Our Academy


Strive Jiu Jitsu and Fitness Academy is a martial arts school located in beautiful Lodi, California.  We offer classes in kickboxing, wrestling, self defense and focus heavily on Brazillian Jiu Jitsu for both children and adults. New classes are added to the roster all the time as we gain more interest in other forms of martial arts and fitness. We also offer personal training, fitness boot camps and private coaching sessions to get you in the best shape and peak performance of your life.  We are completely dedicated to making Strive a friendly and fun environment for everyone while helping all of our students grow to their fullest potential.  

Everyone is welcome: you don't need any experience to train with us and we pride ourselves on having an amazingly welcoming staff and student body. You will start to feel empowered, stronger and better about yourself as soon as you step on the mat; whatever your goals may be. 

Come in today for a one week free trial and to reveal your best self! 

Strive Academy is located at 651 North Cherokee Lane Suite E, Lodi California 95240



Manny rocha

Manny started his martial arts career with Tae Kwon Do when he was 15 years old which he now holds a second degree black belt in.  He begin training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing in 2007 and within a year was competing professionally in mixed martial arts fights.  He moved to New Mexico to train at Jackson Winklejohn's under Mike Winklejohn, Greg Jackson, Chris Luttrell and world champion boxer Danny Romero.  He gained a wealth of knowledge and experience training daily with Jon Jones, Donald Cerrone, Carlos Condit and Travis Brown.  When he moved back to the bay area he found his true passion was in coaching and training others and coached jiu jitsu and striking and mma programs from 2012-2016.  Manny received his black belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in April of 2016 from Fabio Prado and shortly after was able to achieve a long time dream of opening his own school.  Strive academy has been open in Lodi since that spring and Manny feels like the luckiest man on earth to be able to learn, train, teach and compete at his own academy.  He hopes to continue fostering a love for martial arts in adults and kids alike as the academy grows.