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At Monroe Jiu Jitsu, we’re all about teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense in a safe and inviting enviroment for everyone. Owner and head instructor Todd Williams is a Monroe, Michigan native and looks forward to bringing his years of experience to the community.

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Monroe Jiu Jitsu founder Todd Williams is a Monroe, Michigan native that made his name through distance running. He was a state champion, All American at Monroe High School(1987) before moving onto even greater things where he made two United States Olympic teams in 1992 (Barcelona) and 1996 (Atlanta). After retiring from professional distance running in 2002 he immediately started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense training. After 6000 hours and 8 years of hard work he received his black belt and certifications in self defense from Legendary Coral Belt Luiz Palhares January 22nd 2011. At this point Todd created RunSafer.com and began teaching runners, joggers and walkers how to be safer while out exercising. He has conducted over 500 safety workshops in 31 states as well as instructing students in Jacksonville, Florida at the Luiz Palhares Academy . He also had the opportunity to instruct law enforcement as well the National Guard. Todd has trained and learned from some of the best in the world including 16 world champions; Marcelo Garcia, Bernardo Faria, Wellington "Megaton" Dias, Andre Galvao, Saulo Ribeiro, Xande Ribeiro, Augusto Tanquinho, Helio "Soneca" Moreira, Lucas Lepri, Mikey Musumeci and the list continues to grow. Todd wants Monroe Jiu Jitsu to be a great place to learn a great martial art that can change lives.


A martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The class will consist of a warm up, stretching, take downs, self defense and Jiu Jitsu techniques. Advanced students will have the opportunity to spar after each class.

* Monroe Jiu Jitsu will also be hosting self defense seminars and other clinics so please continue to check our calendar out on Facebook.

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*Ages 13 and up

Monday - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday - 11:30 am -12:45 pm

  Wednesday - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday - 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Friday - Open Mat TBA

Saturday  - 10:30 am - 12 pm

Sunday - Open Mat TBA


$100.00 per month unlimited training

*first class free *no contracts


$80.00 for private lessons(75 minutes)

$20.00 dollar mat fee(black belts free)

*no belt testing fees or uniform requirements

*a Jiu Jitsu gi is required after the first class and can be purchased on-line

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Stop by any time and for an intro class or call if you have questions.


The fees are:


$100.00 per month unlimited training


$80.00 for private lessons(75 minutes)