Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Wednesday Nights

7-8 pm

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Experience Freestyle Martial Arts

MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, 

Freestyle Martial arts has been welcoming a diverse student body since its founding in 1998 and we are the premiere training option for martial arts in Albert Lea, MN! We are the only school in southern Minnesota where you can learn authentic MMA / Jeet Kune Do concepts, Filipino martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


The art and philosophy of Bruce Lee forms our guiding principles. You will learn drills that blend elements of boxing, kickboxing, Wing Chun, Kali, Silat, Panantukan, Pananjakman, Savate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, and Thai Boxing to help you become a complete martial artist! 


Our Albert Lea school welcomes all types of students, from complete beginners, to experienced martial artists. We are here to help you learn through our innovative and collaborative approach to teaching. Our focus is on giving you a great workout that is a lot of fun, while developing your practical self-defense skills. Whatever your goals or experience, Freestyle Martial Arts is here to help you grow and succeed. We have weekly group classes at our studio located inside The Meraki Studios, we also offer private lessons, and specialized seminars

Services We Provide

What We Have In Store

Our Martial Arts Studio offers a wide variety of services to all of our students, no matter what their skill level may be. From weekly group classes, to cutting edge seminars, we’ve got you covered. We understand that each student has a different style of learning, and we aim to accommodate all of our students. Take a look at all of our service offerings below.

Weekly Group Classes

Absorb What is Useful

Youth Martial Arts

Skills and Values


Variety of Options

About the School

Specializing in the science and concepts of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Filipino martial arts, Kickboxing, and Submission Wrestling. Weekly group class, self-defense classes, women's self-defense, personal training in Rapid Assault Tactics. Certified in direct lineage to Bruce Lee.

Coach Brenden Troster has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years and is a certified Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino martial arts under Sifu Paul Vunak. Brenden was also trained in Catch-as-Catch-Can and Professional Wrestling by Brad Rheingans, a 1976 Olympic competitor, North Dakota State Hall-of-fame member, and two time Pan American Games Greco-Roman Wrestling Gold medalist. Brenden is also a Nationally Certified Coach through USA Wrestling, the governing body of Wrestling in the United States.

In 1998 after years of study and training in JKD and other arts he began accepting his own students and has been teaching for over 20 years. Brenden has a dynamic hands on style of instruction and a unique ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student.  

In addition to his martial arts training Coach Troster has an extensive education that gives him insight into how human beings learn, develop, and retain information. Coach Troster holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and completed a practicum at Mayo Clinic's addiction treatment clinic for his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Brenden works full-time as a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at a local residential behavioral health clinic for children and adolescents and is completing a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.

Opening Hours

Mon: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thu: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 1:00pm


115 N Newton Ave. Albert Lea MN United States 56007

(507) 402-9154

(507) 402-9154

115 N Newton Ave. Albert Lea MN United States 56007

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