Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at PMA

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial arts discipline that is derived from the fundamentals of Kodokan Judo ground fighting as adapted by Carlos and Helio Gracie from Brazil. The art emphasizes bringing an opponent to the ground and then employing joint lock & choke techniques to subdue the opponent. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes full advantage of body leverage. This strategy can neutralize the advantage of larger and stronger opponents and those with superior striking abilities, regardless of size.

Though we are a Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts studio, we have a full Jiu Jitsu program so that students can earn rank in BJJ as well as Freestyle.

Our classes consist of:

  • Safe, structured learning environment
  • Organized curriculum for those trying BJJ for the first time
  • Current techniques for those familiar with BJJ
  • Precise drilling & practice of flow rolling
  • Live rolling in every class (only when new students are prepared)

Professional, qualified instructors:
Mike Valentine, BJJ Black Belt under Clovis Silva
Tay Crivello, BJJ Black Belt under Ralph Gracie & Kurt Osiander
Gianni Crivello, BJJ Black Belt under Ralph Gracie & Kurt Osiander
Assistant teachers:
David Strand, BJJ Purple Belt under Woolf Barnato
David Schimmel, BJJ Blue Belt under Mike Valentine

If you are ready to sweat, and build real-life martial ability in a environment of sportsmanship, humor, and discipline, this school is a treasure in the North Bay.

Military vet & experienced martial artist

Class Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Adult BJJ All Levels 10am BJJ & Stand Up with Sensei Mike 6pm Teen BJJ 6pm 9:15 BJJ + Stand Up 10am BJJ
Teen BJJ All Levels 11:20am Adult BJJ 7pm