself, honed our skills, meticulously working on perfecting each detail. The session was more than just a series of techniques; it was a showcase of the relentless pursuit of mastery that is the cornerstone of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

A Community of Warriors

At GFTeam Bulgaria, the sense of community is overpowering. Here, you are not just a practitioner; you are part of a family, united by a common goal: the pursuit of excellence. As a black belt in BJJ and Judo, I couldn't help but feel a deep connection with each individual, a bond forged in the furnace of training and camaraderie.


  • Technique Refinement: Deep dive into the nuances of BJJ techniques, focusing not only on perfecting your moves but understanding the underlying principles that govern them. At GFTeam Bulgaria, emphasis is placed on a detailed exploration of techniques, ensuring a well-rounded development of both new and experienced practitioners.

  • Sparring and Application: Engage in intense sparring sessions under the guidance of seasoned experts. Learn how to effectively apply the techniques learned in real-time scenarios, fostering a deeper understanding and honing your reaction time and strategic thinking.

  • Community Engagement and Networking: Utilize this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for BJJ. At GFTeam Bulgaria, you become part of a community that encourages learning from one another, fostering bonds that transcend the mats, and potentially forming lifelong friendships and connections in the BJJ world.

End of class

Our trainer Peter, ended the class with the following quote

"Jiu-Jitsu is more than a sport, it's a journey of personal growth and discovery, where every mat is a classroom, and every sparring partner, a teacher. Embrace the grind, learn from your falls, and always remember: the true mastery is in the eternal pursuit of knowledge and refinement." - Peter Panchev


As the evening wrapped up, I stood amidst the mat, soaked in the collective energy of GFTeam Bulgaria. The session was not just a training; it was a spiritual journey, a testament to the transformative power of BJJ.

Under the starlit sky of Sofia, I realized that at GFTeam Bulgaria, the journey is just as important as the destination. This place is not just a training ground; it is a home for those who dare to dream, to strive, and to conquer.

Violeta with GFTeam

To experience an evening of BJJ training at GFTeam Bulgaria is to immerse oneself in a world where passion, technique, and community converge, creating an experience that is both humbling and empowering.

Signing off from a starlit mat in Sofia,

Who is Violeta

Violeta is a BJJ and Judo Black belt who likes to help you succeed in your fitness goals