Youth Jiu Jitsu

Children 5-12 years old in our AKA Jiu-Jitsu program learn the art of grappling from 1st degree black belt and MMA Professional fighter, Ron Keslar.  All are offered the opportunity to participate on the AKA Jiu Jitsu competition team if the student wishes to compete.  Goals are set and children progress through a leveled, structured belt system recognized by the IBBJF.

AKA has one of the best well rounded Jiu Jitsu schools in the Bay Area.  Whether you want to learn how to defend yourself, add skills to your competitive repertoire or have fun while improving your level of fitness, AKA will help you reach your goals. The AKA Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to accommodate students of all ages and levels of experience, whether this is your first Jiu-Jitsu class or you are testing for your black belt.

About BJJ: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a form wrestling in which the objective is to submit your opponent. Submission is either accomplished by choking, or hyper-extending your opponents joints. In BJJ tournaments, points are awarded to the fighter for advancing their position. In the event no submission is accomplished, the fighter with the most points at the end of the match wins. BJJ is often referred to as "Body Chess". Much like in a game of chess a player must always be aware of their pieces, their opponents pieces, and the possible moves that any piece may make, a BJJ fighter must be aware of their body parts & position, their opponents body parts & position, and the moves that either may make.

Concepts Taught
  • Submissions
  • Submission Defence
  • Takedowns
  • Takedown defense
  • General BJJ Techniques
  • Conditioning

Class Trainers


Ron Keslar

Ron Keslar (born April 17, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, he has... [More]

  • 2016 IBJJF BJJPRO Champion
  • 2016 Jiu Jitsu World League Champion
  • 2016 IBJJF Vegas Open Champion
  • 2016 American Cup Champion
  • 2016 American Cup Absolute Champion
  • 2016 IBJJF NoGi Worlds Runner Up
  • 2016 US Open Runner Up
  • 2017 Abu Dhabi USA National Pro Runner Up
  • 2016 SJJIF World Championships 3rd
  • 2017 Abu Dhabi USA National Pro Absolute 3rd
  • 2017 IBJJF San Jose Open 3rd
  • 2017 IBJJF San Jose Summer Open 3rd

Event Hours(5)

  • Monday

    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

  • Thursday

    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

  • Friday

    04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

    NO GI