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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
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Women’s Self-Defense - Series 2

Jul 11, 2022 – Aug 17, 2022

Our first 12 class series for Women's Self Defense is ending next Wednesday. It was so wonderful watching the girls grow in the class! Many of you expressed interest in the next series. $80 for 12 classes. Yoga/Workout clothes. No previous skill neccessary. Ages 13 and up.
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New Year, New Deal!

Jan 2, 2022 – Jan 31, 2022

Commit to your goals in the new year! We are offering discounted sign-up packages for new students. Sign up in January, and you only pay $399.00 ($600 value) for a six-month membership in our Kickboxing/MMA or Jiu-Jitsu programs. Want to do both? $599.00 ($900 value) will get you access to all ad...

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We hope that all of our students and instructors have a safe and blessed Easter with their families. We’ll see you back on the mats this week!

Please click below to see the full map of areas where it is OK to park when coming to class. Also, feel free to reach out to us if you have questions.
RED - Do not park here.
GREEN - OK to park here.
BLUE - Drop off only. Do not leave your car here.

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Black Friday: 25% off of SBJJ Gift Certificates

Nov 24, 2020 – Dec 24, 2020

Need something for the person who loves Jiu-Jitsu or kickboxing? Our gift certificates apply to gear, memberships, private lessons, and more. Contact us for purchase details to do so remotely. We can accept remote payment and can send you a PDF copy of your certificate to print out to make the tr...

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Our new floor mats were just delivered. We roughed them in today and are adding other improvements in the days ahead! This new space is larger and more versatile than our previous location. Stay tuned for more updates!

We have exciting news! Our school continues to grow and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be preparing to transition into a new larger facility. Stay tuned to updates by following us on Facebook.

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2 years 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 year ago
I joined to learn about bjj and the experience has been amazing. The instructor is awesome! Very nice place, clean and very welcoming. They make it easy to keep coming back.
- Jared C
a year ago
Top notch training, Coach Keith is great always learned something and my son loved the kids classes. If you are looking to learn BJJ or just have a fun workout I highly recommend Stratgic BJJ.
- Rudy S

About Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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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 Adopt-a-Cop BJJ Program and 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/seminars. This variety comes from our instructors' varied training experience and their travels to train both 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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2248 East Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

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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