Cage JSA

Cage JSA

4 employees
11 years in business

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Discover how learning jiu-jitsu and strength training will not only teach you valuable skills, build your confidence, get you in incredible shape… but it’s also just fun! … and the members of the JSA Tribe are pretty awesome too 🙂


Jiu-Jitsu is a special martial art.  It’s hard to put an exact phrase or word that describes the feeling you have when Discovering this incredible martial art.  It affects us on so many levels…

Physical:  Get stronger, lose weight, get tough, and transfor yourself into a “modern warrior”.

Mental: Build confidence, feel better about yourself, overcome challenges… There’s nothing better for the mind then just training Jiu-Jitsu

Spiritual: Training Marital Arts and Jiu-Jitsu makes you a better person.  You help others, trust others, and become more connected to your training partners, friends and family.


At the JSA, this is one of our top priorities.  There is a very pressing and growing need for everyone to have the ability to protect themselves and those they care about.  Our Reality-Based Self-Defense and Jiu-Jitsu programs not only give you the skills to defend yourself, but most importantly: the confidence and ability.


As a martial artist – whether you realize it or not – you build your confidence every time you show up to your classes. Just bowing and stepping onto the mat or into the gym takes courage and every time you do it, you get stronger.


By training, you know you can handle anything that comes your way, because you expose yourself to challenging situations and perform at your best. You are building or “conditioning” your confidence, making it stronger with every class. You are training yourself to focus and perform under pressure, no matter what the situation may be that is causing the pressure.


Going to “the gym” is just boring!  When you train and learn martial arts, you’re not only learning life-saving skills; but you’re building muscle, burning fat AND increasing your endurance.  Most of our new students experience a 5lb to 20lb weight loss in their first month!  They also have increased strength and endurance to train and continue progressing.


There is a special bond that takes place when people train and develop together.  It’s unlike any other relationship.  Your training partners will become your brothers, sisters and family.  You will come to find that no matter what, the JSA Family is here for you.

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Cromwell, CT 06416
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Every new student starts with an Free 1-Week of Intro Lessons that are designed to introduce you to either martial arts or strength traiining.  You will work with the main instructor / coach, as well as an assistant instructor to help you.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?


Matt Bryers

Owner, TRITAC Instructor, BJJ Coach, Strength Coach

Matt Bryers is a Soul Fighters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, a 3rd degree Kobukai Ju-Jitsu Blackbelt, co-founder of the TRITAC-Jitsu System and TRITAC-Unarmed Instructor .  He has been training Jiu-Jitsu, Combative Martial Arts, TRITAC-Martial Arts, Defence Lab: DNA Fight Science, wrestling, submission grappling, and many other martial arts for over 20 years.

Matt is also a strength and conditioning coach at the JSA. He is a Certified: Poundstone Performance Strongman Instructor, TRX Instructor, DVRT Instructor, and Kettlebell Instructor.

Matt has competed in many wrestling, submission grappling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, amateur strongman tournaments and a professional mixed martial arts fight.

Matt’s goals are to always try to learn and improve his Jiu-Jitsu, strongman lifts, hand to hand combat, and martial arts skills. He trains regularly with his peers, students, and teachers to improve himself both as a teacher and martial artist.

Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Team Coach

Formiga is without question – the best Jiu-Jitsu instructor in CT! We are EXTREMELY blessed, lucky, privileged, etc to have him teach at our school. He is one of the most talented and dynamic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters and teachers in the world.

Formiga is a 3x World IBJJF Masters Champion and is the co-founder of Soul Fighters BJJ USA. He is a 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt under Master Andre Almedia “Dedeco”.

Rafael teaches 5 days a week at the JSA. The opportunity to train with Formiga is HUGE – he brings a wealth of talent, experience, and amazing technical knowledge.

Rafael has won NUMEROUS titles in Brazil and the USA… He continually competes and wins successfully in all the major world tournaments, Pan Ams and local tournaments as well.

Justin Czaplicki

Strength Training Coach & Strongman Athlete

Hey guys my name is Justin Czaplicki and I’m a Strength athlete and coach. I’ve been training for and competing in the sport of Strongman since 2006. In that time I have competed in over 30 competitions all around the country.  I have a total of over 20 years training and have been an athlete all my life. Strength and fitness are a huge passion of mine, along with helping others achieve their strength and fitness goals. I have trained with and learned from a wide variety of people over the years, including some of the best strength athletes in the world. I have gained a tremendous amount of real world knowledge, both from them and my own training experiences. I am also an Underground Strength Certified Coach; and I am always trying to expand my knowledge and learn from as many different people as I possibly can. Learning is definitely a never ending process for me, and  I want to share what I have learned with you. I believe giving back is extremely important, and want to help as many of you achieve your strength and fitness goals as I can.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

• Unlimited, No Obligation: 1-Week Free Trial
• $135 a month for one service (TRITAC, BJJ or Strength)
• $170 a month for two service
• $190 a month for all services.
• 15% Family Discount
• NO Contracts
• 3, 6, & 12 Month Packages are available (save more)

How did you get started teaching?

Our goal at the JSA is provide you with everything you need to learn and excel at jiu-jitsu, learn how to fight and get stronger & in-shape. 

The JSA is 4,700 sq/f facilty featuring a martial arts training area, our strength gym and our fitness room. We offer classes 7-days week that include Combat Ju-Jitsu (Kobukai), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Strength Athletics and TRX Fusion Classes

The JSA was founded by me, Matt Bryers, a jiu-jitsu instructor, jiu-jitsu student, strongman training instructor, competitor and someone who has a strong desire to work with others and help them improve their lives physically and mentally.

My goal of the JSA was to create an environment that I wanted to train in and be a part of. I wanted to create a school where anyone could enjoy and learn jiu-jitsu and discover the amazing benefits of physical activity.

What types of students have you worked with?

The JSA has around 150 members, mostly adults.  We offer kids classes, but focus heavily on adult martial arts and strength training.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Check out the school and get a feel for the instructors, academy and the students.  If you feel like it's a place where you can "hang out" and be around like-minded people, then give it a shot!  

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about WHY they want to learn martial arts and /or strength training.  What sparked your insterest, what made you start looking for classes?