Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy

At Cactus Jiu Jitsu, we help people feel safer and more confident through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a mar

Operating as usual

12/19/2022

Here are our holiday hours. Let's get some solid training in before the holidays!

11/23/2022

Here are our holiday hours. Join us tonight for regularly scheduled classes and Friday from 11-1 (adults and teens, members only) for an open mat to work off all those calories!

09/14/2022

Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy

Interested in learning self defense? Come try a free class. Below is a short video of one of the moves we'll be covering tonight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJLjifGB3RM

Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy At Cactus Jiu Jitsu, we help people feel safer and more confident through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a martial art that changes people’s lives. Learn self-defense, get fit, and have fun. Group classes & private lessons available for men, women, and children.

09/12/2022
09/01/2022

Here are our hours for this weekend. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

04/08/2022

Our black belt test has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 9th at 12pm during the lunch break of Master Pedro Sauer's seminar. Our apologies for any inconvenience to those planning to attend. The seminar and the black belt test will both be held at Adaptive Force Performing Arts in Scottsdale (32619 N Scottsdale Rd Suite #110).

04/07/2022

Master Sauer will be holding a black belt test for two of his students on Friday, April 8th at 6:30pm at the academy. All Cactus Jiu Jitsu students and family members are welcome to attend. PSBJJA members who are in town for Saturday's seminar are also welcome to attend.

Location: 7302 E. Helm Drive #2006, Scottsdale AZ

04/06/2022

***LOCATION CHANGE*** Due to a larger number of attendees than expected, our upcoming seminar with Master Pedro Sauer will now be held at Adaptive Force Performing Arts (32619 N. Scottsdale Rd Suite #110, Scottsdale, AZ). We look forward to seeing you there on Saturday. The morning session begins at 10am.

03/28/2022

In honor of the slap heard 'round the world, tonight we will be working defense against a face slap! Come join us at 6:30pm.

Book online with Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy 02/27/2022

Book online with Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy

Please note that there will be some changes in our schedule starting this week. Our new TACTICAL PINK women's self defense class will be held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Our Thursday striking class will now be from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and you will need to sign up using our scheduling app to attend. Here is the link to our updated schedule: https://www.cactusjj.com/schedule
To book a striking class (or for nonmembers try out any of our classes for free), please visit our scheduling app here: https://10to8.com/book/cactusjj/

Book online with Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy We help people feel safer and more confident through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a martial art that provides peace of mind and changes people's lives. Learn self defense, get fit, and have fun!

02/24/2022

We're excited to launch our new TACTICAL PINK women's self defense program starting on March 1st. Real-world self defense designed to allow a smaller person to defend against a larger, stronger attacker. This is the real deal. We'll take 20% off for the first 10 women who sign up.

12/27/2021

Just a reminder that we are open for our regularly scheduled classes tonight 12/27 and Wednesday night 12/29. We look forward to seeing you on the mats!

12/22/2021

Our Thursday and Saturday classes are cancelled this week (12/23 and 12/25) and next week (12/30 and 1/1). Our Monday and Wednesday classes will be held at their regularly scheduled times. Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you on the mats!!

11/24/2021

We are open during our regularly scheduled hours tonight and Saturday. Our Thursday night striking class is canceled this week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

11/02/2021

We are sorry to report that this weekend's seminar with Master Pedro Sauer is being postponed due to illness. Our apologies for any inconvenience. The seminar has been rescheduled for April 9, 2022. For anyone who pre-registered, we will be in touch with you shortly.

10/01/2021

Today we honor the member of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, the founder of the art we teach. Thank you sir. We appreciate your contributions to the martial arts. We strive every day to spread your legacy so people can feel safer and more confident about their ability to defend themselves.

09/25/2021

Here is a tutorial on hand-wrapping for beginners in our striking program. We teach a group striking class on Thursday nights, and private and semi-private lessons at your convenience. Always protect your hands and wrists!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwlEK0jFTPg

How to REALLY defend yourself on the ground☝BJJ self-defense for ground situations💥BJJ guard defense 09/24/2021

How to REALLY defend yourself on the ground☝BJJ self-defense for ground situations💥BJJ guard defense

Some great tips on using the guard position for street self defense from Professor Jean Vandesteen, head instructor at Grandmaster Relson Gracie's Academy in Leblon, Brazil.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPYV9AXDqP8

How to REALLY defend yourself on the ground☝BJJ self-defense for ground situations💥BJJ guard defense When was the last time you practiced defending strikes from the bottom of the closed guard? Some people consider this question to be irrelevant as they have ...

