Martial arts are meant to be the last line of self-defense, used only after verbally warning the assailant and clenching your fist until it glows. Power up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for 5 adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes (a $100 value)
- $25 for 10 adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes (a $200 value)
Adult BJJ classes take place at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See the schedule.
Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Grand Rapids
Following in the Ribeiro tradition and teaching system, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Grand Rapids uncorks a wealth of wisdom during classes for men, women, teens, and kids. Head instructor Ryan Hyde—who has shared the mat with black belts, world champions, and professional MMA fighters—leads the facility’s teaching efforts. In addition to teaching the physical movements of BJJ, Ryan builds his teaching philosophy atop four main pillars: humility, respect, perseverance, and compassion. He deploys his pedagogical prowess during classes where he offers specific advice, but he also dusts off his teaching chops during the facility’s open mat sessions, when he takes on more of a mentorship role. In those sessions, students sharpen their skills by practicing with each other rather than sparring with the mall mannequin that keeps giving everyone the hairy eyeball.
“I went to one of the 10 sessions. Will probably continue to go.”