Austin - Cedar Park Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts is excited to offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training classes for adults in the Austin and Cedar Park area through our partnership with the Claunch Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Team BRASA academy.

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About The Claunch Academy

The Claunch Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an officially recognized IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School located in Austin, Texas.  We service the Austin, Cedar Park, and Leander area.

Our Head Instructor is Team Brasa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt Jason Claunch.  Mr. Claunch received his Black belt from 3x World Champion Mario Queiroga in 2011.  Jason Claunch is an official International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Certified 3rd Degree Black Belt.

Instructor Griff Dabadie is an IBJJF Certified 1st Degree Black Belt, and is a Second Degree Brown Belt in Judo.

Instructor Brandon James is a Certified Black Belt in BJJ. If you are searching for top notch Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction at an excellent facility search no more.


  • Monday – No Classes
  • Tuesday – 8:00 – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday – 8:00 – 9:00PM
  • Thursday – 8:00 – 9:00PM
  • Friday – No Classes
  • Saturday – 9:00AM – 10:00AM (Open Mat)
  • Sunday – 4:30PM – 6:30PM
    (4:30-5:30 is no Gi; 5:30-6:30PM is Gi)

About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport. The martial art and sport focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Developed in the 1880s by Japanese immigrants to Brazil and further promoted by the Gracie family, Brazilian jiu-jitsu has become popular in recent years due to its usage in mixed martial arts, notably the UFC.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or “BJJ” for short, has a simple concept: you can overcome an opponent by using proper technique and leverage with takedowns and ground fighting. A strong and heavy opponent can be dominated by a smaller, weaker person that takes them to the ground and applies joint-locks and chokeholds. BJJ has evolved into a popular self-defense system.

Some Tiger-Rock Martial Arts instructors are skilled jiu-jitsu practitioners. Despite Brazilian jiu-jitsu being fundamentally different than taekwondo, both martial arts disciplines offer many common benefits, such as improved physical health and strong character building.

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Training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes normally feature various drills that help you hone your ground fighting, grappling, and submission techniques.

Ground fighting Part of Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s uniqueness among various martial arts disciplines is its greater emphasis on ground fighting over striking. Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainees spend a lot of time sharpening their ground fighting skills. It is one thing to take an opponent to the ground; it is more important that you learn what to do in the midst of ground fighting, and how to use leverage to defeat your opponent.

Grappling The Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner aims to control his or her opponent through various grappling positions that will lead to submission. Some of these positions include side control, mount, back grab, closed guard, open guard, and half guard. Through your training, you will learn how to establish control over your opponent through proper application of these positions.

Submission Joint locks and chokes are your two main categories of submissions. There are many submissions that are taught in jiu-jitsu. Submissions ultimately defeat your opponent.