Our lead instructor has more than 20 years of coaching experience, and more than 30 years of training and competing. Ruffhouse Jiu Jitsu has a long history, starting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PROFESSOR ARTHUR RUFF
Professor Ruff was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started Judo at the age of 4, started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when he was 9, and earned a black belt in 2003.
Professor Ruff is a National champion, European champion, and Pan American champion, and has coached multiple world class champions and UFC fighters.
CARLSON GRACIE JIU JITSU
Arthur Ruff began his Jiu Jitsu training at Carlson Gracie Team in Rio de Janeiro. There, he trained under Luiz Carlos “Manimal” Diaz and Carlson Gracie. When Professor Arthur moved to the USA in 1995, he trained under Carlson Gracie black belt Rodrigo Medeiros of BJJ Revolution Team.
RUFFHOUSE JIU JITSU
Professor Arthur opened his first academy of his own in Phoenix, Arizona in 2003. He opened another Ruffhouse Jiu Jitsu in Columbus, Ohio in 2010. He has expanded Ruffhouse to Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA, bringing his unique style of Jiu Jitsu across the country.
MORE THAN A dojo
At Ruffhouse Jiu Jitsu, we are a team. Like-minded individuals who work together toward the same goals. We push each other to be better, to compete, to conquer our fears, to toughen up, and have confidence in ourselves. We pride ourselves on honor, grit, and respect. Come see for yourself!