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Most Recommeded Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes for both Kids & Adults Near Short Hills, OH

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Discover the Most Recommeded Self-defense Programs and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lessons Near Short Hills, OH

Short Hills Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is a form of martial arts that focuses on self-defense, ground fighting, and applying takedowns. Throws, joint locks. chokeholds, and sweeps are all part of the program. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed in Brazil and traces its roots back to traditional jiu-jitsu (Japanese martial art) and judo. It has since evolved to be a martial art, sport and way of living.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is a proven martial arts and self-defense method. Members of the Army and Navy Seals, FBI and other law enforcement agencies all practice Jiu-Jitsu. Guardian students learn the best techniques in BJJ. BJJ has no katas (or forms) to memorize unlike traditional martial arts. But, like all martial arts disciplines BJJ teaches discipline as well as respect. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes can be taken by anyone with any level of experience. A background in martial arts is helpful but not essential.

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Kids BJJ training

Kids Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Training Program in Short Hills, OH

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is created to build a tough foundation in your learner’s practice, and improve his/her skill, movement, and agility. Students will also get a thorough overview of all positions and strategies in the novice and essential curriculum, along with an introduction to the more advanced jiu jitsu curriculum.
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Adult Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Training Program in Short Hills, OH

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training course is a terrific method to get in shape while understanding efficient self-defense. The best part: it’s a great deal of fun! It doesn’t matter if you’re an advanced trainee, or a complete novice who is aiming to get in shape. You are welcome to join us!
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Muay Thai Training Program in Short Hills, OH

Our Muay Thai training course is physically requiring. You will need to invest a great deal of sweat to establish fantastic endurance and exceptional cardio before you learn any fighting strategies. It is definitely required to condition your body and to develop fantastic physical endurance. Just then you will have the ability to do full-contact sparring with other Muay Thai practitioners.
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Mix Martial Arts (MMA) Training Program in Short Hills, OH

Our Mixed Martial Arts regimen trains students the fundamentals of different martial arts disciplines. MMA is a difficult yet exciting full-contact sport that carries out a mix of strategies from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, and Boxing.


All adult/jr students aged 13 and older are welcome to this class. The course will teach students a variety fundamental and advanced BJJ training techniques. By mixing belts, beginner students are able to train hands-on with advanced students. In turn, advanced students get training partners who can help them improve their fundamentals and develop new, more advanced techniques.

Our Jiu-jitsu classes have a core component: Classes include some of our “seasoned novice students”. These students work with our most patient, gifted, and experienced BJJ professionals. These partners will offer a broad range skills which can be used to build confidence in students. It is also possible to sharpen the skills and abilities of more advanced practitioners by mixing partners. Full sparring can be encouraged, but is not necessary.

The class structure consists of a warm-up, conditioning, lessons, technique, partner training application and sparring to improve their overall jiu jitsu skills.


Submission Grappling, a general term for combat arts or martial arts that focus on ground and clinch fighting with the aim to achieve a submission, is one of many terms used. It brings together techniques from Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Folk American Wrestling (catch-as-catch-can), Sambo, and Judo. Submission Grappling is a fun and effective way to improve self-defense. You do not require any previous martial arts experience.


Short Hills Kid’s Jiu-jitsu Training will give your child immeasurable benefits. To help children develop their self-defense skills, we offer a unique child’s jiujitsu program. Jiujitsu is great not only for self defense but also as a proven way to protect yourself.

The Kid’s Jiujitsu class challenges children to use their bodies and minds, building dexterity as well as motor skills. Your children will learn Jiujitsu concepts and fundamentals. They will also be able to practice self-defense when they are ready to move on to the JR and adult Jiu Jitsu classes.

Jiu-jitsu goes beyond self-defense. It brings balance to the mind, body and spirit, which will help your child build self-esteem. The pace of modern society means that anxiety, stress, and peer pressure are everywhere. Adults also need to learn relaxation techniques, and children must develop the ability to focus, self-control and discipline.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gives kids the confidence to adapt to our ever-changing environment. It’s a fun way for children to get out of their heads through structured martial art training. The emphasis on individual progress will help build their confidence and allow them to learn new skills. Lesson training is done with a partner. They also spar to improve their Jiu-jitsu skills.

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When I go to TAMA I always learn something new. Whether it’s a new technique or something new I learned about myself as a person. Great instructors, great group of guys and great Jiu-jitsu school!
Kurt Guckenberger
The bjj instructors are very knowledgable and friendly. The class has a great atmosphere and you’ll get a great workout in.
Michael Griffith
My parents enrolled me a couple years ago, now my brother and dad are part of the Tama family too. I like that we all have a sport that challenges us together.
Xavier Bautista - Kid's Jiu-Jitsu
I started jiu jitsu with my dad and after 1 year of training I am no longer as shy of a person as I used to be. I now have confidence and the drive to go after things I want and feel comfortable around people that didnt exist before. I recommend it for anybody who lacks confidence, has low self esteem, or just wants a good workout too.
Lexi May
TAMA is one big family. From the moment I walked in the door, everyone there was willing to give me personal attention and help develop my skills. On top of that, it’s a seriously good, full body workout!
Jack Burton
After taking a week of jiujitsu classes, I can already see improvement in my submission technique. The instructors are absolutely helpful and adaptive in teaching technique. You’ll come in feeling more welcome and less intimidated because of the friendly environment. The instructors are highly experienced and the workouts are fun as well!
Devin Linder
We felt welcomed and encouraged in the jui-jitsu family as soon we arrived at TAMA. Each day, we have grown in the sport and found camaraderie in our fellow TAMA teammates.
Mark Bautista
I’ve learned so much so quickly in the sport. That’s attributed to the dedication of the staff at TAMA, each offering a different perspective and sharing their knowledge. Never thought I would enjoy getting my butt kicked every time I walk in!
Gabriel Bautista
After years away from education and work, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu bug bit hard on me at TAMA in Dayton Ohio. Day one, feeling like a mammoth succumbing to an inevitable crawling glacier, I was thrilled to find that there was much to learn. The friendly and open training environment at TAMA BJJ, lead by JR and Master T, allowed the students to thrive according to their effort.
David O Sigthorsson
I really enjoy doing jiu jitsu at Tama. The instructors are great and so are the people. It’s a good hard workout, and a fun game to play.
Daniel Kaufman
I have had a great time at Tama. I have been a student here for almost 2 years. I’ve noticed great improvement in both my physical health and self confidence. I have increased strength, stamina, and flexibility. Before Tama, I was unsure if I could defend myself if I ever needed to. Now, I am confident I can effectively defend myself in any situation if needed. I am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai student. Tama has the best atmosphere of any gym I’ve ever been to and I wouldn’t want to train anywhere else.
Levi Schwartz
I started training Jiu Jitsu for self defense. After training for a year and a half it’s become much more than that. I now feel like I have a second family. Fellow training partners are great and our instructor J.R. Reynolds is an awesome instructor with what seems like an endless amount of knowledge to give.
Chris May

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