Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu USA


Instructor: Lowell Anderson


Lowell Anderson's Brazilian Jiu-jitsu USA is a professional martial arts, training, and combat systems school specializing in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, edged weapon combat, personal training, boxing, and mixed martial arts.

We are located in the beautiful Carson valley just minutes from Carson City and the Minden/Gardnerville areas. 

Offered currently are classes in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, boxing, mixed martial arts, personal training, and edged weapon (knife) combat. 

LA BJJ USA has a versatile taste of much to offer for each varying individual's needs. All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome!

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a sophisticated extension of pre-1925 Kodokan Judo (known then as jiu-jitsu). It arrived in Brazil when Mitsuyo Maeda first brought it with him during his visit to Brazil with the hopes of establishing a Japanese colony/community in the country. It was further developed by the Gracie family during the mid-20th century. The primary difference between Judo, Japanese Jujitsu, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the focus on ground fighting and ground grappling. In addition, like Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu encourages "randori" or free sparring against a live, resisting opponent. Thus, students have an opportunity to test their skills and develop them under realistic conditions, with minimal risk of injury.

At Lowell Anderson's Brazilian Jiu-jitsu USA, you'll learn only and all the best techniques in this versatile art.  Lowell Anderson is a highly recognized and expert source in the world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and the martial arts.  He was a direct student of the Gracie family, primarily under Rickson Gracie, and he served as the head instructor for the Gracie training headquarters in Torrance, CA.  Please read the instructor biography page if you are interested about learning more about Lowell Anderson and his background.

Skills Taught
At LA BJJ USA, you will learn a wide variety of highly effective techniques derived from Lowell Anderson's extensive training and years of experience.  Neck cranks, headlocks, chokes, arm locks, ground-fighting positions, offensive moves, defensive moves, transitions, escapes, foot locks, take downs, sweeps, and throws are just some of the many techniques and strategies you will learn to employ here at LA BJJ USA.

Your level of fitness will dramatically improve.  Breathing and relaxation techniques are taught so you can maximize your energy and endurance.  You will develop a total body tone and workout as BJJ incorporates the entire body on all planes (flexibility, cardio-vascular, muscular, endurance, speed, etc).

Class Formats
We currently offer group sessions as well as private sessions. 

Group sessions offer a very diverse way to train on all levels.  Our friendly environment can be tailored to each individual needs, desires, and skill levels.  If you like to take it slow, we can match you with students with similar training routines.  If you like competition, super hard work, and a more intense routine, we can match that as well.  Everybody of all ages will fit in very nicely whilst having their individual needs met even in our group environment.  We have just about everyone from every level of fitness, skill level, age, gender, etc training with us.  Just think of our atmosphere as a club environment. There is a fantastic balance between focus as well as fun and jokes here.

A typical group session involves learning new techniques and drilling those techniques while instructors actively help and answer any questions you may have.  The last part of class involves a free sparring session where students have the opportunity to try out their techniques safely against a resisting opponent of whatever skill level they choose.

Private sessions offer one-on-one instruction tailored to your particular strengths and/or weaknesses and/or any personal desires that you would like a routine tailored to.  Private sessions are all about you.  You will learn much faster in this setting and see dramatic results. 

There is no typical private session.  Private sessions are very special and will therefore be tailored specially for you.  We highly recommend these if you are serious about refining your techniques or training on a new level!

It's recommended that you attend group sessions regularly and supplement these group sessions with private lessons to enhance and build upon your strengths and weaknesses.

Please see our contact page for directions to our dojo and our phone number etc.  Please call for pricing and our current schedule.  We are excited to hear from you and we will answer any questions you may have!


Private and Semi-private Lessons

Training Location

Directions To This Location

LA BJJ USA @ Ultimate Exercise Solutions
2528 Business Parkway
Minden, NV 89423-8963
Gym Phone Number: 775-267-0483


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