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We Teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense

Since its inception in the 1920s, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (also called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ) has become popular as a sport, a hobby, a path to fitness and even a way of life. And while there’s nothing wrong with any of that – in fact, we agree whole-heartedly with it! – a lot of Jiu-Jitsu academies overlook the most important part of BJJ: self-defense.

At New Mexico Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense. Instead of focusing on competition-based techniques, we teach practical self-defense moves that you can use in your own life – empowering you against the unthinkable and allowing you to walk with confidence wherever you go.

Self-Defense Classes for Adults and Children

We offer self-defense training for both adults and children. In our children’s classes, the focus is on anti-bullying and ways to neutralize a situation until help arrives. Our adult classes are more in-depth, providing practical self-defense moves for removing yourself from a harmful situation.

Could you fight off a rapist or mugger? If someone grabbed you from behind or pointed a weapon at you, could you defend yourself? When you’ve mastered the skills we teach in our self-defense classes, you can.

What Makes Us Different?

There are over 600 different BJJ techniques, more than anyone could ever master in a lifetime. However, many of these techniques were developed for sports and competition – and they’re the kind of maneuvers you’ll learn at other BJJ schools. We skip the skills that have no practical application and focus instead on self-defense moves that make sense, including standing defense and striking that isn’t taught in any other BJJ school in the city.

Try Us Today!

If you’d like to see for yourself what our self-defense classes have to offer, sign up for our FREE 10-day trial. Or, you can contact us with your questions.

Call 505-341-1500 to learn more about New Mexico Jiu-Jitsu Academy.