At Vieira Jiu-Jitsu we leverage our mastery of the Art of Jiu-Jitsu to partner with Fortune 2000, medium-sized, small, and non-profit organizations to create safe, high-impact teambuilding experiences that provide immediate and long-term improvements in fundamental team dynamics including communication, trust, accountability, innovation, engagement, and productivity.  We measure the impact of our workshops based upon a three-tiered analysis of individual, team, and organizational improvements. 

Individual Benefits

  • Improved self-awareness of how you respond under stress both physically and psychologically and the impact you’re having on your team and those around you
  • Acquisition of the tools and techniques needed to improve your mental clarity, focus, agility, and ability to make smart decisions, particularly during times of extreme change and stress 
  • Development of a self-leader mind-set enabling you to become more proactive and take ownership for your own behavior, choices, and impact on others

Team Benefits

  • Increased awareness of how each of your colleagues reacts under stress and in times of change 
  • Skills required to adjust your personal style to adapt to that of others on your team to improve overall team communication, trust, and build stronger relationships
  • Development of a servant leadership mind-set on behalf of the team-leader and team-members recognizing the responsibility they each have to improving the skills, capabilities, and self-esteem of everyone on the team not just themselves 

Organizational Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the team leads to improved communication, trust, and better relationships then creating more efficiency, higher employee engagement, and improvements in overall productivity
  • Through increased understanding, communication, and trust, we begin to see greater ability to take risks and assume more ownership which leads to improvements in workplace creativity and innovation
  • When all members of a team assume responsibility for developing each other’s skill gaps and also reaching out when they need help a culture of development, improvement and efficiency is created which leads to increased customer satisfaction and increases in profitability. 

THE VIEIRA PHILOSOPHY: The 'VTI' Method of Team Development™


It is our belief and experience that in order for any genuine and long-lasting change, personal transformation, and organizational innovation to take place team participants must feel safe to be vulnerable. In Jiu-Jitsu, in our personal lives, and at work this means we feel safe to admit when we don’t have the knowledge we need and we’re not afraid to ask for what we need, and it also means we are encouraged to take calculated risks when we have the requisite knowledge and experience without fear of negative repercussions. Only when this environment and culture is created can true learning and lasting transformation take place. And it is through these transformations and innovation that we can see measureable results in factors such as increased engagement, decreased employee turn-over, improved customer satisfaction, and increased profitability. 

Our Approach

We achieve these results through a precise integration of the latest teambuilding and interpersonal dynamics research into our well-established successful approach to the Martial Art of Jiu-Jitsu. By doing so, we are able to build awareness of individual and team strengths and weaknesses, assist in creating new dynamics releasing them from former unproductive habits, and provide them with the physical and mental energy and agility needed to achieve lasting improvements.



The Standard Package

  • 1.5--3 hour teambuilding workshop providing physical, mental, and psychological linkages between Jiu-Jitsu and improvement team performance. 
  • Program takes place at the Vieira Jiu-Jitsu dojo


The Custom Package

  • We will partner with your organization to customize our standard package into a workshop that is tailored to meet your team’s specific development challenges
  • Typically includes 2-6 hours of pre-workshop preparation
  • These programs may take place at your corporate or offsite premises


The Premium Package

  • We will partner with a nationally recognized team development expert certified in assessments and methodologies such as the MBTI and DISC to create a custom teambuilding classroom workshop in conjunction with your customized Vieira Jiu-Jitsu package
  • Typically includes 2-6 hours of pre-workshop preparation for our custom package plus 9 hours of pre-workshop analysis, assessment, and design for the added classroom experience 
  • These programs may take place at your corporate or offsite premises

Please contact our studio for pricing information.

Vieira Martial Arts Academy

8201 S. Tamiami Trail, #19, Sarasota, FL 34238, USA

(941) 879-6624