Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting- incorporating a system of joint locks, choke holds, sweeps, and positional dominance in order to control an opponent and force him or her to submit.
Although the sport has been popular in Brazil for many years, it gained worldwide attention in the mid 90s through the first Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. During these Mixed Martial Arts contests, practitioner Royce Gracie proved the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by convincingly defeating several formidable opponents with BJJ techniques.

One of the unique features of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the “guard” position, which allows a BJJ player to fight and win from his or her back. By using leverage and proper technique, it is possible for a BJJ player to control and defeat a larger and stronger opponent. Because of this, BJJ is one of the most functional martial arts systems – great for learning self defense, improving confidence, increasing fitness, and generally improving one’s lifestyle.

The Stronghold SD offers a comprehensive BJJ program for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Whether you are interested in preparing for national tournaments or simply looking for a fun and exciting hobby, our program will equip you with the tools you need to meet your goals. We offer a friendly and open atmosphere, so please drop by and check us out!

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NEW MORNING KIDS CLASS, Fridays at 10AM!

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The Stronghold offers Jiu Jitsu for Ages 3-17. Bring your child in to try our classes for FREE!

Jiu Jitsu: Our Jiu Jitsu Program will help your child develop discipline, respect, and self-confidence in a friendly and safe environment. We offer a Toddlers Class (Ages 3-4), Kids Class (Ages 5-12), and Teens (Ages 13-17).

Whether your child is looking to become a seasoned competitor or is simply looking for a fun and exciting hobby, our program can be tailored to fit your needs. The Stronghold is a family-friendly environment. We offer a Kids Playroom for younger siblings to play in while older kids are in class.


Try our Kids Jiu Jitsu Program for 30 Days FREE!

For a Limited Time Only: FREE 30-Day Trial for Stronghold Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes! Valid at Point Loma location only. Kid Ventures Families have Free 30-Day Trial option (verification of current KV Membership required). Uniform not included. Call or e-mail us today to get started!

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