Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy now open on Shaw Road

Co-founders Nonso Ebede (left) and Kinu Mann (right) opened Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy)
Co-founders Nonso Ebede (left) and Kinu Mann (right) opened Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy)

Co-founders Nonso Ebede (left) and Kinu Mann (right) opened Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy)

Haven Jiu-Jitsu Academy opened Aug. 16 at 17903 Shaw Road, Cypress, co-founder and coach Nonso Ebede said. The martial arts and fitness academy specializes in Brazilian jiujitsu training, but it also offers classes in judo, wrestling, kickboxing and yoga. Ebede has a black belt in jiujitsu and is an International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation champion. 774-290-4143. www.havenjiujitsuacademy.com
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.