Our Programs

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.

Kids Programs

We believe that the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is seen as a means to individual development and personal growth. Strength, self-awareness, respect, discipline and responsibility are common core values taught within our kid’s program.

Intro to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

This class follows a strict curriculum that is vital to a beginner’s progression in Jiu Jitsu. Fundamentals and techniques are taught in a controlled setting to make sure students effectively learn basic techniques that will help build onto the next level of their progression.

Fundamentals Class

This class focuses on the learning and application of the basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Students will learn the fundamental skills and strategies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including a variety of submissions and escapes.

Advanced Class

The Advanced class is designed for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student who would like to progress their Jiu-Jitsu to another level.


Judo starts from a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission.

Self – Defense

Learn to protect yourself with varieties of countermeasures that involve defending your health and well-being from harm.

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

Register For a Free Trial Class

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. Please note: Walk-ins are welcome!