Closed on Sat., 1/26, for Trip to HYBRID

We will be CLOSED this Saturday, Jan. 26, in favor of a field trip to our parent school HYBRID.

Interested jiu-jitsu students should meet us for a caravan at 8:15 a.m. by the Greenville, VA, Subway restaurant behind the BP.

We usually return by about 2 p.m.

If you’ve never been to an open mat at HYBRID, then this is a great opportunity for you to roll with some of the best!

TDMA Grad Ryan Benitez Credits Jiu-Jitsu in Helping Him Become High School Wrestling Champ

Congratulations to former student Ryan Benitez on his 100th career win in high school wrestling.

Congratulations to former Total Defense student Ryan Benitez on his 100th career win in high school wrestling. Ryan grapples in the 195-pound weight class for Buffalo Gap High School. He won his match at the Riverheads quad on Wednesday.

When he earned his blue belt here at TDMA, Ryan was known affectionately as “D’arce Vader,” for his effective application of the D’arce choke.

The News Leader reports:

Before taking up wrestling, Benitez trained in jiu-jitsu for five years, which, he said, gave him a lot of help in terms of defensive moves on the mat.

Click here for full press coverage.

Congrats again to Ryan!

Gift Certificate for Free Lessons

As our holiday gift to you, please print this gift certificate for ONE (1) FREE WEEK OF LESSONS in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing. Just click below to download!

Available downloads: PDF
Instructions: 1. Download, 2. Print, 3. Cut, 4. Give to your favorite person!