Jiu-JitsuWe roll at noon

ABOUT OUR DOJOLearn self defense with friends dedicated to daily training. Work with our black belt coach Michael Selin to focus on precision, speed and safety under stress. We study grip fighting, throwing, sports grappling, ground fighting, and no-gi jiu-jitsu. We welcome all skill levels, ages and genders.

Our program’s head instructor, Tim Cartmell, is a world-class competitive jiu-jitsu and grappling champion. Members who are interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) competitions will also find amazing coaches and training partners at ACE Jiu-Jitsu, where Tim teaches in California. Our advanced instructor, Michael Selin, has over 30 years martial arts experience and earned his jiu-jitsu black belt from Tim in 2017. Michael also has black belts in Judo and Aikido.


WHY JIU-JITSU?Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is an extremely effective martial art to neutralize a larger, stronger opponent. BJJ is mostly ground fighting, since most actual fights move quickly to the ground. We approach BJJ training so that all members learn critical self-defense techniques to escape harmful situations.
Our training includes standing self-defense, with strong throwing take downs, and BJJ onto the mat, where we fight for dominant control positions to submit our opponent.


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.


7506 N Chicago Ave
Portland, OR 97203
Call/text: 971.563.2548


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Class Schedule

MONDAY – FRIDAY 12:00pm–1:30pm

Monthly Dues

PORTLAND: $100/month for 2 classes per week or $150/month for access to all jiu-jitsu classes. There is an additional $50 annual membership fee.

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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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