Submission Concepts

Halloween Event : San Antonio Trunk or Treat

Subbmission Concepts will be hosting Trunk or Treat Saturday October 29th from 5-8pm. This is a free event and open to the public.

If you would like to be part of this event by decorating your vehicle or by volunteering your time please email us at

If you can’t volunteer but would like to contribute please consider dropping off a bag of candy or small toys to the gym. All donations are welcome and appreciated.

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Submission Concepts Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Handbook

Submission Concepts Jiu Jitsu Student Handbook

Lead Black Belt: Coach Jonathan Ramirez


Black Belt: Coach William (Bill) Roberts

Kids and Fundamentals Coach: Mr. Sammy Sandoval (Purple Belt)

Kids, Fundamentals, and Women’s Coach: Ms. Krystle Kruizenga (Purple Belt)



Welcome to Submission Concepts Jiu Jitsu!


We are so excited that you have decided to join our Jiu Jitsu family! We aim to provide a supportive and welcoming environment here at Submission Concepts. Our hope is that what you experience and learn from the Gentle Art of Jiu Jitsu, will not only create success for you on the mats, but off the mats as well. Change is inevitable, and we believe Jiu Jitsu will prepare you for the ebb and flow of life’s experiences. 


What is the Gentle Art of Jiu Jitsu?

There are some who claim Jiu Jitsu was originally created by the Buddhist Monks 4,000 years ago in order to subdue those who would choose to do harm unto them, without force. Jū in Japanese means ‘gentleness,’ and jutsu means ‘art’ or ‘technique,’ literally  translating to “gentle art.” Although we cannot trace the lineage directly back to the monks, we can see how the way of the monks can be reflected when studying the art of Jiu Jitsu. Focus and attention of the Self must be present to be able to subdue or overcome any obstacle or challenge presented to us, internally or externally. Samurai in Japan knew that discipline of the mind and body was necessary when studying the arts. It is in Japan that we can trace back the lineage of the gentle art. 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that is derived from Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. BJJ uses timing, leverage, torsion and pressure in order to take one’s opponent to the ground and subdue them with joint manipulations and/or chokes. In 1915 Japanese judoka, Mitsuyo Maeda began teaching  Jiu-Jitsu and Judo in Brazil. Amongst his very first students were Master Helio Gracie, and his brother Master Carlos Gracie. These men came to develop the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that was brought to the United States in the early 1970s. In the early 1990s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was made popular by the Gracie family during some of the first UFC events. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most popular martial arts seeked out and learned today. It has more recently been modernized by sport BJJ competitions, but is still taught and used for combative and self defense situations. Organizations such as the military, and police, are taught the more traditional self defense and combat form of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Our Lineage

Jigoro Kano

Mitsuyo “Count Konde” Maeda

Carlos & Helio Gracie

Royler Gracie

Jason Izaguirre

Dave Siller

Jonathan Ramirez & William “Bill” Roberts


Rules and Etiquette

  1. Always greet the Professor/instructor leading the class upon entering the mats, and bow as you come on and off the mats

  2. Students will show respect to all school property, instructors, and other students

  3. Students (kids) will ask an instructor to be excused before stepping off the training mats

  4. Instructors will be addressed as “Coach”, “Mr.” or “Ms.” followed by their name

  5. No shoes allowed on the training mats, and shoes/sandals must be worn in the restroom

  6. Personal hygiene is of extreme importance. Please keep fingernails and toenails trimmed, keep hands and feet clean, and stay home if you feel sick or have any type of skin infection

  7. For the safety of your training partners and yourself, please refrain from wearing jewelry while training

  8. No food or drinks on the training mats

  9. Students must be attentive while instruction is being given

  10. During drilling time, students must continue drilling until otherwise instructed

  11. Profane language or negative talk will NOT be accepted 

  12. Proper attire will be worn at all times, and a complete uniform must be worn during training unless otherwise instructed (please get with sales representative to purchase full uniform (gi and belt) and school patches)

  13. All students will take responsibility for themselves, and learn to tie their own belts without the assistance of parents/guardians

  14. As a sign of respect to our lineage, students will tie their belts facing away from instructors and Helio Gracie portraits.

  15. It is customary that students ask instructors to help clean up and return equipment to respective places


What ages can my child start?

We suggest that your child be 5 years old to start class, but if they have displayed attentiveness and an interest in jiu-jitsu at 4 years of age, they are welcome to try class. Children must be potty trained. 


Do I have to be in shape to participate?

Jiu-jitsu can be practiced by individuals of all levels of fitness. All fitness levels are welcome. 


Am I too old to train?

Helio Gracie was in his 90s as he continued to train and teach jiu-jitsu. We do not believe age is a limitation to the vast amount of knowledge jiu-jitsu has to offer.


What is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and what is a typical class like?

Typically we begin class by lining up facing the Helio Gracie portrait, meditating, and bowing in. We then begin warmups that include fundamental movements, and/or drills associated with the lesson(s) being taught that day. After warmups we gather around the instructors and begin our lesson(s) for the day. In kids class we may have frequent chats about the Character focus for that 2 month period. Once we have reviewed our lesson(s) we drill them until the instructors regather the group. At the end of class may have live rolls (BJJ sparring), or do games/activities specific to the lesson(s) of the day. At the end of class we will line up, meditate, and bow out.


