Welcome To Cartagena
We are a group a local Cartagena BJJ practicioners who are very passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our group has been active since 2012. Our doors have always been open to travelers from around the world. We pride our selves on welcoming anyone wants to train BJJ and share some of their knowledge and their love for BJJ. Through the practice of BJJ our group has made friends with people from around the world who would like to train BJJ and experience the very warm hospitality of the Caribbean people.
The city of Cartagena, known in the colonial era as Cartagena de Indias is a major port founded in 1533, located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. It was strategically located between the Magdalena and Sinú rivers and became the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire, establishing its importance by the early 1540s. During the colonial era it was a key port for the export of Peruvian silver to Spain and for the import of enslaved Africans under the asiento system. It was defensible against pirate attacks in the Caribbean.
The zona amurallada or walled city in Spanish is still remarkably intact with its cannons still facing towards the ocean towards the gun ships of yesterday. The city's watch tower plaza was once a plaza where different slaves were sold. Today however, Cartagena is a bustling city with many different people from all walks of life. You can still notice people with visible ancestry from countries like Guiana, Congo, Angola, Gambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Mali (West Africa, in other words). Although a dark past today Colombia is a modern thriving democracy who's people are all equal under one flag.
The yellow representing the gold. The blue representing the color of the ocean. The red representing the blood of it's people. Come experience this warm and unique city. Most people never forget their time spent in Cartagena. We hope you will also enjoy your time during your stay in Cartagena and that your time here will be unforgettable.