Programs description, schedule & pricing (Below)

Kids 3-5 Basics

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This program is designed to introduce our youngest students to jiu jitsu, as well as help him/her develop agility and coordination. The curriculum includes fun games and interactive drills that teach basic jiu jitsu movements and beginner techniques, ensuring a strong foundation and better understanding of our art, while maintaining his/her interest and keeping it enjoyable for your youngster. Instructors also promote and reinforce strong core values through simple and easy-to-follow methods.

BELT RANK: 

  • White and Grey/White Belts

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Learn self-discipline and build confidence
  • Develop respect for instructors and peers
  • Improve coordination and agility

CURRICULUM INCLUDES: 

  • Beginner jiu jitsu techniques
  • Coordination-building drills and movement exercises
  • Simplified explanation of core values

Kids 6-9 Basics

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This program is designed to help students build a strong foundation for basic jiu jitsu techniques and improve their overall understanding of jiu jitsu practice. The curriculum for this program includes both beginner and fundamental techniques, as well as coordination drills, interactive games, and exploration of core concepts and ideas in the jiu jitsu art.

BELT RANK: 

  • White and Grey/White Belts

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Increase general understanding of jiu jitsu
  • Learn self-discipline and build confidence
  • Develop respect for instructors and peers
  • Improve coordination and agility

CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

  • Beginner and fundamental techniques
  • Overview of all positions and situations in jiu jitsu
  • Coordination drills and interactive games
  • Exploration of core concepts and ideas

Kids 10-15 Basics

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This program is designed to build a strong foundation in your student’s practice, and improve his/her coordination, movement, and agility. Students will also receive a comprehensive overview of all positions and techniques in the beginner and fundamental curriculum, as well as an introduction to the more advanced jiu jitsu curriculum. Students will also be given more detailed explanations of core jiu jitsu concepts and ideas.

BELT RANK: 

  • White and Grey/White Belts   PROGRAM GOALS: 
  • Improve movement and coordination
  • Learn self-discipline and build confidence
  • Develop respect for instructors and peers

CURRICULUM INCLUDES: 

  • Overview of all positions and situations
  • Comprehensive instruction of beginner and fundamental techniques
  • Introduction to advanced jiu jitsu techniques
  • Detailed explanation of core concepts and ideas
  • Beginner and advanced No-Gi concepts

Adults Basics

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The Basics Program was created to ensure that all newer students will begin their jiu jitsu journey with a strong foundation. The curriculum focuses on introductory techniques from every position, as well as core concepts in jiu jitsu practice that will aid in the student’s development and progress.

BELT RANK:

  • Mandatory for White Belts. All other belts are encouraged to attend to review basic moves

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Introduce students to all positions and situations
  • Build coordination and learn jiu jitsu movements
  • Understand core concepts and ideas
  • Inspire students to live the jiu jitsu lifestyle

CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

  • Beginner jiu jitsu techniques
  • Overview of all foundation positions and situations
  • Mobility and agility drills

Kids 6-9 Advanced

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The Advanced Program gives students the opportunity to take their game to the next level through an in-depth exploration of more advanced jiu jitsu techniques and instruction. Students will also receive an extensive education into modern jiu jitsu practice, as well as less common situations that may arise during a match. Participation in this class is restricted to solid color belts and above.

BELT RANK: 

  • No white belts allowed including grey/white

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Improve student’s overall jiu jitsu knowledge
  • Delve into more advanced and modern jiu jitsu techniques
  • Build a more complete game

CURRICULUM INCLUDES: 

  • Attacks, defensive techniques and escapes from every position
  • Instruction on advanced jiu jitsu techniques and positions
  • Positional, situational and live sparring

Kids 10-15 Advanced

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The Advanced Program gives students the opportunity to take their game to the next level through an in-depth exploration of more advanced jiu jitsu techniques and instruction. Students will also receive an extensive education into modern jiu jitsu practice, as well as less common situations that may arise during a match. Participation in this class is restricted to solid color belts and above.

BELT RANK: 

  • No white belts allowed including grey/white

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Improve student’s overall jiu jitsu knowledge
  • Delve into more advanced and modern jiu jitsu techniques
  • Build a more complete game

CURRICULUM INCLUDES: 

  • Attacks, defensive techniques and escapes from every position
  • Instruction on advanced jiu jitsu techniques and positions
  • Core concepts and ideas
  • Positional, situational and live sparring
  • Question & Answer sessions

Adults Advanced

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The Advanced Program gives students the opportunity to take their game to the next level through an in-depth exploration of more advanced jiu jitsu techniques and instruction. Students will also receive an extensive education into modern jiu jitsu practice, as well as less common situations that may arise during a match. Participation in this class is restricted to solid color belts and above.

