What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Do you have that competitive spirit and love to compete?  Want to know what to do if you end up on the ground in a self defense situation?  Have you always loved to workout, but find your normal routine boring and unsatisfactory?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is your answer!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the world’s most effective Martial Arts! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on ground techniques to control and submit your opponent.  It can be trained for self defense or as a sport.

Brazilian Jiu JitsuThe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes taught at Clarks University of Martial Arts are some of the best you’ll find in the Northwest BJJ scene!  As an affiliate school under Professor Megaton Dias, Professor Ryan Clark teaches Jiu Jitsu in Bend and has been instrumental in the growth of Jiu Jitsu in Oregon.  He has trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to fighters for the UFC and Bellator, he has helped produce Multiple World and National Champions and he is still an active competitor. Every class is taught by Professor Ryan Clark who is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu certified by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

At our Jiu Jitsu classes you will quickly learn how to safely and effectively escape positions on the ground, how to get back up to your feet, how to hold positions and how to apply safely apply chokes and joint manipulations within weeks of training!

You’ll also be getting one of the best workouts on the planet, which incorporates cardio conditioning, strength/resistance training and stretching, as well as mental training and discipline.  This class is also a great addition to your yoga and pilates class due to it’s fluidity of the human body. We’re very confident you’ll love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and everything it has to offer.

” Ryan has been with me for years… He has helped build Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the Pacific Northwest since the mid 90’s.  Ryan has done a great job in building his school and students he always has a positive attitude and an effective teaching style.  I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone that wants to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”
Wellington 'Megaton' Dias


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