🇧🇷 from Brazil
This modern Martial Art focuses on submissions and is for the fun and creative.
🇯🇵 from Japan
Learn throws, pins, and submissions in this structured and traditional Martial Art.
ages 4 to 6
Fun classes that build coordination, teach self-control, and respectful habits.
ages 7 to 12
We build life skills through games, drills, and fun techniques as they earn new belts.
This class reinforces the value of hard work and diligence as they integrate with adult students.
Workouts shouldn't be boring. Our classes burn calories, build muscle, and are very fun.
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Minneapolis - St Paul, MN
Learn Jiu Jitsu in a fun, safe, and structured dojo
Get in amazing shape, learn self defense, and make friends while learning a modern martial art.
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Brief History of Jiu Jitsu 柔術
Mitsuyo Maeda Arrives
1914, Porto Alegre, Brazil
An original student of Jigoro Kano, emigrated from Japan to Brazil and began teaching martial arts to locals. Helio Gracie was one of the first students.
1925, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The first specialized school for BJJ opens and begins to form as both a sport and a ground fighting art with self defense applications for law enforcement and others.
Popularity Rises with UFC
1993, United States
With MMA competition growing in popularity, many of the world's most dominant fighters were BJJ black belts, like Rickson Gracie.
The first rule to Jiu Jitsu is to never be deaf to the knowledge of others.
What are the benefits of learning BJJ?
through workouts tailored to your level.
learning a new skill and self defense techniques.
in your ability to overcome challenges.
Learning Jiu Jitsu from scratch is hard when you don't have a plan
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You have low motivation to workout or inconsistent exercise routines.
You're not sure where to start. There are too many conflicting recommendations.
You're bored doing the same thing and running/lifting isn't exciting anymore.
You want to build a skill while you're working out, but don't know how.
the average amount of time it takes to receive a BJJ black belt
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