Neutral Grounds Jiujitsu Academy of Self Defense
Maeda- Helio & Carlos Gracie-Royce & Rodrigo Gracie- Professor Evaldo Lima
PROF. EVALDO LIMA is a 'IBJJF Gold Medalist', Appointed Board Member of Kuwait's Intl' Jiujitsu Federation.
Coach Joel has been with Neutral Grounds since the age of 17. Training almost everyday for 15yrs at Neutral Grounds, Coach Joel was promoted to the rank of Black Belt in 2018
Long Beach’s first Jiu-Jitsu Academy est 2003.
Neutral Grounds has been mentioned in books such as ‘Into the Cage: The Rise of UFC Nation’,
Prof. Evaldo has been featured in Rodrigo Gracie’s Jiujtsu technique book and on ‘We’re Kicking it’ Podcast about legends in the Martial arts world
We offer Sports & Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu for
ages 4yrs & up
As a parent of a recent High School Graduate, I can’t stress enough how important self defense, esp Jiu-Jitsu has been in our lives as well as many of our students and families. Sending our kids off to school with self-defense knowledge is priceless!
ages 4 yrs old & up
We also offer Muay Thai and Wrestling.
(ages 7-13yrs old )
Great training Combo offered.
**We’re also a USAWRESTING Chartered Club**
Our Wrestling Coach, Jorge was Head Coach for Millkan HS Girls’ Team for 10yrs. He led the Team to win CIF Championship!
We Also Offer Wrestling Summer Camps
Muay Thai Coach Woody heads a fun filled class full of techniques & cardio.
*Students must have shoes or sandals on when they are off the mat.
*Sandals or shoes must be worn to use restroom. *NO SHOES ON THE MAT.
*ONLY STUDENTS AND COACHES ARE ALLOWED ON THE MAT.
*No Food or gum at academy
. *water only outside of mat area
*Bow before entering mat & after class. *Introduce yourselves to new students. *No Cussing or swearing.
*Only coaches are to instruct students. *Parents, martial arts is about self internalization, love of learning, patience, respect. Children are all different, please do not compare one child to another, we all learn differently.
*Please take phone calls outside of academy due to the respect of the students and coaches during class. * We have the right to refuse service to anyone esp because we make safety first.
Student drop off & pickup procedure
**drop off students no earlier than 15 mins prior to class & Pick up no later than 15 mins after class**
4-6 yrs ( 1 parent or guardian must stay for class)
7-14 yrs- Please have your child call or text you , drive up or park to pick them up
15-17 yrs old- call or text parent/guardian for pickup
can wait inside or outside
If feeling ill, please test & stay home until well.
Test before coming back to class
*limit 1-2 family member(s) if spectating
Note: You must be comfortable in a grappling environment-This is a contact sport
*Check your temperature before class
*Must have own training gear!
*Please keep nails short to avoid cuts
* Bathe before & right after training to avoid funky mats
*Wear shoes or sandals when not on the mat. Foot attire must be worn to use restroom
*clean your training attire & gear on a regular basis
*make sure your training equipment including bag is clean and dry
*DO NOT SHARE TRAINING EQUIPMENT
*Must have own training gear!
HYGIENE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PREVENT ILLNESSES & FUNK SUCH AS FUNGUS, RINGWORM, STAPH & All the funky little creatures out there which love to breed in a moist environment.
*Cover all cuts, or open wounds before training. If you have a rash, you must check with a doctor to get a cleared note before training.
Also if you are sick with fever, cough, or runny nose, flu, or any contagious illness please do not come to class until you are completely well. Thank you.
**Please check covid-19 waiver**