Cephas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu brings together Karate, Japanese Jujitsu, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to form a family-originated and perfected martial art form. It is an effective self-defense system, based on the techniques of holds, locks, pressure points, kicks, punches, and throws in order to defend against one or several attacking opponents.

The essence of Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu encompasses respect, humility, and compassion.

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Combined Techniques

Karate 空手

​Karate is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te (手?), literally “hand”; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes, and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically and in some modern styles grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka (空手家?).

Japanese Jujitsu 柔術

​Jujitsu, also known as Ju Jitsu, Ju Jutsu, or Jiu-Jitsu, originated in feudal Japan and was a perfect unarmed compliment to the armed combat of the Samurai. Jujitsu translates as ‘the gentle way’ or ‘the way of compliance’ but it is far from ineffective. Jujitsu techniques do not rely on strength; they rely on an understanding of the human body, physics, and center of gravity to achieve devastating punches, kicks, locks, and of course throws.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

​Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judoground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie(who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz Franca.

Enhances Strength and Fitness

Are you ready to be in the best shape of your life? Well, Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu is the martial art for you. Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu is an intense form of physical training that boosts cardiovascular health through both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. As a result, you’ll quickly improve your endurance and build immense muscular strength throughout your entire body. Additionally, Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu is known to help its practitioners shed fat and lose weight. After just an hour of Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu training, you’ll have utilized pretty much every part of your body and burned about 500-700 calories.

At Cephas BJJ, students practice a variety of exercises – such as jumping rope, shadowboxing, sprinting, sit-ups, technique sequences, sparring, and stretching. You will begin to experience improvements in your stamina, strength, and power after only a few classes!

Strengthens Mental Health

Let’s talk about the mental health benefits of Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu. At Cephas BJJ, mental health is just as important as physical health. That’s why we’re so passionate about sharing Cephas Karate-Jiujitsu with as many students as possible. This form of exercise provides a safe space for you to release feelings of frustration, worry, and stress, all while releasing endorphins – your brain’s “happy chemicals.” Cephas BJJy promotes an uplifting environment where students support one another and athletes feel free to grow through trial and error.


Martial arts may offer a variety of physical and mental benefits, but the best part? The people.

At Cephas BJJ, our staff and students set us apart from any other dojo in Las Vegas. We are home to a team of highly experienced athletes who love teaching martial arts just as much as they love practicing it. Our student base consists of students of all ages and backgrounds who are not only devoted to their training but are devoted to our school. When you join Cephas BJJy, you aren’t just signing up for a martial arts class – you’re becoming a part of a life-changing community.

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