Zenith Jiu Jitsu by Robert Drysdale
Zenith Jiu Jitsu was founded in 2012 by Robert Drysdale and voted Best of Las Vegas 3 times! At Zenith Jiu Jitsu by Robert Drysdale we are a family, and our school is bound to become our students’ second home. We are a judgment-free zone, where mistakes are viewed as growth opportunities and your instructors and fellow students are your #1 supporters. You’ll learn a lot of impressive skills and gain many new abilities at Zenith Jiu Jitsu by Robert Drysdale, but the most important thing you’ll acquire during your time here? Our community.
Zenith Jiu Jitsu by Robert Drysdale
Here Zenith Jiu Jitsu by Robert Drysdale, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in martial arts and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
Robert Lewis Drysdale is an American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 4th degree black belt under Léo Vieira, a retired mixed martial artist, who has traveled , competed , and taught around the world. Also a retired undefeated mixed martial artist and finished his career at 7 wins and 0 losses . His home base as an instructor is at his own BJJ academy, Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu in LasVegas, NV . Having won the toughest jiu-jitsu competitions such as ADCC World Championships (2007), IBJJF Gi World Championships (2005) . He was referred to by Vice Magazine as “America’s jiu-jitsu superhero”, regarded by BJJ Heroes as “the most accomplished American Grappler of his generation” and as the best Submission Wrestler in the World by Gracie Magazine.
Marcelo is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach for the advanced night classes. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30.
Originally from the Philippines, Sonny Sebastian is one of Robert Drysdale’s oldest students in the United States. He began training in 2010 and has since earned all his belts under Drysdale. Six of Sonny’s ten years training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have been spent as a Coach.
I came here to train while visiting Las Vegas and couldn't be happier about my experience. The staff, teachers, and students, were very friendly and welcoming, the school is large with tons of mat space, and the environment is very clean. If I lived in Las Vegas this would definitely be my school, and anytime I come for a visit I'll be dropping in.
10/10 would recommend joining the Zenith team. I've been to a handful of gyms here in the Las Vegas area and I can confidently say this gym is by far the best I've been to! Zenith mats are filled with every skill level. Super welcoming to beginners, and super hard rounds for the most experienced. The coaches are kind and teach very well. Here you were learn great skills and meet even greater people.
Great place to learn and train BJJ. My 10 & 12 year olds also train with me. They have taught my kids lessons for on and off the mat. Just wish I would have started sooner
I am so happy we found this gym!! It really has help my daughter with her confidence and my son with his shyness because of his speech. The teacher are so helpful and friendly and very firm discipline. coaches work great with all the kids. It is a very clean gym and organized. All the people that come to train and employees are so helpful and welcoming. Love this gym!!
My son and I train at Zenith and it is phenomenal. The coaches and staff are incredibly attentive. My son has learned so much and he has changed from a very timid and shy little boy that would hide behind my legs to a confident, competitive and outgoing kid. The coaches have taught him a lot more than Jiu-Jitsu and we are very grateful. We are here just about every day. The coaches here go above and beyond for their students.
I love when I have an opportunity to visit Drysdale’s anytime I am in or near Las Vegas, this place awesome. Prof. Robert Drysdale is a wealth of knowledge, very experienced grappler & martial artist, and a great coach with an awesome fight IQ. His academy is very spacious and beautifully set up. Clean place, and awesome staff. I finally got to meet “Cammy” (staff), she has been helping me out a ton with Gi & other items to purchase prior to my arrival, and was greeted very warmly. Everyone should visit this place, try it out, then get plugged in. Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a sport, it is a way of life. Jiu-Jitsu can give you options when in a possible sketchy urban environment, it can give possibly give you the tools to survive an altercation, which is the reason you should also join their “striking” class to supplement your BJJ for those possible “real life” encounters in a confined space scenerio. As for me, BJJ helps me mentally, physically, & spiritually, to deal with the stresses of everyday. I am a US Army veteran, and it helps me channel my stress elsewhere and gives me a reason to keep fighting the good fight.
Excellent instruction, Marcelo Nunes is patient and breaks things down conceptually. He is also a steamroller on the mats. Drysdale is a legend. You can't go wrong here.