1600+ SQ FT MAT SPACE
We have a large training space conveniently located near downtown, Notre Dame, and IUSB.
15+ YRS IN BUSINESS
We are one of the longest running jiu-jitsu academies in the area.
Access to our weight facility included with membership
“The ground is my ocean. I’m the shark and most people don’t even know how to swim.”
Our school is conveniently located in South Bend, Indiana and strives to provide the Michiana community with a safe, clean environment in which to learn the gentle art of Jiu-Jitsu. Experience the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle with the team at Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Academy of South Bend!GET STARTED NOW
Gary Briscoe is the head instructor and owner of Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Academy of South Bend. Gary began his martial arts training in 2002. In 2003 he started studying Jiu-Jitsu with Ben Eaton. In 2010, Ben re-located to Yorktown and asked Gary to continue running the South Bend Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu affiliate school. RJJA of South Bend continues to thrive under Gary’s leadership, and in 2016 Gary received his Black Belt from Professor Ben Eaton.
Owner, Head Instuctor, Black Belt
Senior Instructor, Black Belt
Frequently Asked Questions
Feel free to contact us directly with specific questions. Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often:
Memberships are $125 per month for unlimited classes. No contracts required!
Yes! No one is born a black belt. We welcome beginners!
We provide jiu-jitsu classes for adults. Typically we admit students 16 and up if they are mentally and physically prepared.
MMA? BOXING? NO-GI?
We focus on gi jiu-jitsu. We do offer no-gi training from time to time. Please check our schedule for details.
What Our Students Say
We focus on providing a safe and fun atmosphere for our students. Here is some of what they have to say.
“I attended a ladies self defense class and really enjoyed it. Everyone was very helpful and the class was very fun and informative at the same time. I’m looking forward to going to more of these classes for sure!”
“Awesome school! Couldn’t ask for better people to train with. I was in town visiting and they treated me like one of their own.”
“From beginner to expert, there is no better place in the area. It is my home. The people there are my brothers and sisters. All are welcome.”