BELT RANK: 

  • No white belts allowed

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Improve student’s overall jiu jitsu knowledge
  • Delve into more advanced and modern jiu jitsu techniques
  • Build a more complete game

CURRICULUM INCLUDES: 

  • Attacks, defensive techniques and escapes from every position
  • Instruction on advanced jiu jitsu techniques and positions
  • Core concepts and ideas
  • Positional, situational and live sparring
  • Question & Answer sessions

Women only

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Whether you are interested in self defense, fitness, or competition, this class adjusts to meet any woman’s specific needs and goals.

Our experienced instructors will help you reach any goal you have in mind. We welcome you to try it!

BELT RANK:

  • All belt levels are welcome

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Develop student’s repertoire of attacks, defensive techniques, and escapes from every position
  • Teach core concepts and ideas of jiu jitsu
  • Build camaraderie among the women practitioners

CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

  • Beginner and fundamental jiu jitsu techniques
  • Overview of all positions and situations
  • Positional, situational and live sparring
  • Mobility and agility drills
  • Body weight exercises
  • Question & Answer sessions

Combatives

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Combatives is our Basic Self-Defense program for adults. In this class, you will learn core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (also known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ) in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses standing and/or ground self-defense techniques, which are further broken down into simplified drills or “slices” to facilitate the learning process. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. 

BELT RANK:

  • All belt levels are welcome

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Develop student’s repertoire of Self-Defense techniques while standing and on the ground
  • Build camaraderie among the practitioners

Judo

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Aimed at beginner and intermediate students who have none to some prior experience with judo or other grappling martial arts or sports. It is great for learning to fight in a close range grappling against a fully resisting opponent with maximum efficiency and minimal relative effort. 

BELT RANK:

  • All ages and belt levels are welcome

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Learning fundamental grappling techniques in standing and ground positions
  • Conditioning the body to work with resistance of another person’s weight and strength
  • Applying learned techniques in an effective and safe manner.

CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

  • Warm up exercises that build core strength, coordination, balance and spatial awareness; improve flexibility.
  • Teaching of fundamental techniques for standing and ground positions
  • Techniques drilling in various stage of speed and intensity
  • Drilling exercise to improve the fundamental physical element of techniques
  • Live sparring

Adults No-Gi

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The No-Gi Program is offered in both fundamental and advanced classes. Students will have the opportunity to learn the same modern jiu jitsu being taught in gi classes, but learn how to adapt them to no-gi situations. Students must wear the Atos no-gi uniform to participate in these classes.

BELT RANK:

  • All belt levels are welcome

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Improve overall understanding of no-gi jiu jitsu
  • Balance ability to use techniques in both gi and no-gi situations

CURRICULUM INCLUDES: 

  • Attacks, defensive techniques, and escapes from every position
  • Core concepts and ideas
  • Positional, situational and live sparring
  • Question & Answer sessions

Private class

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Private lessons are available to academy members. It’s a great way for more concentrated instruction. Students will have the opportunity for more in-depth exploration of techniques and positional study in this more exclusive learning environment.

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

  • EXCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT,
  • IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF TECHNIQUES & SITUATIONS;
  • PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION TAILORED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL STUDENT.

PRICING:

Talk to your instructor about availability and pricing for single lessons and packages.


Competition Class

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Focused primarily on sparring, our Competition Program is designed to prepare students for competition. Students will get an overview of tournament scenarios and how to handle certain situations that will arise on the competition mat. This intense program is guaranteed to help students feel confident and prepared for their upcoming competition. This program is offered to all belt levels, but by invitation only. Parents must set goals and express interest and commitment in order to be invited.

BELT RANK: 

  • All levels
  • BY INVITATION ONLY

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • Prepare students for tournament situations
  • Help students get into competition shape
  • Build confidence and the competitive mindset

CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

  • Competition-focused sparring
  • Prior competition video breakdown
  • Overview of tournament scenarios
  • Positional and situational training
  • Question & Answer sessions

Open Mat

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Our open mat training is designed to allow students to work on specific trouble areas and practice newly learned techniques in a structured format.

The class is open to all members of any belt rank or age. Children must be accompanied by a parent on the mat as designated training partner.

