Classes at Riverfront Jiu Jitsu

At Riverfront Jiu Jitsu we believe that Jiu Jitsu is for everyone. Whether you are looking to experience functional fitness, defend yourself, increase flexibility, participate in competitions, or help your child gain confidence, our programs are structured to meet your training goals.


If you are starting as a beginner, you will immediately become a part of our family and see that we support each other on and off the mat. Our fundamentals class will help you build a strong foundation by learning and perfecting the basic positions used in Jiu Jitsu. We will focus on the core movement of Jiu Jitsu and Self defense that you will use even as an advanced belt. There is no grappling in this class, so you are able to perfect the basics before introducing other variables. This class is required for new students, but open and encouraged for all levels.

Our Traditional Gi class is open to adults who have experience, or who have attended the fundamentals class. We will build on the fundamental movements with more advanced techniques and positions. Students will learn to control their actions, use different grips, positions and submissions using the Gi.

We also have a No-Gi class multiple times a week. This class is a faster paced style of Jiu Jitsu without the traditional Gi uniform. Students will learn position and submissions that do not use the opponents clothing to gain an advantage. This class is open to students who are also taking Gi classes.


Our kids program focuses on anti bullying, self defense and FUN. Kids learn how to safely defend themselves, respect their peers and the power of a supportive community. Unlike most martial arts, Jiu Jitsu uses leverage based holds and defensive maneuvers instead of punches and kicks to neutralize an aggressor in a safe manor. This class is open to ages 7-13.


Our practical application class is one of a kind use of Jiu Jitsu. Students will learn how to use their Jiu Jitsu skills in real life situations. Class will be held in normal work out or No-Gi clothes. This class is held on Wednesday mornings and is free to all Law Enforcement, first responders and active military. This class is also open to current members.