Brazilian Jui Jitsu Classes
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, students learn and drill advanced ground-fighting and grappling techniques and attacks. These classes use conceptual teaching, where beginners learn fundamentals and advanced students improve their technique. This is a BJJ Gi class.
Tiny Tigers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect class for your little ones! Students learn foundational techniques and movements that build strong BJJ skills. Emphasis is placed on team building and mutual respect and discipline in an encouraging and fun learning environment. Students are accepted as early as 3 years old. This is a BJJ Gi class.
Kickboxing Fundamentals is a class where students will learn the basics of striking. The principals of punching, kicking, kneeing and elbowing will be taught. The students will also be instructed on how to understand range and how to adjust their footwork based on the size of their opponent.
Muay Thai Strategies
Students train in stand-up striking and clinching techniques, with striking including fists, elbows, knees, and shins to develop full-contact fighting abilities. Students do a lot of shadow boxing and work on the heavy punching bag. When ready, students have the opportunity to practice full contact sparring that allows the use of striking, kicking, and stand up grappling techniques.
Come learn from veteran wrestlers! Wed Evening after BJJ
3rd degree Black Belt
Private intro classes are also available for $20 each. Sign up for a free class to get a taste of our instruction and learn the basics of Mixed Martial Arts: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing. There is no striking allowed in the intro class.
Team Santos Fighting Academy is Rhode Island’s oldest and longest continually operating mixed martial arts (MMA) school. Featuring classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts for beginner to advanced levels.
Students may choose to focus on one sport (just BJJ) or all three. We also offer a martial arts curriculum for kids 3-13 with classes four days a week. Coach Mat Santos is a BJJ black belt under Tim Burrill and has a prestigious career in grappling.