An art of weaponless self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) relies on principles of physics and knowledge of human anatomy to overcome an attacker with little effort. Practitioners use leverage and balance to achieve maximum effect with minimum effort. Jiu-Jitsu techniques include joint locks, throws, submission holds, chokes, and takedowns. You will earn belts upon demonstration of improved technique, skill, and a strong work ethic. Beginners are always welcome and you’ll find a supportive group of fellow practitioners. Individuals progress at their own pace and based on their personal goals.

You don’t need to aspire to become a black belt in martial arts to reap the many benefits of practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This form of self-defense encompasses a method of training that promotes all-around fitness, including strength, flexibility, and stress reduction.


Choose from over 20 Mixed Martial Arts classes a week. All classes feature:

  • Warm-up and general conditioning.
  • Introduction of new techniques.
  • Sparring or rolling which allows the participants to practice the new techniques with a training partner.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and utilizing ground techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and choke-holds. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. BJJ teaches you how to establish the dominant position and then submit your opponent using arm bars, chokes, foot locks and other joint manipulations.

T-shirt and shorts. Gi is optional.

This class focuses on specific and advanced techniques, conditioning, more live grappling (rolling). White belts must go through the beginner class first, and the instructor will recommend when the student is able to advance.

Gi, mouthpiece, cup, and t-shirt.

This class is by invitation only. Students must receive instructor approval before registering for the class. The curriculum and the techniques are the same as those taught in all other classes, however, the focus is on competition.

Open mat class students review the techniques learned over the week. This is a good time to ask questions. All levels are welcome.

T-shirt and shorts. Gi is optional.

Taking a bit from the three disciplines of wrestling, Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman, this class teaches the fundamentals of wrestling while addressing individuals interests and needs. It exposes you to many different wrestling techniques and aims to find the ones that will work for you. Walk-ins are welcome, whether you’re a beginner looking to get in better shape or an experienced athlete looking to compete.

T-shirt and shorts.

This program helps children improve coordination, fitness, and agility in a safe, fun, and exciting environment. Benefits include improved confidence, self-esteem, and self-defense. This is a formal belt program with progression for the participants to advance.

5-12 years.

T-shirt and Gi.

Lil’ Ninjas Camp is focused on teaching kids self-defense and discipline in a fun Environment. Along with Jiu-Jitsu, The camp will be supplemented with games to ensure kids will have a fun time! Minimum of four kids to have camp. Max 18 kids.

6-10 years.

June 17th-21st
June 24th-28th
July 15th-19th
July 22nd-26th

9:00am – 12:30pm
Looking for a full day of camp? Ask about Transition Camp* @ Camp Bladium. Transition Camp includes Extended Care (7:30am-6:00pm). *Child must be enrolled in Lil’ Ninjas Camp.

Bladium Fitness Members $150 per week
Non-Members $180 per week

Wear comfortable clothing. No jeans, shorts or pants with pockets.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Manager

Diogo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and certified instructor who began training at 15 and quickly ranked 1st in the heavyweight division in Rio, Brazil. Diogo Co-founded the Rio Combat Team program.