LA Jiu-Jitsu Academy

We are a Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association school, led by the legendary figures, Saulo & Xande Ribeiro, and instructed by the Ribeiro Brothers' 2nd degree Black Belt, Ricardo Wilke.

LA Jiu Jitsu Academy is centrally located in the vibrant Melrose Ave/Fairfax district of Los Angeles, at the corner of Melrose and Fairfax Ave. We are conveniently located minutes to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Hollywood.


Our academy is registered and recognized with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and United States Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.

Our first rate facility features a clean and friendly training environment. Our facility is equipped with the best training products on the market, utilizing premium MMA Zebra mats and wall pads for quality, safety, durability, and performance while training.

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Training facility for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Sport classes
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  • Professor Ricardo Wilke — Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu LA is headed by Brazilian Black Belt instructor, Ricardo Wilke. Originally of Santa Cruz, Brazil, Professor Ricardo is currently a 2nd degree black belt under the legendary Ribeiro Brothers and is a Certified Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Instructor;
  • Professor Sean Fernandez — With 13 years of experience, Sean Fernandez, is a Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu black belt under IBJJF Hall of Fame brothers Alexandre (Xande) and Saulo Ribeiro. He earned a 2nd degree black belt in Karate and as a Karate instructor he discovered his passion for teaching. Eager to continue growing as a martial artist, he was led to studying Jiu-Jitsu.

Program: Adult Unlimited - Gi Jiu Jitsu

The Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program covers the basic fundamentals of Gi Jiu Jitsu, as well as Advanced Fundamentals for experienced students. Fundamentals include defenses, escapes, passes, controls, and submissions. Classes are 1 hour and 15 mins in length, and begin with Jiu Jitsu specific warm-ups, followed by comprehensive technique drilling, and finished with optional sparring.

Private Training

  • For students seeking additional one-on-one training, private training sessions with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Instructor, Ricardo Wilke, are available;
  • Private training sessions with Xande Ribeiro and Saulo Ribeiro also available.
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
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