Head Instructor and Training

Professor Will Merino

Will Merino, the head instructor at Arte-Suave Jiu-Jitsu, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. He is a professional MMA and jiu-jitsu fighter as well as a former MMA Amateurs Champion. He has served as an instructor of jiu-jitsu and combatives for several years, during which he has trained members of the armed forces, as well as adults and children in the community. Coach Will has competed in many prestigious tournaments including Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Nationals, North American Grappling Association (NAGA), NEWBREED, and Fight2Win Pro. U.S. Grappling Industries has ranked him number one in the heavy weight adult men’s black belt gi division.

Adult Training

We offer training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and self-defense for adults.


Monday:

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction, rolling, and striking

 

Tuesday:

6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling

 

Wednesday:

6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction, rolling, and striking

 

Thursday:

6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling

 

Friday:

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction and rolling (no-gi)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Jiu-jitsu instruction, rolling, and striking (no-gi)

 

Saturday:

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Comp class

Warriors

We offer training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, self-defense, and striking for children 5 to 13 years old.


Monday through Friday:

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*Includes basic jiu-jitsu instruction.

**Striking on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

***No-gi days are on Wednesday and Friday. All other days, children are asked to wear a gi.

 

Saturday:

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*Includes striking and basic jiu-jitsu instruction.

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Advanced jiu-jitsu techniques (invite-only).