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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective martial art for men, women, and children from all walks of life. It relies on leverage, timing, and proper technique to overcome larger and stronger opponents. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will give you confidence, knowledge, body-dexterity and fitness. We teach in a safe, friendly and controlled environment. We offer year-round tailored classes for Pee Wee (3-6), youths (6-14), adults (15+), and females. Submission Grappling is a form of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where the competitors do not wear a Gi (aka Kimono). Submission Grappling is a cross between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling. We offer Submission Grappling classes on Monday as part of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programs. At Elite T3MA you can train to the level of intensity you feel comfortable with.
Muay Thai is considered by many to be the ultimate in hand-to-hand fighting. Muay Thai kickboxing is a professional and amateur sport, a martial art, aerobic fitness program and a useful form of self-defense. Muay Thai kickboxing is more than just learning how to fight, it is a strong and vigorous martial art that teaches self-discipline and self-awareness. It has been passed down through generations for the last 2000 years. The T3MA Muay Thai Program is perfect for those who are looking to improve their fitness, learn self-defense techniques, or even compete in Muay Thai or MMA competitions. The T3MA Muay Thai Kickboxing Program combines the cardio and strength training of Kickboxing. Have an amazing workout while developing speed, strength, confidence and self-defense skills. All classes are taught in our modern training facility in a clean and safe family environment. We offer year-round tailored classes for youths (6-14) and adults (15+) of all fitness levels. Come on out for a free trial class!
The T3MA Youth Martial Arts program is designed to help your child develop life-long skills and habits that lead to a healthier lifestyle, more self-discipline, respect for themselves and others, and confidence.
The T3MA program is not a watered down version of our adult program – we teach the same techniques, we have live training, and the classes are taught by our lead instructors to ensure you child is getting the highest level of training.
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
The T3MA Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing program focused on the same skills and techniques as our adult program. Kids will learn the the fundamentals of Muay Thai Kickboxing in a fun and controlled environment. We offer a combined class for youth and adults so the whole family can participate in learning lifelong skills to promote health, wellness, and confidence. Sharing the experience of martial arts with your children helps you connect with them and share common experiences that promote a long lasting common love of martial arts.
The T3MA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Program has two age groups. Our PeeWee group is for ages 3-6, and our Youth group is ages 7-14. We offer separate and combined classes. PeeWees can join the combined class once they graduate to ensure they are ready to participate with the older kids in a safe and productive environment. The combined classes provide an opportunity for the younger kids to learn from the older kids, the older kids to provide leadership, and a convenience for parents of children that span both age groups. Our lead instructors and their assistants ensure the kids are getting the best instruction in a fun and safe environment.
We offer specialized training for kids who wish to compete in local and national tournaments. These classes were developed by our multi world champion instructors to help them leverage the same skills our instructors used to win multiple world titles in Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. Please contact us for more information about our competition team and how to register for tournaments and other events.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Andrea EmmellBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor, Black Belt
Andrea Emmel, Brazilian Black Belt from Rio de Janeiro has developed a great teaching style to share the skills she has developed on the way to winning 4 Brazilian Championships, Six State Championships (Rio de Janeiro), a World Championship in 2009 and the Pan America Championship in 2013. Andrea received her black belt under our Master Hercules Baptista and is the Head Professor at T3MA of Kirkland.
Miriam CandosoHead BJJ Professor, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Miriam Cardoso is a 5-time world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion. Raised in Brazil, she trained under masters Hercules Baptista and Carlos Gracie Jr. Miriam began her training at age 15 in 2001 and after 3 months of training she won Nationals! She won nationals 7 times after that and in 2002 she began competing at the world level – taking second place in her first appearance. In 2004 her world-winning career launched, taking first place 5 times over the next 4 years. Along the way in 2007 she obtained her black belt. In 2011 she obtained her first degree black belt and started her own academy in Redmond, Washington – T3MA of Redmond.
Joel BurrisBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Black Belt
Joel has been training in Martial Arts for most of his life, but his journey in BJJ started in San Diego under Professor Marcelo Pereira in 1996. With a move to Seattle and starting his family Joel started teaching no-gi at a local gym. Nine years later Joel joined T3MA to train with Professor Miriam Cardoso and earned his Brown Belt in 2015 and his Black Belt in 2018. Professor Joel leads the T3MA No-Gi programs.
