Universal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu;
-a branch of the Universal College of Martial Arts.
These sites are an expansion and evolution of Northwest Fighting Arts, a martial arts center based out of Portland, Oregon. Universal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an affiliate of Rigan Machado Jiu Jitsu. Our program is designed to be approachable by everyone; emphasizing safe and fun rolling habits while developing dominant ability and conditioning.
We teach the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in order to develop:
- Personal strength and health – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a whole body workout and results in outstanding core conditioning and toning. Practitioners are encouraged to utilize the practice as a catalyst toward a healthy, active and engaged lifestyle.
- Self-Defense – Skill in the art is a great equalizer. Technique and timing and leverage triumph over raw speed and power every day. Statistically, the majority of fights end up with grappling and going to the ground. In this range Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is outstanding, giving the skilled practitioner the ability to neutralize and defeat a significantly larger opponent. Street self defense requires a different approach than competition and we make a point of illustrating what tactics are appropriate for this extremity of situation.
- Competitive Ability– We have an active community of competitors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We encourage competition as it is a fun way to test out your skill and expose yourself to unfamiliar tactics.
Whether you are new to martial arts or a seasoned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stylist you are welcome in our classes. Everyone regardless of current ability is expected to give the training their best effort. Whether your goals are personal fitness and health, competitive success or just because you love Jiu Jitsu and want to master the art, it is consistent effort that makes our goals happen. We use the training as a tool to develop ourselves in all ways. We believe that with consistent effort all good things are made possible but the training is often also the most fun you’ll have in your day.
Try a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class and see for yourself.
If you’d like to check out a class feel free to contact us and we will arrange a free introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for you.