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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that emphasizes ground fighting, aiming to gain a dominant position to force an opponent to submit. Originating from the Gracie family, BJJ enables smaller individuals to defend themselves against larger assailants using leverage and technique. At Creighton Mixed Martial Arts Academy, our BJJ techniques are directly from the renowned Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City, known for proving BJJ's effectiveness across various martial arts disciplines.

Our BJJ program at Creighton MMA consists of three levels: introduction, beginner, and intermediate/advanced, allowing students to learn progressively and build a solid foundation. Whether you seek self-defense skills, physical fitness, personal growth, or competitive opportunities, our program caters to diverse goals. Whether you live in Suwanee, Buford, Sugar Hill, Cumming, Duluth, or Lawrenceville areas, we welcome you to experience our academy and join our BJJ community. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your martial arts and fitness goals.

What are the benefits?

  • Learn the most effective self defense system in the world
  • Explore grappling and submission principals to control an opponent
  • Get physically fit and have fun while learning self defense

How do I get started?

Call 770-271-5292 or contact us to schedule your FREE introductory class. This class includes a 45 minute session that teaches you basic techniques of BJJ and a consultation to see what program you are looking for, and we will answer any questions that you may have.

Common Questions

  • How much do classes cost?

    We have many different packages depending on how often you would like to train and what classes you would like to begin. When you come into your free intro class we will give you a price list and breakdown of all the packages that we offer at Creighton MMA Academy.

  • Do I have to compete?

    No, you are not required to compete. Most of our students sign up at Creighton MMA Academy to get in shape and learn a realistic self defense system at the same time with no intentions to ever compete. With this being said, there are also students that do want to compete. There are many local, state, national and international competitions to compete in each year. We have students that compete in both BJJ and MMA competitions throughout the year.

  • Do I have to be in shape to start classes?

    Absolutely not. The number one reason why students begin their training with us is to get in shape and feel better. Come in and begin training no matter what your fitness level is. We are here to help you reach your fitness goals.

  • What makes BJJ different from other martial arts?

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts in that it provides solutions for all possible stages of combat. Other disciplines like Tang So Do or Karate focus on striking and rely on a person's strength and speed to deliver damage, but speed and strength doesn't matter when you're training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts fundamentally. While other martial arts rely heavily on strength and speed, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage to control your opponent and apply submissions.

  • How long does it typically take to earn a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

    Typically, it takes anywhere from 8 to 12 years to attain the rank of Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Each belt (with the exception of Blue) takes about 2-4 years of dedicated practice; Blue Belt can often be attained in about a year of dedicated study.

  • Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training safe?

    At Creighton Mixed Martial Arts Academy safety is paramount. Accidents can happen, as in any other sport, but we pay close attention to safety and take extra precautions so that training is not only realistic but safe and enjoyable.

  • Who can learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

    Practically anyone can utilize the techniques created by Carlos Gracie. Carlos Gracie, when he created his revolutionary system, weighed no more than 135 lbs. The core principle of Gracie Jiu-jitsu is to provide a method for smaller, weaker individuals to protect themselves from bigger, stronger attackers.

  • Is BJJ a good exercise?

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts can provide you with far more extensive results than typical aerobic exercise. The resistance encountered while training in BJJ and MMA provides you with a good base to improve your core strength through intense abdominal work, increases your muscle tone, and reduces body fat while improving your balance, bodily coordination, cardiovascular capacity, and muscular endurance.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What our students are saying…

“This was the most fun i had ever had while working out. I stuck with it and always looked forward to the next class and not only was the weight coming off me dramatically but i was learning how to effectively defend myself.“ Abunaw Ose

“Great place to learn and grow from beginner to pro. Visited a handful of times and as a professional fighter this gym has something for everyone. Great facility, awesome instructors, full classes and training partners of all levels.“ Matthew Lozano

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