The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle is to seek Flow no matter the obstacle!

At Team Monkey-Jits our primary focus is not on competitive style jits. This doesn’t mean that we do not have students who compete, because we do – but at the heart of our coaching philosophy is applied jiu-jitsu for self-preservation. We believe it is absolutely imperative that all our students know how to effectively defend themselves using the Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While we love competitive style jits, we know from first hand experience, that competition and the street are two very different animals.

Secondly, we believe that in order to honor jiu-jitsu as the Gentle Art – training should be grounded in fun, personal challenge and play.

We offer our students a jiu-jitsu experience that will help them achieve inner success and honor their creative spirit. In this way, our students are able to take the lessons that they learn on the mat, to positively affect their life off it. Subsequently our students are able to embody the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, which is to seek Flow no matter the obstacle!


We ensure that we focus equally on self-preservation training, so that our students have the confidence to apply their skills when they need it most.


While sessions are personally challenging, they are fun. We help our students get in amazing shape, build real world strength – without even knowing they are.


Everyone who does jiu-jits will tell you it has transformed their life. We coach our students how to apply what they learn on the mat, to supercharge their life and career.

“Jiu-jitsu isn’t complicated, people complicate it!”Master Rigan Machado