Samurai School

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Our mission is to use the therapeutic benefits of training Jiu Jitsu to help guide young people in a positive direction and to make training more accessible to at-risk communities.





After School Classes

These funds go toward facilitating 2 coaches twice per week all year long on public school campuses across Austin. Classes range from 1.5 to 3 hours and include homework assistance, flexibility training, agility drilling and Jiu Jitsu techniques.


Uniforms are provided to each student at a cost of about $50 per student.

Out of School Classes

These funds make classes available every Saturday from 11 - 12:30 at Ronny Lis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. This is an opportunity for students to train at a professional training facility and meet other practitioners and pro athletes.

ABOUT Samurai School

Empowerment. Health. Jiu Jitsu.

Samurai School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization for youth empowerment. We use the therapeutic benefits of training Jiu Jitsu to help guide young people’s characters in a positive direction. We also make training more accessible to at-risk youth by running free after-school Jiu Jitsu clubs on public campuses across Austin. Additionally we offer free or financially assisted training at Ronny Lis Jiu Jitsu and MMA every Saturday.

Kids Need Jiu Jitsu.

Our organization is about preserving the most valuable resource on the planet, our youth. Our goal is to empower students by teaching them Jiu Jitsu, instilling confidence and a helping them to develop positive attitudes and principles they can use for the rest of their lives. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 27.9% of public middle schools in the U.S. had reports of student bullying at least once per week during the 2017-2018 school year. (See more related data on our website:

Help Us Help Them.

Our coaches come from a pool of highly trained Jiu Jitsu practitioners from Ronny Lis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. They must have at least 3 years of consistent training and competition experience but often have as much as 20 years experience teaching and training Jiu Jitsu.


Wells is a Jiu Jitsu black belt with more than 17 years experience training, teaching and competing. He started Samurai School in 2014 to make Jiu Jitsu training more accessible and bring awareness to the benefits of training this style of martial art.

Samurai School is a trusted Give Austin partner and a verified 501(c)(3) charitable organization