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 Mauricio Carra, originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mauricio has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu since 2001. He received his black belt in 2007 under Leo Vieira and currently holds a 3rd degree black belt under the Checkmat Affiliation. Mauricio has an extensive competition resume dating back to 1999, most recently taking double Gold in the both the Gi and No-Gi Black Belt division at the 2016 IBJJF Austin International Open World Championships and winning gold at the NABJJF Los Angeles International Jiu Jitsu Open Championship.

Mauricio moved to the U.S. with his wife, Vanessa, and 8 year old son. Mauricio was named head instructor of the Jiu Jitus program at The Cellar Gym in spring 2017. Mauricio 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.





Beginner’s BJJ is a wonderful blend of technique, philosophy and exercise. You will learn the basics and get a great workout, while at the same time dig below the surface of a complex martial art.

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