Self-Defense For Everyone

If you are a security guard, looking to join the police force, or an adult male/female looking to better protect yourself, our self-defense classes are perfect for you! Our self-defense classes apply the skills and techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and make them applicable to real-world scenarios. Whether you need to learn to safely escort someone away from an area, escape a bear hug, or want to learn to to safely and effectively get away from a threatening situation, this class will teach you all of that and more.

Top Instruction

You will be taught by the best of the best. Our instructors have worked with police departments and security officers. In the gym, our instructors will break down every technique and demonstrate them slowly to help make sure everyone understands it. Instructors also provide individual instruction to insure that everyone will walk out of our gym safer than when they arrived.


"Ohio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Academy has been a life saver! They have not only taught me how to protect myself from anyone in any situation, they have taught me to be more aware and attentive. I feel safer than I've ever felt before." - Allie, 24
"I work security. I always figured that since I am bigger than most people I wold have no problem in handeling them. A friend recommended that I came and checked out Ohio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Academy and I am glad I did! I have learned so much about safely escorting people out of a situation and about overall awareness for my own safety. It's truly amazing what these guys know and teach. I immediately got my family involved!" - Scott, 33

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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


8302 Southern Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512

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