Team Shark BJJ

Team Shark BJJ

Team Shark, Daniel Pinheiro BJJ

& martial
arts gym

Team Shark BJJ
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a person how to defend themselves against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. BJJ is a great way to gain confidence, get in shape, and a terrific self defense tool. People of all ages and physical abilities can participate. This sport is a full body work out that utilizes grappling. There is no striking which makes it ideal for self defense in children. BJJ is perfect for any age and physical ability.



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While Team Shark Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is famous for the quality of its group classes, some people prefer to start with private training.

Team Shark BJJ


Kid's classes are for children ages 5-12. Teenagers generally attend adult classes, such as our Beginner BJJ class.

Team Shark BJJ


Our Adult classes are a great way to help learn self defense, discipline, weight loss, you name it you can find it in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for adults.

Team Shark BJJ


For All Ages

11825 West Ave. San Antonio TX 78216

3230 Hillcrest Dr. San Antonio TX 78201

Black Friday 2023

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Led by 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt 4x World Champion in Gi and NoGi Daniel Pinheiro, Team Shark BJJ is your premiere destination for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts training. What ever your goals might be we can help you reach and exceed them. If you are looking to try a new sport, learn self defense, or just want a new way to train and get fit Team Shark BJJ is for you. Also we are the only gym in town that has more than 3 options of agreement.


Wondering what a typical bjj class is like? Check out the video to see what to expect from our classes. We promise it is nothing you are not capable of doing. All we ask is that you show up in work out gear and come ready to sweat and learn. You can expect a good warm up, stretching, technique training, and grappling/sparring in each class.
Still have questions? Call us or check out our FAQ.
Daniel-Pinheiro - Team Shark BJJ


At Team Shark Daniel Pinheiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we are passionate about Martial Arts and fitness. Our gym offers the widest range of classes and schedule flexibility so you can focus on your individual goals. All classes are lead by 5th degree BJJ black belt Daniel Pinheiro. Daniel has over 30 years of BJJ experience and is a 4x BJJ and No Gi World Champion. Passion, expertise, and a family atmosphere have been the top contributors success of Team Shark BJJ. As we continue to grow we invite you to come experience our classes and be part of our family.
Daniel-Pinheiro - Team Shark BJJ


Located near Castle Hills our facility was designed with 2 goals in mind, space and amenities. We now have 2x the mat room, sitting areas, wi-fi, and showers so that you can leave the gym and go about your daily routine. We want you to be as comfortable as possible in our gym if you are a student or an observer. Come check us out today!


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a key component to numerous self defense courses. BJJ is a sure way to subdue and incapacitate any aggressor with out having to strike. Learning the correct form is key to mastery and that is why we have Daniel Pinheiro instructing the class. Daniel is a BJJ and No Gi world champion as well as has a professional record in MMA. Click here to read more about Daniel or here to see him in action.


