Residents of Northwest Austin have a new jiujitsu training hub with the opening of Six Blades Jiu Jitsu in April, located in the Anderson Mill area at 13642 US 183, Ste. 300, Austin.

Instruction is led by sensei Xande Ribeiro and Alexandre Kunzel, who are both well-accomplished martial artists and International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation world champions. Ribeiro is the first IBJJ Hall of Famer to teach in Texas.

The practice will offer martial arts instruction to people of all ages and skill levels with the goal of building a community of strong kids and adults who feel confident, prepared and safe.

In addition to a building demonstrating the virtues every martial artist should have, the 7,500-square-foot facility has a state-of-the-art spring floor to support training mats and provide a safe environment for instruction. The facility said it hopes to hold a grand opening in the fall after an expansion is completed.