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Welcome to North Coast Jiu Jitsu

Our vision is to create a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training academy/team in Vista that is in a category of one. We run our school as a true martial arts academy. The tenants of our school are what will separate us from the competition. We are not in this to “make a living” we are in this to make a difference. And we are humbled and excited at the opportunity to make a positive impact on anyone’s life.

Whether you’re just looking to get in shape or ready to compete at the World Championships, we are 100% behind the individual needs and goals of each of our students.  We have beginner and advanced classes for adults and youth. We feel strongly about supporting our police and military, and we have classes specifically tailored to their needs.

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    Jiu Jitsu Training Programs

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Vista

    Whether you’re in top shape, or looking to shed a few pounds, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will transform your body quickly.

    Kids Jiu-Jitsu Groups in Vista

    One of the most rewarding things we can do is pass on our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knowledge to the youth.

    Muay Thai Striking in Vista

    Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the most respected combat sports in the world.


    What People Say

    Terrific staff, culture and facility. Welcoming and familial environment, this is truly a great getaway from the stress and pace of everyday life. All three of my children (9,5, and 3) attend as well and teaches them sportsmanship, discipline and team work.

    Alvaro Yanes


    What People Say

    I've been training here since they've opened and glad I did! Jake and Kris are exceptionally skilled on the mats and both have their own style. Everyone is friendly, supportive and push each other to get better. My wife trains here also, and their kids program looks amazing as well. Fun for the whole family!

    Corey Okeefe


    Our Head Instructor

    Jake Mapes

    Professor Jake Mapes is a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Rickson Gracie's lineage. He received his Black Belt in 2009 from Luis Heredia, who is under the legendary Rickson Gracie.

    Jake is a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants organization. He transitioned into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which led to a successful professional career in mixed martial arts where he sported a perfect 8-0 record (with only one of those bouts making it to a decision).

    After making the decision to retire from fighting, Jake turned his passion for BJJ into a career, training many well-known professional fighters as well as teaching unarmed combative skills to the United States Navy .


    We strongly believe in our fundamental roots to the Gracie Self-Defense curriculum.  We also believe that the environment of a strong academy will promote healthy competition, and we stay current with the evolution of the sport.