Dive deeper into the vast amount of Self-Defense techniques developed in Brazil by the Gracie family in a safe and friendly environment. 


Steven H.

I enrolled my son four years ago at this academy. I am amazed at the 1 on 1 attention that Professor Vieira gives to each and every one of the children at the academy. He provides a combination of discipline with fun for the kids and my child can't wait to go to class! I also joined the school two years ago.

Holly M.

Best of Sarasota, no doubt in my mind! Professor is truly passionate about jiu jitsu, and shows it when he works with his students! He teaches self defense, and encourages each student to be successful. My kids love to go to class, and I think it is a testament to Professor Vieira's program and teaching ability!

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Explore the full spectrum that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers in terms of mastering sophisticated techniques designed to overcome another expert in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) or any other martial arts style.


Learn Self-Defense for ONE month for only $49. FREE T-shirt. Unlimited Classes for Kids and Adults. Valid for new students only.

The focus of our martial arts school in Sarasota FL is on physical fitness, character development and self defense, rather than fighting. Our overarching goal is in building our student’s self-esteem.

As soon as you become a martial arts student, you join a community that works together toward improved physical strength and stamina, better focus and concentration, greater self discipline, competency in self defense and, most importantly, increased self confidence.

For us at Vieira Martial Arts Academy, the practice of martial arts means respecting each other, encouraging and supporting each other and celebrating each other’s successes.

These values are especially important in working with children and families — the primary focus of our martial arts school in Sarasota FL.

We have martial arts programs for students of all ages.
For children, our emphasis is on character development and physical fitness.

With adults, our goal is to deliver all of the benefits of martial arts, including improved muscle tone, increased cardiovascular fitness, lower stress levels, increased energy, and greater flexibility.

Self defense is also emphasized, but it’s always tempered with the training on how to seek alternatives to conflict.

Each of our martial arts instructors is committed to teaching the physical skills while applying attitude-shaping exercises aimed at bringing out the best character and physical potential in each student.

We hope you become a Sarasota martial arts student at Vieira Martial Arts Academy.

We are conveniently located inside the Sarasota Square Mall next to the playground.





At Sarasota Square Mall | 9418796624

Joseph G.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a form of martial art that you can start when you are older and keep on training – but only if you choose the right school.  I started training at Vieira Academy at 48 years old, and 8.5 years later am still training. This is because the classes consistently emphasize technique, and because we train in a sensible and controlled manner. Knuckleheads are not tolerated. You will never see a higher rank mistreat a lower rank. The hardest part of training you will experience is: getting yourself to class. If you can muster the discipline to get to class and put in a reasonable effort, the learning happens automatically. You will leave tired and with a sense of accomplishment. Training BJJ is time well spent because you are investing in yourself.