ADDRESS: 245 S. Plumer Ave,Tucson, AZ, ZIP:85719
PHONE: (520) 261-7255
Tucson Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy has proven its dominance for over a decade in the most prestigous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments & MMA.
We are affiliated with the Carlson Gracie / BJJ Revolution Team, which is one of the best teams in the world today. BJJ Revolution is 6 time American National Team Champions and our Tucson academy was founded by Professor Demetrius Ramos who is a highly decorated Brazilian Black Belt who has emassed an army of fighters from the Tucson area that have brought multiple World championships to Tucson as well numerous National and State championships..
When you join TBJJ, you become part of a community united by the ideals of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Special classes and side events coupled with ordinary classes create a fun and exciting calendar of activities that can change your life forever!
You can train all over the world: We have over 60 Family schools worldwide. When you join TBJJ, BJJ REVOLUTION TEAM you can train at any location while you travel across the globe.
Demetrius Ramos was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in his early adolescence years at age 16. His father Jose Marques was in the Brazilian Air Force and got transferred to Rio de Janeiro in 1963. There he started learning Jiu-Jitsu with the legendary Helio Gracie. Many years later he went back to his home town of Recife and got married then had five children. Demetrius was the 5th child, born with Jiu Jitsu already in his blood. Demetrius started his passion for the sport in 1992, when he joined the academy of Prof. Gutembergue Melo, a Carlson Gracie black belt. For many years Demetrius trained very hard and rolled with many of the stars from the Carlson Gracie team, such as Liborio, Amaury Bitetti, Murilo Bustamonte, De La Riva, Carlao Barreto, Minotauro, Carlson Gracie Jr and also the man himself Carlson Gracie Sr.
In 1998 Demetrius came to the United States to attend the University of Arizona and while continuing training and participating in many Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Arizona, he made all of his opponents tap out by submission. Soon he realized that there were not enough fights for him in Arizona so he started to participate in tournaments in California. That was when he met Rodrigo Medeiros, a Carlson Gracie Sr. black belt on the Carlson Gracie Team. Rodrigo promoted Demetrius to brown belt after winning many tournaments as a purple belt. As a brown belt, he won many titles as well. Demetrius got his black belt after 5 years as a brown belt and winning the Pan American in the Middle-Heavy weight brown belt division. Even though that he had won many tournaments in every single division in his life a Blackbelt comes from Rodrigo Medeiros only with his merit and approval. Demetrius is very loyal to the Carlson Gracie/BJJ
Revolution team. He has been linked to Carlson Gracie from the beginning of his career and never jumped from one school to another. He says: “Loyalty is something that cannot be bought; you’re just born with it.” He disagrees with instructors who try to promote as a favor and then later they are not able to prove their techniques on the mat. Tucson Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a school of 100% fighters, and promotion only comes when well earned through hard training and competitive achievement in tournaments. So if you are looking to become a part of this real team of champions, then come and check us out. This is the place where you can train with a Brazilian instructor and get the feeling of a real Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school. It will not be easy, but you will train with the best team.