Instructor Alessio Ziel has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) since 2005, and has been instructing martial arts since 2003.  He began his BJJ training at Fox Valley Grappling, and continued training at Third Heaven Martial Arts under black belt instructor Justin Morris.  Mr. Ziel has an extensive martial arts background with experience in Mauy Thai, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Kendo, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).  Mr. Ziel has trained martial arts in England, Thailand and the Philippines.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective self-defense art which originated in Japan and was practiced by Samurai Warriors.  BJJ was made famous by the Gracie brothers of Brazil.  The art of BJJ has been gaining popularity in the United States by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).  The primary focus of the art of BJJ is on-ground fighting, as 75% of fights will end up on the ground.  Students will learn a variety of chokes, strangleholds, joint manipulation, arm locks and leg locks used to subdue and opponent.

We are currently holding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for ages 13 and up.