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      Here at Liberdade BJJ you can expect world class jiu jitsu from Milton Bastos and Alex Barcelona. With a combined total of 9 World Champion titles, 4 Pan American titles and over 100 IBJJF Champion titles you have found the right place to call home. We value technique and finesse. We offer a wide range of classes for men, women and children. We focus on self defense, beginners and advanced levels of Jiu Jitsu. We pride ourselves in our commitment to excellence and want nothing more than to guide you to be the best version of yourself you can be.



-Gain confidence

-Become stronger

-Teaches self and situational awareness

-Encourages a healthy lifestyle

-Learn discipline

-Surround yourself with positive people

-Builds humility

-Promotes better sleep

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art focused on grappling and ground fighting with a foundation of self defense. It centers on the skill of controlling ones opponent through techniques that force them to submit. BJJ is known as the gentle art, allowing those who are smaller and often times considered "weaker" gain the advantage. Some of the submissions used are chokes and locks on the neck and arms. 

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How do I  prepare for my first class?

Here are some tips to ensure that you'll be ready to rock your first bjj class. Pick a beginners class that best fits your schedule and sign our waiver online. You'll be most comfortable in athletic wear and we'll provide a gi for your trial class. 

We start every beginners class with a bow and warm ups. After our water break we teach a technique based from self defense and students will practice with a partner. We build from the first technique and add on to the foundation, working now on a second technique. During the last portion of the class we will do positional sparring and continued work on drills.

Every class ends with a bow and we all shake hands.



Jiu jitsu has endless benefits and opportunities. It physically teaches our children self defense, technical submissions, agility, hand and eye coordination along with mobility. Mentally, they learn respect, boundaries, and most importantly-hard work. The friendships that are built in jiu jitsu here at Liberdade BJJ are unlike any other. We pride ourselves in respect and integrity. Children benefit from learning a new sport, bettering themselves and gaining a community of friends that become family and mentors that can last a lifetime.

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At Liberdade Jiu Jitsu we can confidently prepare you for any competition if you so desire. Milton and Alex have extensive knowledge and experience in competing and winning at the highest levels. Both are multiple World Champions from the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. If you're new to our academy and have been training for awhile but looking for a fresh outlook on techniques, concepts and competition growth- you've found the right location with us..


Why choose Liberdade BJJ?

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Michelle Ho

The trial class was interesting enough that i wanted to learn more about it. so i signed up for more lessons with the teacher. he seemed nice enough and didn't smell bad. i didn't know he was a BIG DEAL WORLD CHAMPION. 

never thought (and still can't believe) i would keep coming back for more. try it, WHY NOT!

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Martin Hogbörn

Best place you could ever imagine, great atmosphere and instructors for both kids and adults. We came to the Bay Area with three kids (who did not speak english at the time), here we felt at home from the start!

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Shawn Lawndreth

This gym is great, and Milton is extremely knowledgeable and technical. His attention to detail in the instruction is very useful, and he helps refine even the smallest portions of Jiu-Jitsu for all of his students and at any level belt. He's always got a smile on his face, and his enthusiasm and playfulness is contagious. The overall vibe in the gym is very relaxed, with no egos, and each training session is fun and full of laughter and lots of sweat.