We are committed to serving our members as well as the community by promoting a positive mental attitude, healthy lifestyle and physical fitness by giving everyone the opportunity to study the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
We dedicate ourselves to providing the highest quality training available, delivering outstanding student service, preserving tradition while welcoming innovation, and facilitating a positive environment where students of all ages can achieve fulfilling and productive lives through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training.
We offer a 2,500 square foot facility, complete with men’s and women’s locker rooms, where you can find jiu jitsu training and instruction, solidly grounded in the foundations of the martial art. A welcoming community of like-minded and passionate people, we seek to create an environment where all of our students and employees are dedicated to sharing the art of jiu jitsu. We strive to inspire each other to become better individuals, and empower each other to succeed on and off the mats.
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What Our Students and Guests Say
I just had my first experience with jiu jitsu at rol academy, and was hooked instantly. The instructors had a wealth of knowledge and were very welcoming. All the people i met seem to be great people and have a solid common bond. Looking forward to sticking with it and gaining the mental and physical value jiu jitsu has to offer.
Where to even begin…this academy is so clean and organized. I had my first session last night and I was blown away…they actually teach how to defend yourself and not just sport jiu jitsu…something alot of places have forgotten which is the true roots of jiu jitsu..this place is amazing…plain and simple…
Excellent school with dedicated instructors. My son loves taking lessons here.
Today I participated in a free all female self defense class at Rol Academy. It was amazing. I learned so much about self defense, the importance of body placement and simple moves that could some day save me. The instructor Thomas was informative, entertaining and approachable. You can tell that he genuinely cares about women empowerment. I would definitely recommend this course to any woman. Thanks for the great experience Rol Academy!!
Katie Murphy Walaszek
Thank you for the great self defense workshop today! I learned some very helpful techniques that will make me feel safer and more prepared! Nicely paced with great demonstrations and explanations.
I have done other martial arts for 30 years before joining ROL Academy. During that time I’ve been a member of or visited many different school and several jiu jitsu academies. ROL is by far the cleanest and friendliest that I have ever been to. The instructors are great and the other students are very welcoming and helpful. I highly recommend coming to see for yourself.
Jiu Jitsu is a martial art unlike any other. I grew up in Karate, a little taekwondo, a little boxing/wrestling. Finally, I have found what I was looking for. The perfect balance of instruction and sparring/grappling. Prof Thomas is one of the nicest teachers there are. There’s no egos in this place and it welcomes all. Couldn’t be happier here. I highly recommend it.
This is by far one of the best places to learn Jiu Jitsu! Not only are they great and patient teachers, but also one of the nicest and kindest people i have ever met. Professor Thomas is very dedicated to this beautiful art and it shows when he teaches.The students and other Prof. are really friendly and welcoming. They are also very understanding as i have had to attend on and off due to work but was never charged when i made the proper arrangements with them. If you are looking to develop as martial artist or just doing it for a healthy change, this is the place to go!
Luis F. Obregon
Really a great outlet outlet for the kids while learning discipline and respect. Great place with a great staff…
ROL Academy is a great place to learn and train. Everyone has been great, no egos, all willing to help you on your jiu jitsu journey. Professor Thomas is an outstanding leader and coach. Give ROL a try and you’ll be excited you did.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Martial Art and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It began with Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese Jiu Jitsu master and member of the Kodokan. In the 1910s, Maeda immigrated to Brazil where an influential businessman named Gastão Gracie helped him get established. In return for his aid, Maeda taught the fighting art to Gastão’s son, Carlos Gracie, who then taught the art to his brothers and sons. Professor Thomas has trained with many members of the Gracie family and is certified to teach the art to YOU!
Safety is one of the core principles at RŌL Academy. Accidents may happen, however. Lack of seriousness during training and careless application of technique contribute to the risk of injury and will not be tolerated at our academy.
- Learn one of the most effective self-defense systems
- Physical strength and health
- Increased reaction time and self-awareness
- Increased self-confidence, discipline, and respect for others
- Join a productive community and make new friends
A Gi is used in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and was adapted from the uniform commonly used in Japanese Martial Arts. It is typically composed of a heavy cotton jacket and reinforced trousers. You DO NOT need a Gi for your first class (Intro Class); we recommend you have something comfortable to exercise in. A pair of loose shorts or jogging pants and a t-shirt are ideal.
Absolutely!!! Beyond the active and healthy lifestyle, RŌL Academy’s structured Self-Defense Program will not only give every female an outlet to discharge, meet others in the community, and reach her health and fitness goals, but also it will provide a realistic approach to safety in her everyday life.
ROL Kids Program begins at age 4. However, to insure the safety and maximize the benefit of our curriculum, we recommend any child below age of 5 to be brought in for a FREE class and evaluation.
Starting is very simple. Contact RŌL Academy and schedule your FREE introduction class today. No experience is required; just bring comfy workout clothes and be ready to have fun.