Here at The MAT Center, we follow the principles that were handed down through Grandmaster Helio Gracie through Master Caique Elias. Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu utilizes positioning, takedowns and throws, leverage, and submission holds to subdue the opponent.

You will learn all aspects of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Sport, Self-Defense, and Vale Tudo! This is ideal when dealing with an attacker who is bigger, heavier, and stronger than you. 

Our adult classes are open to men and women. The classes are designed to gradually get you in shape and familiar with the techniques in a safe and friendly environment.


Art alvarado

Our Caique/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program was founded by Black Belt instructor Luis Garcia under the support and guidance of Professor Art Alvarado, HBJJ Club owner and lead instructor! Following the principles and philosophy of Carlos “Caique” Elias, one of a few given their black belt by Founder Helio Gracie, our students are sure to gain the knowledge to build a foundation that is technically sound and sure to prove effective in any situation.

With the untimely passing of Luis in 2019, the BJJ program is now overseen by Professor Art Alvarado as an affiliate extension of HBBJC. Whether you are interested in Sport, Self-Defense, Gi or No-Gi, you have come to the right place!

Art Alvarado




7:00pm – 8:00pm Monday

*Additional Dates & Times coming soon!



Enjoy a whole week of classes as our guest. At the MAT Center there are no contracts to sign, just our promise that if the program is what you are looking for then you have come to the right place..

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