"Water is always purest closest to the source."

- Grand Master Relson Gracie

"Water is always purest closest to the source."

- Grand Master Relson Gracie

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu & Strength Training

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Monthly Workshops are a fantastic introduction; however, mastery and confidence are built through consistent training and rigorous practice.



Women Strong is a self-defense program designed to teach women effective techniques for defending against a variety of attacks.

The program covers a range of realistic scenarios, including strikes, grabs, hair pulls, chokes, and being dragged to a car or pinned to the ground.

The techniques are based on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and are designed to be efficient and easy to learn.



Women Strong is a self-defense program that teaches women specific strategies of how to avoid and escape dangerous situations.

The program covers a wide range of strategies, including predator psychology, early danger signals, boundary setting, and physical self-defense.

The goal of the program is to empower women to take control of their own safety.



The instincts you'll acquire through repetition of defending grabs and attacks; and by turning core skills into muscle memory will be available upon demand...even in real life scenarios.

Your training will have you prepared for the real deal if and when it ever happens. Your regular practice and scenarios will help you stay calm in chaos, and tap into your instincts.

“Strength has a greater purpose.”

— Pavel Tsatsouline

“Strength has a greater purpose.”

— Pavel Tsatsouline

World Class Trainer

World Class Trainer

Michael Cassesa

Mike believes safety comes first with his students. This means that proper form and technique be used in ALL aspects of training. While it’s necessary to push one’s boundaries to grow as a person and to achieve one’s goals, these boundaries should not be pushed when risk of injury is high. Mike has strongly adopted his training philosophies from Relson Gracie and Pavel Tsatsouline…Least amount of risk for the Greatest reward!


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Relson Gracie Self-Defense

Kettlebell Strength Training


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (N.S.C.A.)

Relson Gracie Certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Instructor (3rd Degree Black Belt)



Strength & Power


As a new personal trainer I've sought guidance under Mike for strength and conditioning training. My goal is mainly hypertrophy, I would like to build strength and increase my explosive power.   I also love movement, flexibility and  balance I like to maintain those levels.

I hope to see these improvements with Mike and excited about the potential explosive gains lol😎💪

Just Getting Started


Bottom line I can’t wait to train while knowing that someone with experience has my back and really let‘s me worry about just showing up which is always the hardest part.

Crushed StrongFirst SFG1 & 2

Robert & Hannah Johnson

Mike trained my wife and I for the past 2 years with rigor, compassion, and expertise. We took the SFG certification last week and absolutely crushed it! We couldn't and likely wouldn't have done it without him!

Unlock your True strength!

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