Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Schools in San Antonio Texas

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If you are ever visiting the Alamo City, you can do some training in between seeing the Alamo and riverwalk. San Antonio has some great BJJ gyms to train at. In this article we’re going to show you the best gyms to train Jiu Jitsu in San Antonio.

Caio Terra BJJ Association

In San Antonio, you have the chance to train at a Caio Terra BJJ Association. Caio was one the best competitive grapplers on the planet and now he is one of the top trainers in the country. All of his students are top tier and especially his students that open up schools.

There’s not much online about this academy other than their facebook page that has their address and hours. (FYI do not click on the link to their official website. The domain is now a porn site)

But Caio Terra would not put his name on any school if it was the quality that he’d teach at his own school. If you’re ever in the city hit up CTA San Antonio’s FB page to find out more information. Read below for the information we have on the school.

Classes Offered at Caio Terra BJJ San Antonio

  • Kids BJJ
  • Adult BJJ

Instructors at Caio Terra BJJ San Antonio

None listed on FB page.

Special Offers: N/A

Address: 8749 Grissom Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250

Phone Number: 210-685-3147

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Gracie Barra San Antonio

For the GB students, there is a Gracie Barra school in San Antonio you can train at during your stay. Probably the best thing about being a GB student is you can go to nearly any city in the country and there will be a GB school.

Also, you don’t have to pay for a drop in if you’re currently an enrolled student. Gracie Barra schools are generally high rated, quality BJJ schools and GB San Antonio seems no different. For more information of Gracie Barra San Antonio keep reading below.

Classes Offered at Gracie Barra San Antonio

  • Kids BJJ Classes
  • BJJ Fundamentals
  • BJJ Advanced
  • Competition Class
  • Women’s Self Defense

Instructors at Gracie Barra San Antonio

Currently, no instructors listed on the website

Special Offers: 1 free trial class

Address: 20711 Wilderness Oak #109 San Antonio, TX 78258

Phone Number: 210-616-2243

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Brazilian Top Team

If you’re looking for one of the best gyms to train Jiu Jitsu in San Antonio look no further than Brazilian Top Team SA. Brazilian Top Team was created by MMA and BJJ legend Murilo Bustamante and his schools are known for great training.

San Antonio happens to have one of four of the BTT schools in the US. This is the same quality training you would get if you were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The staff of instructors consists of world champions that are rated as some of the best in the city. For more information of Brazilian Top Team San Antonio keep reading below.

Classes Offered at Brazilian Top Team San Antonio

  • Kids BJJ
  • Kids Muay Thai
  • Teen BJJ
  • BJJ Fundamentals
  • BJJ All Levels
  • Boxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Competition Class
  • Strength and Conditioning

Instructors at Brazilian Top Team San Antonio

  • Diego Gamonal Noguiera(Head Instructor)
  • Benjamin Lenyard
  • Jason Wilkinson
  • Melissa Ortega
  • Sergio Flores
  • Christopher Raines

Special Offers: N/A

Address: 5345 Glen Ridge Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229

Phone Number: 210-660-7471

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Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

Rodrigo Pinheiro is a name a lot of people know and respect in BJJ and MMA. This is one of the best gyms to train Jiu Jitsu in San Antonio, but also one of the best to train MMA and Muay Thai.

Pinheiro is a 4th degree BJJ black belt unger Gracie Humaita and trained under Royler and Rodrigo Gracie. He is an accomplished BJJ competitor, MMA fighter, and is said to be a great coach.

Rodrigo has created quite the team in San Antonio with a slew of champions in BJJ, MMA, and Muay Thai. Two coaches in particular being former UFC vet Pete Spratt as striking coach and BJJ world champion Nathiely De Jesus.

This San Antonio school is highly rated with great coaches and 3 different locations within the city. Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ is a proven good school in the city that you’ll get great training in.

Classes Offered at Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

  • Kids BJJ
  • BJJ Fundamentals
  • BJJ Advanced 
  • Competition Team
  • Muay Thai
  • MMA

Instructors at Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

  • Rodrigo Pinheiro(Head Instructor/Owner)
  • Pete Spratt(Striking Coach)
  • Manuel Ribamar
  • Nathiely De Jesus
  • Rivaldo Junior
  • Gus Donis

Special Offers: 1 free trial class


Headquarters: 4553 N. Loop 1604 W. Suite 1215, San Antonio, TX 78249

Phoner: 210-404-9955

Potranco:   9714 Potranco Rd. Suite 111, San Antonio, TX 78251

Phone Number: 210-867-6118

Boerne: 28255 IH-10 Suite 103, Boerne, TX 78006

Telephone Number: 210-867-6156

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RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu San Antonio

San Antonio is lucky enough to have a RCJ Machado school within the city and it is a highly rated BJJ academy. Anyone that knows the name Machado knows the name is synonymous with great BJJ.

The Machado’s are extended relatives of the Gracie family and their BJJ is just as effective if not better. Anyone that has stepped foot in the San Antonio affiliate has had nothing, but good things to say about this academy.  

If you want a solid gym to train at during your stay in San Antonio check this school out. For more information on RCJ MAchado Jiu Jitsu San Antonio keep reading below.

