Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Often referred to as "human chess", this ground-based martial art focuses on techniques that optimize positioning, leverages and pressure to submit or control an opponent.
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Gi (uniform) & No-gi training
Everyone! 16+ age group.
Train 6 Days A Week!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) translates to "the gentle art".

BJJ is primarily a ground-based martial art. BJJ focuses on techniques that use optimal positioning, leverage, and pressure to submit or control an opponent. We are dedicated to offering the best training in BJJ, and we are proudly affiliated under the renowned 4th degree black belt, Roy Dean. All skill levels are welcome to our classes.

Why Choose Us?

1. Roy Dean Affliation

Our affiliation with Roy Dean, a highly respected figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, speaks volumes about the quality of our training. Under this esteemed affiliation, you can rest assured that you will receive authentic and comprehensive instruction from experienced practitioners, adhering to traditional techniques and values.

2. Expert Instruction

We take pride in having a team consisting of expert instructors, some of whom have over 14 years of expertise in the sport. While we provide traditional instruction, we are adaptable and attentive, making adjustments that are best for our students. Our enthusiasm for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu shines through in every class, fostering a positive learning atmosphere for practitioners of all skill levels.

3. All Are Welcome

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced grappler, our school welcomes all. We believe in the power of inclusion and are dedicated to assisting each student in achieving their individual goals within a supportive environment. We take great pride in creating a setting where members feel at ease and enjoy attending class.

4. Small Classes

Personal attention from instructors is essential to improve your skills effectively. Our smaller class sizes allow us to focus on each student and provide valuable feedback.

Requirements for Attending Class

Wondering what you need to bring? If you sign up for our Free Trial, standard workout clothes work perfectly fine! Jewelry and piercings stay off the mats to protect yourself and training partners. Upon joining the program, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi is required for our gi classes. We can help you buy a gi or guide you to the best brand to invest in.

What are the benefits of BJJ?

    Real Life-Application
    Whether you plan to be a hobbyist or a competitor, there is real-life application that you will learn from BJJ.
    Develop A Healthy Lifestyle
    When you find something that you truly enjoy, there's a pretty good chance that you'll continue to do that very thing. BJJ works your body and your mind.
    Gives You A Challenge
    BJJ can sometimes be referenced as "human chess", and once you start to grapple live, you'll understand why.
    It's For Everyone
    Seriously, it is. We've been in the martial arts world for over a decade and have encountered (and continue to meet) people from all walks of life that like to learn and study BJJ.

Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions! If you have a medical conidtion, please consult your doctor before beginning any type of physical training.

Effective Monday, February 5, 2024


11am - 12pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Adults, No-gi Open Mat Check IG and Facebook stories for open mat days. Starts at noon.
6pm - 7pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Adults, Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Adults, Gi
7pm - 8pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Adults, No-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Adults, Gi Open Mat 6:30pm (Adults, No-gi)
5pm - 5:45pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids (8-15) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids (8-15)