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Heroes Martial Arts

    Heroes Martial Arts
    460 South Market Street
    San Jose CA 95013
    650 279 5179
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    Heroes Martial Arts was established in January 2009 to bring the grappling arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Wrestling to San Jose.

    Head instructor and owner Alan “Gumby” Marques is a black belt under the legendary Ralph Gracie and is co-founder of OTM, one of the world’s leading resources for MMA, BJJ and Submission Grappling.  Heroes Martial Arts was created so he could personally share his knowledge and passion for the grappling arts with the public in a more face to face environment.


    Heroes Martial Arts has also attracted top talent and instruction in our judo program featuring Chuck Jefferson and our wrestling program featuring Scott Belzer.  Our youth program is headed by Mike Strangis.  Our instructors have years of experience and a love of teaching, and each were friends with Gumby for years before being recruited to Heroes Martial Arts.


    At Heroes Martial Arts we pride ourselves on providing a complete curriculum for the grappling arts.  The environment is challenging but fair and we work to maximize the potential of each student.  Visitors can expect a friendly, safe and clean environment with careful instruction and challenges abounding.  We’re tough at Heroes Martial Arts, but you will have a real feeling of satisfaction after every class you’ve attended.


    Our student roster comes from all walks of life, and we’re fortunate enough to already have a wide range of ages, talents and abilities already at Heroes Martial Arts.  Whether you’ve never set foot on the mat before, or if you consider yourself a seasoned veteran, you will benefit from training at Heroes Martial Arts.


    We have a beautiful 4700 square foot facility in downtown San Jose with nearly 1600 square feet of mat space.  Our equipment is new and kept rigorously clean.  The space is open, with a 20 foot vaulted ceilings and skylights and two industrial strength heaters to warm on cold days.  Heroes Martial Arts also boasts a shower so you can clean up before heading back to work.

    First class is always free and visitors are always welcome.  Please come check us out!


    Danny Do Nothing's picture

    This School is amazing

    This is the next generation of academies no longer are academies confined to hidden industrial parks, this academy is in an amazing prime downtown location that looks like it would be suited for an art gallery. Which does fit since the head instructor Alan (Gumby) Marques keeps a strong focus on the pure gentile art we know as Jiu-Jitsu. Gumby is an incredibly patient instructor whose mellow demeanor offers students excellent instruction. But don’t let Gumby’s mellow demeanor fool ya he will put it on ya, he is a fierce competitor who is well respected in the BJJ world.  In short Heroes is SIC!