James Finizio moved to Savannah in October 2014 with the desire to spread his knowledge of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Beginning his training under the watchful eye of Master Pedro Sauer at One Spirit Martial arts in Herndon, Va., Finizio's love and respect for proper technique and effective body mechanics was apparent. James received all of his rank directly from Master Pedro Sauer at his home school. Currently, He is a Black Belt representing the Pedro Sauer association, teaching Gracie Jiu-jitsu the way that it was taught to him. Finizio opened Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Savannah with a focus on technique, respect, and street-applicable self-defense. His classes are open to anyone of any shape, age, or size. Start class today and begin the rewarding journey that is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!


Jimmy was James' first student in Maryland before he moved out to Savannah. He worked closely with James doing private lessons and the importance of solid fundamentals. Jimmy stayed behind in Maryland when James moved to Savannah and continued his journey under an alliance black belt who showed him a lot of the stuff he could expect in a tournament environment. Jimmy eventually made the decision to move to Savannah and continue his journey with James. Jimmy has worked with James closer than anyone and is technically sound instructor. He is great with adults and children and welcoming to work with.