About us

RMA Jiu Jitsu Academy

is locally owned by a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Instructor. Our mission is to teach each of our students with love and respect. Loyalty, Respect and Love are our core values. We are here, as a family, with our heart and soul to help you achieve your goals.

Adults

Classes specifically catering to adult students

Teens

Classes for teens only

Kids

Classes for the little ones, with special attention on having fun while learning

Groups

Group classes for students of all ages at different skill levels

Jiu Jitsu

WHY JIU JITSU

Founded by the Gracie family, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art that teaches you how to defend against an opponent using leverage and technique. Start a motivational and fun journey exploring the fundamentals of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as you gain self-respect and confidence.

Jiu Jitsu

WHY JIU JITSU

Founded by the Gracie family, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art that teaches you how to defend against an opponent using leverage and technique. Start a motivational and fun journey exploring the fundamentals of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as you gain self-respect and confidence.

Personel

RMA Jiu Jitsu Academy is locally owned
by a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Instructor.

Marcelo Ribeiro

4th Degree Black Belt

Riley Hamilton

Coach

Edward Detvongsa

Coach

Stephen Whitfield

Coach

Joao Ribeiro
Jr. Coach

Lance Nguyen

Jr. Coach

Julie Payet

Jr. Coach

Gabe Ribeiro

Gabe Ribeiro

Jr. Coach

WHY JIU JITSU

Founded by the Gracie family, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art that teaches you how to defend against an opponent using leverage and technique. Start a motivational and fun journey exploring the fundamentals of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as you gain self-respect and confidence.

DISCIPLINE

Through lessons with our professors, teach yourself discipline in much more than jiu jitsu.

FITNESS

Not only will you learn how to properly protect yourself with Brazilian jiu jitsu, you will also quickly get in shape.

SELF DEFENSE

Brazilian jiu jitsu is the best martial art form if you want to learn how to easily defend yourself against a larger adversary using leverage and proper technique.

FRIENDSHIP

BJJ is much more than a martial art. We pride ourselves on the bonds we create with our students, and which our students create among themselves.

POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT

Our professors take it as their responsibility to teach their students to stand up for themselves with love and respect and fight for happiness.

SELF ESTEEM

The aftermath of successful BJJ training is not only increased ability to fend for yourself, but also a great boost of self esteem as you’ve mastered a new skill.

"Our son has been training under Professors Marcelo and Gabe for almost 4 years now and it's one of the best decisions we've ever made! They have taught him so much more than just great Brazilan Jujitsu!! Most of all they treat everyone like family!! I highly recommend RIO Martial Arts Academy to everyone I know!!!"

Christopher K.

"So grateful for this wonderful family. They have instilled self confidence in my tween, now teen, girl. She knows how to protect herself and she is so much more self-confident, with a positive self-esteem. Not an easy task in this ever pressing "got to be a perfect girl" world. Professor Marcelo and Gabe are wonderful instructors and encouragers on the mat and in life!!! Best decision we ever made for our daughter."

Karen S.

Rio Martial Arts Academy

6444 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37013

RMA Jiu Jitsu Academy
6444 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37013
(615) 819-2124
info@rmajiujitsu.com