BJJ in Oregon is growing by leaps and bounds. There’s now over 20-30 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blacks belts residing in Oregon alone! BJJ in Oregon was once a handful of blue and purple belts to a large grappling community with high level instructors, students and competitors. The more popular BJJ schools in Oregon are Impact, NWMA, 5 Rings Jiu Jitsu, Mata Leo Combat Sports, Roy Dean Academy, New Breed, Progressive, Touch Em Up, OBJJ and many other well established academies.
One team that is having a huge impact on the BJJ in Oregon is the Lovato Jiu Jitsu Assoc in Oregon. World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. has two affiliates in Oregon. Salem-Kiezer Jiu Jitsu and Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy both represent the Lovato Jiu Jitsu Assoc in Oregon. These two teams combined are most likely the strongest competition team in the NW. If you are visiting BJJ schools in Oregon, Do Not pass up an opportunity to train at Salem Kiezer and Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academies.
In Salem you have access to Black Belt Ben Baxter and Brown Belt James Popuolo. These guys are legit! Both Ben and James are well established on the competition scene and both have taken home many medals from the world championships. At Seaside Jiu Jitsu you will you have access to the featherweight Adamson Bros and their school of dynamite competitors. Rafael Lovato Jr. himself says, “I have spent more time on these mats then anywhere else!” This being said you are guaranteed to get a large piece of World Class Lovato Jiu Jitsu when you visit Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy. So when you think of BJJ in Oregon, don’t forget about this power house team.
BJJ in Oregon is growing rapidly, take advantage of all the great academies that the state has to offer. If you live in the Seaside, Or. area or the Oregon Coast then I recommend checking out the Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy. Contact them now and ask about their 30 Day Free Trial! It won’t be long before BJJ in Oregon is on par with the other jiu jitsu hubs in the United States.