BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU!

BJJ UNDER RICKSON GRACIE! SWIPE LEFT FOR MORE!

EVERYONE WELCOME! BEGINNER TO EXPERT LEVELS!

BATTLE TESTED IN THE MMA RING!

RICKSON GRACIE JIU-JITSU IS 100% REALITY BASED!

RICKSON GRACIE JIU-JITSU INCLUDES STRIKING!

RICKSON GRACIE JIUJITSU INCLUDES KICKING!


RICKSON GRACIE JIUJITSU = TAKEDOWNS VS STRIKING!

JIUJITSU IS INTEGRATED WITH OUR ADVANCED MMA!

JIUJITSU INCLUDED IN OUR BEGINNER MMA PROGRAM!

JIUJITSU INCLUDED IN OUR BEGINNER MMA PROGRAM!

ARNEBECK TRAINING WITH RICKSON SINCE 1996!

ROYLER GRACIE TEACHING AT THE COVE!

ROYLER GRACIE TEACHING AT THE COVE!

ROYLER GRACIE TEACHING AT THE COVE!

RODRIGO VAGHI TEACHING AT THE COVE!

RODRIGO VAGHI TEACHING AT THE COVE!

RODRIGO VAGHI TEACHING AT THE COVE!

FOR EVERYONE! MEN & WOMEN! YOUNGER & OLDER!

FOR EVERYONE! MEN & WOMEN! YOUNGER & OLDER!

JIUJITSU INCLUDED IN OUR BEGINNER MMA PROGRAM!

Start Today!
612-808-8680!

Current New Member Specials!

We are offering a FREE Class & Evaluation with our Head Instructor to determine what program is best for you! You can then choose the FREE 30 Day Trial period to experience more of the training, or if you are ready to start now, SAVE Over $200 with Free Uniform or Bag Gloves and the FAST START Discount!

Other Classes:

Welcome to the Warrior’s Cove!

#1 BJJ Training & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Schools in Minneapolis & St. Paul!

“Since Mr. Arnebeck incorporates complete mixed martial arts and jiu jitsu, I was able to learn them both at the same time. I took my first professional fight after 2 years of training at the Cove.”

Ben Neumann

Professional MMA Fighter & Instructor, Third Degree MMA Black Belt

“I have evolved into a better athlete, fighter, and a more humble, balanced individual. These progressions have been instrumental in my personal & professional development. In its totality, I consider BJJ training for life, not merely battle.”

Chris Daeger

Former Navy SEAL, Firefighter for the Minneapolis Fire Department.

“I’ve encountered dozens of styles and systems of defense. Their system of martial arts cross training is by far the most enlightened I’ve come across in my 11 years of law enforcement.”

Deputy Kent Mueller

Defense Instructor, Ramsy County Sherriff's Department

We have received hundreds of “Five Star” reviews from our members!

 Experience the

BEST
JiuJitsu Training Under The
Legendary RICKSON GRACIE!

Start Today!
Call 612-808-8680

BJJ Training Optimized For Everyone!

Our new members include men & women that range from the total beginner, to professional fighters and high ranking martial art instructors. Everyone starts at a level appropriate for their existing skills, and advances at their own pace. In every class, we divide beginners into one group, and intermediate-advanced into a second group. No matter what your skill level or fitness level, our instructors will make your transition into class easy and enjoyable! Click Here if you want to read over 150 Reviews from Warrior’s Cove Members!

We maintain a friendly & safe training atmosphere, with clean & modern training facilities, in the Minneapolis & Saint Paul area. Our Minnesota training centers are located in Saint Louis Park (serving West Minneapolis area), Burnsville (South Minneapolis) and Little Canada (Saint Paul).

Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu!

Rickson Gracie’s father, the late Grandmaster, Helio Gracie, refined the original Japanese Jiu Jitsu system. He was only 135 pounds, but he fought anyone, of any size or style, who doubted the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu Jitsu (which later became known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ).

