Welcome to Semper Fortis Jiu Jitsu the friendly San Antonio neighborhood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) school. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned BJJ practitioner, our helpful instructors are trained to assist you in effectively reaching your fitness and self-defense goals. We are a traditional martial arts school, but more then a martial art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a lifestyle.
Semper Fortis Jiu Jitsu seeks much more than winning competition medals. Our goal is to promote health, well-being, self-confidence, and mental toughness in a safe, encouraging, and inspirational environment to properly prepare our students for all of the challenges of life. Our motto "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Saving Lives" is a fundamental belief that through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu our students can attain better physical fitness, healthier lifestyle, personal self defense and "Bully prevention" for children and we believe these benefits can literally save lives.
Our class structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into our core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning. We are here to help you reach all your fitness goals. Our team will listen to your needs and develop a customized workout for you to achieve your goals. We look forward to showing the people of San Antonio how BJJ can help you!
“What the Samurai did with their swords, we do with our hands!”
The "Karate Kid" in my humble opinion is not only one of the greatest martial arts movies of all times, but one of the best movies of all time period. Watching this movie in 1984 inspired me to pursue a life as a martial artist. I have spent years studying and training in Boxing, Hapkido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
I love to teach martial arts and think every martial arts teacher has to make a choice as to who they are going to be as a teacher and more importantly as a person. From the movie "Karate Kid" we should strive to be the teacher Mr. Miyagi was to Daniel Larusso rather than the teacher John Kreese was to Johnny Lawrence and the rest of the Cobra Kai Dojo. If you do not remember the story and the names of the characters, then I encourage you to watch this movie again or watch it for the first time.
I don't train daily in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, because I want to fight in the UFC or win some World Championship. I am 50 years old and realize those are young men's endeavors; although I still enjoy stepping onto the mats and competing in tournaments from time to time. I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, because it is good for my mind, body and soul. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may or may not add years to my life, but it definitely adds life to my years. My life and the life of my family is so much richer, because of our jiu jitsu journey together.
Semper Fortis Jiu Jitsu is very honored to be an official training center for the "We Defy Foundation."If you would like to help improve the lives of mentally and physically disabled veterans please look into the We Defy Foundation. www.wedefyfoundation.org