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Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is your source for martial arts and fitness training classes across the Alton/Riverbend area.
Opening at 6:00 PM on Monday
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Grappling 4 Gifts is a wonderful program where 100% of donations go to kids fighting against cancer and other serious illnesses. Each year, Grappling 4 Gifts takes donations and purchases gifts and delivers them directly to kids for Christmas. Click below to learn more!

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Please join us in wishing Coach Jon Rosener a happy birthday today! Jon is not only a great coach and a pillar of our team, he is also a hard working dad! We wish him the best today!!!

We've update our schedule for the summer. Please click below to visit us on Facebook. Give us a like to follow all of our updates!

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Meet Daan, the Jiu-Jitsu Man, the newest member of the team. Daan came from over seas recently to help with our kids jiu-Jitsu program. His list of accomplishments are long, but the most notable is his championship in the straw weight of the Dummy Fighting League (DFL). Daan hopes to see you in c...

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Hello Everyone!

We are excited to announce that with Illinois moving into Phase 4 next week, we will be making some schedule changes. These changes will reflect more of our original schedule. The main change is that we will be moving our first classes of the evening from 5:30pm, back to 6pm. Som...

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Hello Team,
Based upon recent announcements at the state and local level, SBJJ will be able to reopen on June 1st with our regular class schedule. We will post an updated schedule on our website, and Facebook page, that will show the new times for classes. We have made slight adjustments from our...

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Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, like many other businesses throughout Illinois, is having to extend our closure. Coach Rosener and I are still working on providing our students with digital content to keep them active during this crazy time we are in. If there is ANYTHING that will help the commun...

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We are temporarily closed. Please message us for more details! Please be safe in the coming days and we'll see you on the mats soon!

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Coach Steinacher wins his bout at this weekend’s Fuji World Pro event, competing alongside 6 other teammates. The team won 4 of their bouts but all put forward a great showing. Thanks to Fuji BJJ and BJJ Fanatics for bringing this event to STL!


a month ago
Had our first women's self-defense training today and it was a great experience. The trainer, Keith, showed us basic level fundamentals today. The pace is excellent for beginners. Like Keith said, you can't learn all the techniques in an hour and a half, so we will be continuing the class every other Sunday. This is something I have always wanted to do and now we have an opportunity in the Alton area for women to learn not just self-defense but confidence. I'm so excited to start my journey at Strategic BJJ and look forward to continuing training!
- Joy E
a month ago
Coach keith and jon are both at the top of my list when it comes to martial arts instructors for adults and children!
- Rich S
8 months ago
I visited for a night of training, and even though the gym didn't have scheduled hours, they opened up and I was able to come in for a great training session! Keith is an amazing instructor who has dedicated many years to martial arts. If you're looking for a great gym, I highly suggest checking them out!
- Mitchell G

About Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Hello and welcome! We are a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Academy serving the greater Alton, Illinois area. We are affiliated with Watson Martial Arts in St. Louis and our competition affiliation is with TacTeam BJJ. Our school is also a member of the BJJ Globetrotters organization. 

Our school's original lineage was:   Helio Gracie (Founder) > Royler Gracie (Gracie Humaitá) > Wilmington "Megaton" Diaz (Gracie Humaitá) > Jack McVicker (McVicker Martial Arts) > Kyle Watson (Watson Martial Arts) > Keith Steinacher (Strategic BJJ)

Our current lineage and the source of our affiliate team structure is as follows: Helio Gracie (Founder) > Rickson Gracie (GJJ) > Jorge Pereira (J. Pereira Jiu-Jitsu) > Leo Dalla (Leo Dalla Jiu-Jitsu) > Jared Weiner (Tac Team BJJ) > Kyle Watson (Watson Martial Arts) > Keith Steinacher (Strategic BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program
You will see the influences of Folk-style wrestling, Sambo, Judo, and other grappling arts in our BJJ classes and seminars. This variety comes from our instructors' varied training experience and their travels to train domestically and internationally. Our instructors have trained with so many wonderful instructors/practitioners from around the world, allowing us to develop a breadth of knowledge and great friendships along the way.  

Kickboxing/MMA Program
You will see the influences of our instructor's diverse martial arts background. Jon Rosener has a Black belt in TKD from Sonny Hatten, as well as years of experience working with MMA greats like Kyle Watson and well known Muay Thai instructors Jason Ciluffo, Micah Bagby, and Elmir Kulsoman. Jon is an experienced fighter and knows what it takes to make you a technical striker and get in fighting shape!

It is our continuing privilege to bring the martial arts we love to the people of the Riverbend area, including Alton, Godfrey, Bethalto, Wood River, East Alton, and beyond. Whether you want to learn some self-defense, competitive grappling, build confidence, get in better shape, or just to de-stress at the end of your day, you will love our classes. We hope to welcome you soon to the Strategic BJJ Team! Let’s make the next part of our story a great one!  

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  • (618) 328-3428


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302 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
United States

Business Hours

Mon:6:00 – 8:30 PM
Tue:6:00 – 8:30 PM
Wed:6:00 – 8:30 PM
Thu:6:00 – 8:30 PM
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