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Jitsu Academy

An Authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School

Jitsu Academy CT offers adults and kids of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to challenge themselves both mentally and physically in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. We strive to foster this in a relaxed and positive atmosphere.

Wallingford opened in 2017 and the Cromwell location in 2024.

Jitsu Academy CT is operated by Lead Instructor and Head Coach, Oswaldo Jurema(Black Belt 4th degree).

Oswaldo Jurema Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Adults BJJ

Enhance your skill, strategy, and self-discipline with our Adult BJJ Classes.

Kids BJJ

Introduce your child to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with our fun, empowering classes.


Our Striking Classes will boost your fitness and self-defense skills.


"Simply, the best BJJ gym in the area. If you want authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you can't get better. They have world ranked and champion instructors. Zero pressure to compete if you don't want to, and accepts everyone at their starting point. If you want community and a sport to love, this is a great place to find it."

Tim McLaurin

"Really love this place. Atmosphere is very professional and clean, as well as fostering a learning environment. You get to learn and roll with a World Class Black Belt Oswaldo, but it doesn't just stop there, as there are hordes of other very talented instructors. A family feel with a love for what they do. I feel very fortunate. If you are looking to train, come in you'll be glad you did."

Matt Campbell

"Awesome gym full of friendly and knowledgable people. Lots of classes offered including a women's only class! If you are looking to start BJJ, I cannot recommend Jitsu Academy more!"

Katherine Jones

"After a 10 year hiatus from BJJ, I decided to find a local place to get back in shape and learn again. I can honestly state that this academy and its coaches come with a wealth of experience, are eager to teach, and great at developing grapplers at all levels. One major win for this academy is that the culture is extremely positive, wholesome, and everyone is down to earth. I was graciously welcomed from the moment that I stepped in. I look forward to training here for a very long time."

Alan Marshall

"Jitsu Academy Is a fantastic gym if you are just getting started, or if you've been training for years! The coaches are world class and everyone is truly excited to help you reach your goals, whether it be competing, getting in shape, or just pursuing a hobby in martial arts! Cannot recommend Jitsu Academy highly enough!"

Nick Adler

"Jitsu Academy is simply stellar. My 5 year old son started in the 4-7 year old kids class back in November and he absolutely loves everything about it. The instructors are patient, kind and incredibly knowledgable. The older students and other families are also extremely warm and welcoming to newer students/families. The culture of respect and supportiveness creates such a positive, well-rounded experience for the students. As a parent, it is a true pleasure to witness. We have, and will continue, to highly recommend Jitsu Academy to other kids and families!"

Lauren Bush

"Amazing environment and excellent support from the staff and fellow students. I first got introduced to this school through one of the trainers there I was seeing for private lessons. He kept trying to convince me to stop by for his MMA Class for a while, and finally I did despite the 35 min drive. I haven't left since and also have taken up the Jiu-Jitsu classes. The fellowship and support you get at these classes are something you don't get elsewhere at other martial arts gyms. Highly recommend for the best workout of your life and support while you achieve it"

Jack DiMauro