Team Santos BJj & MMA

Providence, RI
(401) 578-4847

1205 Westminister St.

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

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 101

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.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Rhode Islands premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School, 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.

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.

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.


Mat Santos

Owner/Head Instructor
3rd degree BB Teaches GI & No Gi

Keith Doherty

Keith, Black Belt under Mat Santos

George Thibault

Gi/Kids/Muay Thai Instructor
George, brown belt under Mat Santos teaches Gi classes, Kids classes as well as Muay Thai!

Stephen Volpe

Morning Class Instructor and Purple Belt under Mat Santos

David Lefort

Beginners Class and Purple Belt under Mat Santos

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