Founded in 1991 by Sensei Damon Umholtz, Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu or “Philly Jiu-Jitsu” was Philadelphia’s original Mixed Martial Arts School. For well over two decades he alone has taught a contemporary urban application of the Art of Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in Philadelphia. Please do not confuse Umholtz Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu with any other Philadelphia Martial Arts school claiming to offer “Free Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu”. In 1999, Philadelphia Muay Thai joined forces with Philadelphia Mixed Martial Arts Original, Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu. Together we are proud to continue serving the Philadelphia community while keeping the Philadelphia fighting spirit alive.
Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu is a modern fighting, sport, and self-defense system incorporating the practical theories and techniques of many Martial Arts styles and has a core curriculum incorporating such styles as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Modern Arnis, Submission Wrestling, Armenian Jiu-Jitsu, Pa-Kua Kung-Fu, Sambo, Boxing and more.
Specializing in Mixed Martial Arts, grappling arts, street fighting, and weapons training, “Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu” has put together thorough and comprehensive Street Self-Defense and competitive Mixed Martial Arts courses. The techniques we use are simple and effective no nonsense ways to get maximum results from minimal effort.
Students will learn basic to advanced methods including: stretching, health techniques, weapons disarms, standing submissions, ground submissions, escapes, holds, throwing, and striking. Men and Women of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. We train in a relaxed, informal atmosphere that promotes learning the technical and spiritual aspects of the Martial Arts. Group Lessons, seminars, and private instruction are also available.
Take advantage of this opportunity to train at Philadelphia’s original Old School Mixed Martial Arts academy featuring some of the best Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and Muay Thai practitioners on the East Coast. Celebrating two decades of service to the Philadelphia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Philadelphia Judo, Philadelphia Stick-fighting, Philadelphia Mixed Martial Arts, and Philadelphia Muay Thai communities.