Machine Works Jiu Jitsu is a place for everyone to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, whether you want to be a serious competitor, learn more about self-defense, or simply pick up a new hobby and get in shape. Located next to Lake Merritt, in the Uptown district of Oakland we are easy to access from Berkeley, San Leandro, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Alameda. Our classes are designed to be both accessible to everyone and challenging to those who want to push their level of conditioning and hone their competitive spirit.

A typical class consists of a brief warmup routine, instruction for 2-3 new techniques, and some light partner drilling to reinforce the new techniques. The second (optional) phase of the class includes full-speed drilling, sparring, and a circuit workout. This second phase of class is optional throughout each section. It is meant for those looking to improve their fitness levels and challenge themselves. This will also be when the competition team prepares for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions.