World-class Brazilian Jiujitsu

Its all in the mind

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All classes begin with a short dynamic warm up that includes both plyometric and calisthenic exercises. We welcome anyone who values self-discipline, wellness, martial arts, self-defense, respect, and is looking for a well-balanced lifestyle.

It doesn’t matter if you are a person with no training background that wants to lose weight or learn self-defense, a busy business man looking for a stress relieving activity, a parent searching for something to complement the education of your kids, or an experienced martial artist aiming to further develop of your fighting skills, we offer something for everyone.

United Jiujitsu Team
Based on 79 reviews
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Marianna AcostaMarianna Acosta
06:01 16 Mar 24
Trent DraperTrent Draper
22:57 11 Jul 23
This academy and it's lineage are super legit. Carlos is a great blackbelt competitor and I highly recommend him and United Jiu Jitsu. The facility was awesome as well as the culture. FIVE STARS!!!
Miguel De LeonMiguel De Leon
20:58 07 May 23
Fantastic coaches and atmosphere! Would heavily recommend this facility to anyone looking to facilitate growth in their physical and mental strength. The kids also seem to love their classes. Come check this place out!
Dat GuyDat Guy
00:26 21 Apr 23
This is the best jujitsu gym in Pasadena! I have been training here for about a year now, and I have to say that I have never found a better combination of technical instruction and positive training environment anywhere else.The coaches are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, and they are always willing to share their experience to help us improve. The training sessions are well structured and cater to both beginners and advanced students. Plus, the coaches always make sure we're learning the techniques and giving us feedback on our performance.The facility is clean and well organized, with plenty of space to train. The equipment is top-notch, and everything is properly maintained to ensure it's safe to use.The gym has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which is essential when it comes to building confidence and enabling students to learn at their own pace. Everyone here is supportive, and we all encourage each other to train harder and achieve our goals.Overall, I would highly recommend United jujitsu gym to anyone looking to learn jujitsu or improve their skills. It's an excellent place to train with knowledgeable coaches, great facilities, and an amazing community of supportive and encouraging students."
Jeremy LandryJeremy Landry
18:09 03 Apr 23
Coming from my previous school, I joined the United Jiu-Jitsu Team a little over 6 months ago and I have been blown away by the experience. The instructors are top-notch and highly skilled, with years of experience both in practicing and teaching the art of Jiu-Jitsu. They take the time to work with each student individually, ensuring that we all understand the concepts and techniques and can apply them effectively.The atmosphere at United is welcoming and supportive, and the community has been incredibly friendly and encouraging. Everyone is here to train hard, push one another and help each other improve. There’s a real sense of camaraderie in the gym.The school is always clean and well-maintained, with plenty of space for training. The class schedule is flexible, with a wide range of kids and adult classes (both gi and nogi) offered throughout the week. They regularly cross-train with Pablo Silva Jiu-Jitsu, with whom they are a close affiliate.I have definitely found my new gym home and I highly recommend United to anyone interested in learning jiu-jitsu. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, the instructors and community at United will help you take your skills to the next level.
Shelton WoodrowShelton Woodrow
01:18 27 Mar 23
Tauren DTauren D
03:22 05 Jan 23
Best jiu-jitsu school in the Pasadena and surrounding areas. Prof. Carlos is an absolutely top level competitor and will train you like no other. There's competition classes on Wed. 6am classes if needed and weekend comp classes at Pablo Silva BJJ in Belair. Bring lots of water/Gatorade.
Ms_Ro _ZMs_Ro _Z
07:20 28 Oct 22
Adult and kid classes offered. There are different skill levels and weight classes. Everyone trains hard and learns good technique under Prof. Carlos. Belt ranks are earned not given. Classes are structured and focused. Our team has good sportsmanship. Facilities are clean and sanitized daily. Family friendly environment. Highly recommend.
Sam BarbosaSam Barbosa
21:45 26 Oct 22
Wether you’re a seasoned competitor or a Dad just trying to be active and healthy, United BJJ has been a blessing.The competition atmosphere is there. Prof. Carlos treats every student with respect, he communicates about any changes, expectations and tournaments. The facilities are probably the best if not the best in Houston.The coaching staff is the best. Smiles everywhere!!!You will NOT be disappointed!!
John C.John C.
04:05 02 Oct 22
Awesome school. Convenient location and easy to get to. Professor Carlos is very knowledgeable and actually leads by example, because he actively participates in each class he teaches. The students there are very friendly and welcoming. This school will help your BJJ game grow, regardless of your experience level. No one has an ego over here, which is common in other gyms. There’s a family like atmosphere. Also, this school is very Military Veteran friendly. I served in the Military. I have some anxiety from my service. The Professor and training partners do their best to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I am proud to call this my home gym. Highly Recommended. Osss.
