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About Us

Academy Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts school located in the heart of downtown Downey, in beautiful southern California. Academy offers classes for both children and adults; whether they are just starting their journey in martial arts, or are seasoned competitors looking to perfect their craft. With a combined experience of over 30 years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, our curriculum is led by world-class black belt instructors Gustavo Carpio and Hector Beltran. 

As part of our Academy Combat Division program, our members also receive training in Muay Thai, kickboxing and other striking disciplines. We understand that starting any martial arts journey can be a bit intimidating therefore we would welcome you to come to experience our family-friendly, no-ego, clean-and-safe environment by trying a class for free. We offer family discounts as well as discounts for military, law enforcement, and first responders.


Academy Jiu-Jitsu was founded with the idea of creating a friendly and encouraging space where families can grow together. Please ask about our special discounted family plan.

Modern Jiu-Jitsu

In a sport that is constantly evolving, one must continually work to connect the classical styles of Jiu-Jitsu with the modern techniques and strategies, as to not be left behind and thrive in the modern era.

Come Try a class

We welcome you to try a class so you can experience everything Academy Jiu-Jitsu has to offer. Zero obligation or commitment. Call or message us today to set up your trial class.