If you’d like to learn the most practical form of self-defense known to man – and get in the best shape of your life – then be sure to read this entire page…
“Finally… Learn The ‘Gentle Art’ That Allowed A 170 Pound Man To Defeat And Submit A String Of Professional Fighters Twice His Size!”
Dear future student,
- Do you fear violence?
- Do you know if you could handle yourself in a real self-defense situation?
- And if someone attempted to hurt you or your loved ones, would you know what to do to fend them off?
My name is Sensei Alex Szygowski, and I’m the owner and head instructor here at Michigan Aikido &Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy where we teach a martial art style known as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu means “the gentle art”, and is a centuries-old Japanese martial art practice that emphasizes taking an attacker to the ground and neutralizing them with chokes, locks, pins, and holds.
Great class and great teachers. I have been coming here for a few months and loved it since my first day! It is the perfect place to relieve stress and get into shape even if you don’t work out at all. It is also a great place for girls and guys to build up confidence, and grow physically and mentally. Everyone I have met here is extremely nice and it is always a great vibe in each class! I would highly recommend it!
Michelle Klepser, Rochester Hills
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Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Is Designed To Take You From Having Zero Knowledge and Experience With Grappling To Being a Well Rounded Ground Fighter – Even If You’re Out of Shape!
You’ll notice improvement in your cardio in just 7 days!
We understand that your safety and satisfaction are our greatest concerns. When you participate in our classes, you’ll feel right at home from the start.
First and foremost we don’t allow egos in our gym. No egos allowed period… So you will never be in a situation where you are matched with someone that doesn’t have your safety as a first priority.
Everyone that trains at our academy has gone through a proper orientation and knows the rules of the dojo. This is really important to us that we walk all of my beginner students through our systematic approach to avoid senseless injuries.
Secondly in all of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes special care has been taken to teach students proper form and body mechanics to eliminate injuries while training.
I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Michigan Aikido & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy two months ago and I am amazed at how much I have already learned. This is not an MMA gym full of ‘roiders and meatheads that welcomes new students by turning them into punching bags. Sensei Alex runs a school where everyone is truly welcome and where the focus is learning martial arts, not competing to see who is the toughest. I look forward to going to class every time because I know that I will always walk out of the dojo with more knowledge and better technique than I had when I walked in. Sensei Alex is an awesome instructor who really takes the time to ensure that his students understand the techniques that he is teaching. He will not let any of his students leave with an unanswered question and he never makes anyone feel stupid for not getting something right the first (or, in my case, the tenth!!) time. I would definitely recommend Michigan Aikido & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy to anyone looking to get in shape, learn self defense, meet some great people, and improve themselves mentally and physically.
Eric Kilpatrick, St. Clair Shores
If You Were Attacked Right Now, Would You Be Able To Defend Yourself? Would You Even Know What To Do?
With our beginner’s program not only will you get in shape, but you’ll also get to learn techniques that, should you ever need them, will protect you and your family from danger.
Week after week you’ll start feeling more and more confident as you see yourself turning into a lean street-ready warrior!
Will It Work For You?
ABSOLUTELY! But let me be clear… Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will NOT turn you into Superman… Don’t expect to be able to destroy multiple attackers single handedly!
But realistically it WILL give you an advantage over someone bigger and much stronger which could very well save your life and/or someone elses!
This is a great place to learn BJJ! I signed originally for the 6 week trial period to get my feet wet and fell i n love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the training. As a beginner I highly recommend this class because Sensi Alex focuses on the basics and building you from the ground up. Sensei told me a great analogy that has stuck with me to this day, “right now you are earning letters, soon you will be making words, before you know it, you’ll be creating sentences…” this was a great teaching lesson and a beautiful example of the care and effort Sensi Alex will put into your training. If you want to compete, learn BJJ for self defense, or just get a great workout this is the spot for you. I would highly recommend that if you have any interest at all, stop in, meet the family and have some fun!
Paul Lawrin, Sterling Heights
Mind over matter…
As you get in shape, you’re learning techniques and learning ways to outsmart your opponent.
