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High Ground Jiu-Jitsu

**1440 MMA has been changed to HIGH GROUND JIU-JITSU**

Welcome to High Ground Jiu-Jitsu. We are a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo academy located in Delmont, PA serving Westmoreland County, Allegheny County, and the greater Pittsburgh area. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo are combat sports involving strikes, takedowns, holds, and submissions. Our full curriculum encompasses various strikes and striking combinations in the tradition of Muay Thai and Western Boxing. Takedowns from Judo and American Wrestling, and chokes, joint locks, and grappling techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

At High Ground Jiu-Jitsu we pride ourselves in training technically sound, well-rounded, and proficient martial artists with influences from several martial arts backgrounds. We train people to be confident in life and to become better people overall. We strive to create a relaxed environment where people come together to learn and train with friends who they respect and care for. We are dedicated to the betterment of our students both physically and mentally. Mixed Martial Arts is a sport that anyone can learn, play, and enjoy without necessarily stepping into the ring or cage. Menand women of all skill levels are welcome. Your first class is always free so come in and train with us today!

High Ground Jiu Jitsu is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo club located in Delmont, Pennsylvania serving Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, along with the greater Pittsburgh area. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo are combat sports involving strikes, takedowns, holds, and submissions. Our full curriculum encompasses various strikes and striking combinations in the tradition of Muay Thai and Western Boxing. Takedowns from Judo and American Wrestling, and chokes, joint locks, and grappling techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our instructors have over a decade of martial arts experience. They pride themselves in turning their students into great martial artists. They are committed to teaching and sharing their knowledge with their students, preparing them for street and sport applications. All of our instructors have both Act 54 Child Abuse History Clearances, Act 151 FBI Criminal Background Clearances, and have professional experience working with youth.

Tom Costa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt and Judo Brown Belt under Sensei Damon Umholtz. Over the course of his training he has studied and competed in various disciplines such as Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Escrima Stick Fighting, Wrestling, Boxing, and Sambo. Sensei Damon Umholtz is well versed in many styles and a world class instructor. He has instilled the true spirit of Jiu-Jitsu in Tom, which he carries on here at 1440 MMA. Tom trains with Ken Perry and Gerry Brown at Philly Muay Thai. Tom also credits his long time boxing coach Paul Singer.

Chad Sicari, BJJ Blue Belt, has been studying and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2002. Chad’s dedication to the sport drove him to seek out experts in all forms of grappling to form his unique grappling style. Chad founded the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club and grew it to more than 90 members in a few short semesters. This serves as a testament to Chad’s infectious personality and gift for teaching.

At High Ground Jiu Jitsu MMA we pride ourselves in training technically sound, well-rounded, and proficient martial artists with influences from several martial arts backgrounds. We train people to be confident in life and to become better people overall. We strive to create a relaxed environment where people come together to learn and train with friends who they respect and care for. We are dedicated to the betterment of our students both physically and mentally. Mixed Martial Arts is a sport that anyone can learn, play, and enjoy without necessarily stepping into the ring or cage. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome. Your first class is always free so come in and train with us today!

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