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

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