Sharpen Iron Academy “SIA” follows a martial arts family tradition started in 1925 by Carlos Gracie, and Hélio Gracie, the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). SIA owners partner with instrumental members across the Worldwide BJJ network to stay close to the roots of this unique martial art. We employ only the best instructors, world-recognized athletes, and champions to promote the art.
We have held world-class seminars by Gracie family members such as Roger Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Rillion Gracie, along with other known practitioners such as Nick Diaz, Roberto Godoi, and Rodrigo Clark. These enhance learning and keep traditions even closer with one-on-one training and Q&A. SIA Plano location has been named “Best Gym for Men” two years in a row, in Plano, Texas. We pride ourselves on being a close-knit family of families. We welcome everyone to become a part of our tradition of a healthy lifestyle, with the most efficient self-defense system at its center.