Do I have to train with the gi?

We uphold the tradition of jiu-jitsu by training with the full gi. We also offer no-gi and self defense classes that do not require the full uniform. It is our belief that training with the full gi gives you a deeper understanding of leverage, and can enhance your no-gi skills.


How much are the monthly dues?

Please get with a staff member to inquire about current prices.


How do the promotions work?

Instructors are constantly evaluating each student’s growth and development. Promotions are individualized, and based on consistency and technical competencies. Kids’ promotions are mainly determined based on our 6 Pillars of Character Development, behavioral conduct improvements, and whether or not the student is proficient in criteria covered. We want the best for everyone, and we appreciate your faith and trust in the process we have created. If you or your child is about to receive a new belt promotion, a small fee of $10 is needed in order to purchase the new belt.


Character Development Program


As part of the Submission Concepts Kid’s Program we will incorporate a process of Character Development. Promotional eligibility is based on; competency of the Character Focus, behavioral conduct, and proficiency of the technical materials covered for their belt rank.


6 Pillars of Character Development

Perseverance (Jan-Feb)

Keep working hard towards your goals, even when it’s difficult


Positive Mental Attitude/PMA (March-April)

Look on the bright side of things


Humility (May-June)

Think about & consider what others are feeling before you speak and act


Respect (July-Aug)

Act in ways that show you are mindful about others and the outside world


Integrity (Sept-Oct)

Be honest and do the right thing, even when no one is watching


Community (Nov-Dec)

Work together with people and places around you


Belt Ranking System

Kids 4-15 years of age


Senior Ranks 16+ years of age

Trunk Or Treat – Halloween Event in San

San Antonio Halloween Event

All the treats with no tricks! Submission Concepts will be hosting Trunk or Treat Saturday October 29th from 5-8pm. This is a free event and open to the public.

If you would like to be part of this event by decorating your vehicle or by volunteering your time please email us at

If you can’t volunteer but would like to contribute please consider dropping off a bag of candy or small toys to the gym. All donations are welcome and appreciated.

San Antonio Tae Kwon Do

San Antonio Tae Kwon Do in the discipline of Moo Duk Kwan is fun, interactive, and a great way for children to get exercise!

Moo Duk Kwan in San Antonio at Submission Concepts is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

The best part of this? Your child will learn discipline. Your child will learn respect. Your child will learn anti-bullying tactics…. all the while your child will have fun!

Mr. Odoms has a resume that is unmatched. His connection with children will absolutely make you glad that you chose Submission Concepts for your Tae Kwon Do classes.

Children’s BJJ In San Antonio

Jiu Jitsu is great for kids. Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in San Antonio is a great way to help build confidence, discipline and friendship with your kids.

Kids Jiu Jitsu is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Submission Concepts. Come check us out! You can get one free week to try the classes.

Some of our kids have been with us for years! We understand the dedication and the relationship needed while working with your children! deeply value making the jiu jitsu experience into a family one.

San Antonio Self-Defense Classes

Self-Defense Classes in San Antonio

Were you looking for a San Antonio Self-Defense place? Did you want to increase your confidence, learn skills and find some place to help you also hone some other martial arts?Were you hoping for experienced trainers that understand the needs of someone looking for a self-defense course?

Absolutely come try Submission Concepts! Our trainer, Angelica Tanguma, will guide your self-defense experience so that you feel you’ve learned and you can be the confident version of yourself that you want to be!

Classes are Saturdays at 1030AM or call the number on the flyer to come try us out!

Family Fun Day Open House

We hope you have all enjoyed your summer vacation! As the new school year approaches, we’d like to kick it off by showcasing all we have to offer here at Submission Concepts. Join us Saturday, August 13th at 11am for a Family Fun Day Open House! Here you will be able to learn and try techniques from each of the martial arts we offer. We would love for this event to be interactive, so if you’ve been interested, this is your opportunity to try it out yourself!

There will be food and drinks, prizes, games, a meet the coaches interlude, crafts for kids while the adult portion is running, an ice bath for post session, and finally a flow jam opportunity for you to play with all the tools we have over on the Your Fitness 365 side.

We will be giving away raffle prizes, including referral prizes for the member(s) who brings the most friends and family that day, and also for the member(s) with the most referrals to sign up. We will have prizes from our local community partners such as Primal Juice & Smoothies, Sheath Underwear, Transcend Health Spa, Gift Baskets, and In-House prizes from Your Fitness 365 & Submission Concepts!

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Kids BJJ In San Antonio

Not all jiu jitsu schools are made for children. We get that. Some have kids classes, but their curriculum doesn’t focus on having fun while balancing discipline and the martial arts. The kids in our classes understand when it’s time to work, and understand when it’s time to cut loose!

A large portion of our kids have been with us over a year. Many of them come three days a week, and are ready to learn, grow, and show us the best version of themselves.

Submission Concepts and Coach Jonathan, particularly, take great pride in watching the children move up.

If you’re wanting a San Antonio Kids Jiu Jitsu school then come give us a try for one week!