The Lanistæ Academy, Los Altos, CA is  one of California’s premier martial arts academies. With programs for men, women, children specializing in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, we invite you to come check us out and see all we have to offer .  We ensure  that you and your family will have a safe, fun experience every time! Whether you have extensive experience or never been on the mat in your life, you will find a family friendly, professional academy ready to help you achieve your fitness goals. All of our classes are taught by professional certified instructors.

We look forward to meeting you. Please let us know if you have any questions, you can email us at or use the contact form on this website




LOS ALTOS, CA, 94022

Monday-Friday 6:30am - 9pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:30am - 1pm

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Our kids Jiu Jitsu program instills respect, discipline and the general knowledge of the art itself; including ground work, take downs and defensive skills. It is geared towards youth between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. With friendly competitions during practice and honing their coordination skills, the Kids Class is a fun and open environment. Please join us today for your free trial




At the Lanistae Academy in Los Altos we have programs to accommodate ANY ONE! From kids classes that start at the age of 4 to our Advanced program we have a curriculum specially designed to meet your needs. All beginners start in the Fundamental program! All of our classes are taught by IBJJF sanctioned and certified Instructors!


This Fundamental classes were designed by Ares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Based off Ares white to blue curriculum, we take a systematic approach that makes learning fun and easy. If you are a beginner with little or no experience this is the class for you! Here you will learn the basic movements, positions, and concepts that are essential for Jiu-Jitsu. We believe in “basics” and strongly encourage advanced students to participate. This is a traditional Gi class and is an hour long.


This Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is our main group class. Although it’s designed for people with more experience, we encourage beginners to try this program. The advanced program includes drilling and live sparring (rolling) with an emphasis on technique. This class is at least an hour long and students are NOT obligated to participate or stay for the whole class. The use of a Gi is mandatory in this class.


This “No-Gi” class is designed for beginners and advanced students and consists of basic traditional Jiu Jitsu technics adapted to make up for the lack of a uniform to grab. Students will learn how to take down, hold down and apply joint locks to submit opponents who are not wearing a Gi. Class consists of warm-ups, technics, drilling and rolling (live training). This class is an excellent way to transition your Jiu Jitsu technics into self-defense.  Students must wear the shorts and a rash guard uniform to attend this class




From Sao Paulo, Brazil, Milton Bastos studied Physical Education at UNIP (Universidade Paulista) which helped him become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach, Wrestling coach, and Personal Trainer. He has been dedicating his career to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling since he was 13 years old. Within this time he has acquired many titles and championships. He has been instructing since 2009 and has had his Black Belt since 2010. Currently, Milton resides in Santa Clara County, California, where he trains under Ares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association; and now owns his own academy In Los Altos, CA where he instruct all classes.


  • Instructor - Second Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Certified Wrestling Coach

  • Certified Personal Trainer


  • 2015 World Champion No-Gi Black Belt Light-Feather Master

  • 2015 Seattle Open Champion Black Belt Light-Feather

  • 2015 Third Place Worlds Masters

  • 2014 Second Place Worlds Masters

  • 2014 Seattle Open Champion Black Belt Light-Feather

  • 2014 World Champion No-Gi Black Belt Light-Feather Master

  • 2014 Second Place Pan Ams Rooster Black Belt Adult

  • 2014 Second Place in SF Open Master Absolute

  • 2013 World Champion No-Gi Black Belt Light-Feather Master

  • 2013 American Nationals Champion Black Belt No Gi Light-Feather

  • 2013 Second Place American Nationals Black Belt Light-Feather

  • 2013 Third Place Pan Ams Black Belt Light-Feather Master

  • 2012 World Champion No-Gi Black Belt Light-Feather Master

  • 2012 Pan Am Champion Black Belt Light-Feather Master

  • 2010 World Champion Brown Belt Light-Feather

  • 2010 Pan Am Champion Brown Belt Light-Feather

  • 2009 World Champion No-GI Brown Belt Light-Feather