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Austin, Texas is full of top notch Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools and affiliations. Any aspiring jiu jiutero or experienced one looking for a new home will have a lot of choices. Here are some of the best BJJ schools in Austin, TX.
|Jiu Jitsu School||Number of Instructors||Other Martial Arts||# of Classes per Week||Offers Short-Term Contracts or No Contracts?||Has Kids Classes?||Has Affiliate Schools?||Has Trial Offer?|
|Paragon Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Austin||5||No||15||NA||Yes||No||One free class|
|Aces Jiu Jitsu Club||2||No||14||NA||Yes||Yes||One free class|
|Austin Jiu-Jitsu||10||Yes||14||NA||Yes||Yes||30 days free|
|Mario Esfiha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Austin - Brasa Team||7||Yes||9||NA||Yes||Yes||NA|
|Gracie Humaitá Austin||2||No||18||NA||Yes||No||One free class|
|Integração USA - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu||1||No||20||NA||Yes||No||One free class|
|Brazilian Top Team Austin||1||Yes||11||NA||Yes||No||NA|
|Brazilian Fight Factory||5||Yes||19||Yes||Yes||Yes||NA|
|Vandry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu||7||Yes||7||NA||Yes||Yes||NA|
|Sinister BJJ||3||No||12||Yes||Yes||No||1 week of free classes|
|Claunch Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu||5||No||5||Yes||No||No||1 week of free classes|
|Joao Crus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu||1||No||7||NA||Yes||Yes||NA|
Paragon Jiu Jitsu Academy
Paragon Jiu Jitsu is located in Garrison Park in south Austin. The academy has four instructors, which are all blackbelts. Paragon has several kids classes per week for kids ages 8 thru 13. Gym members can choose to attend up to 15 adult jiu jitsu classes per week.
Paragon does not offer other martial arts such as Muay Thai, but does offer wrestling classes which supplement their main focus – jiu jitsu.
Aces Jiu Jitsu Club
Aces Jiu Jitsu Club has three convenient locations spread throughout Austin, one downtown, one in South Austin and one in Pflugerville. The gym has numerous instructors across multiple belt ranks. Aces also offers a unique new membership deal of 30 free days when you sign up. This is significantly higher than most schools who offer one free class or one free week. Aces has kids classes and also offers Muay Thai and kickboxing classes as well.
Austin Jiu-Jitsu is one of the longest standing BJJ gyms in the Austin area, having been established in 2003. The school was originally found by blackbelt Dave Thomas, but is now managed and taught by his two brown belt students. Austin JJ is a pure Jiu Jitsu school and does not offer other martial arts. New students can enjoy 25% off their first month when they sign up.
Mario Esfiha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Austin
Mario Esfiha is a fifth degree blackbelt as well as the owner and founder of Mario Esfiha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Austin school. A fifth degree black belt signifies many years of experience – with Mario Esfiha bringing over 30 years of BJJ experience to his students. The academy offers 8 pure jiu jitsu classes per week excluding open mats. There are also wrestling, judo and muay thai classes offered.
Gracie Humaitá Austin
Located in the Southwood Shopping Center, Gracie Humaita is also run by a fifth degree blackbelt, Professor Paulo ‘Coelho’ Brandão. Professor Brandão received his blackbelt in 1995 from one of the jiu jitsu greats, Royler Gracie himself. The academy is a pure BJJ academy, not offering any other marital arts such as muay thai. Notably however, every Sunday the school has a female-only class.
Integração USA BJJ
Integração USA is a pure BJJ school taught by a high-level black belt competitor in Gabriel Martins. Located in South Austin, the academy is an affiliate school to the original Integração in Santos, Brazil. IIJ offers kids classes every day of the week, making it perfect for parents who need flexible schedules to get their children to class.
Gracie Barra North Austin Jiu-Jitsu
Gracie Barra is considered one of the most successful BJJ academies, with schools in nearly every city of the U.S. and scattered throughout the world. GB has a rigorous system formed by founder Carlos Gracie Jr that is used in each one of its academies. Gracie Barra North Austin is about 20 minutes from downtown. It is taught by Itacio Lisboa, a 5th degree blackbelt, and Ricardo de Moraes, a 4th degree blackbelt.
Brazilian Top Team Austin
About 25 minutes from Downtown Austin is Brazilian Top Team. The academy is run by Ruy and Patricia Frade, both high level blackbelt competitors. BTT Austin boasts an impressive competition team that performs well at the local and national level. Members will have numerous chances to take classes throughout the week, including a kids class. BTT Austin does not offer other martial arts however.
V.O.W or Village of Wolves is named after the academy’s founder, blackbelt Ryan Villalobos. V.O.W distinguishes itself by offering themed jiu jitsu classes. For example on Tuesdays there are leg lock classes, takedown classes and female-only classes. V.O.W does have a kids program, but no classes dedicated specifically to children. Children 12 and up are encouraged to join the regular adult classes. Children under 12 can receive private instruction, or attend the regular classes with their parent or guardian. V.O.W does not offer any other martial arts
Brazilian Fight Factory
Brazilian Fight Factory is about a 15 to 20 minute drive from Downtown Austin. The academy offers over 15 classes per week for adult jiu jitsu making it perfect for those with tough schedules. The schools also has kids classes. Notably members also can choose to pay monthly without a contract, making it an easier commitment. BFF also offers muay thai as another martial art offering.