Rickson Gracie’s Jiu Jitsu not only preserves his father’s focus on REAL FIGHTING – it also includes his own refinements relating to connection, pressure, leverage and timing that, when tested, produce massive changes in effectiveness! As many MMA Champions and BJJ Masters testify, Rickson’s Jiu Jitsu provides the highest level of combat-ready BJJ available today!

The Rickson Gracie Black Belt Instructor!

Our BJJ program is taught & supervised by Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Instructor & Black Belt, David Arnebeck. Mr. Arnebeck is the only instructor in Minnesota to have received his BJJ Black Belt directly from Rickson Gracie! Mr. Arnebeck has been training with Rickson Gracie since 1996!

Mr. Arnebeck is also the Founder of the Warrior’s Cove Training Centers, and Founder/Master Instructor of the Shinbudo MMA system with over 40 years of reality based MMA experience!

Sport Jiu-Jitsu vs Combat Jiu-Jitsu!

Unfortunately, nearly all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) taught today is now Sport Jiu Jitsu focused on point fighting – ignoring the dangers of potential kicks, punches, elbows, knees, head butts, and armed attackers. In fact, we have seen many world champion SPORT Jiu Jitsu fighters fail when confronted with striking in MMA competition! At the Warrior’s Cove, we do not make this mistake.

Defeating Larger, Stronger, Faster Opponents!

BJJ focuses on elements such as leverage, timing, endurance and intelligence in order to defeat an opponent that has superior speed, power and size. Perfect for reality based self defense where there are no weight classes! Also perfect for women’s self defense vs male attackers!

BJJ has consistently proven its effectiveness in realistic fighting and self-defense situations as demonstrated by law enforcement, special forces, and professional MMA fighters worldwide!

Over 80% Of Real Fights End On Ground!

Complete Jiu-Jitsu training deals with both standing and ground fighting, but it has an emphasis on ground fighting where it is more easy to dominate and defeat an opponent that does not know BJJ. Decades of FBI and Law enforcement statistics, as well as thousands of mixed martial arts competitions prove that most fights (over 80%) end up on the ground! Therefore, ground fighting MUST be emphasized in self-defense training

BJJ For Competitiors!

We also provide competition training for those who want to compete in Sport BJJ competitions! It is an easy and simple transition from the complete Combat Ready BJJ to the more simple version of Sport BJJ. All you need to do is avoid using those techniques that are not allowed in the rules of Sport BJJ. Although the transition from the complete Combat Ready BJJ to simplified Sport BJJ is easy, it does not work the other way around! It is a mistake to practice only Sport BJJ if you are interested in real fighting and self-defense!

No Gi Grappling!

We provide training in both Gi and No-Gi Grappling, which is basically wearing a different style of training uniform. The transition from Gi Grappling to the more simple version of No-Gi Grappling is just a matter of not doing the holding and submitting techniques that are available with a full Gi. Even though the transition from Gi Grappling to the more simple No-Gi is easy, it does not work the other way around! It is a mistake to practice only No-Gi if you are interested in real fighting and self-defense where any type of clothing can be worn! Extra clothing DOES make a big difference in grappling technique!

MMA Integration!

Sport BJJ and Sport MMA are worlds apart. However, Combat BJJ and Combat MMA systems that are focused on real fighting are very similar. Therefore, our BJJ is seamlessly integrated with our MMA training. Members can customize their training by attending Standing Days for an emphasis on Striking, Clinching & Takedowns, or Ground Fighting Days for an emphasis on BJJ ground fighting. Of course, real fighting includes both standing and ground fighting, so both are essential.

Selecting The Best BJJ School For You!

 If you are in the process of selecting a school, we encourage you to carefully compare, and find the best school for you. We suggest that you read the “Our Advantages” section to learn about the many important advantages our school & programs provide to you.

Selecting The Best Class For You!

 You are welcome to take one FREE class in each program we offer, to see which one is best for you. Details of each program is listed under the“Classes” menu.

News & Events