At Freedom Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we are dedicated to cultivating a vibrant and welcoming community through the art of Gracie jiu jitsu.

Our mission is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where individuals and families of all ages can come together to learn, grow, and experience the freedom and empowerment that martial arts offers. We believe in nurturing a sense of family on and off the mat, fostering connections beyond physical training and mental growth.

Our gym is not just a place to learn self-defense and get in shape; it is a haven where freedom, respect, and camaraderie thrive. Join us in our journey to build strength, character, and community – one roll at a time!

meet the owner

WOMAN-OWNED, BJJ black belt

As a woman-owned studio, Staci’s journey of competing and overcoming in the Jiu Jitsu world for over a decade is a testament to her unwavering dedication to the sport and her students. Her passion infuses our studio with a unique energy, inspiring individuals to discover their strength both on and off the mat. 

Learn more about our other black belt instructors here.

David ruiz,
5th degree black belt

Professor David Ruiz is our head black belt instructor here at Freedom Jiu Jitsu Academy. Dave has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 30 years, has owned his own academies, and teaches authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu straight from the sources of Helio Gracie and Rorion Gracie.

 Learn more about Professor David and our other black belt instructors here.


AND character

At Freedom Jiu-Jitsu Carlsbad, we go beyond the techniques; we foster relationships, strength, character, and a commitment to the art. Our highly qualified black belt instructors are dedicated to imparting their full spectrum of Jiu Jitsu knowledge – from the fundamental principles of self-defense to the intricate nuances of sport Jiu Jitsu.

JOIN US ON THIS transformative JOURNEY!

Whether you call Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Encinitas, or San Diego home, our doors are open for you. We invite you to try the “gentle art” for yourself with a free trial at our academy. Experience the transformative power of Jiu Jitsu, where technique meets heart, and every roll is a step towards empowerment. Your journey begins at Freedom Jiu-Jitsu Carlsbad, where you’ll discover that passion and proficiency come together for an unparalleled martial arts experience.

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