Union Team BJJ Student Testimonials

Master Murgel is an inspiration to all. He shows self protection is possible for anyone. At any age. He embodies the warrior spirit and and like a true warrior, he passes his knowledge down. Literally one of the very few handful of people in the whole world with his back ground. His knowledge. His credentials. His skills. And most importantly- his ability and willfulness to pass all that down to us. Search, do your homework. You will not find anyone with Master Murgel's credentials that is actively teaching in Atlanta. Or anywhere else for that matter. - Jay Douglass


I've trained with Master Murgel for over a year and his Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense knowledge is extensive. He is from a long lineage of great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. The school’s atmosphere is great because we are all like family and we help each other on the mats and off. - Sam Meyers


Attended Master Murgel’s Seminar yesterday. It was amazing to see all the techniques demonstrated along with options in case your opponent defends. As a law enforcement officer, it was great to see Master Murgel showing different techniques to use for street encounters compared to competition. I would highly recommend and can’t wait for the next opportunity to train with Master Murgel - Rocko Giovanni


Master Murgel is astonishingly knowledgeable. I've been training since August 2018 and in spite of my frequent travels out of town for work, I'm making progress. One thing you quickly recognize about his lessons - absolutely nothing he does is random, yet all of it is fluid and adaptable to changing situations and the ability of the student. I'm seeing my health improve as well, down 30 pounds since I started training. Who knew working this hard could be this much fun? - Bill Thackston


I have trained with Master Ricardo Murgel in the past and I was very happy to hear of the opening of his school in Alpharetta. Jiu jitsu has been a great way to get in shape, to train my body and mind, but what I have enjoyed the most of all is to learn from Master Murgel, an 8th degree Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Master teaches jiu jitsu in a way that is welcoming to all, from a beginner to advanced. As a woman, I was interested in also learning self defense for myself and my son. It's been helpful to know what to do in real life situations, which is also taught in class. I would recommend Union Team BJJ for anyone who is interested in learning from a teacher who is one of the very best in the world of jiu jitsu. We are so lucky to have him here in Alpharetta! - Mimi Garrido


Ricardo Murgel is one of the greatest living experts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the world. Atlanta is lucky to be the home of such a world famous master. - Donovan Craig



5 Stars!! While on a business trip to Alpharetta, GA I had the pleasure and honor to train with Master Murgel and his team. I had an experience in a way that I can only explain as incredible. Master Murgel broke down each move with multiple variations in a way that was easy to understand and carry out for even a white belt as myself. His team is full of hard charging individuals who are not going to let you slack but at the same time respect your limits. If you are in the Alpharetta area or have the chance to learn from Master Murgel in a seminar I highly recommend to seek him out. You will not regret it. Thank you Master Murgel for allowing me to train with you and your team and I hope I get to visit again. - Joseph Miller