Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes In St Louis

Warning:  “If you can’t defend yourself on the ground, then you cannot defend yourself!”


Right here in St Louis, people are discovering the secrets of one of the world’s most proven and effective ground-fighting and self-defense martial art: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!


And Believe It Or Not… You Can Try Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Out For Absolutely FREE!






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You see that “Warning” at the top there, well, it’s there for good reason. Because if you’re the least bit serious about learning how to defend yourself, then you absolutely must know the proven, “battle-tested” ground-fighting techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Here’s why…


“Most – nearly ALL – fights end up on the ground or in grappling range at one point or another.” That’s a FACT.


That means basically that if you don’t know how to defend yourself on the ground, you’re putting yourself (and even your loved ones) at extreme risk.


Let’s face it. If Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a “must-know” thing for profession mixed martial arts fighters like the guys fighting in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) these days, it should most definitely be a “must-know” for pretty much anyone.


That’s because the “fight-ending submissions” and “fight-controlling positions” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have been battle-tested in combat, in a cage, in a ring and on the street

To register for the New Student Free Trial, please do one of two things right now:
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We will answer any additional questions that you may have and schedule a time with an instructor to work with you.

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St Louis Self Defense & Ground Fighting System


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed over many, many years as a fighting and self-defense system that will allow a smaller, weaker person to control a much bigger, stronger opponent using technique.


These techniques were proven effective in combat years ago and still today, the world’s top mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters are ALL learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


And just because the world’s best fighters are using THIS particular martial art on the ground, doesn’t mean you have to be a “fighter” or some kind of world class athlete to learn it. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for EVERYONE!


“You Don’t Have To Be A Fighter To Enjoy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”



It doesn’t matter if you’re older or young, if you’re big and looking to lose weight or small and looking to build strength… it doesn’t matter if you’re male or female… or even if you want to compete or not (and in our program, you don’t need to want to compete; most people who want to try BJJ aren’t interested in competition)... in shape or out of shape, ALL are welcome…


As a matter of fact, there are all kinds of people from right here in St Louis discovering the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) training at Absolute Martial Arts, and if you haven’t checked it out for yourself yet, then, well, you’re missing out big time.


Because while BJJ will teach you how to defend yourself once a fight gets in the grappling range or on the ground, it also gets you in great shape, builds strength and flexibility, and is pretty darn fun, too.


Here is some of what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training

here at Absolute Martial Arts Will Do For You.

  • Shows You How To Defend Yourself – You’ll learn how to defend yourself on the street, if an attacker grabs you, and you’ll discover how to handle things once a fight goes to the ground – whether you’re on the top or on the bottom… and even if your attacker is much bigger and stronger than you  are. Because BJJ is based on using superior leverage and body positioning to overcome bigger stronger attackers, it is one of the most important martial arts to learn
  • Encourages Fat Loss – BJJ is a martial art that focuses on total body positioning, meaning you’re using 100% of your body at all times to maximize its effectiveness. That means your cardio will get better along with your overall body strength, resulting in fat loss. By practicing BJJ you will work every single muscle in your body – doing that burns a lot of calories, which in turn burns a lot of fat.

  • Builds Strength, Power & Endurance – You will strengthen and develop muscles you never even know existed! But don’t let that scare you…it’s a good thing… because instead of building up useless, bloated gym muscles, you’ll develop real, functional muscles and functional strength by doing sport-specific exercises… while still being able to make your body look fantastic.

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  • Doesn’t Get Boring… In Fact, It’s FUN! – Our students are having a ton of fun learning BJJ. Let’s face it. Going to a regular gym can be boring, especially when you’re going through the same old routine day in and day out. Instead of walking from machine to machine like some kind of zombie, you’ll be able to actually learn something that could save your life while at the same time getting in spectacular shape and learning to defend yourself. You’ll be constantly learning and applying techniques that could save your life and you’ll be doing it in an atmosphere that promotes fun and learning.

  • Reduces Stress – It’s a fact that regular exercise is not only healthy – it’s a key element in reducing stress in your life. A problem with plain-old “gym workouts” is that they usually get pretty boring – but not with BJJ training – with BJJ training, you’re in a positive environment of constant learning (which is another key element in stress reduction). You’re getting taught by our trained instructors to continually get better each and every time you step on our mats… and not only that, you’ll have coaches and teammates helping you along the way. So if you’ve had a stressful day, you can rest assured your stress levels will be reduced the minute you walk into our academy.

  • Increases Your Flexibility – You won’t become muscle-bound and stiff like many people do who just lift weights all the time. You’ll still build strength training BJJ while at the same time become more flexible. You don’t have to be flexible to start training BJJ.

