Welcome to the Nino Schembri Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy!


Welcome to Nino "Elvis" Schembri's first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the United States.  Nino Schembri is considered one of the most technical practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the history of the sport. Before entering the world of mixed martial arts, Nino held almost every prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu title, including 5x Brazilian, 2x Pan-American Champion, and World Champion.  He earned the ADCC 2001 Most Technical Award and has been the innovator of such Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques like the Go-Go Plata.  Come learn the art of Jiu-Jitsu from one of the best in the world! 


"This is the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School in the South Bay. Run by one of the best practitioners alive; Not only is Nino one of the most innovative around, but he is at every class taking your game to the next level with detailed and personalized training." - Steve M., Redondo Beach 



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"My kids love this place.  The other day on the drive home they were talking about arm bars, side control, and omoplatas.  This school has been really good for them, they are always excited when they head to class 10 minutes early.  Both Viv, age 8, and Joaquin, age 11, say "It's Awesome!"" - Katy R., Manhattan Beach






"Nino is a great instructor who truly cares about the development in his students.  Ben is the black belt instructor who teaches the kids classes, Muay Thai, and assists with some of the adult jiu jitsu classes.  Classes are very methodical and the techniques are solid.  They take their time to observe everyone and make sure that everyone gets the technique before moving on."
- Joe E., Gardena




"If you're lucky enough to have the chance to train with Nino regularly, I would highly suggest it." - Stace F., Fremont

Nino Schembri Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is the premiere jiu-jitsu academy serving all of the South Bay. Our academy proudly teaches students from all over  Southern California including Lawndale, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Gardena, Torrance, and Redondo Beach!



"This is the best BJJ school for kids!" - Linda W., Hermosa Beach

"I like the laid-back atmosphere and very technical classes" - Mike C., Torrance

"The best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes in the South Bay!" - Chris L., Palos Verdes