Soma Academy is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy under the instruction of 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Professor Matt Strack, who received his black belt from 8th degree Master Pedro Sauer in 2006.

The mission of the academy is to provide quality instruction to our students through effective, real world self-defense techniques that are not based on size, strength, athletic ability, or time limits.

The word 'Soma' comes from Greek sōma ‘body’ and is used in our name because Jiu-Jitsu is not only known as one of the most effective forms of martial arts, but is also one of the earliest forms of exercise or physical fitness in existence, providing for a complete workout of the body and mind.

“Straight from the source.”



Helio/Rickson Gracie > Pedro Sauer > Matt Strack > YOU





"Straight from the source."


Helio/Rickson Gracie -> Pedro Sauer -> Matt Strack -> YOU

INSTRUCTORS


Matt Strack

Oxford, OH
Dayton, OH

James Horne

Kokomo, IN



Jared Emfield

Idaho Falls, ID



Josh Strietz

Oxford, OH
Dayton, OH

Garrett Myers

Oxford, OH
Dayton, OH

Seth Carkeek

Helena, MT



Don Raulston

Helena MT

Jiu-Jitsu: making people into better people.









Jiu-Jitsu: making people into better people

PROGRAMS


Adult Jiu-Jitsu

Our Jiu-Jitsu program is structured for all levels of experience ages 13-up. Each class focuses on practical self-defense techniques that are not based on time, weight, age, or athletic ability. It doesn't matter if you haven't worked out in many years, or you are a current student of Jiu-Jitsu, our program is structured in such a way that each individual, no matter their background, will see improvements almost immediately.

Youth Jiu-Jitsu

Our Youth Jiu-Jitsu program is structured for kids ages 6-13. This program specifically focuses on, building your child's self confidence, discipline, and character development by teaching them verbal skills, and reality tested self-defense techniques that have been proven to give your child the tools necessary to deal with bullying and many other stressful situations that they will encounter in life.

"The art of Jiu-Jitsu is worth more, in every way, than all of our athletic sports combined."



-President Theodore Roosevelt 1905



"The art of Jiu-Jitsu is worth more, in every way, than all of our athletic sports combined."


-President Theodore Roosevelt 1905

LOCATIONS


Oxford, OH

(937) 503-7005

5162 College Corner Pike
Oxford, OH 45056

Dayton, OH

(937) 503-7005

691 Lyons Rd
Washington Township, OH 45459

Kokomo, IN

(765) 416-3453

2320 Valentine Drive
Kokomo, IN 46902

Idaho Falls, ID

(208) 524-4414

545 3rd St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Helena, MT

(406) 465-7858

1744 N Montana Ave
Helena, MT 59601

“Apply the largest amount of your time on self-improvement and no time on criticizing others.”



-Grand Master Carlos Gracie





“Apply the largest amount of your time on self-improvement and no time on criticizing others.”


-Grand Master Carlos Gracie

“If size mattered, the elephant would be the King of the jungle.”



-Master Rickson Gracie





“If size mattered, the elephant would be the King of the jungle.”


-Master Rickson Gracie

CONTACT US









Oxford, OH
(937) 503-7005


Dayton, OH
(937) 503-7005


Kokomo, IN
(765) 416-3453


Idaho Falls, ID
(208) 524-4414


Helena, MT
(406) 465-7858