Tennessee has a new Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt as East Tennessee's Jerry Burns of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Foothills has been promoted by Master Luiz Palhares during at a seminar a Shield Systems Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in Knoxville, TN.
Jerry, a long time student under the Luiz Palhares affiliation, becomes one of the few Black Belts in the area promoted directly by Luiz Palhares.
Luiz Palhares, an 8th Degree Black Belt under the legendary Rickson Gracie, has a handful of affiliate schools in Tennessee, one of which is Jerry's academy Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Foothills in Seymour, TN.
Jerry had this to say about his promotion to Black Belt:
“It’s a huge honor getting promoted to Black Belt by Master Luiz Palhares. I look forward to helping others learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and helping them achieve their goals”.
All of us with the Tennessee Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association would like to give a huge congratulations to Jerry!
For more information about training at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Foothills and with Professer Jerry Burns, please check out their Facebook page HERE.