Get Started With Your Meraki Trial
*Please note, all new trials have to be scheduled with our staff. No drop-ins will be allowed. Trial is for Los Angeles residents only. Thank you.
Start Your Jiu Jitsu Journey
Meraki is a creative expression of the art of Jiu Jitsu.
We strive to teach our members to think conceptually and develop their own individual style within a highly supportive and inclusive environment.
We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of training in a state of the art facility that reflects our passion for the transformative power of Jiu Jitsu.
Meraki was built to maximize the technical, physical, and mental benefits of Jiu Jitsu for every single member.
Benefits of Jiu Jitsu
Improved Fitness & Conditioning
Jiu Jitsu requires balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, cardio, and stamina. All of these areas will be developed through regular training. Each class consists of a mobility warmup, drills, and sparring that will burn fat, reduce stress, and improve your overall fitness.
Developing the skills to effectively defend yourself leads to increased confidence and well-being. The inner knowledge that you can handle yourself if needed, in combination with regularly overcoming challenges, builds a strong, resilient character ready for life’s obstacles.
Regularly overcoming challenges in class makes life seem easier. There is no room for distractions when you are on the mat. You will be focused on your techniques and the challenge in front of you. You will leave each class feeling accomplished and more serene.
If you are new to jiu jitsu, your first class at the academy will focus on a basic introduction to jiu jitsu and our academy etiquette in our private mat room. After your introduction, you can watch a full the class happening at that time and get a feel for what training is like at Meraki. On your second visit, you get to participate in class and we will strive to match you up with a more experienced partner of similar size who will help you through the day’s training. If you already have have jiu jitsu experience, you are welcome to join class and participate in training on your first visit.
If you are new to jiu jitsu, you only need to bring a comfortable training shirt and a good attitude, we will provide you with a loaner gi (uniform). If you already own a white gi, you are of course welcome to bring it with you. If you would like to shower at the academy after class, you should bring a towel as well.
No. There are no strikes, kicks, or punches in jiu -jitsu. And our goal is never to hurt one another on the mat. The beauty of jiu jitsu is that you can train near 100% without sustaining physical damage or injury. Our approach goal is to progress and grow as a group, which means we take care of each other on the mat. We do not tolerate members who do not observe our code of conduct on the mat.
Jiu Jitsu is physically demanding, but you can start at any fitness level. Regular jiu jitsu training will naturally get you in shape and we have many members who transformed their body and conditioning within their first 6 months of training. Moreover, in addition to our jiu jitsu classes, we offer 50 minute sessions of high-intensity Meraki Athletic Training (MAT50) that are designed to improve your overall fitness for jiu jitsu and beyond.
If you have any questions about the free trial, our classes, or Jiu Jitsu, please contact us at any time.
Phone: (310) 905-9625
We are conveniently located just west of the 405 freeway and north of the 10 freeway on the corner of Olympic and Barry Ave.