09/10/2021

Jij Jitsu is a great form of self defense. But it also teaches resilience, which can benefit every part of your life. Come try a free class and find out for yourself. 🌵🥋️😃

09/08/2021

We love welcoming new people into our Jiu Jitsu community! Check our website to learn more about how we can help you, or message us to schedule a visit and/or a free class. 🌵🥋️😃

09/03/2021

This holiday weekend, we will be closed on Saturday (9/4) and open during our regular hours on Monday (9/6). Hope you have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Being A Woman In Jiu Jitsu Can Make You Feel Both Powerful And Vulnerable At The Same Time 09/03/2021

Being A Woman In Jiu Jitsu Can Make You Feel Both Powerful And Vulnerable At The Same Time

Jiu Jitsu is a great form of self defense for women. And it's fun! Contact us to set up a free class and see for yourself. 🌵🥋☺️
https://www.buzzfeed.com/nataliakrslovic/being-a-woman-in-brazilian-jiu-jitsu

Being A Woman In Jiu Jitsu Can Make You Feel Both Powerful And Vulnerable At The Same Time “To women who don’t think of themselves as strong, who are scared to walk into a class full of men — I urge you to do it anyway.”

08/31/2021

Jiu Jitsu helps kids learn how to be more goal-oriented. These young ladies decided to stay after class and practice for their belt test. Send us a message to learn more.

08/29/2021

Let's make this a great week. Start learning the skills to protect yourself and your loved ones. Send us a message to get started!!

08/27/2021
DEFENDING THE GUARD PASS: Replace, Sweep, and Top with Professor Scott Devine 08/26/2021

DEFENDING THE GUARD PASS: Replace, Sweep, and Top with Professor Scott Devine

Check out these great guard retention strategies and sweeps from Scott Devine. Scott is a third-degree black belt under Grandmaster Relson Gracie and one of Ed's first instructors in Virginia.
https://www.jitseasy.com/defending-the-guard-pass-replace-sweep-and-top-with-professor-scott-devine/

DEFENDING THE GUARD PASS: Replace, Sweep, and Top with Professor Scott Devine Professor Scott Devine is a Third Degree Black Belt in Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under 9th Degree Red Belt Master Relson Gracie. Scott was the first student to ever study under Master Gracie from White Belt to Black Belt. Scott has over 23+ years of BJJ experience and is a multiple Pan Am Gam...

08/23/2021

Check out Rickson Gracie's new book, which is called Breathe. This book will help you understand where our jiu jitsu comes from and how it developed. Our lineage is short - from Grandmasters Helio and Rickson Gracie, to Master Sauer, to Ed Maguire. Check out this book and you will develop a deeper understanding of our lineage and our jiu jitsu philosophy.

08/23/2021

Congratulations to Ryan Morrison for winning a silver medal in the NAGA Arizona Championships this weekend. A great performance and a class act. Thanks also to everyone who came out to support the team.

05/31/2021

Thank you to all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. You and your loved ones have our gratitude and respect.

For those students who want to train today, we will be open during our regularly scheduled hours.

05/17/2021

The one and only Grandmaster Relson Gracie teaching the elbow escape from the mount. Being mounted is one of the most vulnerable positions in a street fight. Come visit us and learn how to escape the mount and other positions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrOirbIx6Vw

04/23/2021
04/05/2021

We are fortunate to have a visiting instructor tonight at 6:30pm. Come learn some incredible technique from Dan Chamberlain, a black belt under Master Pedro Sauer and an instructor at Master Sauer's headquarters in Virginia.

03/22/2021

If you are looking for an Academy with a great training environment where you will learn authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, get an amazing workout, learn proven self-defense, and meet some wonderful people, come train with us.

03/12/2021

Older students mentoring younger students. It's what we do.

Slap defense 101💥 Defend the palm strike ⚡ face-slap defense 🇧🇷 Jean Vandesteen basic slap defense⛔ 03/04/2021

Slap defense 101💥 Defend the palm strike ⚡ face-slap defense 🇧🇷 Jean Vandesteen basic slap defense⛔

Check out this video from Grandmaster Relson Gracie's academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is in Portuguese, but it shows very clearly the kind of self-defense that we teach. We will always stay true to the roots of our art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1p8YoQTuwY

Slap defense 101💥 Defend the palm strike ⚡ face-slap defense 🇧🇷 Jean Vandesteen basic slap defense⛔ Being slapped in the face or punched is something that every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner needs to know how to defend against. In this video, head instructor Jean ...

02/19/2021

Want a fun, quick workout? Check out our beginner-friendly 10-round striking circuit on Thursday nights from 6:00-6:45pm. Sign up here to try a free class: https://10to8.com/book/cactusjj/

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7302 East Helm Drive #2006
Scottsdale, AZ
85260

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5pm - 8pm
Wednesday 4:30pm - 8pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12pm

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