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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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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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Here is our updated schedule. Please check for updates around holidays for any deviations from this schedule. Also, check for procedural or schedule changes related to COVID-19. Thanks and have a great day!

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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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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!!!


4 months 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.
- Truck D
4 months 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
5 months ago
I have been a team member with SBJJ for over a year and I absolutely love my coaches and teammates. Coach Keith and Coach Jon are not only great Coaches but great people. I couldn't ask for a better environment to improve myself. Whether you are a seasoned vet or a beginner you will feel welcomed to the team and will learn a ton on your journey. The systems are comprehensive and people are amazing. Go check Stratigic BJJ!
- John H

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 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 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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