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A form of protection or support.
The bronze shield of Athena used by Perseus to slay Medusa.
Mindful jiu jitsu embodied.
Confidence • Sportsmanship • Self-Awareness • Self-Respect
WHY JIU JITSU?
The mechanics of jiu jitsu range widely in complexity; there are moves (and speeds) for every level participant.
Excelling in this "human chess" demands high-level strategy and problem solving.
A social but individually-driven sport
Jiu jitsu is not a team sport; you are the driving force behind your own advancement.
But you can't roll alone...and you'll meet other talented, like-minded people at our classes.
A workout with real-world applications
It's said that most fights end up on the ground; that's exactly the position our sport is structured around.
Jiu jitsu helps level the playing field between opponents of different sizes, so it's especially relevant for women and kids.
THE AEGIS DIFFERENCE
Aegis was designed to fill the void for a west-end, family-oriented self defense school that offers customized instruction within a work-friendly schedule and at an exceptional value. Our commitment to accommodating all student types and the welcoming atmosphere of our modern facility combine to form the cornerstone of our positive culture.
We focus on quality content taught by dedicated instructors in a clean, safe learning environment.
All of our classes are taught by attentive, experienced instructors who have passed thorough background checks.
Our facility, syllabi, and classes mirror some of the top academies in the country, and we continue to learn from them.
We embrace technology in the forms of in-class visual aids, personal video breakdowns, online members-only content, and more.
Our staff members are unique, talented, and professional with a sincere passion for teaching martial arts.
We consistently review the latest jiu jitsu techniques, theories, and advancements in order to offer you modern, ever-evolving instruction.
THE AEGIS TEAM
FOUNDER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR
3rd-degree black belt in jiu jitsu
Student of jiu jitsu since 2003
Teaching since 2010
Gold medals: Grappler's Quest, Copa Atlantica, and NAGA (2x)
Bronze medals: Pan IBJJF Championship (2x)
Manages Aegis operations, memberships, finance, and marketing
Thankful her three cats don't know jiu jitsu
Student of jiu jitsu since 2017
Proof that you're never too old to start training
Proud father of four jiu jitsu-capable kids
Keeps Dave and Christine in check
2nd-degree black belt in jiu jitsu
Student of jiu jitsu since 2007
Teaching since 2015
Leads No-Gi and Self-Defense
Manages Aegis social media
Can hold conversation using only Arrested Development references
2nd-degree purple belt in jiu jitsu
Assists with Kids Class
20+ years as a firefighter/EMT
Proudest jiu jitsu moment is his daughter’s first stripe
Can recite lyrics from George Strait and Dr. Dre
Blue belt in jiu jitsu
Leads the Kids Foundations Class
Student / competitor of jiu jitsu since November 2020
Teacher of not-jiu-jitsu for 13 years
Leaves important things behind when she goes on vacation