We are conveniently located in the heart of Portland on 2335 NW 23rd Place, right off the 405 Freeway. PDXBJJ is a Portland Judo family and one of the founding members of the Caio Terra BJJ Association, headed by eight-time IBJJF World Champion Caio Terra.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. BJJ can be trained for self-defense, sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial art (MMA) competition.
At PDXBJJ you will find a safe, friendly and professional environment. Whether you are just starting or you are a seasoned competitor, we have a program for you. We work together to push ourselves farther than we thought possible and help one another achieve our goals.
We train by the Judo principle of “Mutual respect and benefit”, so although we love to compete, self-discipline and respect for each other always come first. Some of the best memories of practicing at PDXBJJ were made before and after class sitting around on the mat hanging out with new friends. We train with everyone and learn from everyone.
We believe that with a commitment to Jiu Jitsu, the quality of our lives can be transformed on and off the mat. Whether it be for competition, self-defense or as a workout, your instructors and teammates here at PDXBJJ will help you achieve the goals you set for yourself.
Looking forward to training with you soon!