The best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in the Downey, California area!

Welcome to DM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Bellflower, California an association of the “Machado Jiu Jitsu” team. We take pride in being one of the top jiu-jitsu academy’s Downey CA Area. DM Jiu-Jitsu Academy teaches under the State, National, and Pan-American champion Dimitrios Mavraganis. We proudly provide techniques and training programs that are fun, professional, and rewarding.

Here at DM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy we have designed programs specifically oriented to satisfy your individual needs as a martial artist in a safe and positive environment. DM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy proudly serves the Downey, California area and consistently provides support to students who wish to learn self defense, improve fitness, or compete. We are proud to provide a unique curriculum for each level of student which allows our members to evaluate their goals and progress steadily throughout their lessons. Other Jiu-Jitsu schools do not offer these programs. Our vision of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to create a winning attitude in our students, in which over time, create champions on and off the mat. No matter the age or the skill level of the student, our jiu-jitsu instructors are patient, well-trained, and experienced.

If you are looking for realistic self defense, much improved fitness levels, increased self confidence, healthy weight loss, continuous stress relief, and more flexibility, then DM Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is the place for you!

5543 Woodruff Ave  Lakewood, CA 90713
Tel: (310) 800-5878 call or text

The DM Jiu-Jitsu Academy Promise

At DM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy we provide a safe, clean, and fun environment for people of all ages and skill levels. We take pride in the knowledgeable, dedicated, and decorated instructors that have been hand selected to help you accomplish your goals. The depth of knowledge amassed by our instructors will be a great advantage to anyone serious about learning the are of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Whether you are training for competition or looking for a new fitness routine our Academy has something for you.

DM Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
5543 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood CA 90713
E-mail:  Tel: (310) 800-5878
Serving Downey, CA
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu            Yoga-Jitsu
Mixed Martial Arts           Muay Thai Kickboxing
Submission Grappling    MMA Fitness
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense classes

Parents welcome to the DM Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy kids self defense system. This system is designed to help build your child's confidence and core self discipline. Lets get them to learn the most effective martial are having fun doing it!

We are proud to provide a unique kids curriculum for each level of student which allows our members to evaluate their goals and progress steadily throughout their lessons. Other Jiu-Jitsu schools do not offer these programs.

Kids boost confidence, increase awareness, set and achieve goals, improve fitness levels, and much more...
DM Jiu-Jitsu Academy currently offers instruction to boys and girls in two age groups: 5-9 (Little Warriors) and 9-14 (Submission Squad).

Little Warriors Program (ages 5 - 9)
Our Little Warriors program is designed to offer developing minds and bodies a fun and safe environment to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Classes combine the basics of BJJ with age-appropriate tasks and games. Kids love our exercises and activities such as obstacle courses and skill-oriented games that focus on the children’s development, both as individuals and as a team. Our students learn the value of sportsmanship, good behavior and etiquette, all while improving their coordination, strength and agility as well as their self- confidence, self-respect and discipline,

Class times: *Check schedule on main site

Kids BJJ Class (ages 9 - 14)
Our Submission Squad program delves deeper into the actual art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, focusing more on theory, technique and application. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of the sport in an atmosphere that encourages self-confidence and personal growth.

Classes will focus on strength and conditioning exercises, as well as drills, bully defense, basic stand-up strategy, self-defense, and of course BJJ positions and submissions.

Class times: *Check schedule on main site

5543 Woodruff Ave  Lakewood, CA 90713
Tel: (310) 800-5878 call or text
(Just minutes from Downey CA)

DMBJJ Womens Self Defense Program

The DMBJJ Womens Self Defense Program is the first WOMEN'S ONLY class offered at DMBJJ. It consists of 10 core lessons and 5 advanced lessons where a qualified instructor will teach you how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Each session will address two to three important techniques. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the DMBJJ Womens Self Defense Program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. Once you have completed the techniques of our Womens Self Defense Program and a minimum of 4 reflex development classes, you may test for promotion to Teal Belt!

If you have no previous martial arts experience and you want to learn how to defend yourself in a fun, safe, and cooperative learning environment, then DMBJJ's Womens Self Defense Program is for you!


Law enforcement officials and survivors of sexual assault helped us to identify the 15 most common attack strategies that a male assailant is likely to use on a woman. From hair-grabs and chokeholds, to bear hugs and weapon defenses, the
DMBJJ Womens Self Defense Program program covers it all!
Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

The DMBJJ Jiu-Jitsu Adult Program is a dual program designed to teach beginners the fundamental techniques and concepts of Brazilian jiu-jitsu so that they may excel in our Advanced program. Because BJJ is a complex art, understanding and mastering the basics is the cornerstone of any student’s success.

FTP (Fundamental Technique Program)

The DM Jiu-Jitsu Adult FTP Program is designed to introduce beginners to the basics of standing and ground grappling, and to provide a solid foundation of Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s sport and self-defense aspects. A typical class includes a thorough warm-up followed by technical instruction and on certain days, live rolling which is intended to hone in on very specific fundamental positions and strategies.

Advanced BJJ

The DM Jiu-Jitsu Adult Advanced Program explores a broader range of techniques and positions while still enforcing at its core the basics of BJJ. In addition to teaching more complex grappling, throwing, clinching and submission techniques, these classes incorporate No-Gi submission grappling and an intense competition class designed for serious competitors.

5543 Woodruff Ave Lakewood, CA 90713
Tel: (310) 800-5878 call or text
(Just minutes from Downey CA)


Come in and try our world class programs for FREE! We proudly offer superb instruction in the Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling (No-Gi). We have classes in self defense, sport jiu jitsu, cardio, and cross fit training. We also have women's self defense and a children’s martial arts program that is second to none! We have also recently added kettlebell's, punching bags, and pull up bars to complement your training experience at the academy. During your FREE trial at DM Jiu Jitsu Academy you will meet great instructors and students, train in one of best and most professional Jiu Jitsu Academy's in the South Bay, and gain a first-hand experience of the comradery and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training that DM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy has to offer. If at the end of the FREE TRIAL, you find that Jiu Jitsu is not the right match for you, we can part as friends and you will be left with an experience and a free gift on us. See you on the mats!

Downey CA, residents, take advantage of your ABSOLUTELY FREE TRIAL TODAY!!!

For more information or to schedule an introductory class, call 310-800-5878 (Lakewood location).
We look forward to seeing you on the mats!

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This is a very basic and effective arm-bar that we use from the mount position. It is a fundamental technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and like all other submissions, should be done slowly and with caution. Be sure not to practice this technique without the supervision of a certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor. Stop by the academy and one of our certified DMBJJ instructors will me more then happy to teach it to you personally.