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About Us

Academy Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

Academy 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.

 

Kids Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

We offer jiu-jitsu classes for beginners and advanced kids from ages 4-14 years of age. We also supplement their martial arts knowledge with kickboxing classes.

Adult Gi Jiu-Jitsu

Our adult Gi Jiu-Jitsu classes are available for both beginners and advanced students. Our three black belt’s modern methods allow for any person to learn at a rapid pace. 

Adult No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

No-Gi jiu-jitsu is an awesome complimentary class for your jiu-jitsu. This class allows for a more rapid pace submission grappling session. Available for beginners and advanced.

Adult Kickboxing

Need to punch or kick something? Our kickboxing classes are the perfect fit for any person wanting to pursue a fighting career or simply, to just get ultra fit.

Academy is the place to be at for Jiu Jitsu. Great service from both Professor’s Gustavo Carpio and Hector Beltran. Let’s not forget the staff at Academy JJ, very uplifting positive spirit the moment you walk in.

Reny Iraheta

My sons have the privilege of training at Academy. This gym is a gem and we are lucky to have it in the City of Downey. Professor Gustavo and Hector along with coach Eduardo are outstanding instructors and human beings. This gym is more than a business to them.

Adolfo Chaidez

Friendly atmosphere, surgically clean, and very high skilled instructors who obviously love their work.

Jason Feagin

Outstanding instructors with an upbeat vibe . Give Academy a try. You won’t regret it!

Eric Barrientos

The Future of Martial Arts is here

Our instructors follow an innovative curriculum that allow for a more dynamic and exciting martial arts experience. Whether you’re taking a jiu-jitsu or kickboxing class, the lessons are a great mix of fundamental and new techniques.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of our members by providing a safe, clean and exciting environment to train martial arts. To promote a new level of physical abilities, self-defense, self-esteem and mutual respect.

Our Values

Professionalism and respect to all members and families within and outside of Academy at all times is a value we hold dearly. Our community is extremely important and Academy will fight day and night to keep it together.

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562-291-6699