Jiu Jitsu is an ancient martial art that has developed throughout centuries to become what we practice today. It has gone from Japan to Brazil to everywhere else in the world – and there is a reason behind its popularity: it’s the gentle art.

Why is Jiu Jitsu called the gentle art? It’s because this is the only martial art where technique triumphs over strength. Where the little man can defeat much larger opponents thanks to the use of leverage – and you too can learn how to do it!

Even though Jiu Jitsu is known for its grappling aspect, there’s much more to it: you can learn self-defense techniques, MMA, and much more – and it all comes from the gentle art itself. Training in Jiu Jitsu is a broad, vast, and incredible adventure with lots of lessons to be learned.

Simply put, Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that can teach you to defend yourself no matter how big or small you are and a great exercise to help you get in shape whether you are a hobbyist or an athlete. Jiu Jitsu is for everybody, especially when our training classes are located near San Marcos!

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    There are countless reasons why you should train Jiu Jitsu. Here are a few examples:

    It’s a great sport: Jiu Jitsu is an entertaining, vivid sport that anyone can enjoy. If you decide to do so, you can compete in tournaments no matter who you are – and if you train with us, you can with them too!

    It’s great for self-defense: If you’re more interested in the real aspect of the fight game, Jiu Jitsu is the right martial art for you. It’s designed to give the little guy the advantage through technique – that way, you can learn to defend yourself from all sorts of opponents.

    It’s low-impact: Unlike wrestling, boxing, judo, and other martial arts, Jiu Jitsu is a low-impact sport making injuries rather uncommon. Even though it’s low-impact, it involves live-action sparring – the techniques you’ll learn can be applied in real time and real life.

    It’s great for your health: By doing Jiu Jitsu, you can get in shape – probably in the best shape you’ve ever been! A San Marcos Jiu Jitsu class involves cardio, strength exercises, and everything you need to be in great shape.

    And many, many more things!


    At North Coast Jiu Jitsu, we pride ourselves in our commitment to the sport. Our head coaches not only train and teach Jiu Jitsu but they live and love it. That passion is translated into our academy’s classes.

    No matter how big or small, young or old, weak or strong, we offer all sorts of Jiu Jitsu related classes for you. We have self-defense classes, sport Jiu Jitsu classes, and more.

    If you want to train Jiu Jitsu near San Marcos as a hobby, our academy has the right atmosphere for you. If you want to be the next world champion, our instructors know how to get you there. If you want your kid to train Jiu Jitsu, our coaches are more than qualified to provide your child with the caring atmosphere he needs to thrive.

    All you need to do is take a trial class with us and embark on your Jiu JItsu journey!

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    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.