URSA Academy

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3981 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Kris Magers

About URSA Academy in
Ann Arbor, MI

Meet Kris Magers

Owner and Chief Instructor at
URSA Academy in Ann Arbor
Brazilian J iu Jitsu Black Belt

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, near the University of Michigan, URSA Academy is your home for World Class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Owned and operated by American National Champion, IBJJF & RJJA certified black belt Professor, Kris Magers, and founded on the teaching principles and philosophy of legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners Saulo and Alexander (Xande) Ribeiro, URSA Academy provides first class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction, No-gi grappling for mixed martial arts, and self-defense training, for men, women, teens, and children.

Professor Kris Magers began his BJJ training under Masters Saulo Ribeiro, Alexandre (Xande) Ribeiro and Chris Blanke in January of 2002. He strongly promotes a team mentality, and cares first and foremost for the safety, well-being, and development of his students.

Professor Kris's ability to explain and present technique in a detailed, fun, and engaging manner makes him an excellent instructor. Professor Kris actively competes at regional, national and international tournaments, including the Worlds, the Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships, and the American National Championships, where he took gold in 2011.

Although he genuinely enjoys competition, Professor Kris considers himself a “Teaching Professional,” and views competing as a way to study jiu-jitsu, push his boundaries, and develop as both a competitor and as an instructor.

Professor Kris invites anyone to try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu regardless of body type, weight, age, or profession. Kris believes, “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will help anyone to build confidence, lose weight, build muscle, and of course have fun!

Black Belt Lineage: Helio Gracie – Royler Gracie – Saulo & Xande Ribeiro – Kris Magers

How To Get Started

Come join our Ann Arbor, MI Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts and Birthday Parties. 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 734-369-8509 if you have any further questions. URSA Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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