NOLABJJ was established in 2000 by a small group of of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners has grown to be one of the top Jiu Jitsu schools in Louisiana. Run by head instructor Matthias Meister and with the help of instructors Marco Macera and “Doc” Eddie Lirette, NOLABJJ is under the direct guidance of Rafael Ellwanger.
Rafael is a blackbelt under the legendary Carlos Gracie Jr. founder of Gracie Barra and son of the founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Rafael is a US National, Brazilian, European and 2x Pan American champion.
Competitors from the NOLABJJ competition team consistently place and win at local, regional and national tournaments. Whether your goal is to compete, get in shape or learn self defence or a martial art, we will get you to your goal.
NOLABJJ is located in Uptown New Orleans inside the New Evolution Gym.