Michael Cardoso, at Cardoso Jiu Jitsu In Miami Florida

About Us

Meet Michael Cardoso

Sensei Cardoso has distinguished himself in the industry and the martial arts community as an excellent instructor, leader, and competitor. He has brought over 15 years of experience to the arts of Karate, Judo, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Shoot fighting and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As head instructor at Cardoso Jiu Jitsu in Miami, FL, he is dedicated to developing and implementing instructional programs that enhance his students' lives both physically and mentally. Sensei Cardoso has established his reputation outside the dojo, expediting seminars in tactical defense for local law enforcement as well as community outreach seminars in women's self-defense. He is also well known for his unique ability in teaching and motivating young children to excel to their highest potential. As an accomplished fighter, he has an extensive history on NO Holds Barred, Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches.

Cardoso Jiu Jitsu is Miami's top mixed martial arts academy. Cardoso Jiu Jitsu has taken proven techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai and Wrestling and has developed programs by which everyone, regardless of age, gender or previous experience, can learn this exciting sport!

Martial arts is a tool. It's something we use to improve ourselves and our lives. For a child being bullied, it's an opportunity to stand up for himself, and gain confidence and pride. For an adult lacking passion and drive, it's an opportunity to really put your heart into something - and reap the rewards of that hard work. And for the person who wants the ability to protect herself and her loved ones - it's an opportunity to add safety, confidence, and courage to his or her life.

Cardoso Jiu Jitsu is Miami's premier martial arts academy. We specialize in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. We teach all ages, from 4 to adult and focus on realistic and practical techniques. We are a full time martial arts academy in that we operate six days a week and our goal is to develop Black Belt Leaders. Cardoso Jiu Jitsu is located at 12812 SW 122nd Ave, Miami FL. 33186. Our training center here in Miami, FL offers instructional and competitive classes in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Self Defense, Personal Training, Kids Programs, and Private Lessons. Cardoso Jiu Jitsu will train you how to fight and be proficient in Mixed Martial Arts, Submission Grappling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches.

”Hard training requires a lot of physical stamina, but it also builds mental and spiritual strength too. “

“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.”

Getting Started:

You can start taking classes at our Miami, FL martial arts school right now! On this site you can read about each of these martial arts programs, and pick the one that's right for you. Once you do, you can view the schedule online, and sign up right on the site. Group classes and one on one training is available. Cardoso Jiu Jitsu offers a FREE Consultation, a FREE Private Lesson, and a FREE Week Pass. For more information please contact Cardoso Jiu Jitsu via email at Jitsu1@bellsouth.net or by telephone at (305) 238-3801.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Michael Cardoso
Head Martial Arts Instructor
Cardoso Jiu Jitsu in Miami, FL