Top Level Martial Arts - Your Home for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!
It's no secret that Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most in demand martial art today and if you've been looking for an authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school in the Kent/Akron area teaching the Gracie family method you've found it!
Top Level Martial Arts is a Gracie Jiu Jitsu school dedicated to sharing the Gracie legacy. That means we continually strive to master jiu-jitsu for both self-defense and competition because in the Gracie tradition, the two are never taught separately.
You'll Love Our Family-Friendly Martial Arts Classes
Organization and structure are two pillars of success in teaching. That's why you'll always find classes at Top Level Martial Arts to be planned out and organized, in every single class.
In addition, Top Level Martial Arts is run with a family-like atmosphere. We promote a safe and non-competitive environment where everyone is able to participate, regardless of size or ability.
We place a strong emphasis on the Pedro Sauer curriculum. Professor Pedro Sauer is a 8th degree black belt under the legendary Rickson Gracie ' and we are proud members of the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association.
Professor Sauer believes that Brazilian jiu-jitsu isn't just for fighters on the contrary, Professor Sauer sees BJJ as the perfect activity for the entire family and so do we!
That's why he has created an organized and systematic approach to teaching the authentic Gracie curriculum, so that everyone from the youngest child to retirees can benefit from learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
We Make Learning Self-Defense Safe And Fun - For All Levels!
Top Level Martial Arts offers programs for the beginning, intermediate, or advanced student. We emphasize the proper use of technique, and strive to make a complete martial artist out of each student.
Here at TLMA, our goal is NOT to churn out tough guys.Instead, our primary concern is to teach you effective techniques that you can use today for self-defense, and to do so in a safe and friendly environment.
This means teaching you and your family in a way that makes you want to come back to class.
Sure, learning jiu-jitsu is a lot of work but it's also a lot of fun! That's why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world, and why we have the reputation for being the premier BJJ school in the Akron area.
President and Head Instructor of Top Level Martial Arts
Beginning his martial arts career in 1985, Bill Jones has achieved what few others have. He has earned Black Belt rankings in several martial arts and is one of just a handful of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in North East Ohio. Over the years Bill has won several state and national titles and even served as an alternate for the USJJF National Team.
Along with his impressive martial arts credentials Bill has been teaching martial arts since 1999, he has earned 2 bachelor degrees, and even served his country in the United States Army; achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
His instructional career includes time teaching credited self defense courses at Youngstown State University, providing soldiers with hand to hand combat training while deployed in a war zone overseas, and teaching thousands of kids from various backgrounds over the last 15 years.
Bill views passing on the lessons of jiu-jitsu as his life's work.
The journey of jiu-jitsu is like none other. It's one of sweat and determination, fostered by community, companionship, and achievement. We bring these things together at Top Level martial Arts and we want you to come join our community of excellence. You're gonna feel right at home.-- Bill Jones
Come join our Cuyahoga Falls, OH Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (234) 706-2679 if you have any further questions. Top Level Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!