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Jiu-JitsuThe Supple Way

Grappling and submissionsJiu-Jitsu is extremely effective when it comes to fighting. Among it’s many positive attributes for people who put time on the mat, it teaches participants to engage and neutralize larger and stronger opponents. Our members learn critical self-defense techniques. We are dedicated to daily training to find precision, speed and safety under stress. In addition to standup fighting, grip fighting, throwing and sports grappling, we train no-gi when weapons, legal concerns, and multiple assailants can occur. Members who are interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) competitions will find amazing coaches and training partners at ACE Jiu-Jitsu, where Tim teaches in California.

Jiu-Jitsu Instructors

Tim Cartmell
Head Instructor

Tim Cartmell is an Asian Full-Contact fighting champion, a Submission Grappling champion, a two time Pan American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion at the brown and black belt level and seven time winner of the Copa Pacifica de Jiu Jitsu. Tim received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Cleber Luciano in 2003.

Michael Selin
Advanced Instructor

Michael Selin began training Judo under Tsai Sensei in 1989 in Taiwan. During this same period, he also began training Aikido in 1991 under Lee Ching Nan Sensei, and received Shodan with the Taiwan Aikido Federation and the Aikikai in Japan in 1994. In 1997 He received his Shodan with the USJI in Paramus, New Jersey under Harry Glackin Sensei. In 2000 he met Jaff Raji and began his training with the Ecole De Budo. Michael received his advanced instructors license from Raji Sensei in 2008. He started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2007, and received his blackbelt from Tim Cartmell in 2017. Michael has also taken classes in Extreme Close Quarters Concepts and related methods from Craig Douglas and firearm courses from Mark Brinski.

Class Schedule

• Monday — Friday 11:00am–1:00pm

• Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm–8:00pm

• Saturday open mat 11:00am–1:00pm

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Jiu-Jitsu Dues

$100 for access to all Jiu-Jitsu classes. There is an additional $50 annual membership fee. Learn more on our about page.

Jiu-Jitsu Lineage

Helio Gracie
Helio is know as one of the founders of Gracie jiu-jitsu, also for having some incredible matches with opponents much larger than him. Helio’s relentless contribution to the perfection of jiu-jitsu techniques, his philosophy on life and his unique teaching methodology have been an example for his children and his students worldwide. These are the pillars on which the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy was built.

Royler Gracie
Royler Gracie was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the fifth son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. He started Jiu-Jitsu at the age of three. As soon as he was old enough to compete, the young Royler started his illustrious competition career. He has been competing as a black belt for more than twenty years and has had more than three hundred matches. He has won world championships, national and regional titles. He was the most active sport jiu-jitsu competitor during that period, always ready to test himself against people of all sizes.

Cleber Luciano
Cleber Luciano started training in Judo at age 5 and started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at age 7. He received his Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Royler Gracie at the age of 19. He holds a Black Belt in Judo as well. Every class at Cleber Jiu-Jitsu is taught by Cleber himself. Cleber takes pride in his competition team and really cares about the progress of each individual student.

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