Our instructors have a combined experience of more than 30 years in martial arts including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, and Wrestling.


What’s Different About Universal?

We Don’t Offer:

  1. Long-term contracts.
  2. High testing fees.
  3. Commercial Belt Factory.
    (Selling belts & ranks)
  4. Registration fees.
  5. Intimidation or commercialism.
We Do Offer:

  1. Longest established Brazilan Jiu Jitsu organization in Clark County.
  2. Top-Quality training facility, instructors & mentoring.
  3. A fun & friendly atmosphere.
  4. Beginner only classes.
  5. Fighter/competition only classes.
  6. A journey - not a destination.


Mel Locke

Head Instructor

Specialties: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, & MMA

Owner & head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Mel Locke started training martial arts in 1985. In 1998 Mel was inspired by the performance of Royce Gracie’s early UFC victories and a new passion stirred.
Mel is a Pedro Sauer Black Belt, and has trained with Rickson Gracie, Luis Heredia, Rylan Lizares and many more.
He has accumulated over 20 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and 4 Full Contact Fighting Championship (FCFF) belts including Super Fight Champion & Light Weight Champion.

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