Ohio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Academy

“I believe jiu-jitsu is the number one self-defense. It is all about learning technique and leverage, and anybody can learn it. Jiu Jitsu is a human chess game. It's all about being one step ahead of your opponent. It requires you to critically think about where you are and where you want to be. It is a physical metaphor for life.”

- Instructor, Tony Rinaldi

Classes Offered

Our self-defense classes can provide anyone and every one with the skills necessary to keep themselves and those around them safe!


Kids classes will provide your child with the discipline and structure they need to gain both confidence and skill. And they'll love every second of it!


Adults classes are for anyone who wants to get involved in jiu-jitsu! Whether you want to pick up a new hobby, get in better shape, or compete, this class is perfect for you!

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Contact Us!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us -- or better yet, stop in and visit!

Phone: 330-782-3869

Email: sauerohio@ymail.com

8302 Southern Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512

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