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

About Cardoso Jiu Jitsu
in Miami, FL

Meet Michael Cardoso

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Cardoso Jiu Jitsu in Miami
Master Instructor

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…

  • Gives you a total body workout & extreme fitness
  • Tremendous focus, clarity and confidence
  • Increased strength, balance & flexibility
  • Self-awareness and respect for self and others
  • Improved teamwork & dedication skills

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.

How to Get Started

Come join our Miami, FL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Bootcamp, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Kids Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (305) 238-3801 if you have any further questions. Cardoso Jiu Jitsu hopes to speak with you soon!

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