  • Improves Your Cardio & Conditioning – You’ll get in kick-butt shape learning how to do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with us. Just by coming to practice and learning the moves, your body will start to transform and your muscles will condition themselves to handle the training. You’ll notice your cardio and breathing getting better, your lungs will get stronger and you’ll feel your muscles get more toned. A bonus of all that is that not only will you feel better, you’ll look better… and people WILL notice

  • Develops Mental Toughness – It takes a degree of mental toughness to put yourself in uncomfortable positions at the mat. When someone is trying to control you, it can get even more uncomfortable – especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. However, by learning BJJ and applying the concepts, you’ll feel more in control of your body and your mind, and the uncomfortable positions will soon become no problem.




Absolute Martial Arts in St. Louis specializes in teaching BJJ to adults and teens with little-to-no experience. You will learn the practical martial art system of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a beginner-friendly training environment. Whether you want to just get in shape, learn self defense, compete or become a BJJ black belt. We’ve made getting started very easy and convenient for you. Sign up today for a introductory class with one of our instructors. To see if our school is the right one for you.

To register for the Free New Student Trial, please do one of two things right now:
Pick up the phone and call

We will answer any additional questions that you may have and schedule a time with an instructor to work with you.


Fill out the form below and you will be contacted within 48 hours.

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Now that we’ve covered some of the benefits you’ll get from training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with us (and we’re going to cover even more below), let’s answer an important question…


WHO Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu For?


“BJJ Is For EVERYBODY! Literally, ANYONE Can Do It!”


Here’s why…


Since BJJ is based on techniques designed to allow a smaller, weaker person to defeat a bigger, stronger attacker, it doesn’t matter how big or small you are. You you’re big, no problem. Small, skinny, even if you think your “weak”… it doesn’t matter. BJJ techniques can be applied by anyone because it’s based on leverage and positioning… and the added benefit is that you’ll get stronger, healthier and more fit from the training with us.


  •       You Don’t Have To Be Flexible…

  •       You Don’t Have To Be Strong…

  •       You Don’t Need To Have Previous Athletic Experience…

  •       You Don’t Have To Want To Compete…


  •       You Don’t Have To Be In Shape…





On top of that, while you’re training here, you’ll get no pressure to compete. Some of our students compete and many of our students don’t – it’s all up to you. You won’t get any pressure from us. What we do promise you, though, is that we will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goals in BJJ, no matter what they are.


And not only that…


ü  You’ll learn “tried and tested” techniques, not unproven-in-combat theoretical stuff that’s in a lot of those “other” martial arts

ü  You’ll discover techniques and strategies for self-defense (street fighting) and competition (in the ring, on the mat, or in the cage)

ü  You’ll be a part of our team and you’ll be treated with respect by our professional, courteous staff (we don’t try to intimidate people or show how “tough” we are; we don’t need to; it isn’t about our “ego” anyway – it’s about what we can do for YOU and how we can build you up into the best shape of your life while learning how to grapple in the process)

ü  You’ll learn the basic BJJ fundamental principles and techniques you need to have to get to a more advanced level (we’ll teach you exactly what you need to know to become a quality grappler)

ü  You’ll be able to train and practice at a pace that you can personally absorb and retain all the information you learn in the most effective way possible

ü  You’ll be able to get a great workout and learn crucial self defense and life-saving grappling techniques while not having to worry about getting injured (safety is our #1 priority)

ü  You’ll get exceptional service (We pride ourselves on the value we give to our students. If you have a question about anything at all, we will answer it. If you have any problems, we’ll solve them. If you need help, we will help you. We are 100% committed to your personal development as a mixed martial arts athlete.)

ü  You’ll be part of a team where coaches and instructors CARE about you and your success

Want more proof that our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program can meet your needs? Here you go…

To register for a Free Trial, please do one of two things right now:
Pick up the phone and call

We will answer any additional questions that you may have and schedule a time with an instructor to work with you.


Fill out the form below and you will be contacted within 48 hours.


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“Quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Is Hard To Find”


A big problem many people who want to start training BJJ have is that they can't find a quality school to train at. There are just not many good schools out there that are qualified to train people in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling. Sure, a lot of schools "say" they're good, but the reality is that good, quality BJJ schools are hard to find.

That's the bad news... the GOOD news is that you live close by to the top BJJ school in your area. And, for a limited time, we're offering a Free New Student Trial Program so you can see if our proven BJJ training system meets your needs.


