About Brasa Niagara BJJ

Niagara Falls Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Our philosophy is to always keep sight of the fact that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a self defense art.  We strive to preserve traditional principles and techniques, while embracing new concepts and ideas.  Our program is open to all people.  Since we emphasize proper technical execution, understanding leverage and timing means that participants do not have to be strong or fast or athletic to learn jiu jitsu.  Our atmosphere here is laid back and welcoming and we pride ourselves on helping new students and making everyone comfortable in an environment that fosters learning.

Head Instructor:  Frank Ungaro

  • Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt BJJ under Prof. Jose Mario Queiroga Esfiha
  • Promoted to 4th Degree Blue Belt BJJ at Gracie Academy, Torrance, CA
  • Started training BJJ in 1994
  • Promoted to Judo Black Belt at Kodokan, Osaka, Japan

Instructor:  Rob Yurcich

  • Black Belt, BJJ under Frank Ungaro
  • 1st Degree Black Belt, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu



Coach:  Brian Simpson

  • Brown Belt BJJ



Coach:  Brad Askeland

  • Brown Belt BJJ

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Coach:  Tyson Weaver

  • Purple Belt BJJ