Whether standing up or on the ground we have you covered..with  Minna-Jiu-Jitsu.


The Academy of Self-Defense can help you gain Confidence, Self-Esteem, Respect, and Discipline through the art of Minna-Jiu-Jitsu. Are you prepared? Do you know what to do if someone attacks you?                         


It's a typical everyday scene on the street, in a parking lot, or anywhere.  A big strong bully decides to pick on a smaller, less confident, low self-esteem easy looking victim probably having no self-defense skills. Usually the bully has all the best of it.  Either the stranger backs off and escapes without his self-respect, or he stands his ground and exchanges punches with an enraged madman.  But not always, because sometimes this happens...

A Minna-Jiu-Jitsu block stops the punch, a Savate kick wracks his shin (which cannot be protected and is extremely painful), and a karate chop breaks his collar bone or neck, disabling him.

All of this occurs within five to seven seconds.

The fight is over - neatly, correctly, and with no heavy breathing.

This is the aim of The Academy of Self-Defense. The Art of Minna-Jiu-Jitsu is Japanese for "All Arts," in recognition that it is a flowing combination of many arts and many styles combined into one system: for practical street self-defense.

Let The Academy of Self-Defense teach you how to defend yourself with as little or as much force that is necessary.  Master Frank Charlillo has dedicated over 40 years of his life learning and teaching martial arts. The art of Minna-Jiu-Jitsu is a mixed martial art, specializing in practical street self-defense. Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu Association is a predominantly ground self-defense system which utilizes the curriculum and teachings from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu style.  

    At The Academy of Self-Defense; adults, teens and kids are taught how to defend themselves utilizing one or both of these systems from: 

  • Bullying
  • Domestic violence
  • Rape
  • Muggings
  • Attacks
  • Weapons 
  • Other hostile encounters

Call The Academy of Self-Defense at 330.814.5058 and schedule a consultation and FREE starter class.                                                                     

 We are located at 1220 East Tallmadge Ave. Akron, OH  44310  (Across from former Arbys)