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Thousand Oaks Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructors

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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
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I have been working with JJ for about 1 year and 5 months. Great working environment... JJ has helped me lose so much weight and I’ve learned proper workout techniques in this journey. I maxed out at 240 pounds, but today I weight 205 and still Iosing. I would highly recommend sparta academy for anyone looking to pursue a healthy lifestyle. My martial arts has improved tremendously too. JJ is a good trainer on both cross training and martial arts. JJ teaches Brazilian jiu jitsu, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai for martial arts. JJ would encourage you to come to class as many times you can to see results and improvements. If you ever need to lose weight or learn martial arts, then JJ is the man!

EDGE Holistic Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Natalia I.
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I've been training with Mike on and off for the past 5-6 years and currently working with him 2-3 days a week to improve my overall fitness. I'm an avid cyclist and recently started studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. What sets Mike apart from other trainers is his creativity with the workouts and his ability to tailor the workouts to sport specific routines. He explains the movement in ways that relate to the other sports I do so I can get a better sense of how to properly do the exercises. He is always up on the latest science regarding exercise and nutrition and you definitely feel like you're in good hands with him.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mason H.
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You won't find a better place than Brood 9 to meet your martial arts, self-defense, or personal fitness goals. I started here 2 years ago to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Muay Thai and improve my strength + conditioning, and before I knew it I am in the best shape of my life with a tournament gold medal around my neck. The coaches are all extremely knowledgeable, patient and talented while dedicated to making the classes a safe and fun environment. All the members are low-ego, high energy, great all-around people and whether you're looking to get back in shape or train for a title shot, Brood 9 is the best place in town. Stop by and you can try a full week for free!

Rock the World Fitness
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Sayed A.
    Verified review

    Cool People! I know Erik & Emily for a few years now. I would definitely recommend them. Erik through the years has picked up on various martial arts. He has knowledge of weight training, Muay Thai kick boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu and much much more. Check them out their prices are very reasonable.

    Adrian Montemayor
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Ari S.
    Verified review

    Adrian embodies every definition of a martial artist. He is fluid and flexible with obstacles on and off the mats. He's warm and welcoming to anyone who flies the flag of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He treats all his students as serious grapplers whether it's their first day on the mats or their thousandth. He believes in family, community and he's a man I'm grateful to have called coach and honored to continue to call friend.

    Rakota B.
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    I have had the pleasure of knowing Ricardo Miller for several years now and I can say that he is one of the best instructor's in the sport today. He is always there for his students and he is one of the most dedicated coaches you will ever find. He is at all of the competitions and is also a well respected tournament referee. The Paragon academy is one of the most respected out there so I am giving this my full endorsement. If you have an interest in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu then this is one of the best places to go!

    Silanoe Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Monty M.
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    I am so happy that I found "Silanoe Martial Arts". I felt like there were a lot of places where I could have gone to learn how to punch and kick, and everywhere I went there were sales people telling me their place could teach me Jiu-Jitsu. Then when I would try it out; most of the time I would wind up getting a little bit of instruction, and then be left on my own to fill in the blanks or get beat up. It is so different here. I think the best part is the way we are taught because it's a lot different then I have experienced before. I love the structured curriculum because I don't feel like I'm just learning random stuff. I get to learn the moves in steps, and the next days are a progression of the last, so I feel like I'm able to retain the techniques and progress which is really helpful. Now, I'm even getting my kids involved in the children's program, and my wife is doing the cardio combat fitness classes so its been nothing but great! I would definitely recommend "Silanoe Martial Arts" to anyone who wants to learn combat techniques, get in shape, and have fun while you're doing it. FIVE STARS!!!!!

    • 11 years in business
    Jason F.
    Verified review

    James was very professional. I really like his attention to detail and his passion for Jiu Jitsu.

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    Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our students and community by empowering them with the martial art knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which translates to “gentle art” can transform people’s lives by giving them the confidence to protect themselves or their loved ones in a real hand-to-hand self-defense scenario. We are dedicated to providing the highest level instruction, the most classes per week, and the most affordable pricing – with an emphasis on real life self-defense and sport competition. Through training, our students will grow and gain courage, strength, respect, discipline, and honor, while at the same time get physically fit, learn to defend themselves, and make great friends!

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    I teach 'lil tigers (4 to 8 years old), juniors (9 to 14 years old), and adults (15 years old and up). I have 33 years of experience, and a 9th degree black belt senior master in the art of American Kenpo Jiu Jitsu (stand up fighting of Ed Parker's American kenpo karate and Gracie Jiu Jitsu). I teach pure self-defense based on practicality.

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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the art of intelligence over brute strength. You don't have to be big or strong or incredibly coordinated to train in this art. Learn how to defend yourself in any situation. We also have yoga classes, which are a great way to balance your life, as well as increase flexibility and strength.

