Sensei Achille has coached more national and local Jiu-Jitsu champions than any instructor in the Pittsburgh region.
All youth classes taught by head intructor Sensei Sonny Achille.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect martial art for children to learn. It was designed so that a smaller, weaker person can use leverage to defend himself/herself against a larger, stronger opponent. In fact, “jiu-jitsu” is often translated as “the gentle art,” because it does not rely on “force against force.”
But don’t let that fool you into believing that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not effective in real life self-defense. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu revolutionized the American martial arts scene when the Gracie family brought it to this country in the early 1990’s, demonstrating that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is equal to (or in many cases superior to) the punch-kick martial arts that previously dominated the American martial arts world. Today, professional self-defense training courses throughout the world include some component of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including the U.S. Army’s Modern Army Combatives program.
At Steel City Martial Arts your child will learn one of the world’s most effective martial arts, and at the same time become physically fit and develop off-the-mat skills that they can use their entire life. Our children routinely come in telling of how well they perform in the school gymnasium in comparison to the other children, and the President’s Physical Fitness Award is a common occurrence for our students.
Steel City Martial Arts also affords your child life skills beyond the physical level. We insist that children treat each other and their instructors with respect. This positive, respectful environment demonstrates to your child the value and rewards of being courteous and respectful, a life lesson that will serve them well the rest of their life.
Of course, Steel City Martial Arts isn’t all sweat and hard work. We promote a friendly, supportive atmosphere, and we’re rewarded with lots of smiles, giggles, and laughs at the end of every class
There is a reason why we have become the most respected martial arts training academy in the area, as evidenced by our selection as “Best Martial Arts in Pittsburgh” by Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect.
Bring your child to Steel City Martial Arts to meet our instructors and to watch a class – your child will thank you today and for years to come.