Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Tacoma is a progressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy under the Marcello C. Monteiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. We offer youth and adult classes. Classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts for competitors, fighters, men, women and children. We teach in a safe, friendly and controlled environment which fosters fun, camaraderie and respect. We are the ONLY Marcello Monteiro Association in Washington State. Come experience the difference!
Head Instructor Michael Proctor began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu career under Lotus Club Black Belt James Foster with whom he received his Blue Belt. A year later, Michael took his career on the road and began traveling to other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies to study the different styles and philosophies of Jiu-Jitsu. In 2008, he met and began studying under Marcello Monteiro. Shortly thereafter Michael received his Purple Belt. In 2009, Marcello offered him an affiliation and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Tacoma was established under the Marcello C. Monteiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. Michael is currently a 3rd degree Purple Belt and competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events throughout the United States.