Headed by former World Series of Fighting champion Steve Carl, we offer one of the few five-day-per-week adult jiu jitsu programs in the Des Moines area, with classes running Monday through Friday at 6 and 7pm. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced vet, you’ll love our Adult Jiu-Jitsu program.
Interested in getting into shape? Adult Jiu-Jitsu is a tremendous workout that will help you lose weight and improve your overall fitness and mobility. Grappling martial arts offer one of the most demanding forms of aerobic training you can find—and the best part is, you’ll participate in class at your own speed, as Steve makes sure you’re paired with someone of a similar belt rank and experience level.
Unsure if you’re in the right age range? Adult Jiu Jitsu starts at age 14 and can be safely practiced at an older age, and the age range in our classes varies greatly. Chances are, you’ll have someone at the same level with whom to practice in class.
Want a competitive outlet? Adult Jiu Jitsu offers a competition team as well, which allows participants of all ages and ability levels. Compete locally, starting as a white belt, with one of the fastest growing jiu jitsu teams in the Midwest!
Trained under famed Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Ricardo Liborio, head coach Steve Carl personally coaches both Gi and No Gi Jiu Jitsu at 6 and 7pm. As a professional mixed martial arts fighter, Steve amassed a 22-6 record over a 15-year career that saw him defeat longtime UFC veteran Josh Burkman to become the first-ever World Series of Fighting Welterweight Champion. Additionally, Steve has fought in Bellator, and appeared on The Ultimate Fighter Season 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians, where he fought the current UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman, to a decision. His wealth of experience and experience as a high-level mixed martial artist and submission fighter makes him an excellent coach for both beginner and experienced grapplers.
Steve runs our Adult Jiu Jitsu program out of a private 2,000 square foot room within our Elite Edge Grimes facility. Elite Edge Grimes features ample parking, is just off the interstate, and offers showers for jiu-jitsu participants. With small class sizes, plenty of space, and excellent coaching, all within a brand-new facility, Adult Jiu Jitsu is the perfect program for BJJ enthusiasts.