Our mission at
Uflacker Academy

“We are not in the business of martial arts. We are in the business of building confidence, confidence not only to defend yourself — we build the confidence required to face life.”

— Renzo Gracie

Our Programs

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

Our classes are educational, effective, and exciting. Instructors teach in a structured and straightforward manner so that EVERYONE can participate, learn, and experience results! This is a learning environment that builds confidence and strength.

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Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

Our kids’ program is designed to instill confidence and teach practical self-defense skills. Your child will increase in focus, discipline, and coordination while having fun. Classes are taught in a simple, structured manner so that EVERYONE can participate, learn, and enjoy the results!

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Professor Christian Uflacker


Christian Uflacker

4th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt /Judo Black Belt / Undefeated Professional Mixed Martial Artist / BJJ World Champion / American National Champion / European Champion / Brazilian National Champion

Professor Christian “Xaropinho” Uflacker was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where much of the foundation for modern-day Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was laid. There, he trained under and eventually received his black belt, from the Legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master, Carlos Gracie Jr., at the Gracie Barra Academy. During this time, Professor Christian learned Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and began winning and compiling many championships, including two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. Professor Christian has always had a thirst for learning and competing, so naturally, he later transitioned to the competitive sport of Mixed Martial Arts. He has fought for some of the largest organizations in the Mixed Martial Arts arena, including Bellator MMA and Strikeforce, while founding Uflacker Academy in 2006. Today, he is dedicated to his family and students. He firmly believes that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most powerful tool for self-development. He teaches his students how to maintain composure and equips them with the necessary tools required to problem-solve tough situations. Above all, his passion for the martial art and teaching has been one of his greatest achievements due to the positive impact in his student’s lives.

Empower yourself…

Change begins here…

From day one, you become part of our family. We're known for our high quality instruction and friendly class environment. Not only will you improve your physical endurance, you'll also learn powerful self-defense techniques and adopt a healthy lifestyle!

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“A widely held belief among Jiu-Jitsu practitioners is that Jiu-Jitsu goes beyond fighting or self-defense; it persists off the mats and embeds itself into your everyday life. After a year and a half under Professor Christian’s tutelage, I've experienced this first hand. Professor Christian would say, "Every roll should be a study." For me, this study is as much about developing confidence as it is about developing technique. For others, this study might mean something different. Perhaps that's the most incredible thing about this academy and the art in general; people get out of it what they want or need the most.”
—Ignas G

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