Black Diamond BJJ
All-Levels Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Train. Learn. Transform.
Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is an effective self-defense martial art that focuses primarily on submission grappling. Black Diamond BJJ utilizes an experienced team of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructors to safely teach students, kids and adults alike, this efficient form of close-range fighting that involves taking an opponent to the ground, then dominating position to control movement and incapacitate. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu does not depend on the use of strikes, but could provide a positional advantage where strikes could be beneficial in a self-defense situation or mixed martial arts fight.
Classes We Offer
Adult BJJ Training
Black Diamond builds on the principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in our adult BJJ classes. Students aged 15 and older learn confidence in dealing with attacks and escapes. We personally work with you on a dynamic range of movements and techniques. All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome, and will benefit from these classes. Black Diamond BJJ trains in stamina, strength, flexibility, and coordination to develop the body both physically and mentally.
Black Diamond's competition BJJ class is tailored to those looking for a fun yet challenging level of instruction, geared towards achieving peak physical conditioning in the most effective sport and competition techniques from Coach John 'Magoo' Villaruel. John has coached six International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) athletes to the title of "World Champion." John's proven teaching style and highly effective competition techniques will take your journey in BJJ to the next level, whether you decide to compete or not.
Kids & Teens BJJ
Black Diamond's kids and teen classes focus on discipline, anti-bullying, and confidence building. We've designed these BJJ classes to challenge young students, and develop problem-solving skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. We teach them the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with lessons on how to deal with aggression, challenges, and bullying. Our instructors practice patience, demand respectfulness, and teach techniques for coping with a bully.
If you’re brand new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or just aren’t comfortable in an open class setting, Black Diamond offer private BJJ instruction to our members by appointment. Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructors cover basic fundamentals techniques, as well as provide you with important information about BJJ and how it’s used. This program is designed to ease the transition from private classes into our more social 'standard' classes. Depending on the student, we can work on beginner to expert-level skills.
Begin Your Journey…
Build a better you. Black Diamond Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Reno, Nevada, provides students with a combination of challenging and involved BJJ classes, all while reinforcing positivity. Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructors have many years of experience on and off the mat, training students of all backgrounds and physical ability. Build strength, confidence, and begin learning the most versatile martial art for self-defense by joining Black Diamond BJJ today.
“Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing, and leverage rather than brute strength.”
– Helio Gracie, Co-founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Diamond Reno
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM*
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM*
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM*
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM*
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM*
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
*Business may be closed between classes.
Appointments available upon request.
1445 South Meadows Pkwy #209 Reno, NV 89521