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Our Programs

Discover all the types of martial arts we teach

Adult Jiu Jitsu​

Our Adult Jiu-Jitsu classes cater to all levels, focusing on technical skill, fitness, and strategy in a supportive community setting.

Kids Jiu Jitsu​

Kids Jiu-Jitsu: Fun, engaging classes building discipline and confidence in a safe, nurturing environment for young learners.

Why start training jiu jitsu?

Understand all the benefits you can get from joining our family

- Combats anxiety and stress
- Stimulates discipline
- Develops self-defense
- Defines the body
- Contributes to heart health
- Improves physical conditioning
- Increases socialization

How does Trial Class work?

Before becoming our student, you’ll have a free trial class.
During the class, you will get to know our teaching methodology in practice and have your first contact with basic Jiu-Jitsu notions and positions.

Our Team

Meet our team who are ready to teach you

Mario Agnese

Professor Mario Agnese has practice sports all of his life. He has practiced Jiu Jitsu since 1990, his Jiu Jitsu black belt in 2005 from Andre Pederneiras.

Vinny Simões

Coach Vinny started his Gracie Jiu Jitsu practice under Prof Spenser Gilliam and Prof Mario Agnese in 2016. Coach Vinny will be helping with kids, Juniors and Teens classes.

Spenser Gilliam

Spenser Gilliam has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since moving to the Houston area in 2004. He received his black belt under Carlos Machado lineage (the nephew of the Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr.).

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

Yes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is suitable for beginners of all ages and fitness levels.

No, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is for everyone, regardless of current fitness level.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu emphasizes technique and control, reducing the risk of injury.

Absolutely. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches effective self-defense techniques for individuals of all sizes and strengths.

In your first class, you’ll start with a warm-up followed by instruction on basic techniques and positions.

Yes, many practitioners train for self-improvement, fitness, and camaraderie without competing.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can benefit children by promoting discipline, confidence, and physical fitness. Our academy offers a safe environment with experienced instructors adept at engaging children effectively.

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