Welcome! Lake Effect Marital Arts offers the best training in the Western New York region. We are dedicated to evolving the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and educating the community. Head Instructor Michael Katilus is one of the longest running practitioners of the art in Buffalo and brings over 13 years of experience to his wide body of students.

Training for everyone

Kids, Teens, and Adults– Learn self defense, train to compete, get fit, gain confidence. Whatever your fitness goals, we’ve got a program for you.

The best instructors

Our knowledgable team of instructors, strength trainers, and nutritionists come from a long lineage. Learn BJJ and Judo from the top Black and Brown belt instructors in the WNY area.

State-of-the-art facility

We’ve got plenty of room to train with over 1700 square feet of mat space, strength and conditioning area, and clean locker rooms.


Experience all we have to offer with a week of unlimited training and see for yourself.

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