Located within Juniper Commons, Resilience Martial Arts is the first official Gracie Jiu Jitsu Training Center and Muay Thai school in Lakeville, MN. Within our 5,200 square foot facility we boast 2,000 square feet of seamless mats, an assortment of heavy bags, and a turf area to cater to Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Boxing training. We also have an observation area, a lounging area, and a ProShop with training gear from our partners at Gracie U and Hayabusa.
We welcome all levels of experience at RMA and we are committed to ensure you feel valued and important every time you walk through our doors.
When you arrive, you can park anywhere in the parking lot, and can use either the main or side entrance. Just look for Suite G inside the building.
If you've ever been interested in Martial Arts, whether for self-defense, competition or fitness, come join us to invoke the growth you have always had within yourself.
Meet the Team
Focused and passionate to help you reach ALL your goals
Owner, Head Instructor
Alexander V. Brown
My journey into the Martial Arts started at the young age of 7. Being a lifelong Martial Artist of 33 years, my experience allowed me to acquire and refine skills that have proven to be effective in the ring, on the mat and in real life situations. Most recently, I spent 2021 developing and coaching a competitive boxing program for adults and youth along with a Jiu Jitsu program. Knowing what Martial Arts has done for me on a personal level makes me want to share my knowledge and philosophies to challenge you to become the best version of yourself.
“Once you reach the mountain peak you will have resilience to stand alone, but walk with me up the mountain side!”
Alexander Brown; Resilience Martial Arts
Owner, Business Manager
Danielle Barbosa Brown
My journey into the Martial Arts has really only just begun. I used to be a gym rat, lifting several days a week, so it took me over a decade of my husband asking for me to finally dip my toes in the Martial Arts. I have to say, after beginning both Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, I finally understand the passion he has for the inner strength we find in the practice... Because it's real!
I'm a people-pleaser by nature and love to help others realize their potential. I will always greet you with a smile at the front desk and am committed to helping you find the best program for you or for the ones you love. Here, you are family!
"If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you."