Amalgam Grappling Academy

Amalgam Grappling Academy is a jiu-jitsu, judo and catch wrestling school for martial artists of all ages. We offer an assortment of classes with expert instruction. In addition to our classes, members have several training options, including:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes up to 4 times per week.
  • Judo curriculum that supplements the groundwork of BJJ.
  • No Gi/Catch Wrestling program that focuses on both standing and ground techniques.
  • Grappling programs that focus on self-defense, not sports competition.
  • Reasonable monthly rates.

Most importantly,  we are a community of students and teachers committed to the development of each and every person that walks through our doors. The atmosphere is supportive, the training is rigorous and the results are amazing. Stop by for a visit and find your new passion!


Judo which translates to the (Gentle Way) was developed by Jigoro Kano of Tokyo Japan. He developed the modern sport of Judo in 1882. Judo originated from Jujutsu which consisted mainly of offensive combat techniques. Professor Kano’s Judo philosophy was and is “Maximum Efficiency” and “Mutual Benefit and Welfare.” Through Judo you can open up your mind and learn to focus on the task at hand. It is an excellent activity to increase physical fitness, self-esteem, self-defense, and mental awareness.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) focuses on grappling and ground fighting. The techniques of BJJ focus on the principles of leverage, balance, and timing allowing a weaker, smaller with limited athletic ability to defend them self against a larger and stronger opponent. The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is comprised of many sweeps, reversals, chokes, arm locks, and leg locks. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu today continues to evolve as an art and sport.

Benefits of training BJJ:

  • Healthy Fat Loss and Fitness
  • Self-Discipline
  • Stress Relief
  • Improves Flexibility, Coordination, and Strength
  • Team building atmosphere
  • Fosters Self-Confidence In addition,

BJJ offers unique approaches, detailed game plans, understanding of links between positions and combinations, while learning transitions between techniques which help improve your reflexes and skills.

Catch Wrestling

Catch Wrestling is a classical hybrid grappling style that was developed in Britain circa 1870 by J. G. Chambers, then later refined and popularised by the wrestlers of traveling funfairs who developed their own submission holds, or “hooks”, into their wrestling to increase their effectiveness against their opponents. Catch wrestling derives from a number of different styles, the English styles of Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, Cornwall, and Devon wrestling, Landshire wrestling, Irish collar-and-elbow wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, styles of the Indian subcontinent such as Pehlwani, Jujutsu and Iranian styles such as Varesh-e Pahlavani. The training of some modern submission wrestlers, professional wrestlers and mixed martial artists is founded in catch wrestling.