I Go Ryu Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts style that focuses on the fundamental principles of human biomechanics and physics. Our approach establishes a solid foundation for various martial arts techniques, including throwing, submissions, and grappling. Students from diverse martial arts backgrounds are welcomed, and we assist them in refining their existing techniques by addressing biomechanical issues and correcting bad habits.

Contrary to popular belief, the name of our style is not derived from Igor’s name broken into parts, although we like the theory! The name “I Go” originates from an Asian chess game played with white and black stones on a grid-like board. The objective is to surround the opponent’s stones and remove them from the board. Similarly, the methodology of I Go Ryu Jiu Jitsu aims to equip practitioners with superior technical, mental, and physical skills to outmatch their opponents.

Given Igor’s training under Master Taka, I Go Ryu Jiu Jitsu naturally draws inspiration from the teachings of esteemed masters such as Rickson Gracie and Takamasa Watanabe.

Benefits of Jujitsu : Boost Confidence, Self-Defense, Stay Fit, Stress Relief, Adaptability.

our lineage

Igor, as a dedicated student of both Master Takamasa Watanabe and Master Rickson Gracie, embodies the rich lineage of our I Go Ryu Jiu Jitsu style. Rooted in the wisdom of these esteemed martial arts legends, our approach reflects the culmination of their expertise and philosophies. Master Takamasa Watanabe’s profound teachings and Master Rickson Gracie’s unparalleled mastery have significantly influenced the development of our style. Their guidance has shaped our principles, techniques, and mindset, paving the way for practitioners to excel in both skill and spirit.


  1. Warm-Up: The class kicks off with a warm-up to prepare your body for training. This can include light jogging, line drills, stretching, and mobility exercises.                                                 
  2. Fundamental Techniques: You’ll learn and practice fundamental techniques, positions, and stances, emphasizing proper form and execution                     
  3. Drills and Sparring: In this phase, you’ll pair up with training partners to practice techniques and engage in drills. As the class progresses, you’ll move on to controlled sparring sessions, where you apply what you’ve learned.                           
  4. Rolling: The class typically ends with live rolling sessions. This is the opportunity to test your skills in a simulated combat scenario, applying Jujitsu techniques in real-time. It’s a dynamic and challenging way to wrap up the class.


For NO GI, you don’t need a kimono, just a mouthguard and a towel. For GI classes you will need a kimono. Gi’s are available to rent for $5 if you don’t have your own. You are welcome to bring your own GI to class, we’re not sticklers here.