We would love to meet you!
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about SOMA Academy. We would love to meet you and introduce you to the amazing people we have on the team. You really can't understand the incredible environment we enjoy by reading about it. Come on in and see for yourself. There's no reason to be nervous. Every student has been the newest person in the class. They are excited to help you begin your journey. You don't have to be in shape or prove yourself to anyone. We are here to help you reach your goals. Be ready to meet new friends and gain new skills; not to mention change your outlook on life.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable and durable. You will sweat. You don't need an appointment, but if you would like to drop us a quick line, we can have a uniform ready for you to use. Look at the schedule below and come on in.
What ages and skill levels do you accept?
Children can start as young as 3 years old. You are never too old to start jiu-jitsu. Most students have no experience when they begin, but classes are available for all levels. You do not need to be in shape to begin. Your conditioning will take care of itself as you participate.
Do you teach MMA / cage fighting?
We teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Some of our students do fight in amateur and professional MMA matches, but we no longer manage or corner fighters. Our focus is on improving the lives of our students.
Some awesome advice from our friend Robin Geisler at Gracie Ohio on attending your first class.
A brief look at class etiquette in most Jiu-Jitsu academies in the U.S.