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Our  Mission

teach quality jiujitsu

offer engaging and age-specific children programs

promote a healthy lifestyle and growth mindset

provide a safe and comfortable training environment

Mindset Brazilian Jiujitsu Academy is an Atos Affiliate in Charlotte, NC. The head professor is Professor Marlon Loor Vera, a 3rd degree black belt under ADCC & World Champion, Prof Andre Galvao. Prof Marlon is also the 2019 IBJJF No-Gi World champion, American National champion and mulitple time IBJJF Open Champion. Prof Marlon is a highly certified referee for IBJJF, Newbreed and Naga. Besides jiujitsu, Prof Marlon also has experience in Kung Fu, Taekwondo and Muay Thai.

Mindset Academy is known for its inclusive programming, offering classes to all ages (2-102), unique kids curriculum and dynamic, modern adult jiujitsu which proves successful in the tournament circuit. Our kids instructors are carefully trained in working with children, background checked and also actively train in jiujitsu.

Mindset Academy's theme is surf, southern California, positive vibes and good energy! From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel the difference in our facility. We are a parent friendly facility that provides coffee/tea, free wifi and easy drop-off/pick-up options.


Brazilian jiujitsu is a highly effective martial art that involves take downs, grappling, dominant positions and submissions. BJJ is a finishing art where you can control your opponent with little force using leverage and technique. This martial art is a great option when facing larger opponents and is much easier to train in without getting injured (verses striking arts).


Our classes are all level and age appropriate, making it a fun challenge and a great confidence builder. You will always go home better than when you came. Make the best decision, and try a class today.

for new students:

bjj youth and teen/adult program should wear the following uniform:
Nogi- Mindset or black Rashguard, black fight shorts or compression pants
gi- white or black gi with rashguard under

PlayDojo and KidDefense: Mindset t-shirt or Rashguard  or plain black t-shirt with black or grey athletic bottoms

things to remember:
jiujitsu is not always easy, but it is so worth it! some days you're the hammer and some days you're the nail. keep going!

parents, encourage your children to keep going and stay positive! bjj teaches the most amazing life lessons that will last forever.

we are a family! we work to create a positive and encouraging training atmosphere where everyone feels safe and welcomed.

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