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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 4:30 PM on Monday
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We've got great news! Because of our growth over the last few weeks, we've decided to take the opportunity to relocate! Don't worry, we're not going far. We will be just a few blocks away from our current location, but we'll have more space! More space means a larger team and more opportunities t...

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We are growing fast! Five great new members joined tonight at our BJJ Academy in Alton, Illinois. We are excited to be a part of their journey! Come try a class for free. We offer Jiu-Jitsu for kids and adults, as well as an excellent kickboxing program. We'll see you soon!

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Our WMA Affiliation's head instructor, Kyle Watson, represented us at the yearly TAC Team BJJ training event last weekend. We are proud to be a part of such a large and supportive team. Our lineage is full of dedicated and talented martial artists who come together to build each other up! As with...

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We are excited that our list of services continue to grow. Fit-2-Fight Kickboxing starts next Tuesday (8/27) and Thursday (8/29). Additionally, we offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for kids/adults, private training, and group training seminars.

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Watson Martial Arts Affiliation “Team Training” on 8/10/19 was a big success. We are proud to be one of many great schools that is part of this organization!!!!

Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu spent the weekend with their Watson Martial Arts teammates at a training camp near Steeleville, Mo. It is team events like this that are one more reason to train with people who have your improvement in mind. They want you to get better, faster, stronger, and better ...

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We are excited to announce that Jon Rosener will join our team of coaches this August. Jon will be teaching a kickboxing curriculum on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 6pm, starting on August 27th. Jon has an diverse background in both striking and grappling martial arts. He holds an 8-7 MMA record. He earn...

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We are excited to have joined the ranks of the BJJ Globetrotters. This group, and our membership in it, signifies that we approach Jiu-Jitsu from a team mentality, and that team is larger than just one school or affiliation. BJJ Practitioners are here to help make each other better, on and off of...

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Fight Like A Girl - Self-Defense Seminar

Sep 15, 2019 – Sep 15, 2019

This seminar is for Women/Men of all ages (younger attendees need to be able to follow basic instructions).

Please bring the following: water to drink, comfortable clothes (something you'd do Yoga in)

Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you'll have time to fill out a waiver before the start ...

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a month ago
If you are looking for a good program for kids, this is it! Coach Keith is amazing in teaching and working with the kids! We have been in this program with Coach Keith for 9 months and I have seen good changes with my son. The skills that he teaches them can be used in every day life, protecting or defending themselves and making them more confident. You will not find a better program or instructor than Strategic BJJ with Coach Keith!!!
- Kristina T
a month ago
Great group of guys! I’ve known Keith the instructor for many years and his teaching is next to none. In the 3 weeks I’ve been here the techniques have come together so fast I can’t believe my progress already. Great physical workout and mind challenging martial art! Top notch right here!!
- Justin K
4 hours ago
I've trained with Keith for approximately one year, and his knowledge and passion of the art is inspiring. He will help you excel at your own pace. Jujitsu is good for training the body, good for self defense, and helps relieve stress.
- Ryan F

About Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Hello! We are a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Academy who serves 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, allowing us to develop a breadth of knowledge and great friendships along the way.  

Fit 2 Fight Kickboxing Program
You will see the influences of our instructor's diverse 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 Team Strategic BJJ. Let’s make the next part of our story a great one!  

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  • (618) 328-3428


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200 W. Third St.
Suite 602
Alton, IL 62002
United States

Business Hours

Mon:6:00 – 9:00 PM
Tue:7:00 – 8:00 PM
Wed:6:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:7:00 – 8:00 PM
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