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


Ares/PV 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

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Professor John Cabay is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, IBJJF Master world champion, Fight2win Pro masters heavy weight champ, and multiple time IBJJF podium finisher. He has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for almost 16 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 Cabay teaches the fundamental and advanced gi and no gi classes as well as the kids classes.

Professor 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 12 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.

Professor Matheus is a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. He is an IBJJF world champion and has competed at the highest levels with top level athletes his entire career. His passion for the art is displayed in his highly technical training and teaching style. Matheus teaches the 6am classes Tues., Wed., and Thursdays.

Professor Brendan is a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu as well as an accomplished MMA and kickboxing champion. His passion for martial arts and fitness has led him to become an amazingly passionate instructor and competitor who truly wants his students to become not only amazing jiu jitsu practitioners, but also amazing humans. Brendan teaches the Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am gi classes, as well as mobility class on Saturday.

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

Coach Josh is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who has been training off and on for 12 years. He is also a yoga instructor and brings a level of high level of instruction and balance to the program. Josh has a strong passion for learning and teaching as he heads up the kids program under the guidance of professor John Cabay.


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