You see when it comes to fighting we always assume that our opponent will be bigger and stronger then you so we must master proper technique and leverage to overcome brute strength.
You’re constantly trying to think two or three moves ahead much like in a chess game. So, as you become physically fit, you become mentally fit as well.
After Your First Class You’ll Be Hooked! Here’s Why…
It’s fun! Plain and simple. And fun is always good. It’s also a great way to take care of yourself. There’s no better mind therapy.
Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be helpful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having fun, even if your intentions are not to earn a black belt.
I trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Michigan Aikido & Brazilian Jiu Jitu Academy for about 2 years before I left for college, and in those 2 years I went from being a complete novice, to being able to hold my own against people who had been wrestling all throughout high school. Sensi Alex starts you off with basic techniques but gradually gives you more and more advance moves. He is always there if you need a question and is very helpful when you don’t understand something. If you want to learn BJJ, this is a fantastic place to do so!
John Johnson, Grosse Pointe Woods
After Just Week You’ll Discover:
- How we easily break down the techniques which makes it easier for your brain to absorb the moves step-by-step…
- How after each class you’ll notice a bit more improvement because we challenge you and safely push your abilities…
- How we encourage you to feel great about yourself so you can bring out your inner confidence and excel in whatever you do in or outside of the gym…
- Entry-level program 100% geared towards the new student – that even if you’re out of shape. You’ll notice a big difference in your cardio in just 7 days!
- Learn important skills that empower you to remain calm when facing danger.
- And so much more…
Being a Detroit Fire fighter being fit is of Uber importance. I began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Sensei Alex approx. 3 years ago. I lost 15 lbs in the first 2 months! He is the most knowledgable Sensei I have ever trained under. He implements practical skills in real life situations. Most Martial Arts I have taken you never know what will actually works in real life situations. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the ONLY art that you can train at 100%, so you discover your strengths and weaknesses. If you are looking to study BJJ and get in shape Michigan Aikido & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is the place to go!
Chris Shinneman, Grosse Pointe Woods
What Will I Learn In Bra-Jitsu?zilian Jiu
When you attend BJJ classes here at The Michigan Aikido & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, you’ll learn:
- What to do when someone grabs you and wrestles you to the ground! Did you know that most fights end up on the ground, yet 99% of martial arts don’t teach you how to fight when you aren’t on your feet? Brazilian jiu-jitsu training will make you a force to be reckoned with on the ground…
- Ways to use technique and leverage to not just control, but dominate a bigger, stronger attacker…
- How to take an attacker off their feet and down to the ground, taking away a larger person’s greatest advantages!
- Techniques that rely on skill and not strength, so that even a small woman can defeat a large and powerful man…
- The same moves that allowed Royce Gracie at 170 lbs. to defeat a string of bigger, stronger opponents, effortlessly…
If you’re looking for a MMA school full of egos and people wanting to beat you up dont come here. this school is great, Sensei Alex is a great teacher. tons of patience, helpful students and a cool place to train. its also geared for self-defence, we roll and fight and have a great time but its real world fighting not just sport Bjj. the ju-jitsu is from rcj machado, gracie jiu jitsu, and master joe moreira, we also add in some Aikido locks just for fun. I have been studying martial arts since 1991.
Kevin Doherty, Detroit
If this sounds like something you’d like to learn, read on to find out how you can take advantage of our lowest pricing ever on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in the Rochester Hills area.
Getting started has never been easier. Just enter your information below to see our class schedule and learn about our amazing jump-start package!
To get started today, I’d like to invite you to take advantage of our limited-time, no-obligation introductory offer. This offers includes:
- Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes (a $200 value) –
- A FREE Martial Arts Uniform ($75 value) –
- And a FREE Introductory Lesson ($40 value) –
This equals a total package value of $315.00, but as a new student you’ll pay just $99 to check us out and have everything you need to get started right away. And be advised, there are no strings to this deal, and you can try us for six weeks with absolutely no further obligation.
To get started now, call us at (888) 561-0992, or fill out the form at the top of this page and a school representative will follow up with you the very same day to schedule your first lesson.