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.