Pasadena TX's Top-Rated BJJ Dojo
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can have more benefits than you know!
McCall Mixed Martial Arts exists to help each student learn and develop a love for MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We provide the Pasadena area with a dojo that is positive, safe, clean, and professional. It's an area that they can come to and receive quality instruction from experts who can help them develop lifelong skills and techniques in the martial arts. Our school and instructors also aim to train and teach each student the techniques that will help them grow in their self-defense skills, or in a martial arts competition. Hopefully, you'll develop a love for the sport like we have!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu originated in the early 1900s in Brazil, although it was by way of Japan. In the early 1900s, Esai Maeda, a former Jujutsu champion in Japan who was now leader of a Japanese immigration convoy assigned to Brazil, befriended Gastao Gracie and taught his son Carlos. Carlos and his brothers, in turn, opened their martial arts school in 1925; his younger brother Helio adjusted the techniques to account for his smaller frame, and thus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was born! Helios' son eventually brought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) to the United States in the 1980s, and it has been growing in popularity ever since then. Unlike other martial arts styles, BJJ teaches a smaller person ways they can defend themselves against a much larger opponent. While standing combat is also prevalent, this style is best known for its numerous chokes, holds, joint locks, and other manipulations designed to overpower an opponent.
We have qualified instructors (5 years and more training experience) teaching all of our classes - and most classes are taught by a Black Belt!
? Why Choose McCall Mixed Martial Arts?
- Qualified instructors with 5 years and more training experience teaching all of our classes.
- A comfortable waiting area in an air conditioned facility
- Workout equipment and approximately 1900 sq. ft. of mat space
- We have a waiting area, lockers, and we have men and women bathrooms along with showers.
- Affordable, fun, and productive after school programs.
- A low stress environment that puts an importance on having fun while training, yet being safe, and training hard.
Jiu Jitsu for Young Adults in Pasadena
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven to be one of the most effective martial arts on the planet by endless streams of MMA fighters who have arm barred their way toward victory. In an essence; it's a way to defend yourself. Not only that, but it will help you with further developing problem-solving skills, courage, and get you into good shape! If you're working a full-time job, in college, or just busy being an adult, learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or other martial arts, you can channel those negative feelings into something positive - learning discipline and focus at the same time. It allows you to gain valuable self-defense skills, which you can use to protect yourself if the need ever arises.
Meet Our Instructors
Professor Darren McCall - Head Instructor
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2nd Degree Black Belt & 1st Degree Judo Black Belt
"I am married and we are the proud parents of five boys and one girl (including twins!). With eight members in our family, we know how valuable every dollar is, and we strive to make our programs very affordable. I began my grappling training in 1994 with Judo and I received my black belt in 1999. In 2000, I started training BJJ and received my black belt in 2007. Now, I'm a 2nd degree black belt in BJJ under 6th degree black belt Murilo Bustamante. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, enjoy watching others learn, and achieve their goals and dreams!"
Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor (1st Degree Black Belt)
Don Mouser has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1998. He is a technical practitioner that is over 225 lbs., but he moves like he is a middleweight. His knowledge of the game and flowing style has rubbed off on many students.
Assistant BJJ Instructor (Black Belt)
"I started in MMA when a friend invited me to train Jiu-Jitsu. I was 16 years old and didn't even know what Jiu-Jitsu was at the time. I started training as a hobby, and later, after working on it as my hobby, it became my addiction and lifestyle! Now I would not know what to do if I couldn't teach and train the art that I love so much. It has become my life."
Kids Instructor and Assistant BJJ Instructor ( 2 stripe Purple Belt)
Liz is married to Darren McCall. She trains, teaches, and juggles the duties of being a wife and mother! She has been training since September 2010 and has won and placed at many local tournaments, NAGA Tournaments, and IBJJF Tournaments!