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In our program, you will learn to engage in a learning journey based in the origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and get in touch with the most effective self-defense system developed in the world “Brazilian Jiu-jitsu”

Our teachers and staff bring you the highest quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in a friendly, respectful, family environment. Whether you’re looking for discipline, fitness, sport or self-defense training, we will meet your needs. Our rotating curriculum covers all aspects of grappling, for self-defense and competition, from throws and takedowns to ground work and submissions.

Class Instruction

Our community-based method of instruction integrates beginners into ongoing classes with advanced students. Newcomers learn not only from the class instructor but also from more experienced students, providing a wider pool of knowledge, wisdom, and technique. Advanced students, in turn, gain insight by helping beginners to progress.


All classes are taught by qualified instructors. We choose our instructors based on teaching ability, technical knowledge, personal integrity, patience, and dedication to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students also improve their quality of life through developing their focus, discipline, skill, self-confidence and physical fitness. Jiu-jitsu can provide families with a lifetime of shared memories, personal growth, and common interest. We cordially invite you to contact us about scheduling a free introductory class today.

New Students

All new students must undergo an evaluation by one of my instructors (Intro class) whom will set you up on a class the fits you and to which program the student should enter. By joining our family, you will become part of a bigger family formed by a select few people. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become the most in demand martial art because of its practicality in everyday life and usage in the MMA world. Here you are welcome to train amongst the best no matter what level you are. To see what program best fits your needs please visit any of our facility and speak with one of our staff members.

Our Grappling/No Gi Classes

You will learn the art of grappling, methods of self-defense, as well as the authentic martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu is the art of flexibility, adaptability, and it characterizes the triumph of human intelligence over brute strength this class includes calisthenics which develop the individual’s strength and endurance. This class is designed for adults. Younger students are welcome to attend this class after an evaluation, assessment and approval by the instructor.


Your progress is a direct consequence of your efforts. At ASR, Belts or Stripes are not given, they are earned. Progress will be carefully evaluated by our instructors.

The ASR Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling martial art that utilizes technique and leverage to impose holds and joint locks while on the ground, allowing a person to defend him or herself effectively against a stronger and larger opponent. While many hand-to-hand martial arts rely on strikes using speed and power, Brazilian jiu-jitsu takes a different approach: speed and power are not a requirement and are oftentimes not necessary. BJJ emphasizes closing the distance between you and your opponent and taking him or her to the ground where technique and leverage can be used to apply submissions or strike more efficiently.

BJJ is a highly effective form of self-defense that promotes a healthy lifestyle through numerous benefits, including exercise, flexibility, self-confidence, discipline, and structure. Learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will help you get in shape, gain confidence, and release stress, The ASR BJJ offers a very detailed, world class martial arts instruction, in a safe, friendly, and family-style environment that many of our students consider their second home.


The Women’s Fundamentals program is our introductory program into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In this program you’ll learn the basic moves you’ll need for the rest of your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu life, which are no different than what we teach in our Men’s program. We’ll teach you basic and effective techniques from all major positions within Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; guard top, guard bottom, side-control top, side-control bottom, mount top, mount bottom, back control and back defense.

The Women’s Fundamentals program rotates every four months (16 weeks) and each week we work on one of the eight, major positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Over the course of 16 weeks, you’ll attend at least two different classes, drilling each position thoroughly. The Women’s Fundamentals program is divided into two separate programs.

In Fundamentals 1 we will fill your mind with elementary techniques and drills. We will push you to do as many classes as possible so your basics are solid and your game is fundamentally sound! Approximately two months after you start, you will move on to Fundamentals 2 where you will still work on improving your fundamentals and technique, but you will also start training in our Organized Sparring sessions, Here we’ll allow you to put practice into play. You’ll do so in a safe, controlled setting under the close supervision of one of our instructors. The mouth is a good Jiu-Jitsu practitioner’s first line of defense.



There is no sport quite like MMA. To be successful, a combatant must possess a unique combination of speed, power, agility and technique. Many MMA fighters have spent their entire lifetimes perfecting their trade and the results are often awesome and incredible.

Over the years, athletes from other sports have tried to cross over to MMA. Everyone remembers boxing superstar James Toney tapping out to the savvy veteran Randy Couture at UFC 118. It showcased two stars from fighting sports colliding and putting supremacy to the test.

Along with boxers, it has become well publicized when professionals from other sports try their hands at MMA. Some come in with martial arts backgrounds, while others believe they can win with sheer power and brute force. The results have, of course, been mixed.

The sport that boasts the biggest and baddest of all athletes is professional football. A hulking linebacker or offensive tackle can certainly present an intimidating picture. How have football players turned MMA wanna-bes fared in the octagon though?

