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Our school is for everyone that is looking to improve the overall quality of their lives. We offer a diverse set of classes that fit everyone’s needs from professional fighters to stay-at-home moms. No previous experience? Haven’t stepped foot in a gym? No problem. We love beginners!!

You may be wondering, how is that possible?
Over our years of experience, we have developed a structured curriculum that fits individual goals by separating programs by experience levels. Whether you are a professional fighter or someone who has never even put on a gi or a glove, don’t be afraid, we have a program for you!

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Every minute inside our classes is planned to perfection to guarantee you perform at your best and achieve your goals. From the warm up to the cool down, no minute is wasted as our world-class instructors push the pace of the class while still maintaining personal attention. Our attention to detail, when combined with our welcoming and positive environment, has allowed us to create more than a school, we have created a family.

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A Personal Message From Professor Ze:
HELLO! I am Professor Jose Dias, head instructor of Rio Pro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You have taken the time to find our website and see our testimonials. Now, please give me a few minutes to explain the opportunity that I am presenting to you. I give you my word that what we are offering will change your life forever, as it has for hundreds of people that have joined our school. I am a Black Belt under Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. I have been raining Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra since I was 14 years old. I’m also a brown belt in Judo under the guidance of Olympic Medalist Flavio Canto.

I have had the privilege of training with the world’s top black belt competitors and I bring my experience and technique straight from the mats in Rio to the Cleveland area. Over the years, I have won several tournaments as a sponsored fighter in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with the Rio de Janerio State Championship as my most recent accomplishment in 2011. My team of instructors and I are dedicated to giving you the most unique and authentic training experience in Cleveland. We provide you with excellence from the first time you step foot in one of our beautiful facilities to help you accomplish your goals.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear from our members!

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Spencer Fisher

UFC Fighter

I have trained at Rio Pro as a supplement to my MMA training. They have top notch instruction and the intense training I need as a UFC fighter. If you are in the Cleveland area, I definitely recommend stopping by and checking them out.

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Thomas

Father of a Student

Rio Pro BJJ is a diamond in the rough in the stacked wrestling state of Ohio. My son has been training at Rio Pro BJJ since its opening. He already had two years under his belt before he met our new family. Over the last two years, they have taken my son Thomas’ grappling game to a whole new level, working with top fight instructors straight from the motherland of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rio de Janerio, Brazil. After winning many state tournaments and the Grappler’s Quest U.S. Nationals, I can’t believe his game is still improving. It seems we’ve only scratched the surface in squeezing knowledge out of his Professor. They bring a steady supply of black belts in from World Renowned schools, such as Grace Barra in Rio de Janerio, as well as professional MMA fighters to make sure your game is evolving. These instructors also compete themselves, which help motive the students that they are not only teachers, but students of the game also. There is no other place we would rather be. Hands down the best BJJ/submission grappling school Ohio has to offer.

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Bill

Rio Pro Member

Not long ago I was convinced that my martial arts training had come to an end. Various knee, shoulder and elbow injuries while training for my second degree black belt in Hapkido, together with my age (58), had taken their toll. It didn’t take long for de-conditioning and unwanted weight to become a problem. Fortunately, Rio Pro BJJ came to my rescue with a newly opened Westlake location. While providing an incredible cardio workout, I found that Ju Jitsu is easier on the body, and offers less risk of injury than most other martial art forms. The camaraderie and high level of instruction provided by Prof. Ricardo and Prof. Ze has made the transition all the more enjoyable. Except for the unavoidable work related travel and necessary vacations, Rio Pro BJJ has become an important part of my stress relief and weekly routine. I only wish I had found them sooner. I can unequivocally attest that Rio Pro BJJ offers the highest quality Brazilian Ju Jitsu training available for athletes of all abilities and ages.

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Rachel Vovos

Rio Pro Member

My son and husband have been training at the Rocky River location for almost two years. We have the most knowledgeable and supportive instructors. Every individual who trains there seems to truly care about helping each other reach their potential.

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Marla Farkas-Newman

Rio Pro Member

My girls have been coming for almost 5 years, their progress has been amazing, seeing them go from scared kids to confident kids has been a real joy

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Tobiaus Taylor

Rio Pro Member

when i first started at Rio Pro my jiu jitsu sucked. Now my jiu jitsu doesn't suck anymore lol enough said...great instructors, fun rewarding atmosphere and all around good experience. wouldn't want to train in jiu jitsu anywhere else. i Definitely recommend this place for Everyone..

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John Sullivan

Rio Pro Member

Could not have found a better place to learn a great art, a great sport.....a really solid community of folks from all walks of life, all ages, male, female, old, young,.....and no one is where they don't belong. If one is going to make working out a part of life, this is THE way to go!

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Thompson John

Rio Pro Member

I've been training in BJJ for ten years and have trained at numerous gyms over that time. All the gyms were great gyms but Rio Pro is up there with the best of them. They are very new person friendly and maintain an environment where older guys don't have to worry about meatheads. The instruction follows modern adult learning principles where each technique builds off the previous one over a period of time so that a chain of techniques can be learned and implemented n the mats quickly. My favorite part of Rio Pro is that the white belt curriculum is self defense which is the foundation of BJJ.

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