UndergroundBJJ

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Submission Grappling
  • Mixed Martial Arts

Welcome

About

UndergroundBJJ, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is run by the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in the area, Michael Rooney.

Classes are offered in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Submission Grappling (SG), and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Whether you are looking to fight, compete, or just have a good time training, we are your best choice.

New people are always welcome. If you have always wanted to get started, now's your chance, please stop in and visit -or- email us.

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for any other questions or concerns. If you don't find the answers, contact us.

Latest Updates

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Congrats to Michael Rooney on his promotion to 3rd Degree Black Belt - that means he has been a black belt for 9+ years!!!
October 17, 2020

Congrats to Korey Gribble and Adam Kraut for earning the coveted rank of Black Belt, and to Trevor Doust for achieving Brown Belt!
October 10, 2020

Korey Gribble is teaching a new Wednesday BJJ Fundamentals class (Gi).
August 31, 2020

We are open for business. Please check the schedule for changes -> Click Here
June 26, 2020

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What We Do

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ is a martial arts/combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique.

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Submission Grappling

Submission Grappling is a general term describing the aspect of combat sports that focuses on ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. This refers to competition and training that does not use a 'jacket' or 'gi'.

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Mixed Martial Arts

MMA is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, BJJ, Muay Thai, and other styles.