James StocktonJames Stockton
14:33 19 Jul 22
My daughter and I trained with Carlos in his humble beginnings. We *loved* training under his excellent tutelage and with his amazing team. Sadly we had to leave when we moved out of state for work, but when we return to Houston we will be returning to Carlos to continue supporting what he's been building. I hope to have my younger kids start training with him some day too.
Edwin FranciaEdwin Francia
02:12 15 Jul 22
An awesome place to learn and train! Carlos Henriquez (Black Belt) is incredibly professional and technical, teaching Adults and Children... Bravo! Neat & Tidy 👏🏼
Thunder Sun HomesThunder Sun Homes
03:53 15 Mar 22
Carlos was very gracious to let me train there. He had a great no gi class. It was very welcoming and a great environment.
Yadira VillarrealYadira Villarreal
20:05 12 Jan 22
Great Atmosphere, great instructors, my 6yr old likes it very much, she has learned so much in the last couple months. Def recommend.
Gustavo Gomez JRGustavo Gomez JR
14:39 17 Nov 21
Professor Carlos is great! We joined one year ago and its the best decision we have made!I attend the adults the adults class and my 5 year old son the kids class. He is very patient and provides feedback to keep you improving, the school is very friendly one feels like a member of a family.
Minh NguyenMinh Nguyen
15:16 17 Jun 21
Professional, well mannered, and passionate. That’s how I would sum up the head instructor at United Jiujitsu in three words. Carlos goes above and beyond his role as a coach for his students. Always leading from the front as well not just directing. That’s what I would look for in a coach.
Melissa DeleonMelissa Deleon
15:47 26 May 21
My kids love this class, they made new friends, they get a good workout, and the staff is very attentive.
manuel vazquezmanuel vazquez
14:41 26 May 21
I wouldn't ask for a better dojo or team.If your looking for a competition gym this is your place, great competitors, great team, a lots of experience.For sure I will go back every time I'll be in town.
Alexa martinezAlexa martinez
01:58 06 Apr 21
I go here and its GREAT!!! my teacher is a really good teacher and he cares for us
Billy ChoBilly Cho
03:28 28 Nov 20
Best jiu jitsu team on the southside. coach Carlos is an amazing teacher.
13:53 29 Oct 20
So I have been on the hunt for a good Jiu jitsu school for my kids a place that works them out and trains them. What I was running into with a lot of schools in the area, is that they employ a lot of gimmicks and to much time spent on entertaining kids instead of live training, and if you are like me that is not what you want your kids . My kids love it here and I could not be more happy with the people that run it.
Isaiah RubioIsaiah Rubio
04:06 24 Jul 20
I train at United bjj team and I enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship we have established Here , my instructor is very professional and communicates with our team very well along with the cleanliness of the school, I give our school a five out of five stars!
713 ridaz garage713 ridaz garage
00:03 24 Jul 20
If you are looking for a school to train bjj...Don't look any further, Coach Carlos is a good instructor and the adult & kid programs are a good start to get in shape and learn the art. Give him and the school a try, you wont regret it!
Dallas JohnsonDallas Johnson
21:40 23 Jul 20
I had never trained jiu jitsu before and was nervous about trying it out, but Carlos and the team we extremely kind and welcoming. After a few classes I felt like a part of the family and fell in love with the sport. I would recommend this gym to any and everyone, I promise you won’t find a better place to train.
Miguel CuencaMiguel Cuenca
18:56 30 Jun 19
Great atmosphere. Especially the kids program. My son loves it and has learned so much in the couple of months. Mr Carlos is a great instructor and truly loves what he does. It shows in his teaching and dedication to the kids. Very clean facility also. 10/10 star rating!
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Pride in Each Service

Kids Programs

We have two excellent programs for kids. The Teens and Little Champions programs are great for building confidence, fitness, and winning attitude and self defense skills needed to go out in the world and be able to face it head on.

fundamentals & Advanced

You will start learning the Fundamentals: it’s a fun and great workout which will teach you the the self defense and basics of Jiu Jitsu. The Advanced Program is available as soon as you complete the fundamentals and will continue on through the course of your Jiu Jitsu path.


We believe competition can help improve your ability to persevere in adverse situations, help you focus your attention on weaknesses and improve your training by giving you short term goals to focus on.

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Professor Carlos

A linage of Champions

Professor Carlos  Started martial arts at the age of 9 years old practicing  Karate, Judo and  MMA. In Dec 2013 Carlos started Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Joseph  Cantu, until he reached blue belt. He continued his journey with the world champion Pablo Silva  from who he earned his black belt in Dec 2021.