Absolute Martial Arts

Other "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Schools"

  • World Class Ground Grappling: Our head instructor is a certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Master Ricardo Murgel, an 8th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. One of the highest ranking Black Belts in the world.

    Poor Ground Grappling: There are many so called BJJ schools popping up in St Louis or MMA schools that teach poor ground grappling. Be aware of these schools and realize that many of the other BJJ schools in St Louis have white belts and blue belts as their head instructor. At Absolute Martial Arts we would never let an unqualified person teach at our school. With the popularity of the UFC we can only expect this to get worse. BUYER BEWARE!

  • World Class Takedowns: You will find amazing wrestlers and judo practitioners at Absolute Martial Arts. AMA is known around the country for possessing very strong takedowns and its instructors have utilized them against the world's best submission wrestlers! Our staff learned to wrestle from Pat Miletich a former UFC Champ, Division I College Wrestlers, Judo Black Belts, and world class wrestlers!

    Weak Takedowns: Unfortunately, a lot of grapplers learn their takedowns from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and any educated grappler can tell you that BJJ has weak takedowns. Their specialty is once the fight hits the ground... not before!

  • A Structured Beginner's Only Course: When you start out at AMA, you will be going through a special beginner's only course. Organized, structured curriculum ensures you learn and get good fast! Once per month you get a printed curriculum -outlining what your instructors are focusing on that month -which we've proven GREATLY increases the "learning curve" of all our students! The beginner's class also takes into account that you may be totally out of shape - one of its principal designs is to get you into good shape and allow you to train harder in the next level.

    Thrown to the Wolves: Many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs mix you in with the regular class on your first day! There is no curriculum - the instructors just wing it. Other school instructors will just do "whatever they feel like" instead of following a proven system. Just think about it... how can someone teach a class of people who have been training for two to three years... and then teach you your first class at the same time? Either the advanced guys are missing out or the beginners are missing out.

  • Student Safety: A common misconception about BJJ training is that to learn effective BJJ, you have to get into wild and crazy grappling matches. FALSE. At AMA, most of our students have families and jobs and can't afford to leave the gym with black eyes or hurt! The grappling and sparring that is done at AMA is done with utmost control and only when you are ready. Your first sparring sessions take place after you graduate from the beginner course and in the beginning, you would only be sparring with an instructor or advanced student, so that you can get comfortable. The idea is to train smart and have fun.

    Brawling Time!: Many BJJ schools have this misconception that the only way to learn how to fight is to go as hard as you can. This is not true... and actually can be counter-productive, besides dangerous. Many gyms also lack the technique to spar with control and spar hard to compensate for their lack of technique. Brawling during training proves nothing and only hinders the learning process and injures people. If you really want to brawl, save it for the street or in the cage.

  • Great Customer Service: Above anything, this is what we take the most pride in. Our goal is to go above and beyond what you would expect from us. We are constantly trying to find new ways to please our students. It is hard to explain this because it is really the little things that makes our customer service stand out... you will notice it just from the way our staff will greet you when you arrive!

    Customer Service?: The question mark is more fitting because most martial arts schools don't seem to even know what customer service is! Most schools have NO customer service. Egos, bad attitudes, and insecurities fuel bad customer service.

  • Clean Facility: Absolute Martial Arts is one of a kind. A 6,800 square foot facility with a two large mat area, MMA cage, boxing ring, and more. Plus, we are the cleanest school in St Louis- we disinfect our mats with hospital grade disinfectant. We are one of the only gym in St Louis that takes mat cleaning seriously .

    Inadequate or Dirty small Facility: For wrestling and grappling - you need high QUALITY mats. Most schools have such small mat areas that you can't even start training on your feet, and even with small mat area they are never clean... most gyms don't clean them! Some gyms that clean their mats only wipe them down with a wet towel, and without disinfectants! The gym needs to be sanitary for your health.

  • Personalized Introductory Lesson: At AMA, we initially have you go through a private lesson with one of our certified BJJ instructors. They make sure that you have a good understanding of the techniques and moves that are involved in BJJ, while going at a comfortable pace for yourself. This also helps you, as a new student, get acclimated into the actual group class.

    No Personalized Lesson: Most schools just have you jump into the class and let you fend for yourself in terms of learning the moves. A lot of the MMA and BJJ schools out there do not have the patience, nor want to spend the time with new students.

Call Us Now (314-664-0466)


Once you call our academy (314-664-0466) and schedule a time that's good for you to come see us, we'll give you a tour of our academy, you'll get a free t-shirt just for stopping by, you'll get a free private introductory lesson and you'll also get a free one-on-one consultation with one of our highly-trained program counselors so we can figure out if we can meet your needs.



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