At Hillsborough Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we ensure you will receive well-rounded, streetwise self-defense skills that work! To achieve this, we combine the greatest benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Judo. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu -is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using powerful chokeholds to force an opponent to submit or be knocked out. BJJ promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant. Submission Grappling and Judo teach you how to escape holds and grabs using techniques such as throws, joint locks and submission. These defenses are most useful in close-range altercations and protection after being forced to the ground.

Total Fitness

At HBJJ, our programs promote Muscular Development using the latest exercise physiology, targeting every muscle, helping you develop greater strength and muscular definition. Through intense cardiovascular conditioning, you’ll expand the capacity of your heart and lungs while burning calories. The result is increased stamina to keep you energized all day. Flexibility exercises will help to protect you from injury, as well as enhance your range of motion. To do this, we’ve incorporated stretching exercises to keep you feeling young and agile. Muscular Development + Cardio Conditioning + Flexibility = Total Fitness.

Consistency the “Key to Success”

It’s easy to want to be in-shape, but finding the motivation to go to a health club regularly, or the dedication to run on a treadmill after a long day is not easy. Almost any workout done consistently will produce results, but not all workouts will give you the motivation to continuously train. At HBJJ, our classes are motivating, exciting and fun. You’ll actually enjoy learning martial arts while training to get into the best shape of your life. The combination of a fun workout, total body results and gaining the life-skill of self-defense is what we call Hillsborough Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Three-Dimensional Workout giving you three key reasons to take our classes instead of just one. Finally a fitness program you’ll be able to stick with. Consistently!

Superior Instruction

Hand-picked by Professor Josef Manuel himself, HBJJ’s instructors must complete years of rigorous training prior to becoming a certified head instructor. To preserve the schools high ideals, these Instructors must continually train every week to stay current on the latest and most effective self-defense techniques, instructional methods, nutritional and exercise-physiology regimes. We expect the utmost quality from our instructors, and in turn, you can expect unparalleled Martial Arts instruction.

Confident Kids

More than just another after-school activity, HBJJ’s is an exciting and fun way to gain the tools necessary to succeed in life. We start with a disciplined environment, where kids begin to achieve. This external source of discipline leads to the development of self-discipline, or what we call a non-quitting spirit. Self-discipline leads to even greater achievement, because a child that doesn’t quit will ultimately succeed. Self-discipline and achievement, combined with self-defense ability builds true confidence, and confident kids are happy kids!

Be Your Best

From beginners to experienced upper belts, we train you to realize your potential. As a student, you’re looked upon as an individual and will never be compared to another. You don’t need to be in the best shape of your life, and no prior experience is necessary. All you need is the right attitude and the desires to do your best and leave the rest to us. Your success begins with your willingness to try.


Begin Your Journey

Making the first step is easy and the best place to start is a free introductory class. You’ll experience, first-hand, the excitement and challenge of Hillsborough Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Through this lesson you’ll have the opportunity to not only meet one-on-one with the instructor, but will see all the benefits and advantages of how HBJJ will change your life physically and mentally.