Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Most notably by applying joint-locks and chokes to defeat the opponent.

No former experience is required. All levels of fitness can enjoy learning BJJ. All of our classes include all levels of experience, and we all help each other improve and learn as a team.

Not at all! We have many students that start at different phases in their life. jitsu is truly a martial art for everyone and it can be tailored for each individual.

I’ve met some of the nicest people through BJJ and made some of my best friends through training. I can’t speak for all academies but we provide a fun, safe environment to train and take every effort to ensure our students can enjoy learning this art injury free. Our motto is no egos on the mats and we train to get better not to “win”.

Absolutely! We have three different children’s classes to choose from starting as young as 3 led by our trained coaches. Our kids program focuses on the core values of discipline, respect and hard work that prepares kids for adult life, helping them to overcome modern problems.

Initially, nothing other than an open mind and shorts without pockets, a T-Shirt, shoes you can easily slide off, and a water bottle. If you fall in love with the art and wish to continue, you will be provided a uniform (gi) when you sign up. In our training No GI Jiu Jitsu, you will not wear the uniform. Instead we train without gripping onto the clothes so we suggest a T-shirt/rash guard/ or dryfit shirt and shorts without pockets, metal or zippers for safety reasons. Board shorts, spats, or leggings are also acceptable. For safety reasons no jewelry or watches are allowed to be worn and we ask that your trim your nails.

Of course you can! Our academy here is owned and ran by a female and we have many female students and coaches that train. The number of women who train and compete is Jiu Jitsu is ever growing and we are proud to be a part of it.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without the Gi is formally known as ‘NO GI’. In No Gi we are not allowed to grip the clothing. Instead, we rely on grips on the body such as wrist, arms, and legs to grapple and apply our submissions. No Gi training is an essential part of a fully rounded grappling game.

  1. When you enter and exit the mat, bow toward the mats.
  2. Classes begin and end with a formal bow to the instructor with the students lined up in descending grade order.
  3. Absolutely no foul language inside the school.
  4. If you are late for class, wait by the edge of the mat for permission from the instructor to enter the mat.
  5. If you need to leave the mat, or leave class early, ask permission from the instructor.
  6. Keep fingernail and toe nails short for everyone’s safety.
  7. In is mandatory to wear the complete uniform to attend class.
  8. The uniform top and bottom should be the same color.
  9. During live training, stay clear of the higher belts while they are training with others. Give them space to train.
  10. The uniform should be worn at all times.
  11. When tying the uniform, face the back wall.
  12. The belt represents your progress. Keep it on.
  13. The uniform must be washed and clean.
  14. Refer to black belt instructors as “Professor”.
  15. No shoes, food or drink on the mat.
  16. Shoes have to be worn all the time when off the mat.
  17. All metal objects, jewelry and piercings or other should be removed.
  18. Appropriate clothing must be worn during the session. No hoodies or apparel that has zippers or buttons.
  19. We reserve the right to remove any persons from the academy who is deemed under the influence of intoxicating substances.
  20. Everyone is expected to be treated with respect regardless of race, creed, religious beliefs, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation.
  21. In order to ensure other practitioners stay healthy, if you are displaying symptoms of any infection illness please stay away from the academy until you are no longer contagious.

Gracie United-Team Jucao South, Hancock County

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School Hours:

Monday- 5pm-7:30pm
Tuesday- 7am-8am, 12pm-1pm
Wednesday- 5pm-7:30pm
Thursday- 12pm-1pm
Friday- Sunday closed