Jiu Jitsu - Adults & Kids

1. Increase Self-Confidence

2. Achieve Personal Goals

3. Promote Socialization Skills

4. Release Stress and Improve Concentration

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The VITAL Jiu Jitsu/MABJJ Philosophy


  • Family Atmosphere - One the great things at our gyms is the family atmosphere. You can’t get to far by yourself, but as a family we can achieve our goals.
  • Superior Custome Service - We pride ourselves in quality instruction. Our staff are ready to do what it takes to help you  reach your goals both in and outside of the academy.
  • Focus on you - Classes are available for people of all ages and skill levels, from Beginners to Professionals - Children to Seniors - the Health Conscious to the Future Ex-Couch Potato.
  • The Real Deal - You will receive the highest level of instruction available in Washington State. Our Jiu Jitsu program offers both a mix of tried and true "Old School" technique, coupled with the innovations of a new look ,due to a stable of very active competitors. Our Muay Thai Instructor is a multiple time Muay Thai and WBA boxing  world champion.. We're all about authenticity and results.

About Us

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Instructor: Prof. Kyle Mitchell

Kyle is the Owner and one of the instructors at VITAL/ Mabjj Tacoma. He is an active competitor with over 10 years of experience. Notable accolades include IBJJF Open Champion, Fight2Win Veteran, GSUBX winner and Revolution double gold Champion(Purple-Black Belt).Kyle has been with MABJJ since 2008.

Kyle assists in teaching  both our Adult Jiu Jitsu and Nogi programs.

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Instructor: Prof. Nick Ryan

  

Nick is the instructor at MABJJ Tacoma for morning classes. He offers a wealth of knowledge to the sport. With over 10 years of combat sports experience including striking and MMA, Nick has notable wins over well known veteran in the local circuit. Nick has been at MABJJ since 2009. 

Nick assists with teaching our morning Jiu Jitsu program.

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Instructor: Prof. Jimmy Williams

  

Jimmy Williams is the first MABJJ-Tacoma black belt who has received every belt under the Tacoma academy. Jimmy brings an extensive competition background in both striking and grappling to the academy with experience in the local MMA scene. Jimmy is our Saturday morning instructor.

Jimmy assists with teaching our Saturday morning classes.

Academy Coaches-

Coach: Gerry Weir

Coach: Bladden Bushaw

Coach: Bladden Bushaw

Gerry is  a Purple belt under the academy and has been

with us since 2016. Coach Gerry is the Head Instructor

of our Kid's Jiu Jitsu program along with

assistant coach for our adult Fundamentals Jiu Jitsu.

Coach: Bladden Bushaw

Coach: Bladden Bushaw

Coach: Bladden Bushaw

Bladden is a Brown belt under the academy and has been with us

 since 2014. Coach Bladden is an avid competitor, Fight2Win

 veteran and a true ambassador for the sport. Bladden acts as

 the Head Instructor for our adult Fundamentals Jiu Jitsu.

Academy Black Belts

Shane Alexander

Shane Alexander

Shane Alexander

Shane is a 2nd Degree Marcelo Alonso black belt training at MABJJ since 2002.

Shawn Barefield

Shane Alexander

Shane Alexander

Shawn B. is a 1st Marcelo Alonso black belt training at MABJJ since 2002.

Shawn Gaspaire

Shane Alexander

Shawn Gaspaire

Shawn G. is a 1st Marcelo Alonso black belt training at MABJJ since 2007. 

Steve Courtney

Steve Courtney

Steve Courtney

 Professor Courtney is a 1 st degree Marcelo Alonso black belt training at MABJJ since 2005. 

Tim Sternod

Steve Courtney

Steve Courtney

Tim is a Marcelo Alonso black belt training at MABJJ since 2007.

Sean Guertin

Steve Courtney

Sean Guertin

Sean is a Marcelo Alonso black belt training at MABJJ since 2007. 

 Come join our Tacoma, WA Martial Arts academy. We offer programs in Kids Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, Adult Muay Thai and Adult Gi and Nogi Jiu Jitsu. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our 3 class trials. Or feel free to give us a call at 253-820-3219 if you have any further questions. MABJJ Tacoma / Srisuk Muay Thai hopes to speak with you soon!