Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at The Cellar

About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques to gain a dominant postition over an opponent and force them to submit by using joint locks and chokeholds. BJJ also promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themself against a bigger, stronger attacker by using leverage and proper technique.

  • BJJ Black Belt Instruction
  • No Long-Term Contract Required
  • Morning & Evening Class Options
  • No Previous Experience Needed
  • CheckMat BJJ Affiliate Academy
  • Beginner friendly classes available
Our Instructor

Our BJJ program is instructed by Mayko Araujo, a BJJ Black Belt under World Champion, Leo Vieira. Originally from Brasilia, Brazil; Mayko has been training in Jiu-Jitsu since 2001. He received his black belt in 2011 under Leo Vieira and has been teaching since 2007. Mayko has an extensive competition resume, most notably taking bronze in the Black Belt division at the 2012 No-Gi World Championships and winning gold at the CBJJE Pan American Games in 2011. He has worked with several UFC fighters and has an MMA record of 1-0.

Mayko also teaches no-gi grappling classes in which students train wearing shorts & compression shirt or rash guard.


Required Gear & Equipment
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi
  • BJJ Belt
  • Mouthpiece (recommended)
  • Groin Protector (recommended)


Why Train at The Cellar?
  • Why be limited in your training? The Cellar allows you to train up to 17 classes/week.
  • Train everyday with a Black Belt. Other gyms have blue or purple belt instructors.
  • No Long-Term Contracts Required.





I started jiu jitsu at the Cellar with no martial arts experience and was hooked after the first class! Mayko and Karen are top notch instructors and I love going to class each week. The welcoming atmosphere and community are exactly what I was hoping for in a gym.

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