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    The American Kenpo Jiu Jitsu Academy opened in 1990, and for over two decades, we have been serving the community, helping hundreds of children, teenagers and adults to develop confidence, respect, focus, concentration, physical fitness, and other unique benefits of a martial arts education. As instructors, we make a commitment to our community: We do whatever it takes to help each student become successful, not only in the martial arts, but also "achieving their black belt and beyond" in every area of life. In their own words (Feedback from our students and their families): "I love that the instructor are great with the smaller kids while maintaining a healthy and reasonable level of discipline and respect in class. "I have see my 4 year old participate in class and practice at home, but watching him during testing was a source of great pride; to see him put his best foot forward in front of peers and older, much older than himself, was priceless. "American Kenpo Jiu Jitsu Academy has been a great outlet not just for burning energy or keeping busy, but to learn discipline outside the parent-child realm." Lynn S. - Kids Program "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the teachers, Mohamad and Jose, for my daughter, Reiko's amazing transformation! This is a very significant, before-and-after story. I encourage all parents, who raised their child to be a responsible, productive and polite citizen in this world, to consider enrolling their child. "Our daughter is a kind and gentle spirit raised with morals, integrity and principles any parent would be proud of; unfortunately, her kindness and good nature made her an easy target for those individuals who were not raised with similar values. "After a few months of training at the academy, she acquired the confidence and strength to be able to stand up for herself, for what is right and even to stand up for others who were not able to defend themselves! "Armed not with weapons, but with the confidence that springs from self-respect, loyalty, discipline and honor, she now has the tools to better face the challenges of this world. "Any parent who wants to invest in his or her child's future should consider investing in martial arts. This is not a trendy gift, but rather, one that transcends and is life altering!" Respectfully, Mary and Andrew K. - Juniors Program "I can't thank Mohamed and Jose for all they have taught me over the past few months. I have come to realize that within me, I have the inner power to change myself for the better. "Mohamed's teachings and techniques help a student to learn about their inner strengths and weakness, while continuing to build confidence in the art of American kenpo and jujitsu. Jose was not only patient, but very knowledgeable in his skills as well, always willing to stick by my side until I got the technique perfected. "I look forward to hearing more success stories of the new students and recurring students who have found their own inner power because of the great teachings of the American Kenpo and Jujitsu Academy in Woodland Hills. "All my best to future students, Jose and Mohamed. Thank you for all you have taught me!" Sincerely, Leslie R. - Adults Program "American Kenpo Jiu Jitsu is a great martial art form, and I enjoy the constant challenge and learning. Everyone at the academy helps one another, and we really have a great group of instructors and students that evolved over the years. "It is the best! "The instructors are great, the knowledge and understanding of kenpo and jiu-jitsu, the process of learning, the exercise, challenge, friendships, and great teachers make this the only place for me to train." Norm K. - Adults Program

    • 5 years in business
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    Rodrigo Gracie (born March 11, 1975) is a member of the famous Gracie family. Rodrigo is a 5th degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a gold medalist in the 1998 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. While competing in PRIDE Fighting Championships, Gracie was ranked among the top middleweight fighters from 2003 to 2004 due to an undefeated streak with consecutive victories over Hayato Sakurai, Daiju Takase, Yuki Sasaki, and Daijiro Matsui.

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    Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu is self-defense training for men, women, teens and children. The Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu has been proven to be the most effective form of self-defense. It's very easy to learn and allows the whole family to feel confident, and the character building is huge too! We also offer Judo program for all ages and cardio kickboxing, too.

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    I offer Shotokan karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for both kids and adults. Combined these martial arts styles make a very well-rounded fighter both standing and on the ground! Ask Lyota Machida! But if fighting is not your reason for martial arts, that's fine! I believe what I practice makes better lives. You work out, you feel good about yourself, and it becomes a chain reaction that effects your everyday.

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    We offers self-defense, self-discipline and awareness to the community. We invite you to come learn the "gentle art" that is Brazilian jiu-jitsu in a family and friendly environment! Jiu-jitsu a martial art with multiple benefits as the following: * building of the body and mind strength * improve flexibility * loss of excessive weight and fat * hand and eye coordination * improvement of the cardiovascular activities * generating a new level of self-confidence and healthier lifestyle in general and much more! We offer classes for children, women and men in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Join us and be a part of our family! First class is free!

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    My work stands out because I generally care and enjoy teaching and helping others in fitness.

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    Much more than a martial art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a highly effective method of fitness and self-defense that builds a strong mind, body and character. Jiu Jitsu, a grappling art (ground fighting), provides you the power of leverage over a stronger and larger aggressor or bully.

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    We offer Brazilian jiu jitsu lessons for all your needs. No experience is required! We are a school of martial arts and self-defense for all -- kids, adults, men, and women. We have a program for every need.

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    We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kettlebells, and kickboxing. We have classes available for kids, adults, men, and women. Students as young as 3 years old and as old as 70 are training with us and learning self-defense, building discipline and confidence in a fun, friendly and safe environment. We have two convenient locations in Ventura and Thousand Oaks. Come by for a free introductory class today!

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