538 Sawdust Road, The Woodlands, 77380
(281) 786-9910

Who We Are

About Maven Jiu-jitsu Academy in The Woodlands,

James Quan

Owner and Chief Instructor at Maven Jiu-jitsu Academy in The Woodlands, Black Belt

Maven Jiu-jitsu Academy is hands down one of the BEST choices for you to get incredibly fit, have great fun, and learn empowering self-defense. We focus on your personal success by helping you get in the best shape of your life, improve your self-image and confidence, and learn highly effective self-defense skills.

Maven Jiu-jitsu Academy is a modern school that appeals to families from all walks of life, as we strive to improve people’s lives through the practice of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Our students walk through our doors with a variety of different experiences and backgrounds with the goal of becoming better versions of themselves and reaching their full potential. 

We treat each student with respect and kindness as we guide them on their journey to uncover the best parts about themselves. BJJ is a great way to discover your hidden talents and strengths, as well as explore your interests and develop your passion. We love to help you and all our students make your dreams come true. So… what do you dream about?

BJJ training not only offers a great physical workout, but we take pride in teaching you to think academically about Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. We don’t just teach you kicks, punches and grappling; we also help you understand the deeper concepts and principles, which makes you more efficient in your practice. Our goal is to EMPOWER you with the ability to appreciate and enjoy the art, both on and off the mats.

Beginners Welcome! We have classes for kids, teens and adults. You do not have to be a top athlete or in peak shape to take our classes. Our programs are designed for ALL ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels and we will work together as a team to help you achieve your goals.

BJJ training is an EXCELLENT way for you and your kids to connect with your body, mind, and spirit as you develop…

  • Tremendous Focus & Concentration Skills
  • Improved Physical Fitness, Coordination and Endurance
  • Soaring Confidence and Courage
  • Respect for Self & Others
  • A “Can Do” Attitude and Follow Through Skills

Your child will become BULLY-PROOF, more aware of people and their surroundings, develop conflict resolution skills and will have the courage and confidence to use self-defense techniques, if necessary.

All that confidence spills into other areas of their life too. Just watch your child’s grades improve and become role models wherever they go. All this sets the stage for success now and in the future.

You’d think that all these awesome benefits would cost a fortune, right? Not at all. Martial arts is actually a low-cost activity… with PRICELESS benefits!

Don’t miss the CRAZY-LOW Web Special going on right now… but for a Limited Time Only! Classes fill up fast so take advantage of this awesome deal now! And bonus… it’s 100% Risk-Free!

We have a professionally designed curriculum that offers easy to understand lessons that are well-planned so that all students progress, achieve and feel successful. You’ll see smiles galore and lots of high fives and fist bumps here because it’s such a FUN and EXCITING place to be!

The motivating, positive instructors and students alike will make you feel like you belong here. You’ll feel proud of all your accomplishments and happy that you made an excellent decision to improve your life – physically, mentally and spiritually.

Our state-of-the-art facility is designed with your safety in mind as we offer spring loaded mats that cushion any fall. We know that safety is important to you so it’s just as important to us.

Come join our growing family of martial artists and see for yourself how you can get unbelievably fit, acquire life skills for success and get more VALUE for your money here. We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small.  See you soon!

Head Instructor

James Quan is the owner and head instructor at Maven Jiu-jitsu Academy.

James has been consistently training, competing, and teaching Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for more than 19 years. In 2007, he became one of the first Jiu-jitsu World Champion’s (Mundial) to come out of the BJJ Revolution team. He received his black belt in 2011 from Rodrigo Medeiros (5th degree black belt under Carlson Gracie Sr.) and was promoted to the rank of 1st degree in 2013. 

His deep understanding of Jiu-jitsu, combined with a unique ability to teach and transfer this knowledge to his students, is what sets him apart from other instructors.

James holds a Master's degree in Education from the University of San Diego and has years of experience teaching children in a grade school setting. From this experience, he is able to leverage his knowledge of pedagogy and curriculum to develop a systematic approach to learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that, we believe, is superior to any other teaching method currently out there.

How to Get Started

Come join our The Woodlands, Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (281) 786-9910 if you have any further questions. Maven Jiu-jitsu Academy hopes to speak with you soon!