Electric City BJJ

About Us

Owner Jason Althiser first started his martial arts journey in 2012. After just one year of training, he was already beginning to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. With a decade of instruction under his belt, Jason opened the doors to Electric City BJJ in June 2023 with a goal to give back and help the local community. Jason has taken many strides to improve the community, through efforts like fundraisers or simply improving the lifestyles of his students. As he navigates the early years of owning a Jiu Jitsu academy, he is continuously inspired by the Electric City BJJ family and the growth of his students. Find out what we are all about here!

Electric City BJJ

About Our Instructors

Our instructors are highly experienced and passionate – not just about martial arts, but also about their students’ growth. Our top-level instructors analyze your strengths to tailor to your individual needs. Regardless of your skill level or age, you’re ensured a personalized, hands-on training experience. If you’re looking for a challenging activity that will help you grow in every way, Electric City BJJ is the place for you!


Jason Althiser

Jason Althiser is a seasoned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor, renowned for his expertise and dedication to the art. As the founder and head instructor of Electric City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (ECBJJ), he has cultivated a thriving community of practitioners dedicated to the principles of discipline, respect, and continuous improvement.

After his parents passed, Jason was drawn to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He found support from the community and continues to cultivate the familial environment that drew him in. He has since trained with world-class instructors in the BJJ community, honing his skills and enhancing his understanding of the art. Some of the instructors he has trained with include John Danaher (DDS), Gordon Ryan (DDS), Jason Rau (Vanguard BJJ) etc.

Jason founded ECBJJ to create a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals of all ages and all skill levels. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and empowering others, for both competition and self-defense, as well as giving back to the community. The ECBJJ Academy is flourishing into a hub for learning, camaraderie, and personal growth.

In Japanese, Jiu-jitsu means “Gentle art.” Jason’s teaching philosophy encompasses the tradition of gentle-art as he emphasizes skillful technique over brute force. He believes jiu-jitsu to be a transformative journey that not only helps with physical fitness, but instills confidence, resilience, and self-awareness in practitioners. Jason encourages his students to be confident in themselves, overcome challenges, and strive for excellence both on-and-off the mat.

Jason remains deeply involved in the BJJ community. He regularly competes, attends seminars, and hosts seminars at ECBJJ. He strives to improve his skills as both an instructor and practitioner, constantly seeking new opportunities for growth and learning. Jasons took 2nd place at IBJJF World Championships.

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George Klein

George Klein started training jiu jitsu in 2006 under Garth Spendiff. He received ranks up through purple belt under Professor Spendiff. George pursued his career as a physical therapist which led him to Florida in 2014 where he trained under Clayton Lyon. Clayton took over as George’s head instructor. In 2019, George received his black belt from Clayton and William Murphy (4th degree black belt under Marcio Simas and Sergio Penha). George moved to upstate New York in 2019 and continued training under a Renzo Gracie affiliation. George comes to Electric City with 17 + years of BJJ experience.

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Electric City BJJ


No previous experience is necessary to begin Jiu Jitsu. Here at Electric City BJJ we have classes for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Our Beginners level classes are designed for individuals with no/limited experience.

You're never too old to start practicing Jiu Jitsu. In fact, many Jiu Jitsu practitioners start later in life and find that the art helps them stay active, develop strength, flexibility, improves their mental focus and well-being.

Our beginner's class will not require a Gi uniform. You can wear shorts and a dry-fit shirt or rash guard.

Yes, we have an adult and a kid's program. Our Kids program will focus on teaching your child different ways to handle bullying and how to safely resolve situations when they have no choice but to defend themselves.

More About Our Team

In addition to their technical expertise, our instructors are also excellent teachers who know how to create a supportive and challenging learning environment. They understand that every student is unique and tailor their approach to meet the needs of each individual.

Our instructors also prioritize safety, ensuring that all students learn and practice techniques in a safe and controlled manner. They are committed to helping our students build strong foundations in Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Muay Thai, and are always available to answer questions and provide feedback.

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