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.



  • I’ve been in BJJ for 10 years, I’ve trained under some of the top BJJ players in the world. Former students who get kicked out or leave and say that I learn all my techniques online just because my Professor has his own business of selling DVD’s is the most ignorant thing I’ve ever heard. Apparently the person who write this review knows nothing about the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community, associations or what it takes to make it in our art. I guess this means that any BJJ Instructor that has a Professor who sells DVD’s is fake. Ignorance is gross. This entire comment is ignorance at its best, not to mention very disrespectful to myself, my academy and my Professor Marcello Monteiro.

  • philip raby says:

    the former student who cannot be named is a joke himself he just cant grow up because he isnt a mature adult he was never able to accel at bjj because of his ego but hey i guess thats how some people are you cant base your opinion if this school off of what one person says just come in and experience the school for yourself “former student” is just acting like a child who gets mad when he doesnt get his way i havent seen a better school than this one in washington yet

  • Juan B. says:

    I am a current student of Brazlilian Jiu jitsu of Tacoma, and my experience has been wonderful, we are a family who are only interested in the respect and progression of jiu jitsu. Michael Proctor expects nothing more than respect for yourself and the academy. These are very simple philosophies that any person should respect. I am truly sad that someone would try dishonor our academy. But I do say it shows how cowardly this man truly is, considering he would not state his name, and make such terrible false statements, I have seen and trained with Marcello Monteiro personally and watched him award Michael his brown belt. I love my academy and would defend my family at any cost. Juan B.

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