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North Side Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Where Belts Are Earned & Champions Are Made!

Malyia Valenzuela - 2019 Gold Medal - IBJJF Kids PANS

Since opening our doors in 2011, North Side  has taken home 7 IBJJF World Championships and a Kids PANS Gold Medal.

In 2018 two of our Adult Instructors, JD and Bryan both won the IBJJF NO-GI World Championship in Long Beach, CA. 

NSBJJ is a martial arts academy dedicated to our student’s learning and development. We have a variety of structured classes designed to meet your unique needs.

Our classes include Adult Fundamental and Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Beginner and Advanced Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we offer NOGI Grapling & Muay Thai for both kids and adults.

NSBJJ prides ourselves on our ability to produce champions. We focus heavily on competition. The kids from our children's classes also consistently take home competition medals from local events here in Arizona.

Why choose Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

BJJ is a practical, hands-on, self-defense martial art that can be used in real life situations to protect yourself. BJJ uses leverage and pressure to control your opponent. This eliminates any height advantage. No matter your age or size, the techniques taught help to protect the body and mind, and build confidence. Our students are made up of people from of all ages and all walks of life - young children, adolescents, young adults, and older adults.

BJJ can greatly benefit people training for general health. Many don’t realize that BJJ is one of the most advanced functional training systems. Ground based movements such as rolling and crawling, lying, being on all fours, and kneeling are important components of functional training. Additionally, using opposing limbs and crossing the midline integrates both sides of the brain and helps build pathways in the brain that advance development of motor and cognitive skills.

As if this wasn’t enough, BJJ constantly utilizes an advanced training method called Reactive Neuromuscular Training, or RNT. RNT neurologically trains the brain to react with an instinctive and automatic response. RNT corrects improper movements by using instinct, as the body must resist and react to the applied force. In BJJ, your opponent is the applied force!

As an added benefit, it’s common to burn 700 or 800 calories during a BJJ class. If you’re ready to get in shape while learning a skill that can benefit the entire family, please come try a free week of classes at our world-class academy.

We can’t wait to see you on the mats!

Professor Sean Alexander Huff - Head Instructor at North Side Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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