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Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is your source for martial arts and fitness training classes across the Alton/Riverbend area.
Opening at 6:00 PM on Monday
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We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here is our Holiday schedule for the end of December and the first week of January:
12/21/19 - Closed
12/22/19 - Closed
12/23/19 - Normal Monday Schedule
12/24/19 - Closed - Team Open Mat at WMA in St. Louis from 11am-1pm
12/25/19 - Closed...

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Instructor Jon Rosener teaching No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu. This class is every Tuesday/Thursday night at 7pm, right after our MMA/Kickboxing class. Jon has a wealth of MMA, striking, and no-gi grappling experience. Come try a class for free! Call us with questions. We are happy to help!

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25% Off of Strategic BJJ Gift Certificates!

Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019

25% off of or holiday gift certificates. (Example: get a $100 gift certificate for $75). This is great for both new and current students! Contact us if you have any questions!

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Here is our holiday schedule for the Thanksgiving week:
Monday (11/25) - Normal Schedule
Tuesday (11/26) - Normal Schedule
Wednesday (11/27) - Open Mat Only from 5pm-6pm
Thursday (11/28) - NO CLASS - Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday (11/29) - NO CLASS
Saturday (11/30) - Strategic Fitne...

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Free Fuji Hybrid Gloves when you sign up for MMA classes.

Oct 11, 2019 – Nov 18, 2019

Have you ever wanted to train like an MMA fighter? Now you can! Sign up for our MMA/Kickboxing classes and receive a free pair of Fuji Hybrid MMA gloves to use in class! The gloves are a $60 value! Contact us to schedule an intro class!

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More great news! Starting on 10/22 our MMA/Kickboxing instructor, Jon Rosener, will begin teaching a no-Gi Jiu-Jitsu class that will run from 7-8PM on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. The MMA/Kickboxing class will move to 6PM. We are happy to continue
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We have a new class and times coming on 10/22! For more information, or to schedule a free trial of any of our programs, click the "call now" button below. You can also click the "Contact Us" button on our home page to send us a message.

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We now have our own YouTube channel. We are planning to add content in the future to help educate the public on topics like self-defense, personal fitness, and the personal benefits that grappling styles like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can have on our daily lives. Please subscribe (using the Learn More ...

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5 months ago
If you are looking for a good program for kids, this is it! Coach Keith is amazing in teaching and working with the kids! We have been in this program with Coach Keith for 9 months and I have seen good changes with my son. The skills that he teaches them can be used in every day life, protecting or defending themselves and making them more confident. You will not find a better program or instructor than Strategic BJJ with Coach Keith!!!
- Kristina T
5 months ago
Great group of guys! I’ve known Keith the instructor for many years and his teaching is next to none. In the 3 weeks I’ve been here the techniques have come together so fast I can’t believe my progress already. Great physical workout and mind challenging martial art! Top notch right here!!
- Justin K
3 months ago
I've trained with Keith for approximately one year, and his knowledge and passion of the art is inspiring. He will help you excel at your own pace. Jujitsu is good for training the body, good for self defense, and helps relieve stress.
- Ryan F

About Strategic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Hello! We are a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Academy who serves the greater Alton, Illinois area. We are affiliated with Watson Martial Arts in St. Louis and our competition affiliation is with TacTeam BJJ. Our school is also a member of the BJJ Globetrotters organization. 

Our school's original lineage was:   Helio Gracie (Founder) > Royler Gracie (Gracie Humaitá) > Wilmington "Megaton" Diaz (Gracie Humaitá) > Jack McVicker (McVicker Martial Arts) > Kyle Watson (Watson Martial Arts) > Keith Steinacher (Strategic BJJ)

Our current lineage and the source of our affiliate team structure is as follows: Helio Gracie (Founder) > Rickson Gracie (GJJ) > Jorge Pereira (J. Pereira Jiu-Jitsu) > Leo Dalla (Leo Dalla Jiu-Jitsu) > Jared Weiner (Tac Team BJJ) > Kyle Watson (Watson Martial Arts) > Keith Steinacher (Strategic BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program
You will see the influences of Folk-style wrestling, Sambo, Judo, and other grappling arts, in our BJJ classes and seminars. This variety comes from our instructors' varied training experience and their travels to train domestically and internationally. Our instructors have trained with so many wonderful instructors/practitioners, allowing us to develop a breadth of knowledge and great friendships along the way.  

MMA/Kickboxing Program
You will see the influences of our instructor's diverse background. Jon Rosener has a Black belt in TKD from Sonny Hatten, as well as years of experience working with MMA greats like Kyle Watson and well known Muay Thai instructors Jason Ciluffo, Micah Bagby, and Elmir Kulsoman. Jon is an experienced fighter and knows what it takes to make you a technical striker and get in fighting shape!

Fitness Program  
With each class we hope to instill individuals with the skills, knowledge, and self-confidence needed to develop their own version of a healthier lifestyle. Our goal is to help individuals learn how to safely and effectively reach their goals regardless of whether they are in class or in their own living-room. Going to the gym is only one part of a healthy lifestyle, more important is an intelligent and sustainable routine. This class is a steppingstone to help those looking to begin their journey towards wellness.

Every class will vary but will offer a total body workout through circuit training, HIIT, Tabata, and body weight exercises. All fitness levels are welcome, and all classes can be modified to suit the needs/goals of individuals. While the primary goal of this class is to get people moving and help improve their overall health, we also want to help create a positive mindset towards exercise that can be carried into everyday life.  

It is our continuing privilege to bring the martial arts we love to the people of the Riverbend area, including Alton, Godfrey, Bethalto, Wood River, East Alton, and beyond. Whether you want to learn some self-defense, competitive grappling, build confidence, get in better shape, or just to de-stress at the end of your day, you will love our classes. We hope to welcome you soon to Team Strategic BJJ. Let’s make the next part of our story a great one!  

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  • (618) 328-3428


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302 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
United States

Business Hours

Mon:6:00 – 9:00 PM
Tue:6:00 – 8:00 PM
Wed:6:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:6:00 – 8:00 PM
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