Josh FaramHead Muay Thai Coach
Josh Faram began training Martial Arts in the 5th grade, and has been training for over 20 years in many different styles: Kajukenbo, Tae Kwon Do, Bushenkai Aikido (3rd Dan), Silat, Doce Pares, Wing Chun, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Balintawak (level 7 Guro), and Muay Thai. His Muay Thai journey began around 2006 in MMA and he has trained at different gyms until meeting Ajahn Srisuk (Former 118lbs and 126lbs PABA Muay Thai champion, two time WBA World Champion Contender) earning his Muay Thai coaching certification in January 2018. Josh looks forward to helping others improve and watching them grow in skill on their own journey.
Most of the programs we offer are month-to-month programs that have no long term commitments. For our youth programs we offer a once-a-week, twice-a-week, and unlimited attendance rate. This means that members can attend this many classes per week and can choose what day(s) they wish to attend. For instance, a twice-a-week member could attend a class on Monday and Tuesday one week and then Wednesday and Thursday the following week. All of our adult programs are unlimited attendance; adults can attend our noon or evening classes as often as they like. If you are interested in attending a free a trial-class contact us to schedule.
The billing cycle begins on the day you sign up for a program and you will be billed on the monthly anniversary of that day. For instance, if you sign up on July 15th, your next billing will be on August 15th. You can cancel your membership anytime before you are billed, but we ask you provide two weeks notice as a courtesy (please see cancellation policy below).
If you are going to be traveling or away from the gym for three weeks or more, we offer a billing suspension option. We can put your account on “suspension” so that you will not be billed during this time. If you are traveling for less than three weeks, you can schedule make up classes if you are not on an unlimited program. Use the “Suspend or Cancel Membership form” to complete this process.
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program requires that members wear a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi (aka Kimono). We have Elite and T3MA Gis available for sale at our gym for most ages / sizes. For our Adult BJJ program we do not require members to purchase our gis but we appreciate our members supporting the gym by purchasing our brand. We are a TEAM so ask adults to purchase a T3MA patch kit if an alternate gi is purchased. We require Elite or T3MA Gi’s for our PeeWee and Youth programs which are available at a discount when you sign up. For our Muay Thai or No-Gi (Submission Grappling) classes we recommend comfortable shorts with no zippers and a light weight t-shirt or rash guard (we also offer these items in the gym).
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has 13 belt colors for Youths and 7 for adults. When you join our gym as a member, we will sell you a white belt and any future promotions the belts are free! We also do not charge for testing of belts. We want the belt promotions to be about the achievement of the student and not economics. We follow the IBJJF guidelines for the minimum amount of time for a belt promotion, but each student develops at different speeds and often the actual time is much longer than the minimum. Be patient and enjoy the journey.
We have a unique program at T3MA to help ensure everyone gets has a great experience when training in any of our combat programs. We help students indicate what level of intensity they wish to train at by offering T3MA Intensity Bands. A green colored wrist band helps the instructors and other students know a student is either new to the program or wishes to train at a lower intensity. A Green band would indicate a student does not want to do full-sparring sessions and can “flow roll” in BJJ or do mitt or pad work in a striking class like Muay Thai or MMA. It is recommended that all students new to a program wear a green band for their first month of training.
T3MA was formed as a family gym and it has maintained that same culture as we have grown. It is important to us that our members are enjoying our programs and feel they are getting a great value. We will continue to offer great programs and service and while you are enjoying it please continue as a paid member.
Absolutely! Come on out for a free trial class and if you enjoy the program you can sign up for a month with no long term commitment and no membership fees. We have free trial uniforms that you can use, so just wear some comfortable shorts and a t-shirt and give it a try.
Yes, there are local tournaments for all ages and skill levels. The T3MA schools support most of the local tournaments and many of our students compete. We offer a special tournament training class for youths for a small additional charge to the monthly programs. Many of our students compete at the state and national level.
Yes, we are a family owned gym and we encourage mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters to join the team. We offer a 10% discount per additional family member (10% off for second family member, 20% off for third, etc) and special rates for families of 4 or more. In addition we have a special rate for Mothers / Spouses.
No, the wonderful thing about BJJ is that it builds on what comes natural to us. Students will learn and execute moves on their first day. We have a great program to ensure new members have a great first experience and then allow them to develop and train at whatever level of intensity they wish. We have members of all ages and skill levels and we all enjoy training and sparring with each other. You will learn how to defend yourself from a larger stronger opponent and be able to start using what you learn after a few classes.
If you want to learn a martial art that will develop strength, skills, confidence, in a fun and exciting environment with the appropriate amount of discipline than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for you. Earning a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes dedication, commitment, discipline, and time. The time will be determined by you and the rules of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. We do not give out black belts, they are earned.