Zicro Academy is Tallahassee's Premier Martial arts and fitness facility. We pride ourselves in offering a safe and professional training and fitness environment for the whole family. We pride ourselves on Excellence in Martial Arts Education. The Academy boasts a highly professional martial arts staff lead by the region's only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Instructor, Felipe "Zicro" Neto. Professor Neto has more than 30 years of training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We offer Family Focused Programs , and classes for the whole family. Whether you are interested in BJJ, fitness kickboxing, MMA or functional training, we have exactly what you are looking for. Our programs are individualized and results oriented. Your goals are our goals. One of the key features is the availability of fitness training in our state of the art fitness area at the same time as the children's classes. Mom or dad can work out while the kids learn self-defense.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper techniques. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Gracie Jiu Jitsu has revolutionized the Martial Arts world over the past two decades. Since Royce Gracie dominated the "Ultimate Fighting Championship" in the early years, BJJ has become a staple art in the mixed martial arts world. Since BJJ gained such acclaim in MMA, it has grown as a sport and self-defense art.

The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, modified Judo and traditional Japanese jujutsu to create the art. BJJ is truly a complete martial art, which integrates stand up and devastating ground-fighting techniques. Gaining superior positioning so one can apply the numerous styles of chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations on an opponent, is the essence of BJJ. The Zicro Academy is the only martial arts academy in Tallahassee that provides the authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the watchful eye of a certified 5th degree Black Belt instructor.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is not only a martial art. It is quickly becoming a lifestyle pursuit for many practitioners. Along with the actual techniques of the art, BJJ integrates a unique approach to physical training, diet, personal discipline and self-control. Because BJJ does not rely solely on athleticism, it is truly for everyone, regardless of age, disability or athletic ability. Students at Zicro Academy not only improve physically, they become more complete people. The majority of our students report that all aspects of their lives improve as they enjoy the academy's programs.

Zicro Academy is the only Martial Art school in Tallahassee that offers the legitimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. Join one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teams in the world. Whether your interest is physical fitness, wellness, self-defense, or to become the next world champion, we have a program for you.

Felipe "Zicro" Neto is the owner and the head instructor of Zicro Academy, and is a 5th Degree Black Belt, with a degree in Exercise Science with more than 30 years of experience in the art. Felipe's philosophy is to contribute to the evolution and education of others through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, improving health, body composition, self-esteem and confidence, whether they be fighters, athletes or otherwise.

Zicro Academy has a Children's Jiu-Jitsu Program, and an Adult Jiu-Jitsu Program.



Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Women's Self-Defense Classes
Mixed martial arts (MMA)

Fitness Kickboxing
Functional Training Classes
Parents Workout While You Wait

Our Children's Jiu-Jitsu Program
Upcoming Events

About Us

Zicro Academy has been active in Tallahassee for 10 years. The head instructor is a Alliance 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with a degree in Exercise Science. Zicro Academy offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing, Mix Martial Arts, Functional Training, and a fitness facility. Zicro Academy is the only martial art training center in town that offers such a variety of services, and provides the legitimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The academy focuses on providing a holistic program that seeks to improve our students self-defense skills, individual health and mental well-being. Our students improve their anility to concentrate, gain discipline, improve their well-being, self-esteem, and self-control. As the students become more advanced, they will gain experience and knowledge that would last forever. Zicro Academy is the largest and best equipped martial art training facility in Tallahassee and the all North Florida with more than 6,000 square feet of training area.

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Our Facility

  • 6,000 Square feet world class facility, the largest in North Florida
  • 3,500 Plus Sq. Ft. Mats Space for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self Defense, Kick Boxing, MMA and Fitness
  • Multiple Heavy Bags, Muay Thai Bags, Speed & Double end Bags
  • 20 foot diameter octagon cage
  • Functional/ Plyometric training area and equipment
  • Cardio machines; Pro shop; Kids class
  • Large dressing/restrooms for male and female members
  • kids play area

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