The University of Jiu-Jitsu
Inspired by the Kodokan, the International Institute of Judo located in Japan, the University of Jiu-Jitsu (also known internationally as “The U”) was founded in 2007 in San Diego, California by Hall of Fame brothers, Saulo and Xande Ribeiro.
The Ribeiro Brothers are the winningest siblings in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu history, are multiple time World Champions, multiple time ADCC champions, teachers, mentors and entrepreneurs.
The training philosophy and techniques taught at The U are based on the Ribeiro System which includes a code of how to live in the modern world with the unchangeable principals of the 6 Blades: Family, Respect, Honor, Loyalty, Attitude and Discipline.
The U exemplifies the best of what Jiu-Jitsu can contribute to all future leaders and residents of the community:
Ours is a wholesome, fun and clean environment. Our Kids’ Program is designed to support parents who seek a positive and respectful atmosphere for the entire family. This program includes the teaching and learning of life skills, anti-bullying, physical fitness, and body control. We value academics and provide educational support to encourage academic excellence.
We take pride in frequently hosting international audiences; however, The U is equally proud to have established and implemented successful training programs locally with the San Diego Police Department, U.S. Navy SEALS, U.S. Marine Corps, and local correctional institutions. We strive to impart the Jiu-Jitsu mindset and skills these warriors count on when hand to hand combat and self defense are necessary.
The U is San Diego’s Jiu-Jitsu Temple. Origin, social status and ability hold no sway here; only a desire to learn, an open heart and acceptance of the unchangeable principals of the 6 Blades are needed to enter.
Whether you are a current world champion looking to sharpen your competition skills or someone who has long desired to begin a martial arts journey, The U is here to embrace and guide you.
Do not keep waiting to make a positive change in your life. Come enjoy your free trial today!