Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ as it is commonly known around the world, is a self-defence martial art that enables a smaller, weaker person to protect themselves against a much larger attacker using leverage and pressure. Made famous in America by the Gracie family through The Gracie Challenge and eventually the creation of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), BJJ has grown to be more than just an effective unarmed fighting system. It helps young children deal with bullies and adults live a healthy lifestyle. BJJ classes are offered daily at FaMA under the tutelage of Black Belts Zoro MoreiraRobyn Goudy and Thiago Gaspary.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

For people with little to no experience in martial arts, this Basic and Fundamental class focuses on the necessary techniques and principles of sport and self-defense Jiu-Jitsu in a fun and interactive way.


During each class, you will learn a series of techniques to defend yourself against an opponent through a series of control holds and submissions while utilizing leverage on the ground to overcome a bigger or stronger person. 

Intermediate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

For people with prior experience in BJJ, this fun and challenging class teaches more advanced aspects where students get to do more positional and free sparring. 


The main goal of this class is to turn students into mature practitioners that are able to link different parts of their game into a cohesive whole. This is when students start to develop their own particular style and begin to get used to exploring the techniques in a way that fits their needs.

Please note that this class is for two stripe White Belts and above.



Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A compliment to gi Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi is another popular form of grappling where instead of wearing a gi, wears shorts and a rashguard.


Due to the lack of material and grips found on the gi, different holds and methods of control are used. These grips are wrestling based grips such as on the head, neck and joints all over the body.


FaMA’s BJJ No-Gi program also places an emphasis on wrestling takedowns and leg locks that are suitable for No-Gi competitions which are rising in popularity.


Please note that this class is for two stripe White Belts and above.

Theory of


Through exploration and experimentation, this class focuses on two aspects: principles that have a broad and practical application on the overall game of the students, and details that make a difference in the success rate when applying the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Please note that this class is for two stripe White Belts and above.