About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a form of wrestling in which the objective is to submit your opponent. Submission is either accomplished by choking, or hyper-extending your opponents joints. In BJJ tournaments, points are awarded to the fighter for advancing their position. In the event no submission is accomplished, the fighter with the most points at the end of the match wins. BJJ is often referred to as "human chess". Much like in a game of chess, a player must always be aware of their pieces, their opponents pieces, and the possible moves that any piece may make. Similarly, a BJJ fighter must be aware of their body parts and position, their opponents body parts and position, and the moves that either may make.

About American Elite Grappling

American Elite Grappling offers one of the most well rounded Jiu Jitsu schools in the Bay Area, with over 20 Gi and NO Gi classes offered weekly for Kids and Adults. Both Gi and No Gi classes focus primarily on technique, fundamentals and competition training. We have both a youth and adult competition team for those that want to train and compete with us. Whether you want to learn how to defend yourself, add skills to your competitive repertoire or have fun while improving your level of fitness, American Elite Grappling will help you reach your goals. The American Elite Grappling Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to accommodate students of all ages and levels of experience, whether this is your first Jiu-Jitsu class or you are testing for your black belt.

Concepts taught at American Elite Grappling:

Our Instructors

Ron Keslar (born April 17, 1980) is an American brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and mixed martial artist. A professional competitor since 2006, he has also formerly competed for Bellator, Strikeforce, and King of the Cage. Ron is a 1st-degree black belt and oversees all of the programs at American Elite Grappling.

Adult Schedule

Youth Schedule

Contact Us Today

Join American Elite Grappling today by calling (408) 225-9000 or come by 7012 Realm Drive, San Jose, CA 95119.


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