A World-Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team located in Phoenix


Greywolf Ares Jiu-Jitsu is a premier Black Belt Academy in Phoenix.

Located in North Phx/Paradise Valley, we provide a challenging, fun and rewarding environment for you to develop black belt skills. The challenging classes will push you and your family beyond your physical limits and all the fun will keep you coming back for more.

Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, learning jiu jitsu increases focus, boosts confidence, and sets the stage for success – both on and off the mat.

About Our Team

Grey Wolf Ares BJJ

Professor John Cabay is a 1st degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, IBJJF Master world champion, Fight2win Pro Championship belt winner, and multiple time IBJJF podium finisher. He has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 13 years, and also has a background in Wrestling and Aikido. John's approach to training and teaching focuses on the philosophy and fundamentals of the art. His center of interest deals with the nuances of basic techniques that when performed correctly work at any level. Like Roger Gracie says, "There are no black belt techniques, there are only basic techniques performed at a black belt level".

Coach Vinny is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under professor John Cabay. He is a skilled martial artist who has been training and competing for over 10 years. He brings a passion and intensity to his coaching style that will push you and inspire you to achieve your martial arts and fitness goals. Vinny will be teaching the Gi fundamentals program as well as some wrestling and stand up.

Coach Jarrell is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with over 10+ years of experience in Muay Tai kickboxing and MMA, making him an extremely well rounded martial artist. He's a highly talented and motivating coach with a strong no Gi competition background. Jarrell will teach both fundamental and advanced no Gi, and some of the wrestling and stand up classes.

Coach Lexie is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been training in Muay Thai, wrestling and Krav Maga for over 8 years. She is also a tenacious and ferocious competitor with several tournament and pro wins under her belt. Lexie will head up the Women's Gi program as well as teach some of the advanced no gi and wrestling classes.

Coach Alex is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who has been training off and on for 12 years. He served 18 years in the Army and did 5 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He brings a strong passion for learning and teaching as he heads up the kids program under the guidance of head coach and owner John Cabay.


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