Our Mindset

“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.” – RCABJJ

An Everyday Victory

“It’s not about winning tournaments, but it’s about an everyday victory challenging and defeating yourself, having fun, and achieving your goals, on and off the mat” – Professor Ronaldo Candido, 2nd Degree Black Belt

“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.” – RCABJJ

“It’s not about winning tournaments, but it’s about an everyday victory challenging and defeating yourself, having fun, and achieving your goals, on and off the mat” – Professor Ronaldo Candido, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Atos Jiu-Jitsu, the New Jiu-Jitsu Breed

Atos Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (RCA BJJ) is committed to offering innovative, world-class Jiu-Jitsu programs - tailored to the needs, goals and experience levels of each student. With classes for both children and adults, men and women, beginners, and seasoned competitors. RCA BJJ offers something for everyone.

We have the best Kids Program on the planet (Our team is 5x in a row Pan IBJJF Kids Champions). Bring your kids to learn from the best.

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Michigan (RCA BJJ) was founded by 2nd Degree Black Belt Ronaldo Candido, who is Certified by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Ronaldo is the most experienced and awarded Instructor/Coach available in Michigan. Ronaldo is an 8x State Champion, Pan Pacific Champion, 2x Pan-American Champion, and 3x World Champion. Ronaldo is also an MMA Fighter, former undefeated South American Champion, and was a contestant from the UFC TV show “The Ultimate Fighter Season 24: The Tournament of Champions”.

In addition to these achievements worldwide, Ronaldo is the Jiu-Jitsu Coach for The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 for Team Claudia Gadelha (UFC Fighter) and for one of the greatest fighters of all-time in the UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo Jr.

Our academy is considered the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in the world, having won 6x Pan-American IBJJF Championships, 1x Pan-American IBJJF No-Gi Championships, 6x Pan-Kids IBJJF Championships, 2x World IBJJF Championships, 5x World No-GI IBJJF Championships. Our academy is globally recognized, you will get to train with the best and most professional Jiu-Jitsu facility in the world.

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We welcome you to come join training and our family!

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We have options for every age and skill level.

Schedule

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Benefits of Our Classes

  • Lose weight and burn body fat
  • Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour
  • Get in the best shape of your life
  • Learn the art of self-defense for the real world
  • Gain more confidence and courage
  • Develop mental strength, discipline, and focus
  • Release stress and boost your energy levels
  • Make new lifelong friends

Our classes are available for all ages, skill levels, and genders.

Ronaldo is extremely knowledgeable and is an outstanding instructor!!! Also, the academy is always super clean.

Jessey Bouchard

This Place Has Truly Changed My Life, and Keeps Order in It!

Mike Hicks

This is a wonderful place. Professor Ronaldo cares for his students and wants them to do well in Jiu-Jitsu and life.

Burke Family

Professor Candido is hands down the most accomplished and best jiu-jitsu instructor in Michigan. No other club compares.

Carrie Knapp

I’ve been to many gyms but this one is number one! Ronaldo made me a IBJJF world champion after working with him for just ONE YEAR!!

Kodi Dick

Ronaldo is a true professional and amazing with the kids. Day in and day out his dedication and passion are evident.

John Defrancisco

Ronaldo is a top notch professor and he runs a respectable academy and his students are all awesome people.

Michael C.

Ronaldo is a world class athlete and person. He is an honest man with a heart of gold.

Jill Dowling

Super friendly atmosphere and amazing talent 1st class, world class training! Proud to be a part of the team.

Julian Stoja

Ronaldo is successful by putting his students first. He truly cares for your well-being, happiness and enjoyment while training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Brady Lanter
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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a predominantly ground-based martial art, using the principals of leverage, angles, pressure and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, in order to achieve a non-violent submission of one’s opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and/or kicks, jiu jitsu focuses on close-contact “grappling” holds and techniques, and the application of chokes and joint-manipulations.

Our classes are available for all ages, skill levels, and genders.

5X World No-Gi IBJJF Championships
2X World IBJJF Championships
Best Business of the Year 2020
Best Overall in Michigan
Best Academy in Michigan
Best Kids Team in Michigan
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Test drive the Academy experience with a 60 minute Complimentary Introductory Class with a World Champion! Classes are available for all ages, skill levels, and genders.