Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position from which to force an attacker to submit. It is a self defense system that was created by the Gracie family to enable a smaller, weaker person to use leverage and proper technique to defend themselves against a bigger and stronger assailant. At Creighton mixed martial arts academy, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques that are taught come straight from the legendary Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City. The Gracie family brought their style of BJJ to America to prove its effectiveness against other martial arts disciplines. The outcome was amazing as it shocked the world on how efficient BJJ was against all other martial art styles.
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is made up of three different levels of experience that include an introduction, beginner, and intermediate/advanced program. Having these different levels of training is crucial in learning the basics from day one and building off of this foundation one step at a time. So whether you are looking for a realistic self defense system to train in, physical conditioning, personal development, or to compete at a local, state, national or international level, our program is for you. If you live in the Suwanee, Buford, Sugar Hill, Cumming, Duluth or Lawrenceville area, come in and try out our academy, we look forward to meeting you.
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.
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.
What our students are saying…
“I have trained with Paul for almost 8 years and have never regretted my decision to become a part of his organization. I have had the privilege to be a part of his staff as an assistant instructor of the children's classes. Creighton MMA & BJJ is a family oriented facility designed to accommodate your needs.“ "Diamond" Dan Shapiro
“These guys are wonderful. I've been going for about 3 years now and have never had a bad experience. The workouts are second to none and the staff is always friendly and helpful. I would absolutely recommend them to anybody interested in any of the classes.“ Sarah Price