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Welcome to Hoy's Martial Arts

Cleveland's PREMIER Self Defense, JKD, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Great spot for both adult & kids classes! My son takes kids classes and loves going, he’s picked up self defense instruction, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and basic striking. Kids classes are very safe and efficiently run. I take the adult Brazilian jiu jitsu classes and enjoy the laid back and informative atmosphere. The instructors are great guys who are always willing to answer questions and offer advice on technique.

Tim Vojta

My son has attended for over a year. Mr Hoy does an excellent job working with kids of all ages and teaches, not only martial arts, but life lessons kids can use in daily life. Highly recommended!!

Carl Wichert

Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy has taught my 7 year old son discipline, respect and character building skills through their anti-bullying techniques. Mr. Hoy’s self defense methods have taught my child to be confident and strong. We plan to be part of the school for many years to come.

Michelle Finkle

Hoys martial arts is the best place for adults and kids to train martial arts in the area. They offer training in Filipino Kali, Indonesian Silat, Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, and they also have an outstanding BJJ program.. the kids programs are outstanding, and there is a path of progression for them to attain the skills necessary to attend the adult classes. Everyone knows the benefits of training martial arts.. the key difference is WHERE you train, and HOW you train. Sifu Chris Hoy is an outstanding teacher, and an even better man. I give Hoy’s my highest recommendation, and won’t train anywhere else.

Tom Chuna

Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy has helped me find a level of confidence and ability I didn’t know I had.

Rob Utz

After leaving the Washington D.C. area and training Jiu Jitsu at the Pedro Sauer Academy, I was referred to HOY’S Martial Arts Academy and found the level of training to be outstanding. My Son and Daughter also attend Chris Hoy’s Academy and love the individual attention and quality instruction from Chris and Angelo Vega, one of the head instructors. They really make you feel like part of the family. The best Jiu Jitsu Academy in the area in my opinion.

Robert McGee
Bully Prevention Classes at Hoy's Martial Arts Academy


The kid’s program at Cleveland Self Defense / Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy, incorporates a multi-faceted curriculum that is focused on helping kids bolster a positive self-image, physical and mental maturity,and helping them develop the confidence needed to help tackle adversity throughout their elementary, middle, and high school years.

Cleveland Self Defense - GRACIE / BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Gracie /
Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a combat sport and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It was made famous by Royce Gracie in the early years of “no holds barred” fighting competitions. Our program is built around the fundamentals and philosophies employed by the Gracie family, who brought this system, modified from traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu, and tested in the rough streets of Brazil, before making its way to the United States. The Gracie family continues to develop the art today.


JKD and Filipino
Martial Arts

At Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy we also offer a traditional martial arts program. This program is actually a blend of three martial arts known as JKD/Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali, and Silat, known in Indonesia as PENTJAK SILAT, and in Malaysia as BERSILAT.

Call: (216) 965-5425

8181 Avery Rd, Broadview Heights, OH 44147

About Us

In addition to our Adult and Kids BJJ Classes, we also offer Jeet Kune Do/JKD (Bruce Lee’s famous martial art), Bully Prevention programs so kids know how to defend themselves across different scenarios, Family Fitness Classes, Traditional Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Silat, Eskrima), and a Strength and Conditioning Class.

Interested in Gracie / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or training martial arts in general? At Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy you can train one or both programs for ONE LOW MONTHLY FEE. Whether you live in the immediate Broadview Heights / Brecksville, Ohio area, or located a little further away in the Greater Cleveland area, your tuition affords you the ability to attend any of our classes as often as you like. Interested in training BJJ because you’ve caught some of the events or Pay-Per-View Programs and wonder what it’s all about? Maybe you’re a parent of a child who’s having trouble at school with bullies, or a child who could benefit from some help with their focus and concentration? Or maybe you yourself have trained through the years and are looking at getting back into the swing of things? We offer many different classes on different days and at different times, so we're sure you will be able to find classes that will fit into your busy schedule.

You may be asking yourself, “which one is best for me?” Well that’s something you’ll probably have to try for yourself & we can help you do just that. Click here for our FREE Week Introductory Web Special for Kids, Teens, Adults or the entire family, give it a try TODAY!

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