Many have tried to cross over by fighting in small promotions against mid-level completion. Others have tried to step up quickly against top tier talent. The results are not always promising. Take for example Johnnie Morton, who was a wide receiver for the Lions, Chiefs and 49ers of the NFL. After a successful football career, he thought his athletic prowess would translate into MMA conquest. As a result he suffered a brutal 38-second knockout at the hands of Bernard Ackah in 2007.

Have other football players fared better?

Below are former professional gridironers who have stepped up to the challenge. Notably left off the list is Brock Lesnar, who became UFC Heavyweight Champion after a brief stint on the pre-season squad of the Minnesota Vikings. Football wasn’t Lesnar’s primary calling, as he was a wrestling star prior to that endeavor. Also left out are Redskin and Bengal wide receiver Michael Westbrook, who boasts a 1-1 professional record with one no contest and long-time NFL alumni Alonzo Spellman who won a sole matchup in MMA.

Marcus “Big Baby” Jones
Jones spent time in the NFL as a defensive end with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and subsequently tried his hand at MMA. His sheer athletic ability helped him to forge a record of 4-2. His largest stage was an appearance on UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter 10 Final (TUF 10). He lost that bout to Matt Mitrione and has not fought since.

Herschel Walker
Walker is the most renowned and successful of all the NFL players on this list. Playing as a running back, he was the 1982 Heisman trophy winner for the Georgia Bulldogs. He went on to have a successful career with the New Jersey Generals in the USFL and with the Cowboys, Vikings, Eagles and Giants in the NFL.

He has always been a phenomenally-conditioned athlete as he was also an Olympian bobsledder. Unexpectedly at the age of 47, he decided to compete in MMA with Strikeforce. He has initially fared well, currently sporting a record of 2-0.

All have been impressive so far, but time will tell their staying power as they continue to face stiffer competition. They serve as inspirations to other NFL players who think they have what it takes to step up with the big boys of MMA. They had better be ready and train hard though, or they very well could end up like Johnnie Morton, longing for helmets, pads and timeouts…

Michael Deanailo Westbrook (born July 7, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) and is also a former mixed martial artist. Westbrook played college football for theUniversity of Colorado, and was recognized as an All-American. He was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Washington Redskins andCincinnati Bengals of the NFL. After retiring from football, he later competed as a mixed martial arts fighter in the heavyweight division. Westbrook was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Chadsey High School in Detroit, and played for the Chadsey Explorers high school football team. Westbrook attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he played for the Colorado Buffaloes football team from 1991 to 1994. As senior in 1994, he was the receiver in the play known as “The Miracle at Michigan,” a Hail Mary pass from Buffaloes quarterback Kordell Stewart to beat the Michigan Wolverines in the final seconds of the game. At the conclusion of the season, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and was the recipient of the Paul Warfield Trophy as the best college wide receiver in the nation. The Washington Redskins selected Westbrook in the first round (fourth overall pick) of the 1995 NFL Draft, and played for seven seasons in Washington, before playing the 2002 season with theCincinnati Bengals. In August 1997, the Redskins fined Westbrook $50,000 for punching teammate, running backStephen Davis, an incident caught by local TV news cameras. While injuries hampered Westbrook for much of his NFL career, he played all 16 games in 1999and achieved three career highs, 65 receptions for 1,191 yards and nine touchdowns. Westbrook finished his career with 285 receptions for 4,374 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also rushed 22 times for 160 yards and one touchdown. Westbrook practiced martial arts during his football playing career, and entered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsuafter retirement from the NFL in 2002. He has won national and Pan-American events as a brown belt. In 2008 he won the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (“IBJJF”) World Championship at brown belt. Westbrook said of jiu-jitsu, “This is a lot easier and a lot more fun [than football]. I don’t have to worry about coaches and it’s not nearly as dangerous. I don’t have to worry about pleasing the public and the announcers. Or getting eggs thrown at my door because I dropped a ball. I don’t have to worry about any of that.” Having previously trained with the MASH FIGHT TEAM in Michigan with Former “King Of The Cage” Light Heavyweight Champion James Lee, Westbook now trains atArizona Combat Sports in Tempe, Arizona. As a mixed martial artist, Westbrook competes in the heavyweight (206-265 lbs.) division. He fought once in 2005 and defeated fellow NFL veteran Jarrod Bunch in the main event of a King of the Cage event in Cleveland, Ohio. After the Bunch fight, Westbrook was inactive for four years; and his return to professional MMA was less successful than his debut. In February, 2009, Travis Browne defeated Westbrook in San Bernardino, California, by technical knockout in the third round. In July 2009, Westbrook squared off against Nick Gaston in the main event of a King of the Cage card in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. One minute into the fight, Gaston struck Westbrook in the groin with a knee strike, and Westbrook could not continue. The fight was ruled a no contest. Westbrook also fought on episode 2 of MTV’s Bully Beatdown. On that episode, it was stated that Westbrook owns a black belt in taekwondo and has reached brown-belt status in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsuunder Gustavo Dantas. Westbrook was promoted to a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2010.

