San Antonio Jiu JitsuWe 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.

Submission Concepts Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Handbook



Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Coaches

Name: Jonathan Ramirez

Instagram: @guardeirogjj

First Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, self defense for kids and adults, submission grappling & combat jiu-jitsu

Lineage: Jigoro Kano –> Mitsuo Maeda –> Carlos/Helio Gracie –> Royler Gracie –> Jason Izaguirre –> Dave Siller –> Jonathan Ramirez


San Antonio Brazillian Jiu JItsu
Name: Coach William Roberts 


-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

-3rd Dan Black Belt Tang Soo Do

-Muay Thai Teaches No Gi/MMA sparring class

Name: Sammy Sandoval

Instagram: @samboslice88

Title: Strength & Durability, Jiu-Jitsu, and Steel Mace Coach


-Brazilian jiu-jitsu Purple Belt under Coach Jonathan Ramirez 

-Enlifted Level 1 Language Coach

-Onnit Academy Certified in Unconventional Barbell, Steel Club & Durability

-Rik Brown Steel Mace & Steel Mace Flow Certified Coach 

“I am here to serve. To help you get unstuck in any areas of your life, to move well, breathe better and be strong and durable to handle life.”


Name: Krystle Kruizenga Title: Kinetics and Jiu-Jitsu Coach Background/Certifications:-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt under Coach Jonathan Ramirez -Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training -Masters of Science in Sports Management -6+ years of experience teaching movement based group classes -RPR Level 1 & 2 certified What to expect in a training session or class:Kinetics is the change that happens in the forces inside and outside of ourselves. Jiu jitsu is kinetics working in a martial art form. In my Kinetics classes we will practice movement, breathing, mindfulness, and meditation. I am here to be of service within the realms of Kinects, and my hope is the
experience will create the change that is intended for you.  
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