BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU Classes in REdwood City

What Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting.

Developed in Brazil in the early 20th century, BJJ is based on the principles of leverage and submission, allowing a smaller person to defeat a larger opponent.

BJJ utilizes a variety of techniques such as joint locks, chokeholds, and throws to control and submit an opponent. It is a highly effective self-defense system and is commonly used in mixed martial arts


Who is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Right For?


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is perfect for anyone who wants to sharpen their self defense skills, and sharpen their mind.  

Men, women, and kids can all practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

There is no specific build, stature, gender, that fits the mold of what a BJJ student looks like, aside from being cautious of existing medical or health conditions. Virtually anyone can practice BJJ since this martial art is more about technique than strength. 

Come meet out Redwood City Jiu Jitsu Coaches to get started.

Classes Offered:

  • Private/One-on-one Jiu -Jitsu training
  • Kids Jiu Jitsu 
  • Co-ed Group Classes
  • Ghi/no-ghi Jiu-Jitsu

What Should I Bring to My First Jiu-Jitsu Class?

Just Just bring yourself and your workout gear we will take care of the rest!


How Does the Membership Work?

We offer two membership types: 

  • Pay For the Year: $175/month for a year long membership where you can stop in and train as many times per week as you want. This is idea for someone who’s looking to hit the ground running and committed to sharpening their mind, body, and self defense skills. 
  • Pay Month to Month:$250, that can be canceled anytime with 30 days notice. This plan is ideal for those who maybe just want to give it a try to see if it’s for them!


What’s Included In The Membership?

Your MMA membership includes ALL classes as well as access to the entire gym and locker rooms. 


Why Choose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu At Redwood City Powerhouse?

Our classes are led by 9th degree black belt Greg Escolta and his team of elite trainers.   We have a team atmosphere here at Powerhouse, we are one, nobody greater than the other, we all lift each each other. We teach beginner’s and experts, kids and adults, men and women.


Meet the Instructors

My Name is Greg Escolta I am 63 years old and have been training in Martial Arts for 58 years. I started in Shaolin Kenpo and received my Black Belt 1978.  I competed on the state level and International level where I won many Championships.

I continued to explore other arts to satisfy my desire to be a well rounded Martial Artist. I trained in Wrestling , Judo,Taekwondo, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.I went to college at San Francisco State University where I studied Biology, Botany, and Asian American Studies. It was during my studies in my Anatomy and Physiology class that I recognized how our bodies are constructed and how our bodies were meant to move naturally. From physics I learned why when certain techniques are done correctly maximum power happens. 


Martial Arts has evolved and I am helping the martial arts community by incorporating great techniques backed by science.

Fast Forward 2011 I started teaching classes at Powerhouse Gym in Redwood City.  I have trained many champions but more importantly the life skills my students learn on their journey to mastery of the Arts are what I am most proud of. Honor, Respect, Discipline,Confidence, Integrity, Indomitable Spirit are at the core of what they learn. My boy student’s learn how to be champions in the ring and outside the ring and always remain a Perfect Gentleman. My girl student’s learn to be champions in and out of the ring as well but I rely on the mother’s to coach them up on being a Perfect Lady! Escolta Martial Art’s/ Powerhouse Gym MMA  is the perfect place to bring your children to get a well rounded Martial Arts experience.We are so confident about what we do we are offering a free introductory trial session.

Pedro Minc Baumfeld

Pedro Minc Baumfeld was born and raised in Brazil. Pedro has been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu all his life. He is the 7 times national champion in the USA. His interaction will include team first mentality, using Ghi, and belt promotion.

Pedro will teach you all the cutting edge techniques and methods of BJJ. He is currently coaching rising star, Geremy Escolta a he is gearing up to compete in US national championships. 

Classes are for all levels from beginner to expert and co-ed. 

He teaches both group classes and private instruction. 


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