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Off The Reservation Tactical

June 10, 2019

Amazing gym, first rate in every way. Professor Asche teaches both the morning and evening classes personally. It's rare to find BJJ like this anywhere in the US, much less in Central Oregon. Friendly environment, professional, but bring your A game. I learn more in a single class here than in weeks at some places I have trained.... Read More

Mark Gasson

June 08, 2019

This is THE place to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bend, Oregon. Somehow, black belt Dennis Asche has hit all the sweet spots with his gym: great work ethic, friendly atmosphere, absolutely killer workouts, and loads of fun the whole time. With every kind of training partner you could want, the gym doesn't seem dominated by one "clique" or student type.... 20 something young guys, hard A.F. middle-... Read More

Sean Gregg

June 08, 2019

This is the best BJJ gym I have ever been to. Professor Dennis Asche is an amazing coach. He does a great job breaking down moves and techniques making them easy to learn. I have really appreciated how he has pushed me to improve my game and I see that he shows the same dedication to all his students. The training environment is great too, egos are left at the door and everyone is respectful. You ... Read More

Don Stoner

June 08, 2019

I have trained at over 20 Jiu Jitsu gyms in the US. This sticks out as one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies I have trained at. GREAT atmosphere/culture. Amazing instruction and techniques. Friendly training atmosphere with people really trying to better themselves. I highly recommend this facility to anyone in the Bend area. If you want rapid results and true Brazilian Jiu Jitsu this is yo... Read More

Brooke Clark

June 08, 2019

Dennis is such a kind and approachable instructor with an immense wealth of knowledge. I know for me as a woman in a male dominated sport, this is important to me. The academy is always so welcoming and the members are supportive of one another- they really promote a familial vibe and atmosphere. I also love that Dennis is willing and able to cater to those who have injuries or limitations in thei... Read More

Kids Martial Arts Bend


July 03, 2019

Dear Dennis, I would like to take the opportunity to first of all thank you for all your efforts to turn me into a better fighter and person. I've never felt more supported by a coach. I value your knowledge and patience. I feel blessed for the chance to train in your gym. And even though I could have had better results in the last competition I will do my best for improvement next time. Yours Tru... Read More

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

Whether it's on the mat or in your everyday life, we all need confidence to carry on. Our training is designed to build you up one step at a time and help you leave each and every session with your head held high knowing you got the very most out of every movement.

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Discipline & Self-Control

From the young students in our Kid's classes to the adults in our Jiu Jitsu and MMA training, we're helping everyone learn to be disciplined in their approach to all aspects of life. You'll notice the difference in no time.

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Whether your goal is to thrive in the competition setting or to prepare yourself for a real-world altercation, self-defense is at the core of everything we do.

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New Friends & Mentors

The beauty of our training at Connection Rio is that we're not competing against each other or trying to come out on top. We're here to support one another and keep everyone around us driven toward success. You'll quickly build a great group of new friends and supporters.

Connection Rio Jiu-Jitsu Academy

At Connection Rio Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we're proud to train people all across Bend, offering comprehensive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo instruction for all ages and abilities. Our academy is perfect for anyone who is looking for more than just a place to practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and be challenged in learning new skills – it also gratifies that ambition to belong to a friendly and supportive community, and have lots of fun.

We provide an ego-free training environment where all levels are welcome. Come see us today for professional coaching, unwavering support, and a dedication to your success. Just fill out the short form on your screen to learn more today!


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