Eli Manning, the ace led the NY Giants to another NFL title. What does Jiu-Jitsu have to do with American football? A lot more than would seem:

Elisha Manning, the young quarterback who won his second NFL title late this Sunday evening, was throwing too many pass interceptions last season. Then Mike Sullivan—an upstart coach formerly on the Rangers who holds a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is big on MMA—entered the scene. Sullivan didn’t have any experience training quarterbacks; still he took the problem head on, setting Eli Manning up with a triangle like the one he’d seen on the Gracie academy emblems. He assigned a meaning to each vertex on the triangle and encouraged the NY Giants star to seek equilibrium between the three different concepts: leadership, decision making, and precision. Manning embraced Sullivan’s new training philosophy, threw fewer incomplete passes, and ended the season breaking an historic Giants yardage record—and he won the Super Bowl, to boot!


In conversations between Mike Sullivan and the prankster Eli Manning, coach and athlete always set aside a few minutes to talk about anything at all, except football. For every five hours talking about plays, tactics and training, the two would take the edge off through brief exchanges about Adam Sandler movies, telling jokes or being silly. To become a great champion, you don’t need to be serious the whole time—quite the contrary. Comic relief can prove to be a performance booster.


In football as in the martial arts, knowing how to fall is vital—if just because there will always be something looking to bowl you over. A true ace takes those hard knocks, seems to be down for the count, and leaps back to his feet as though nothing happened.


Even though it’s an individual sport, in Jiu-Jitsu the power is in the union more than it would seem. If you don’t have motivated teammates to count on, you likely won’t make it very far. As in a football team, every Jiu-Jitsu school has someone quick, someone technical, a powerhouse with a hulking frame, and that guy who crudely uses force at every opportunity. And all of them will be key in shaping your game, as well as your progress on the mat.



Dear Parent,

If you’re searching for a quick and easy way to give your child extra confidence, more discipline and boundless self-esteem … I have just the thing. But first, tell me if any of this sounds familiar …

Your child doesn’t get enough exercise, in fact, they’re close to being a couch potato, gorging themselves on sweets and watching mind-numbing TV. You know their grades could be a lot better if they just applied themselves and you worry that they’re beginning to hang out with the wrong crowd.

The truth is, your child lacks something in his/her life to aim for – something that will keep them on the right track.

What if I were to tell you there is something so “simple yet powerful” it could turn your child into a role model for their peers that even you would be shocked with the results?

This one thing could give them increased confidence, self-assurance and improve their concentration and boost their grades at school.
Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress…is still progress.(Anonymous)

What’s The Secret?

Martial arts. Let me explain. My name is Alex Silva Ruas and my trainers regularly produce a stream of exceptional students with our exciting training.But more than that, here’s what we can do to improve your child’s life and enhance their future prospects.

Let’s go more deeply into the lessons


Keeping your child’s attention is most important and so the warm up is filled with a variety of tools they can use to become more flexible, agile, stronger and faster.

They’ll get to use dyne discs, medicine balls and agility ladders – in short they’ll get seriously fit while having fun.

Self-Defense Drills

Your kid probably likes games…but he’s never played any like these!

Sumo square, wrestling and judo takedown will all increase your child’s strength, balance and coordination – plus they’ll teach them teamwork and provide social interaction with others.

Black Belt Leadership Skills

Each week a “life lesson” will be taught to further your child’s future development.

Patience, discipline, teamwork and respect will all be instilled into your child in a fun and entertaining way.

Kids Mixed Martial Arts

The ultimate self defense package; they’ll learn how to properly kick, punch, elbow and grapple.

But the greater benefits of this are even more confidence, improved reflexes, speed and better coordination.
You can now see how this is the complete system to get your child ahead of the rest.

Builds A Bond That Lasts A Lifetime

But still, there are even more undiscovered benefits to enrolling your child in the BJJ Center…

Your child comes in from a class, he’s bristling with excitement and he’s eager to show you his latest move.
You beam as your kid demonstrates his latest move, eager to impress you.

Then he asks for your help and wonders if you’d join him at his next lesson rather than just dropping him off.

