Thomas Schmitz started his martial arts career in 1992 by practicing the traditional arts...
I’m a 50 year old optometrist & bjj black belt under professor Marcio Simas Gracie Barra of Orlando FL. I have 18 years experience in BJJ. I have had the opportunity to train and learn from multiple ufc veterans and world class bjj practitioner.
Our children's class focus on entry level techniques in both self defense and competition situations.
Spartan Martial Arts is certified with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation and the United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Our instructors are experienced, some even holding black belts for several years, while others have competed and ranked in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai.
Our instructor, Thomas Schmitz, received his black belt from professor Pedro Sauer, who received his black belt from Rickson Gracie and Helio Gracie. So we are well qualified to teach the Brazilian jiu-jitsu fundamentals.
To get started, see our scheduling and list of classes. All classes come without enrollment fees, only a three-month contract followed by a month-to-month optional renewal. If you aren't sure if Spartan Martial Arts is right for you, take advantage of our free two-week trial.
Whether you're new to martial arts or are looking for a new gym, Spartan Martial Arts is the place for you. We offer programs for seasoned and inexperienced fighters, including women-only and white belt-only classes, and we even offer programs for children.
Walk with us at Spartan Martial Arts and you will find a fantastic, purpose-built, modern and local gym with access to some of the highest level training in the world. With Stillwater’s own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Tom Schmitz as head instructor and owner you are in good hands. At Spartan Martial Arts we believe the success of your training is heavily dependent on your environment and training partners.
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Our training center is equip with over 2500 square feet of zebra mats, striking bags, kettle bells, Thai pads and mitts. Brand new Olympic weights The training center has multi changing rooms, plenty of spectators seating and a pro shop. Our goal at Spartan Martial Arts is to create and maintain the highest quality training facility the Midwest has to offer. We strive to provide athletes, fitness enthusiasts and martial arts enthusiasts the means to excel at their own personal goals, while maintaining a safe, positive and healthy environment.