Albany Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


“So fun it’s addicting!” Our amazing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Albany burns fat & builds lean muscle, fast. Plus it’s so much fun!

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Skill Development

You will dramatically enhance your motor skills, coordination, reflexes, balance and agility, which will positively impact all your other activities. 

Physical Development

You will build strength, flexibility and an overall wellness only achieved through positive physical activity.

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Self Improvement

Confidence gained from setting and accomplishing goals. Self discipline, perseverance, and new found courage, achieved by conquering new challenges. You will defuse stress and acquire a powerful new focus. Empire Defense & Fitness Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will give you the edge.

If you are going to try Brazilian Jiu Jistu, give yourself a memorable experience.

You will begin a journey of rich traditions, exhilarating skills, and most of all gratifying accomplishments. You will progress step by step through the most sophisticated Grappling system available.

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At its core, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most dynamic and effective martial arts systems in

the world, yet at EMPIRE we retain a family atmosphere. Camaraderie, friendships, instructors

that care and who are truly dedicated to your success and an unmatched positive environment

empowering you to achieve your goals.

"This is an amazing gym. I would highly recommend Empire for learning proper self defense and getting as great workout."

"Training at Empire is truly a blessing. Being a part of this gym as opened my eyes to what’s possible when you put your mind to it."

"Excellent staff, knowledgeable and caring. Definitely recommend."

"Empire has become my stress reliever, confidence builder, and my support group."

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Albany martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

All of our classes are open to all skill levels, beginner through advanced. We focus on the fundamentals of jiujitsu, which are simply the most effective parts of the art. We also do a lot of specific drilling and training, which teaches you how to apply techniques and movements during a “live” roll.

No, Competition is not for everyone. And, not all competitions are the same. It can be a good way for students to learn and test their skills, and strive for outstanding achievement. And it is important to be selective as to which competitions are entered. However, you will find that our experienced Instructors can create that type of learning environment within the class.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Albany martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Absolutely! Women really find that the benefits of doing martial arts training in BJJ is that they learn to protect themselves against a bigger, stronger opponent. Something they never thought was possible. We think ALL women should know how to protect themselves, especially on the ground!

Yes, initially some women find that the close training proximity might be a little uncomfortable. But don’t worry! We will ease you into it, and before long you will be feeling confident, powerful and really looking forward to you regular BJJ classes in Albany.

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