Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The ultimate grappling and self defense martial art for both men & women. Learn incredible technique, get fit, & have fun!

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Kids Martial Arts

Separate age specific martial arts programs for kids ages 3 through 14. Low teacher:student ratios and dynamic curriculum keeps kids engaged, learning, and having a blast!

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Fitness Kickboxing

Come and train with great people who are dedicated to helping you stay on track to achieve your fitness goals and get in the best shape of your life with these incredible action packed 45 minute workouts!

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 New to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? That’s GREAT!

We specialize in working with people who have NEVER set foot on a mat before! In fact, over 95% of our students come to us with ZERO jujitsu experience.

Our masterfully planned curriculum guarantees that anyone can learn and excel in jiu jitsu. We have many different classes to suit EVERY level of student, from the person who has never tried any martial art, to the most seasoned BJJ competitor, we have the class for you!

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Kris & Amy Magers – Owners of URSA Academy

URSA Academy provides WORLD CLASS BJJ instruction, No-gi grappling for MMA, and self defense training for men, women, teens and children of all ages, ability and experience levels.

Some of you may be asking…

“I’m a brand new beginner and I’m not a competitor, why do I need to train with the best?”

Great Question! Top quality instruction isn’t just about competition, in fact, less than 10% of our students actively compete! Top quality instruction is all about YOUR SAFETY and YOUR SUCCESS! Learning the correct technique right from the start will guarantee the safest learning environment for you and your teammates as well as ensure you that you aren’t wasting your time learning bad habits that you’ll have to break in the future.

Everyone deserves the best instruction, the best experience and the peace of mind that you’re learning things right the first time!

You owe it to yourself to come in and try it out!

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The URSA Academy TEAM at the IBJJF Chicago Open

GIVE IT A TRY! Brazilian jiu jitsu is for everyone! We have programs for Adult Men & Women, Teens, Tweens, and Children ages 4-14!

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See What One Of Our Students Has To Say About URSA Academy & Professor Kris Magers

When you come in for your appointment, our helpful staff will guide you on a tour of our beautiful facility.Our state of the art 5000+ sq. ft. facility features: TWO clean and spacious, climate controlled training areas totaling over 3000+ square feet of mat space, a comfortable and fully furnished private lesson room, an After-school program/Birthday party room, men’s and womens’ changing rooms, shower & restroom facilities, and a sleek, modern lobby area complete with  comfortable leather sofas, flatscreen tv and wi-fi so students and guests can relax and enjoy the Academy both on and off the mats! URSA Academy also offers ample free parking!

Check out our Web Only Specials and our schedule online!

With our VIP Trial, you get everything you need to experience the very best of URSA Academy’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes! All YOU bring is an open-mind and the desire to have fun, get healthy and learn an incredible new hobby.

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URSA Academy is the ONLY academy in the area that is owned and operated by an affiliated Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Assocation and IBJJF certified Black Belt, Kris Magers, and founded on the teaching principles and philosophy of legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, with direct training lineage to world renowned Gracie Humaita.



Professor Kris Magers, Master Xande Ribeiro, Professor Chris Blanke, and members of the URSA Academy Team

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Don’t take OUR word for it. Hear from a few more of your future URSA Academy teammates:

“If you’re looking for a team environment, one on one coaching, and insightful instruction, URSA Academy is an excellent choice. I can honestly say that all members of the gym were as interested in my development as the coaches and staff. I learned almost as much from my peers as I did from Kris. Moreover, the size of the class is perfect; it seemed common to be stopped mid-activity and given individualized instruction on how to improve my form. Lastly, Kris is able to break each technique down into its individual parts so that even those of us who were new to the sport could understand and improve on a daily basis. URSA Academy is a great place to learn an incredible sport and make some great friends while doing so.”

– Eric Alpert, Student

“I have been training martial arts for over 14 years and have trained in several disciplines. I can tell you with certainty that there is a difference between doing a technique and understanding what’s at the core. At URSA Academy/Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu you learn what’s at the core of the technique. They teach you not only how to do the technique but how & when to apply it. You develop a really strong foundation. URSA Academy is a great school!

– Pablo Maldonado, Active US Navy


Professor Kris Magers and a medalist at the Toledo BJJ Open!

“I have been training Brazilian jiu jitsu since 1996. During this time I have taken classes from many different instructors. Kris Magers is one of the best instructors I have been fortunate to train with. He knowledge of the details of each move is exceptional. This will allow students to progress more rapidly than others. The structure of Kris’s program also allows for learning in a safe and fun manner. The people of Ann arbor are very fortunate to have such a great jiu jitsu school. ”

– Peter Warshawsky DDS., Periodontist & Dental Implant Surgeon

“I started training Braziilan jiu jitsu with no prior grappling experience. I was very nervous before my first class. Professor Kris Magers and the students at URSA Academy did a great job of teaching me and making me feel comfortable in the first few months. Before I knew it, I was hooked. In the last two years, I have enrolled five of my six children in classes and they love it! We have all competed in a few tournaments and I have earned my blue belt. Since anyone of any size and age can safely train BJJ, it has become a great way to spend time with my family. Instead of sitting in front of the TV, we are learning and getting great exercise together. BJJ has changed my life and my family’s life in so many ways. I look forward to many more years of training.”

– Robert Braley Sr & Family, Active duty marshall


Coach Amy During Stripe Promotions in the Kids Martial Arts Class!

Our 60 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

We are so sure that you’re going to love your new hobby that we are proud to be the ONLY academy in town to offer a RISK-FREE 60 DAY money back guarantee! What are you waiting for?

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We are located at the intersection of Ellsworth Road & Varsity Drive in the Ann Arbor Commerce Center Plaza. (4th storefront from Varsity Drive) Our academy is conveniently located with easy access to I-94, US-23, Downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Campus via The Ride – AATA bus. (Route 6 stops in front of our academy!)

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