This class allows members the opportunity to spar, drill, or analyze techniques and improve their Jiu-Jitsu Game.

Question & Answer segments available in this class.

Home training

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From self-defense home training to all color belts BJJ curriculums, Vieira Martial Arts Academy make available for everyone, several online streaming courses to help you to reach the next level. Learn from professor Thadeu Vieira authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques demonstrated at the highest level of performance and instruction.

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* Classes for 3-5 years old beginners are held only on Tuesdays.
** Competition practices on Fridays occur prior major tournaments only.
*** Open mat sessions are strictly for members only.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. P R I C I N G


Q. Do you offer memberships based on contract?

A. No contract.

Q. How much does the membership cost?

A. We offer two forms of membership: Monthly and Yearly based on the amount of weekly classes you take.
For classes once a week: $120/month or $1,152/annually (discounted)
For classes twice a week: $180/month or $1,728/annually (discounted)
For unlimited classes: $260/month or $2,496/annually (discounted)


Q. Do you offer family discounts?
A. Yes, we do offer 50% discount to all 2nd family members and thereafter.


Q. How much is a day pass (mat fee)?
A. We are currently not offering day passes. We encourage out-of-town visitors to seek other schools in the area.

Q. How much is the uniform?
A. A basic uniform is included on your first membership free of charge.


Q. How much are your testing fees?
A. We never charge for testing. Every student will earn their next rank as their progress accordingly.


Q. How much cost those Jiu- Jitsu cards that resemble Pokemon cards? My son saw one with his friend that is your student.
A. No charge. All youth students receive a VA Power Card© as they learn new moves that are part of our official youth curriculum as motivational rewards. There are 100+ to be collected and they can access free video-lessons of each technique with a QR code on the back of each card. Complete decks are available on Amazon.com


2. R A N K    A D V A N C E M E N T


Q. How long time takes to get the black belt?
A. Rank advancement in our school is not a commerce. A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a serious achievement that cannot be bought, only earned, at least in our school. As Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is made by thousands of thousands of techniques that can only be polished with maturity and proper mindset, the minimum age to obtain the black belt is 19 years old. It takes an average of 7 years of training to master the minimum requirements to become a black belt.


Q. What is the highest color belt a child can attain in BJJ?
A. The green belt (up to 15 years old of age). It precedes the blue belt that can only be attained by someone that is at least 16 years old of age. A green belt in BJJ, generally possesses 100x more knowledge than a black belt in any other martial art style practitioner of the same age.


3. C L A S S    F O R M A T


Q. Can my 6 years old child take class together with my other 13 years old?

A. No. We are fortunate for being able to structure our classes based on the children's respective physical and mental maturity levels, so they can receive proper instruction based on what they can comprehend and what they can perform. Just like a school would not allow a 3rd grader to attend the same classroom of a 7th grader. Families are welcome to participate together on our open mat sessions during the weekend.


Q. Do I have to spar?
A. Absolutely not! We have fundamentals only class and self-defense drills-only class. Sparring is only available for students that reach 2 stripes on the white belt. All students at that level and higher, spar each other in a friendly manner and most of the times it is done in a slow pace gear so the learning aspect is much more emphasized rather than merely trying to win.


Q. Usually how many people are in your regular classes?
A. Currently the average amount of students we have in the following classes are:
Pre-K: 5
Kids: 15
Teens: 12
Adults: 15


4. G E N E R A L    Q U E S T I O N S


Q. Do you offer a free trial class?
A. Yes. We offer a free introductory class for beginners only. Simply contact us and we will schedule your trial class. 



Q. I am visiting Sarasota on vacation, can I attend your open mat?
A. No. Our open mat sessions are for members only. Some visitors are disruptive for the very fact they don't live in the area, so in order to keep our members safe and headache-free, we encourage out-of-town visitors to seek other schools in the area.


Q. Do you offer summer camps?

A. Yes, we do offer various camps throughout the year.


Q. Do you offer corporate workshops in other countries?
A. Yes, Professor Vieira has taught numerous workshops outside the USA. Obviously, as he is a Brazilian native, in Brazil and also Canada, Puerto Rico, England, France and Germany.


Q. My children just moved from Russia and don't speak English at this point. Can they join?
A. Absolutely! We have members from all over the world! Professor Vieira is a gifted teacher and will use the universal language of Jiu-Jitsu to engage your kids. Learning and fun guaranteed!

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