Lake Travis MMA, located in Bee Cave, Texas, is Austin’s newest mixed martial arts training facility, with head instructor Ronny Lis, a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Claudio “The Rock” Rocha. We offer instruction in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Kids Classes.
Ronny Lis is a professional MMA fighter and Jiu-Jitsu second-degree black belt who has nearly a decade of teaching experience. He has studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu for more than 16 years, beginning his training with Master Instructor Declecio Paulo in 1995. Ronny is certified by Master Paulo and was awarded his black belt in 2005. A native of Brasilia, Brazil, Ronny successfully operated five jiu-jitsu academies before moving to the United States in 2009. He teaches students from ages 6 to 60, and at all levels of interest and experience in martial arts.Ronny is the progeny of an impressive Brazilian martial arts tradition: He traces his lineage directly to Mitsuyo Maeda, one of the pioneers who introduced jiu-jitsu to Brazil and gained repute as an instructor to the Gracie family.