Judo is a tremendous and dynamic sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponent’s down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission.

  • Coach Scott Altgilbers

    Coach Altgilbers is the main instructor at Midwest Jiu Jitsu Academy, and coach to Instructor Dean!

    He served eight years in the U.S. Army and did two tours overseas. While deployed in Afghanistan, his duties included training soldiers in the Army Combatives Program and teaching hand-to-hand combat to military personnel. ​

    Once stateside, he continued to train soldiers in the combatives, while also conducting women's self-defense courses for civilians. ​

    Coach Alt shares his passion for jiu jitsu and judo with his students. He gives feedback and encouragement to unlock their potential. Coach Alt encourages his students to develop their skills through training and tournament competition. Coach Alt fosters a team attitude and believes a student's family and support systems are vital to their success