Join us for an exciting Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense class

When: Every Thursday

Time: 6-7pm

Joao Crus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 6116 West Highway 290

 Austin,TX 78735  ( Between Red's shooting range and YMCA)


Self Defense class for men and women based on the principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
It is one hour class in a fun, safe, and cooperative learning environment with emphasis in empowering anyone to defend from most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground. No previous experience is necessary. Uniform is required and there is no sparring at this class.

The explosive growth of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other reality based mixed martial arts events have highlighted the devastating effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Almost unknown outside of Brazil until a couple of decades ago, today it is one of the fastest growing martial arts the world over. For self-defense, fitness, and overall enjoyment of the martial arts, a better choice than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu could not be made.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu primary takes place on the ground, and joint locks, chokes and other techniques are taught. While punching and kicking certainly have their place in the martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is known as a peaceful art since it allows one to defend themselves without drawing blood. While peaceful, it has a well-deserved reputation for defeating even the toughest of opponents in a quick period of time due to its unique methods.

Many martial arts require strength, size, or years of diligent study before the practitioner can be effective with them. This is because Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on leverage, timing, technique, and the ability to put moves into combination. The beauty of this art is that a smaller, physically weaker person can defeat a larger person since even the strongest person cannot defeat a choke or arm lock. As a result, size and strength matter less than one’s knowledge of submission holds and positional control.

In contrast to traditional martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows the student to implement its techniques right off the bat, teaching moves, escapes, holds, and positions that can be used after only a few lessons. This allows people to wrestle, or roll, with a minimal amount of training to gain the fitness benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It also allows them to apply the techniques they have learned into practice right away, without years of practicing kata or form prior to implementation. An added benefit is that the nature of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows a beginner and an expert to practice together with minimal adjustment needed.

Regular attendance at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes helps to foster a sense of comradely felt in few other martial arts. Friendly competition occurs on an almost daily basis as each partner attempts to tap out, or submit the other. This competition can help lead to life long friendships and is the perfect time to attempt to test out what one has learned in class. Injuries are quite rare in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as opposed to other martial arts, as one is expected to surrender via tapping prior to a joint lock or choke hold. This is in contrast to other martial arts where a single punch or kick can lead to a broken nose or missing teeth.

Our school prides itself on having an open, friendly culture where everyone is welcome to learn, grow, and excel. The instructors are patient and take the time to explain things to both beginner and advanced students. Safety is always our top priority, and everyone has a helpful, polite attitude. Please get in touch by e-mail or phone to schedule a free trial class where you can experience the many benefits of this unique art today!