What do you do?

Smile and say no you’re too busy … or grin from ear to ear as you say you’d love to watch him impress you once more?

The latter of course.

This is an incredible bonding opportunity and we greatly encourage parents to join in and assist their child on the road to greatness.

Give them the best possible start in life and be secure in the knowledge that our school reaches the following essential criteria:
-Highly qualified instructors– our team of full-time tutors have reached the highest possible levels of their discipline and they’re ready to pass on their teachings to your children.
-A clearly laid out curriculum – that you can see for yourself. Beware of inferior schools that don’t even follow a set course – there are plenty of them about!
-The school produces winners – judge us by the quality of fighters we create. Our students excel in all areas of their life, wouldn’t you want that for your child?
-A flexible training system – whether you want your child to be ready for the highest competitive level, learn the basics of self-defense or just keep them fit, this school can improve their lives in vast amounts.

If you are interested in our program for your child, please don’t hesitate and contact us via e-mail, Facebook, or just a phone call.
The future of your child is one phone call away.

Aimed at kids ages 5-15 yrs old our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Program integrates physical education and self-defense technique with conditioning and skill-building games aimed at improving coordination, motor skills, agility, and flexibility.

Our program helps young students develop important character traits and values. So, academically, socially, and within the home, our students are empowered to perform at higher levels. And, what makes it work, what holds all three parts together, is just that it’s so much fun. Ours is a friendship based system and we are sure your child will love learning Martial from ASRBJJ.

This program was designed to teach physical, emotional and mental well-being to kids and young adults in a fun and safe environment. We think you’ll agree that the BJJ environment is a great place to raise a child!



Muay Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand. It is the hand-to-hand tactic used by the Thailand’s army. During the latter half of the 20th century, Muay Thai was exported to many countries and is now practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Thai Boxing features punches, kicks, elbows and knees to wear down and knock out an opponent. The training method develops devastating power, speed, and superb cardio-vascular endurance as well as fighting spirit.

Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows, and knee strikes, thus using the eight “points of contact.” Muay Thai is an excellent form of self-defense that enhances one’s flexibility, stamina, strength, and speed. With practices, an individual develops confidence, self-discipline, and a positive attitude. Students will learn proper form, stance, footwork, as well as the technique of basic punches, kicks, knee, and elbow strikes used in Muay Thai.

Muay Thai training is also quite safe thanks to sophisticated pad training that keep practitioners healthy. It has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military and law enforcement activities. If you like to punch and kick and want to learn to do it correctly while getting in one of the most intense workouts around, make sure you attend our Muay Thai classes.

Each class begins with calisthenics and conditioning drills. The classes have a friendly and motivating atmosphere to help develop you both physically and mentally. Safety is a top priority at ASRBJJ and proper control is emphasized during training.

To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer classes several days throughout the week at different times. Students must purchase separately boxing gloves, shin pads, and a mouthpiece. Appropriate for ages 10 years old and older.

If you need one on one attention ASR can provide a program just for you. With Meal Planning, private classes, Cleanses and the most important and an exercise plan just for you.

Beginner Class

This class is a fun basic introduction to ASR Thai-Boxing where students learn how to kick, punch and use their knees and elbows, in addition to learning how to hold pads and work with partners. Through simple but effective 2-4 strike combinations, during 2-3 minute rounds, new students are introduced to our formula of consistency, pad work, combinations, tempo and most importantly safety. Beginner classes are offered.

One of the great things about Muay Thai (if your doctor gives you the ok to start a regular exercise program) is that you start off at your own pace, gradually increasing the level of intensity as you get more fit.
Yes. Muscle and Fitness Magazine has rated Cardio Kickboxing as the top fat burning workout at an average of 1000 calories per hour.
Yes, there is contact in our regular Muay Thai classes. You learn all the basic skills and get in the best shape of your life, but you don’t have to participate in any sparring activity unless you choose to, just for fun.
No. We have students from a wide range of ages doing our Kickboxing/Muay Thai Program. If you are able to play a recreational sport, participate in a fitness class, go for a jog or a swim then you should be fine to start up kickboxing. Our free trial class will help you feel comfortable and will give you a chance to gauge this for yourself. You’re only as old as you feel, give yourself a chance to feel as young as you can.
Of course! Our classes are designed so that beginners can set their own individual pace, and progressively increase their own level of intensity. Our Instructors are there to guide and motivate you, but ultimately, the intensity level of your workout is in your hands.
Abs and core work
Stretching Conditioning
Technique drills
Heavy bag work
Partner drills
Shield conditioning drills
Focus mitts
Thai pads

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