(305) 238-3801
12812 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL 33186

Miami Martial Arts

Miami martial arts classes for fitness, self-defense, confidence & focus.

About Our School

The 5 Life-Changing Gifts of
Martial Arts. For Kids AND Adults.

Hi and welcome!

We’re so happy to share our passion for martial arts with you. For some, our Miami Martial Arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more.

While you get into the absolute best shape of your life, some other “subtle” changes happen as well. These changes are mind blowing to our new students. When you train in our programs, your life will never be the same a really good way!

Here are a handful of those life-changing benefits students experience…

#1 Boosted Confidence

Challenge yourself, change your life! As you dig in and put your efforts into learning all of the crazy cool striking drills, self-defense techniques, and showing up for cardio training you’ll realize you CAN smash your fitness goals.

Wow, what a big boost in confidence this brings! We see it on all of the new students' faces within just a couple weeks. Believe it or not, a lot of it comes from the positive class atmosphere and socialization.

You’ll swell with pride as your classmates and instructors cheer you on. High fives will fly high as you progress through training and continue to give your all in class. Both kids and adults feel this and it spills over into their everyday life. Kids step up to the plate, becoming leaders in their classrooms. And adults claim they take on challenges at work with more confidence too!

#2 Better Focus

Taekwondo is so much fun! You’ll learn all sorts of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even super-secret functional cardio drills. But...when you learn a new skill you have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you.

The neat thing is this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life as you develop laser like focus. It’s one of the most amazing side-effects of karate or taekwondo - many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for certain - you’ll learn how to focus your mind to perform tasks you once thought impossible.

#3 Fitness Will Suit You

No matter what your starting level is, each one of our students improves from the state they were in when they walked in for their first class. From complete and total beginner to elite athletes, we strive to make sure each class is loaded with challenging and fun exercises that work your entire body.

You’ll be so focused on performing techniques unique to some of the worlds top performing martial artists, and having so much fun, that before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... but you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4 Community & Family Ties

Martial artists are some of the most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. Highly skilled and dedicated to the lifestyle, we're definitely a tight-knit group here.

Students, their families, and our instructors are all about support and friendship. You’ll make tons of new friends for life, cheer each other on during tough times, and celebrate during victories.

Friendship, motivation, and dedication - that’s the foundation of the martial arts way of life. It's truly great to experience.

#5 Loads of Fun

Working out and having fun? Yup! Our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a prosperous life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever in every way - including your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are high fives and TONS of support.

Make your fitness dreams come true while learning how to protect yourself and your family.

We’re so dedicated to community improvement and safety that we’re offering a limited time 100% money back guarantee on all web specials. So, if we’re not a good fit for you, no worries. But chances are you’ll love it here. If you’re comfortable signing up over the internet, we highly encourage it. If not, don't hesitate to give us a call: (305) 238-3801

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Michael Cardoso

Michael Cardoso, Founder
Cardoso Jiu Jitsu
(305) 238-3801

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Our Miami Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes combine the best techniques from around the world to give you one heck of an awesome experience. Our instructors are complete BJJ professionals who have dedicated their life to this amazing art.

Plus: We're all about support here. There aren't "competitive" or "negative" vibes between members. Everyone just supports, encourages, and befriends one another. It's truly a great experience. Come try it firsthand with our amazing BJJ web special!

Kids of all ages as well as their parents love these Miami kids martial arts classes. That's because they focus beyond martial arts. Kids are taught self-discipline and respect as well as focus and confidence. The kids are better-behaved everywhere they go, their sense of respect improves and they perform better in school.

Our classes are results-focused and there are an array of fun activities and games for kids of all ages. Every age is perfectly catered to and the kids love these classes as they perfect their martial arts techniques and learn new ones.

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Welcome to Cardoso Jiu Jitsu - Miami's Top Mixed Martial Arts Academy!

Cardoso Jiu Jitsu specializes in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts and our goal is to develop Black Belt Leaders. We teach all ages, from 4 to adult, and focus on realistic and practical techniques.

Cardoso Jiu Jitsu has taken proven techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai and Wrestling and developed programs that EVERYONE, regardless of age, gender, previous experience or fitness level, can learn. All you need to do is show up with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and always do your best. How easy is that? 

Martial arts is a VALUABLE tool for life – both on and off the mat. It's something you can use to improve your life on a personal level, as well as the lives of others. Our goal is to help you and your family to excel and become better, stronger and wiser… and we do that with one kick, punch and strike at a time. We make it fun and educational for the whole family!

At Cardoso Jiu Jitsu, we love what we do and think you’ll love what it does for you…

Your Goals Are Our Goals… so if BJJ or martial arts is totally NEW to you or you’re a bit nervous about starting, fear not! You’ll be in good hands here and will get a ton of professional and moral support from the friendly instructors and students. We will train you at whatever skill and fitness level you are.  

We’re one big happy family and we’re all here as your friends to support and encourage you. You’ll see a lot of smiles, laughter and high fives because we all have a lot of FUN here! Where else can you learn a lot while having great fun?

Check out our super LOW web special going on right now - hello savings! You’ll get more than just savings though… enjoy physical and mental fitness, invaluable personal development and life skills and self-defense know how.

Martial arts training is also challenging for your body, mind and spirit. But challenge is a good thing. The training will help you push past your perceived limits and you’ll be AMAZED at all the things you can ACCOMPLISH. Not just in the classes here, but in all areas of your life.    

Unfortunately, bullying has become a real problem in our schools. Learning self-defense gives your kids an opportunity to stand up for themselves, gain confidence and pride and be prepared to defend themselves or their friends, if necessary.

ADULTS – if you’ve lost your mojo, are stuck in a rut, or are tired of the same ole fitness routine you’ve had for years, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great opportunity to really put your heart into something - and reap the rewards of that hard work! It’s so much FUN and there’s so much VARIETY, you’ll lose track of time and won’t even realize how much of an incredible work out you just got!    

And for those of you who want the ability to protect yourself and loved ones - it's an excellent opportunity to add safety, empowerment and courage to your life.

Oh… and did I mention that martial arts is also a great way to unwind and relieve stress… and can also provide a form of meditation. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Our state-of-the-art facility is just plain awesome! It’s SAFE and has a positive, uplifting vibe. The mats, floors and equipment are always meticulously CLEAN with your health in mind. The academy is open six days a week with a variety of classes to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the class that’s best for you and watch your life change in amazing ways!

Are you ready to experience the best prices, the most caring staff, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit?  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Head Instructor:

Sensei Cardoso has distinguished himself in the industry and the martial arts community as an excellent instructor, leader, and competitor. He has brought over 15 years of experience to the arts of Karate, Judo, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Shoot fighting and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

As an accomplished fighter, he has an extensive history on NO Holds Barred, Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches.

As head instructor at Cardoso Jiu Jitsu, he is dedicated to developing and implementing instructional programs that enhance his students' lives, both physically and mentally.

Sensei Cardoso has established his reputation outside the dojo, expediting seminars in tactical defense for local law enforcement, as well as community outreach seminars in women's self-defense.

He is also well known for his unique ability in teaching and motivating young children to excel to their highest potential.

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