is a city in the U.S. state
of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County and is located on the
west coast of Florida, on Tampa Bay near the Gulf of Mexico. The population of Tampa in
2011 was 346,037. The current location of Tampa was once inhabited by indigenous peoples
of the Safety Harbor culture, most notably the Tocobaga and the Pohoy, who lived along
the shores of Tampa Bay. It was briefly explored by Spanish explorers in the early
16th century, but there were no permanent American or European settlements within
today's city limits until after the United States had acquired Florida from Spain in 1819.
with surrounding areas in Brandon, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater and Largo is home to Gracie Tampa South, a Martial Arts facility focusing on
programs in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts, After School, and Summer Camp.