Professor Daniel Black Belt 5th Degree

Professor Daniel
Black Belt 5th Degree

William Chiodo Purple Belt

William Chiodo
Purple Belt

David Hershey Blue Belt 1st Degree

David Hershey
Blue Belt 1st Degree

Daniel Dominguez MMA Fit - Blue Belt

Daniel Dominguez
MMA Fit - Blue Belt


Jaded Jade
Jaded Jade
My husband and I have had our daughter as a student with Professor for over 4 years! We have never witnessed anything but quality instruction and nothing but PROFESSIONAL behavior in his classes! Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free!
Nick Bullard
Nick Bullard
It’s not a gym, it’s a family and can’t wait to get back in there! 👌🏼🙌🏼🤟🏼
Bruno Antunes
Bruno Antunes
I’m Bruno Antunes former ranked top 5 on the world. Daniel has a great system in place and a great curriculum his 6 weeks Challenge is amazing!! His a well known Black belt. I highly recommend!!
Jaime Vargas
Jaime Vargas
I signed up for the 42 day challenge and it has been the best experience I have had. Professor Pinheiro, Steven and Diego are very helpful and keep you accountable and motivated and push your limits the whole way. They pay extra attention to the challengers and make sure you feel welcomed and teach you the basic techniques in a very easy way to grasp. I am probably the best shape of my life and now I want to keep going since I feel really good. The meal plan is very easy to follow and it will change you for the better.
Sean Zorio
Sean Zorio
I was able to visit Team Shark while in town visiting family. All of the staff was friendly, and helpful. The people who train here were all welcoming and made me feel right at home. The instruction is wonderful. Strongly recommended if you're in San Antonio looking for a place to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Stephanie Macias
Stephanie Macias
So here’s the thing about Team Shark and professor Daniel…… you have to be willing to do the work. If you’re looking for a place to put in little effort this is not the place for you. Our family has been a part of this gym for 4 years and we plan to stay for as long as professor will have us. Not only has our daughter learned from and trained with a WORLD CHAMPION…. She has gained confidence, self awareness and learned about hard work. She has been granted opportunities to feel challenged and accomplish goals she has set for herself with the encouragement from professor Daniel. Professor has taught her not to give up. This is the perfect place to bring your kiddos. professor Daniel cares about his students. Unlike other jiujitsu gyms, professor Daniel runs a tight ship. He has always been fair and ethical with our family! Oh and as a side note the “tank” is always… ALWAYS clean!!!!
Darvis Cosper
Darvis Cosper
Wonderful place to train and learn BJJ! I was introduced to BJJ years ago in another state . Life changed my plans and years past before I touched the mats again. Moving to back to San Antonio, I was hoping to find a place that provided me with an environment that I wanted to call my BJJ home. It was a welcoming atmosphere from the moment I came in. It has a great teaching core starting from the top with Professor Pinheiro all the way down with Chris, Deigo, Carlos and D they bring a great skills and knowledge to the table. The other colored belts support beginners in learning basic principles while also providing challenges that can push you to your limits; if you choose too. I started in the Challenger Program and decided to join!
Cristian Garcia
Cristian Garcia
I had been wanting to try BJJ for a really long time. I didn't know where to start but saw the 42 day challenge, for Team shark BJJ, online. I came in and signed up and was a little nervous but very eager to learn. The challenge has been amazing! I've learned so much from not only professor Pinheiro but ALL the people who train at Team Shark BJJ. Whenever I have questions they get answered and that's a big thing for me because I always have questions. Just know that you will get what you put into it, so this may not be for someone who doesn't commit to the process. It's hard work, you're body gets tired, and it's far from easy but I love it and know it's worth it. The team here makes it a lot of fun and always give a ton of support and are always looking out to avoid injuries and learn proper technique. So if you're looking to learn BJJ I highly recommend Team Shark BJJ.
Matthew Swontek
Matthew Swontek
After eating unhealthy and lacking the motivation to better myself, I signed up for the 42 day challenge. At first I was nervous to enter an atmosphere where everyone knew more than me and I was afraid they would be distant and ignore me. But that didn't happen at all. They immediately adopted me into their program and taught me everything they know. Over the course of the 42 days, I've lost almost 3 inches off of my waist. I've learned how to push myself, motivate myself, be disciplined, and how to eat better. Over all, the program was phenomenal and I'm excited to continue going and learning.

Google Rating

Aaron Valle - Google Review

“This had to be the best decision I've ever made. Professor took me in and was always willing to help me. I love this place so much I can't see myself stopping"

Nick Castano - Google Review

"Amazing experience training with a 4x world champ. I drive 2 hours to come train here and I never regret a class that I've had there."

Stephen Earl - Google Review

"Team Shark BJJ is an inclusive, respecting, and welcoming environment. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to come and check out the free class".

Kori Rarrick - Google Review

This gym was my first pick as I moved to San Antonio. Professor Daniel was very friendly and respectful and he pays great attention to his students and is very knowledgeable.

Colton Leonard - Google Review

This is an AMAZING gym. Professor Daniel is absolutely one of the best. I started attending classes here 8 months ago and through professor's thoughtful curriculum, I have built a strong foundation and developed many basic techniques and some advanced techniques.

Liam Knippenberg - Google Review

I've been a member of Professor Pinheiro's academy for about four months as of the writing of this review and I can say with great confidence that I don't think I could ask for a better atmosphere.

Paul David - Google Review

Going on 6 months in, Team Shark is awesome! Professor Pinheiro is an amazing instructor. He is prepared and capable of training a 40ish white belts like me or a decorated champion. As a Champion himself, he knows what it takes and has the gift to teach.


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