Grand Canyon State Open 4/11/15

Fluid Martial Arts Academy will be closed this Saturday, April 11 2015.  Our Flavio Behring Jiu-Jitsu USA Team of over 30 competitors will be competing this weekend.  Please join us at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, AZ and cheer on our team.  For more information on the tournament location, schedule, brackets and cost of admission, please see the link below.


Kids Kenpo Group in September

Summer Time Fun: FMA Youth Camp 2015

Every year parents are faced with the same question, “What activities should our kids do during the long summer months?” It’s a legitimate question with a variety of answers. Sure sending the kids outside for a while is a great option, but going for up to two months without participating in any type of structured program can make the return to school in August quite difficult. Summer programs are a great way for children to participate in actives, stay fit, and socialize with other children in a structured and monitored environment.
It is because of these benefits as well as our passion for helping our community thrive that we will be hosting our FMA Summer Kids Camp in 2015. Our kids camp provides instruction in the various disciplines that Fluid Martial Arts Academy offers. Each day of the week students will be trained in physical fitness along with one of the arts that we teach. The program includes training in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Weaponry, Tumbling, and Physical Fitness. While the martial arts activities can be extremely fun, the camp will also provide down-time for students to socialize and rest as to avoid over-training and burnout. Students will also be provided with healthy snacks and hydration along with constant supervision in a positive environment. Check out the details below.

Monday -  Friday : 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

June 1 – 5
June 8 – 12
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31

Non-members $150 per week
Members $125 per week

Each weekly session is limited to a total of 12 students. Please contact us at 480-349-5898 or to reserve space.



FBJJAZ January 2015

FBJJAZ January Workshop

FBJJAZ Team Workshop and Youth Promotions:                                  January 17th, 2015

The first monthly Flavio Behring Jiu-jitsu AZ Team Building Workshop was well attended and incredibly beneficial to all of the FBJJAZ team members.  With Students and instructors in attendance from Warrior’s Guild Martial Arts, Like Minded Jiu-Jitsu, Game-Over Jiu-Jitsu and Fluid Martial Arts, students and instructors were able to learn from one another and grow together.  The goal of our workshops is to continue to provide students with the opportunity to come together on a monthly basis to help everyone attain excellence on the mat while raising money to put back into the FBJJAZ Organization.

Line it up

Line it up







Warrior’s Guild Youth Promotions

Mr. Jerry Porter brought a number of his youth students up to Fluid Martial Arts to be promoted to their next rank.   Professor Steve Villa of Warrior’s Guild oversaw the promotions and gave the students some excellent words of wisdom to help motivate them to keep training.  Once the promotions were finished, Warrior’s Guild and Fluid Martial Arts Academy’s students worked and drilled together learning how to properly execute the triangle from guard.

Youth Promotions 3

Youth Promotions 3







Workshop Topics

Each Instructor spent 30 minutes teaching a particular segment, allowing students to get almost 3 hours of additional training in.  Mr. Porter taught techniques from Head and Arm Position, Mr. Burns taught opening and passing the closed guard.  Coach Chuck Raybourn taught guard retention drills and guard re-establishment techniques.  Professor Darrell Taylor taught an excellent guard pass to lapel choke and Professor Steve Villa taught a very detailed variation of the mounted cross body arm lock.  Students were given time to drill each technique as well as time towards the end ask questions as needed.  By the end of the workshop, FBJJAZ students had plenty of techniques to take back to their academies and drill.

Head and Arm Position

Head and Arm Position







Next Workshop

By coming together as a team on a frequent basis, FBJJAZ students have the opportunity to learn variations on techniques from instructors with slightly different perspectives.  A special thank you goes out to all of Flavio Behring Jiu-Jitsu Arizona instructors and students that made our first workshop of 2015 such a success.  Our next workshop is scheduled Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 12:00pm.  Hope to see you all there.

1st Anniversary Pics / Holiday Hours

Thank you to all of the friends and family members that were able come out to support and celebrate our one-year anniversary last weekend.  The pot-luck had some amazing home-cooked dishes and Mrs. Burns kept the children entertained with various holiday games.   It is truly an honor to be able to assist so many with their growth in the martial arts. We look forward to another year of amazing growth for our students and our organization!

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve – 9:30am – 12:30pm (Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu)
Chrstmas Day – Closed
New Year’s Eve – 9:30am – 12:30pm (Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu)
New Year’s Day – Closed
All Other Class Times and Hours of Operation are Normal

One Year Ago…

JT and Karen

JT and Karen

December 16th, 2013 Fluid Martial Arts Academy opened our doors and began running classes. In the first week, we only had four students. Since then, our youth and adult programs have continued to grow. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported us over the last year. Without your support, we would never have been able to achieve such success. This Saturday, December 20th, we will be hosting an Anniversary / Holiday Potluck from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. This is a public event, so please feel free to join our family in celebrating our one year anniversary as well as the holiday seasons. In the meantime, enjoy the gallery of photos from this past year.

Holiday Flyer

Holiday Sign-up Special!

$99 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Classes.
This is a great introduction to the Martial Arts for kids or adults!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Kenpo Karate – Muay Thai Kickboxing
Self-Defense – Physical Fitness – Competition
Ages 3 and up – All experience levels
Holiday Flyer





Contact us today:
Phone: 480-349-5898
*Holiday Sign-up Special valid for new students only.

Behring AZ

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Fluid Martial Arts Academy would like to wish all of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Kenpo Karate students and families a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  Due to the holiday, we will have an adjusted schedule this week:

Morning Classes Only
(9:30am – 12:30pm)

Thanksgiving Open Mat
(9am – 11am)

Evening Classes
(3pm – 6:30pm)

All other classes will remain the same this week. See you on the Mat!

Professor Handley, Karen, JT
Fluid Martial Arts

Rob Handley Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar Pics

Check out some of the highlights from last weekend’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar taught by Professor Rob Handley at Fluid Martial Arts Academy in Tempe, Arizona. Flavio Behring Jiu-Jitsu students from Warrior’s Guild Martial Arts, Game-Over/Ki-Senshi Martial Arts, Like Minded Jiu-Jitsu and Fluid Martial Arts Academy were in attendance. Students learned and drilled both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense and Sport Specific techniques.

GM Behring Seminar

Rob Handley Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Seminar

Fluid Martial Arts is proud to host Professor Rob Handley, head of FBJJUSA, this weekend.  Professor Handley will be running seminars and training sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 7 – 9.  Friday sessions will run from 3-5pm and from 6-8pm (MMA).  Saturday and Sunday sessions will run from 11am – 1pm.

Handley Seminar

With his positive attitude, attention to detail and high level coaching abilities, Professor Handley is truly a world-class instructor. Come out and join Behring AZ as we continue to “climb the ladder of excellence” this weekend.  See you on the mat!

JT and Rob

For more information and pricing, please contact us at 480-349-5898 or


FMA Halloween Party 2014

Check out pictures from the FMA Kids Halloween Party! Everything from games and food, to fashion shows and prizes. A great time was had by all. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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