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Welcome to
Essence BJJ Walnut Creek 

At Essence we believe that regardless of your age, weight, or experience level in martial arts, our programs are suitable for everyone and we can help you achieve your goals! If you’re looking for  Jiu Jitsu schools, we have the perfect program for you! We have classes for beginners, all the way to experienced practitioners. 

Our gym  offers a safe, clean, family environment where you can learn self-defense, boost your confidence and self-esteem while burning a lot of energy and having fun learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. 

Our expert instructors are friendly, highly skilled, and eager to help transform your life in a meaningful way!​

What Others Are Saying


"I have been training with Vini and the team for almost three years now and it has been transformative to my life in a lot of ways. Ever since I started, I've been trying to get everyone to try jiu jitsu! I've also trained at various BJJ gyms around the country and, in my experience, I've found Vini and the RGWC crew to be the most welcoming to beginners and visitors!"

Jiu Jitsu Class

Upcoming Events

Women's Self Defense Course

Women's will benefit from learning practical and effective techniques to feel confident wherever you are.


We will approach safety at: Parking lot, inside a car, elevators, nightclub/pubs and while taking kids to school. Our world-class instructors will teach you Jiu Jitsu skills that are easy to understand and effective to use.


Every attendee will receive a free t-shirt to use during the event.


This event will be hosted at our Danville location: 177 Hartz Ave, Danville - CA 

When: May 18th & 25th at 11am


Limited to 30 women of 13years old and up.

Early Bird Price: $99 ends on 4/27

Kids/Teens Anti Bullying Seminar

Bring your kids to a free anti bullying training session where they will learn how to deal with bullying through the 3T's.

We want your children to feel confident in themselves and their skills to safely deal with a bully situation.

Bring your kids and friends to this FREE event for the community!

Saturday, May 11th at 12:30PM

Event will be hosted at our Danville location

Summer Camp

Join us for an amazing time during summer camp on June 10-14, 24-28 and July 8-12, 22-26.

Half Day camp: 9am to 12pm

Self Defense classes, Fun Activities, Games, Crafts and Snacks provided.


Members price: $225 per week

Non-members $275 per week

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