Tigers Lair Martial Arts Academy in Mesa, Arizona, is the place to be for world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, and MMA training. The Tigers Lair Martial Arts Academy is proud to offer Martial Arts training for students of all ages and levels of experience and fitness levels in a family atmosphere that is both safe and fun filled.
The curriculum Sensei Diaz has designed provides a quick and easy method to become fit and learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Kickboxing and MMA. Our goal is for our students to achieve superior results at each students desired pace. Students will learn both traditional and cutting edge skills and techniques that will benefit them in their advancement in rank, self defense and competitive endeavors.
As an official affiliate of Nova Uniao and Zen Kenpo Do, it is our pleasure to provide the residents of Arizona with unique methods of Jiu Jitsu and Karate training developed by world famous Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Gustavo Dantas and Zen Kenpo Do Master Ruben Font. At the Tigers Lair, we strive to provide our students with the best Martial Arts training possible. Our high tech training facility offers a level of safety and quality equaled only by those offered by Olympic training facilities throughout the world.
Sensei Diaz started practicing Goju Ryu and Zen Kenpo Do Karate in which he holds the rank of 1st Dan at the age of 12 (1974) and began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2004 and currently holds the rank of purple belt. Sensei Diaz has participated in many state and national tournaments and has won awards that include the 1978 International Shoto Kan Championship, the 2009 Pan American Senior Heavy Weight and Open (Absolute) Jiu Jitsu Gold medals (2), and Gold medals at the 2007 and 2008 US Jiu Jitsu Nationals. He studies Jiu Jitsu under 3rd Degree Black Belt Gustavo Dantas, and Karate under 10th Degree Black Belt and Master Ruben Font.