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Teaching 100% Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense to Men, Women & Children!


About Cantu’s Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense

Following the proven methods of Grand Master Hélio Gracie, Cantu’s Texas Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Academy was established to provide the most effective self-defense instruction in the world by giving students elements to defend themselves as humanely as possible.

Our students are smart and successful with remarkable family values who respect one another. We hope to create camaraderie in our school that you can’t find anywhere else, a place where you can feel at home…a place where you instantly feel like a part of our Jiu-Jitsu family.

Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Summer Camps

Don’t miss out on the chance to have your child learn JIU-JITSU self-defense for all skill levels!  

We’ll cover abduction prevention, character development, verbal self-defense training, fitness & overall preparation for life!  And all while having some serious FUN!! Our camps are open to ages 5-14.  

2024 Dates:

• Monday, June 24th thru Thursday, June 27th from 9-11 a.m.

• Monday, July 22nd thru Thursday, July 25th from 9-11 a.m.  

The cost is $125 for each camp.  

Cantu’s Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense also offers programs for the following:

  • Kids
  • Juniors
  • Adults
  • Group environment or in a private setting

Cantu’s Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Programs

Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Kid Program

Our goal is to build rock solid kids. Our students may begin at age 5 and we focus on the physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as the education of our children. Our young students develop confidence, discipline, courage, responsibility, and leadership among other essential values.

Every day in the United States, an estimated 150,000 kids miss school due to fear or intimidation of bullies. In fact, many believe that fear of bullying may be the leading cause of low self-confidence in children. We provide our young students the most powerful defensive skills so they will be ready to stand up against bullies or attackers. We also help our kids to develop the characteristics and skills they will need to live a happy and full life. We promote non-violent resolutions to conflict.

Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Junior Program

Building Strong and Confident Young Adults Ages 11 to 16

This program will follow the same self-defense curriculum as our adult’s jiu-jitsu class including grappling, throwing, striking & clinching techniques and sparring. This will also be a chance for our older kid’s ages 11 to 15 to spar with stronger, quicker and more aggressive opponents. This training will allow our young students to experience what an assault with an adult will really feel like in case ever attacked by a stranger. Our program is a huge confidence builder that ensures our young students stay away from negative habits that are so common with many teens. Cantu’s Academy provides powerful role models with positive and healthy behavior both on and off the mat.

Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense Private Lessons

Learn Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense in a private setting or in a large group.

The fastest and most efficient way to take full advantage of Jiu-Jitsu techniques and all its intricacies and details is by taking private lessons. Grand Master Hélio Gracie personally designed a curriculum that enables any individual to become physically independent in only 36 lessons.

During private lessons you will learn a number of techniques against all types of street aggressions including bare hand, club, knife and gun attacks.

With private instruction, you will possess the knowledge and reflexes necessary to realistically improve the chances of defending yourself in a real street fight.

We offer private instruction in your home/office and we can also teach self-defense and/or cardio kick-boxing in a group setting such as church groups, women’s groups, businesses, etc. and you are welcome to come to our school or we can come to you.

Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Adult Program

Fighting Foundation™ is a 27 Lesson System includes over 100 techniques that could literally save your life in a real street confrontation. Our teaching method is an adaptation of Grand Master Hélio Gracie’s private class curriculum to be used in a group setting. Under the strict guidance of Professor Pedro Valente, we follow the F27™ program in order to allow students to learn Grand Master Hélio’s system. Frequent practice is essential if efficiency is to be gained in the Fighting Foundations™ class. The key to learning Jiu-Jitsu is repetition. The ultimate goal is to condition your subconscious with Jiu-Jitsu techniques so that you can automatically react in a critical situation.

Once a student has completed Fighting Foundations™ they will have the opportunity to join the Advanced Program. This program consists of different specialized classes and focuses more deeply on each separate element of a fight. In the course of the Fighting Mastery™ you will learn new techniques and combinations, improve your reaction time and refine your current knowledge.

At this level, Jiu-Jitsu will become natural and you will learn to put the basic techniques together into various combinations, with the use of leverage and momentum.

The program consists of the following elements of Jiu-Jitsu:

    • Grappling Techniques
    • Throwing Techniques
    • Striking & Clinching Strategies
    • Standing Self-defense Techniques (weapons included)
    • Sparring Sessions
    • No Gi Training
    • A54™ (Lessons 28-54)
Cantu's Texas Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense students in class laying on matte during instructions
Cantu's Texas Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense inside of the building looking at matte area
Cantu's Texas Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense looking at the inside of the building
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