Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent that forces him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, many of the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are geared toward the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless. Students benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of their body and mind and the many social benefits of working within a group of like-minded fellow students as you learn and have fun together.
Adult Jiu Jitsu
Training in Jiu-Jitsu is amazing for your well-being in so many ways! US Martial Art’s Academy’s Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu program is physically challenging, psychologically stimulating, emotionally cathartic, and
incredibly practical as a self-defense modality. You will leave each class feeling great and wanting more!
Dave Tester Jiu-Jitsu Lineage
- Started training in BJJ in 2000
- Received his blue belt from Pedro Sauer in 2002
- Received his purple belt from Marcio Simas (gracie barra) in 2006
- Received his brown belt from Charles Allen (gracie barra black belt) in 2009
- Received his Black Belt from Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro in 2013
- Certified Instructor Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association
Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
Vitor Ribeiro is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) specialist and mixed martial artist (MMA).
Widely regarded as one of the most gifted grapplers of all time, the Nova Uniao product earned his black belt while still a teenager and went to on to win multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships.
“Shaolin” is considered one of the best lightweights in MMA. He has fought in several organizations all over the world, including Shooto Japan, Shooto Hawaii, Rumble on the Rock (Hawaii), Cage Rage (England), and K-1 HERO’S (Japan). He has held the Shooto welterweight (154 lb) title, as well as the Cage Rage World lightweight championship.