Gustavo Dantas Jiu-Jitsu (GDJJ) Academy is the premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) School in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona. GDJJ Academy has been providing world-class instruction, building champions on and off the mat for 25 years. No matter your age, no matter your gender and no matter your size, Jiu-Jitsu is for you. Whether your goal is to be a World Champion competitor, learn self-defense, or increase your fitness, our Academy will be able to help you reach your goals.


This program provides some of the most comprehensive and effective instruction available in the United States. Known for its success in sport Jiu-Jitsu competition, the adult program has been developed and fine-tuned over the past 25 years. It continues to evolve to provide students with the technique that is relevant to today’s standards and applicable for any life situation. This is a program with proven results and is focused on developing students not only physically, but mentally as well. With a wide variety of classes from beginners to competition training, our program fits all lifestyles and schedules.


Jiu-Jitsu, which means “gentle art”, emphasizes the use of technique and leverage. Your child won’t have to rely on size, strength, or speed to defend themselves. We teach them to subdue their opponent in a safe and humane way, without having to rely on kicks and punches. Your child will develop physical awareness of balance, reflexes, flexibility and coordination, as well as build on the mental aspects of their personality such as self-esteem, discipline, confidence, compassion and good work ethic. The classes are taught in a positive, fun and friendly manner, so your child will enjoy learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most valuable martial arts for women today. The key principles of leverage and technique provide women with the ability to not only defend themselves against an attacker, but also instill a sense of empowerment, confidence, and strength. Women will be able to learn in a safe and comfortable environment among other women without the intimidation that may come from training with male students. The women’s program focuses on the development of basic Jiu-Jitsu technique and is great for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. With regular training, women will have the tools for self-defense, competition, fitness and self-improvement.



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