Classes Offered at RCJ Machado San Antonio

  • Kids BJJ
  • Fundamental BJJ
  • Advanced BJJ
  • No Gi
  • Fitness Kickboxing

Instructors at RCJ Machado San Antonio

  • Jerry Dalzell(Head Instructor)
  • Steven Martinez

Special Offers: 1 free intro class

Address: 2589 Jackson-Keller Road, San Antonio, Texas 78230

Telephone Number: 210-779-9785

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Black Label Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Near the airport in San Antonio is a highly rated academy called Black Label Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. This Soul Fighters affiliation is a large school with quite a few different classes.

The website does not include the names of the instructors, but it does advertise a free 30 day trial. Not many schools will offer this kind of deal to potential new students.

This 30 day trial along with the great reviews on the website makes this school a good choice to get some training in. For more information on Black Label Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy read below.

Classes Offered at Black Label Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

  • Kids BJJ
  • Adult Fundamentals
  • Adults Advanced
  • Muay Thai

Instructors at Black Label Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

No instructors listed on the website.

Special Offers: 30 day free trial to new students.

Address: 2422 Freedom Dr, San Antonio, TX 78217

Phone: 210-838-2269

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Dominion MMA

This world class MMA gym is the first south Texas affiliated Tom DeBlass BJJ school. DeBlass is known for his world class BJJ and was the first instructor of Garry Tonon and Gordon Ryan.

Having DeBlass’ seal of approval lets people know Dominion MMA is a quality academy to train BJJ. Not only BJJ, but this is an all purpose martial arts school.

This school offers classes for every type of combat sport from kickboxing to wrestling and MMA. The instructors are also highly accredited and will definitely help improve your BJJ game.

For more information on Dominion MMA keep reading below.

Classes Offered at Dominion MMA

  • BJJ
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
  • Hayastan Grappling
  • Boxing
  • Kickboxing
  • Fit Class

Instructors at Dominion MMA

No instructors listed on the website.

Special Offers: Free 3 day trial offer

Address: 9910 W Loop 1604 N. San Antonio, TX 78254

Phone: 210-560-0662

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Relson Gracie San Antonio

If you want to train traditional Gracie Jiu Jitsu, well you’re in luck if you’re in San Antonio. This city has a high rated Relson Gracie Academy within the city.

In case you don’t know Master Relson, he is the second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. His BJJ is solid and tested and in line with what his father taught.

The head instructor of this school is Joshua Lauber, who is a student of Relson’s. He runs a solid school and is a certified instructor to teach Gracie Self Defense.

For more information on Relson Gracie San Antonio please read below.

Classes Offered at Relson Gracie San Antonio

  • Kids BJJ
  • BJJ Fundamentals
  • Adults All Levels
  • Competition Class
  • Self Defense Class

Instructors at Relson Gracie San Antonio

  • Joshua Lauber(Head Instructor)
  • George Mathai
  • Jake Mayfield
  • Mike Campos

Special Offers: 1 free intro class

Address: 7715 Mainland Dr, San Antonio, TX 78250

Telephone Number: 210-680-8900

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Genesis Jiu Jitsu San Antonio

Genesis Jiu Jitsu is another one of the best ranked gyms to train Jiu Jitsu in San Antonio. They just recently moved into a new space and it is a great looking gym.

This spacious gym has a lot of students to train with and offers a wide variety of classes to choose from. Reviews for this school say that the atmosphere is very positive and the students are super friendly.

Genesis is open six days a week for rolling if you want to train while in San Antonio. For more information on Genesis Jiu JItsu San Antonio keep reading below.

Classes Offered at Genesis Jiu JItsu San Antonio

  • Kids BJJ
  • Beginner BJJ
  • BJJ
  • No Gi
  • Kickboxing
  • MMA

Instructors at Genesis Jiu JItsu San Antonio

  • Quinn Bruttell(Head Instructor)
  • Ryan Brock
  • Rafael Perez
  • Taylor Segovia
  • Brian Guevara

Special Offers: 1 free month and uniform

Address: 3700 Fredericksburg Rd.  Suite 108, San Antonio, Tx. 78250

Telephone Number: 210-461-7201

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Semper Fortis Jiu Jitsu

For the final academy on our list of best gyms to train Jiu Jitsu in San Antonio, we have Semper Fortis Jiu Jitsu. A fantastic academy to get good training in.

Owners Saad and Suay Al-Aziz trained under 8th degree coral belt Luiz Palhares and both received their black belts from Master Palhares.

Both Saad and Suay met while enlisted in the army and began training BJJ. They both have a long history in martial arts and health education.

These two have the background and education to provide you with great training while you’re in San Antonio. For more information on Semper Fortis Jiu JItsu keep reading below.

Classes Offered at Semper Fortis Jiu JItsu

  • Kids BJJ
  • Kids Judo
  • Adult BJJ
  • Adult Judo

Instructors at Semper Fortis Jiu JItsu

  • Saad Al-Aziz(Head Instructor)
  • Suay Al-Aziz(Head Instructor)

Special Offers: Free 30 Day Trial For New Students

Address: 5723 N. Foster Road Suite 112, San Antonio, TX 78244

Telephone Number: 210-993-2021

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That’s it for San Antonio

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