World Class Martial Arts

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Learn valuable skills with WCMA’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is fun, motivating and practical.  This art is easy to learn for people of all ages – men, woman and children.  This grappling art teaches students how to use leverage over weight and technique over strength.  Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a safe, friendly and clean environment.

Children Jiu-Jitsu enhances the ability to focus on a tasks and the resolve to follow through until the goal is achieved.  Learn Anti-Bully techniques, how to be a leader and defuse physical confrontation.

Adults Jiu-Jitsu is great for toning muscles, weight loss, building functional strength and stamina.  Men and women both, learn amazing self-defense techniques.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructors

AARON MORRIS

AARON MORRIS

Senior Master Instructor / Professor

5th degree Black Belt in the art of Tang Soo Do. He also holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu certified under Robson Moura – We are a Robson Moura RMNU affiliated school.

Taekwondo: 6x P.A. State Champion, AAU National Champion, AAU US Team Member, USAT (USTU) Bronze

Medalist, USAT (USTU) US Team Trials Silver Medalist.

Ed Sheridan

Ed Sheridan

Instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Ed is also a certified wrestling referee and a referee for NAGA (www.nagafighter.com) traveling all over the country.

Clint Matteo

Clint Matteo

Instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart

Instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Tom McAuliffe

Tom McAuliffe

Instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Brian Mason

Brian Mason

Assistant Instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

James Tscherne

James Tscherne

Assistant Instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu History

Jiu-Jitsu, the oldest form of martial art, originated in India. It spread through China and eventually settled in Japan.

In 1914, Japanese jiu-jitsu champions Esai Maeda and Inomata arrived in Brazil to help establish a Japanese immigration colony in that developing country. He was aided by Gastao Gracie, a Brazilian scholar and politician of Scottish decent. To show his gratitude, the oriental master taught the basic secrets of that ancient fighting style to Gastao’s son, Carlos Gracie.

Carlos taught Maeda’s techniques to his brothers: Oswaldo, Gastao, Jorge and Helio and in 1925 they opened the first jiu-jitsu Academy in Botafogo, a district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Helio, the youngest brother, who due to his frail health was forbidden from doing any kind of physical activity, got involved in this martial art at the age of 16 when he began substitute teaching for his brother Carlos. In spite of his small frame and weight of only 140 pounds, he became the mastermind behind the development of the style, creating an art that depended entirely upon technique, rather than strength and speed.

Helio went a step further than his teachers by introducing techniques that required less strength than the Japanese style. Led by him, the brothers were driven by a constant determination to find effective ways to deal with the very possible aspect of a real fight. Daring to break away from the traditional Japanese style, they began experimenting, modifying and perfecting simple techniques that would be effective regardless of stature. That is how the Gracie family developed this style of Jiu-Jitsu. Though this martial art descended from the ancient Japanese style, the differences are quite apparent. Many of the Japanese facets of the art which depended on physical prowess and stiff motion were tossed aside, leaving only pure technique.

Martial Arts for all

Has your child been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger, complete to mild hearing loss, obesity, or depression?

We have and continue to work with children diagnosed with the above disorders and more. 

If you would like to meet to discus how we can help, please use the contact information below.

class schedule – Holmes Academy

Jiu-Jitsu Schedule

Tuesday
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Thursday
6:00pm - 6:45pm

Saturday
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Monday
9:30am - 11:00am

Wednesday
9:30am - 11:00am

Friday
9:30am - 11:00am

Sunday - OPEN MAT
11:00am - 1:00am

 

Monday - GI
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday - GI
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday - GI
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Thursday - NO GI
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday - GI
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Sunday - OPEN MAT
11:00am - 1:00am

class schedule – Boothwyn Academy

Jiu-Jitsu Schedule

Monday
5:30pm - 6:15pm

Wednesday
5:30pm - 6:15pm

Monday - GI
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday - NO GI
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday - GI
6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Thursday - NO GI
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sunday
10:00am - 11:30am

NOW Accepting Transfer students!

 

FREE WEEK OF CLASSES WITH NO OBLIGATION

**NO SIGNUP FEES**

COMPLETE CURRICULUM

KIDS CLASSES STARTING AT AGES 4 AND UP

Discounts and private lessons for Law Enforcement, Government, Military, EMT and College Students!

We work with children diagnosed with a variety of disabilities,
see our special programs.

We also have an AdvoCare Distributor onsite!

World Class Martial Arts guarantees quality instructors and a friendly and clean facility.

Proudly servicing the following PA and Delaware County communities: Holmes, Ridley, Interboro, Folsom, Prospect Park, Folcroft, Norwood, Milmont Park, Rutledge, Sharon Hill, Collingdale, Woodlyn, Media, Swarthmore, Darby Township, Clifton Heights, Morton, Springfield, Philadelphia, Aston, Boothwyn, Glen Mills, Upper Chichester and Wilmington Delaware.

World Class Martial Arts – Pennsylvania’s Premier Martial Arts Academy
– TWO LOCATIONS –
Holmes, PA and Boothwyn, PA