Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu (also known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is widely regarded as the world’s most effective grappling art.

Jiu Jitsu promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself or herself against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (both gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Once a student has sufficient experience, sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training.

The best thing about BJJ is that it is really for everybody … regardless of size, age, strength, fitness level, and so on, everybody can train BJJ. Please click on each of the class options to learn a little more about what to expect in each one. We look forward to having you join us on the mats!

Industrial Strength is proud to be Portland’s affiliate of Impact Jiu Jitsu, one of the largest and most respected Jiu Jitsu academies in the Pacific Northwest. Impact Jiu Jitsu was established in 1998 and has has over a dozen Impact affiliates in Oregon (and more recent additions in Hawaii, New Mexico, and Arizona), you are sure to be welcomed with open arms wherever your travels take you!

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For local residents: try your first martial arts class for just $10


Youth Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is a great way for kids to get exercise, make friends, learn self-defense, and develop values such as respect, discipline, and hard work.  The program is available to ages 6+, and meets Tue+Thu from 4:00-5:00 PM.  If you have any questions ahead of time please contact us, we are happy to help!  Feel free text us: 971-242-8471

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Jiu Jitsu – Level 1

The perfect place to start if you are new. Classes will focus on fundamental techniques and movements that are ideal for building your BJJ foundation.  Our structured curriculum focuses on a particular position or scenario for one calendar month, and rotates monthly to ensure you get to learn all the major positions and foundational Jiu Jitsu techniques from them.

This class is currently offered Mon-Thu evenings, and Mon/Wed/Sat mornings.

UNIFORM: For both Level 1 and Level 2 we wear the gi from the 1st-19th of each month, and then classes are all no gi for the rest of the month.  If you are doing a trial with us and do not have a gi yet you can still participate in the Level 1 class (even from 1st-19th) – we have designed all the material to be easily adaptable for people who do not yet own a gi.

HOW TO START: Local residents can try their first class for just $10.  Click below to get started.


Jiu Jitsu – Level 2

Once you have gained enough experience you can become eligible for more advanced training options, including our Jiu Jitsu Level 2 class.

This class is not beginner friendly, so please inquire before attending.  If you are visiting from out of town we ask that you are blue belt or above.  This class is currently offered Tue+Thu nights at 6:30 PM.

UNIFORM: This class follows the same gi vs no gi format as our other classes (1st-19th of the month is gi, and the rest of the month is no gi).  Unlike the Level 1 class, a gi is required during the gi portion of the month for the Level 2 class (we cannot work around it if you do not bring one).  If you have any specific questions please just give us a call/text or send us an email.


Competition Prep

During the weeks and months leading up to certain competitions, we offer a special competition-prep class.  This often involves situational sparring and higher intensity matches.  NOTE – this training may not be offered year round, so please check with us in advance.

Instructor permission is required for participation in this class, so please check with an instructor ahead of time to see if this class is a good fit for you. If you are a visiting student from another location we ask that you are blue belt or above; students from within our own program may receive permission to participate prior to that level.

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Our kickboxing class gives students a blend of both sport martial arts and self-defense applications, plus an overall awesome workout.  With a strong emphasis on the basics and building proper technique, students of all levels can participate comfortably and know they will be improving their skills and also getting into great shape. Please note that we have a couple pairs of “loaner” boxing gloves available for new students to borrow at first, however students are encouraged to get their own gloves and hand wraps as soon as possible.


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