Brock Garlick

Brock Garlick is a 1st degree Black belt under world renowned martial artist Rafael Lovato Jr.

Brock started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2009 in Cape Coral, Florida and has become a life-long martial artist.

With serving 5 years as a Corrections Officer at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, he is professionally trained in Defensive Tactics.

Brock was a 2x recipient of life-savor awards from the Sheriff and an accommodation letter from Senator Bill Nelson.

Brock is the Former manager at Core Fight Academy out of Haslet, TX (acquired by Fitness Fight Factory).

He currently owns and instructs every class at City of Palms Jiu-Jitsu, on top of running his successful real estate business.

Brock is family oriented first and foremost. He is a husband, and father to his sons Everett and Ford.

City of Palms Jiu-Jitsu is an official Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Affiliate

The Lovato Jiu-Jitsu team is one of the strongest teams in the United States. Home to the most decorated and experienced American BJJ competitor of all time. Students of the Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Association receive cutting edge instruction and mentorship from one of the world’s best instructors and competitors of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Currently, the Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Association has produced 4 ADCC veterans, World and Pan-American medalists at all belt levels, and No-Gi World medalists at all belt levels. The Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Association is based in Oklahoma City, far away from the major competitions and teams. Due to this hinderance, the LJJA has developed a proven system to reach the highest levels in BJJ despite location or resources. All Association schools are provided with the world class Lovato Jiu-Jitsu curriculum, internet video resource to Lovato Jr. techniques, and top notch business strategies to help LJJA schools become successful!

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Having a clean facility is of upmost importance to us. Student uniforms are required to be washed before training. We personally ensure school mats + facilities are sanitized on a daily basis with a specially designed cleaning agent that stops blood borne infection, bacteria and fungus.

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We believe that the practice of Jiu Jitsu is seen as a means to individual development and personal growth. Strength, self-awareness, confidence, respect, discipline and responsibility are common core values taught within our adult and kid’s programs.

positive review Everything about it, top to bottom. A school that has blossomed in the last year in many ways. Clean facilities, huge mat space, 2 ages of kids’ classes,... read more
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positive review City of Palms is all around amazing.

This gym not only provides valuable training, but everyone at the gym (including students) are so welcoming to new people that join. They...
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positive review Gages first class tonight!! what a neat experience he loved it! Very cool place and good vibes 👏
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positive review I have been to a few other BJJ places in South West Florida, but I love the atmosphere and interaction with the community that City of Palms has. The classes... read more
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