A majority of real-life fights end up on the ground, and knowing how to handle the situation can make all the difference.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also called BJJ, was developed to empower a smaller person to defend themselves against a larger opponent. At Port City Combat Sports, we’re proud to offer white to black belt BJJ training. Our teachers have decades of experience and are excited to help you achieve your goals.

One of the most effective techniques for self-defense and martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses leverage and technique to defeat power and strength. It’s an incredible martial art that can be practiced at any age, and we’re proud to offer both gi and no-gi classes to make it easy for anyone to start. You’ll find that practicing jiu-jitsu builds you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Best of all, you’ll make some great friends in our accepting, fun community.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as a martial art form, has not been around all that long — only since the mid-nineteenth century. Using leverage and technique, BJJ emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and then using submission holds. On the ground fighting can be an equalizer for the smaller opponent.

BJJ classes offered by Port City Combat Sports are fun and exciting. Not only will you improve your overall health and wellness, but you’ll also gain valuable skills to take into your daily life. Humility and patience are learned as you develop the moves and skills in BJJ classes. You’ll gain problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills since technique and strategy are key to beating your opponent. You have to anticipate your opponent’s moves and plan for your own simultaneously, which is not an easy feat.

At Port City Combat Sports, we emphasize community. While Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is inherently an individual sport, you will have the support of your teachers and the other students. Learning from others is one of the best ways to make improvements quickly, and everyone here is open, encouraging, and caring about your BJJ journey. You will make new friends and feel valued as an individual. Here, you matter.

At Port City Combat Sports, we’ve served our community for more than ten years, and we’re excited to continue to be a welcoming, empowering place where people of all ages can build their confidence, develop practical skills, and achieve their goals. If you’re unsure whether we’ll be a good fit for you, try a class on us. Contact us to learn more today!