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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is probably the number one activity that I could recommend to someone to improve their lives overall.

Jocko Willink
Retired Navy Seal, Podcaster, Author, and BJJ black belt

A means to improve your entire life

Our Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is much more than just a martial art – it’s a way to improve your overall well-being and quality of life. Based on grappling and ground fighting techniques, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (sometimes called BJJ, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, or jiu jitsu) is a highly effective self-defense system that focuses on positional control and submissions.

What sets BJJ apart from other martial arts is that it emphasizes leverage and technique over strength and athleticism, making one of the few martial arts effective for a smaller, weaker person to defeat a bigger, stronger assailant. This makes it an ideal form of self-defense for individuals of all shapes and sizes.

You will develop greater body awareness, physical fitness, and mental clarity, which can benefit you both on and off the mat.

In addition to the physical benefits, BJJ is also an excellent way to build confidence and mental resilience. With regular practice, you will learn how to stay calm under pressure, problem-solve effectively, and handle stress with greater ease. This can translate into improved performance in all areas of your life, from work and relationships to hobbies and personal goals.

  • Dramatically improve fitness & health
  • Build confidence for every aspect of life
  • Enhance mental health & overall happiness
  • Be around other motivated, positive, supportive people

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program for adults is designed for all skill and fitness levels.

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum includes both Gi and Nogi classes.

Gi classes

Our gi classes focus on technical development in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with participants wearing traditional kimonos (or gi) for practice. We cover a comprehensive range of techniques to accommodate all levels of experience and skills. Our program is structured to ensure individual development and progress at each participant’s pace.

Nogi classes

These classes are conducted without the traditional gi (uniform) and are designed to help students apply the principles of jiu jitsu if there is no material (like a gi or regular street clothing) to grab. At advanced levels, nogi classes are great for students wanting to expand their knowledge of leg locks or improve their mixed martial arts skillset.

Our Jiu Jitsu community is built on a foundation of hard work, support, and camaraderie. We believe in working together to help each other achieve our goals, whether that’s improving our physical fitness, learning new self-defense skills, or competing at the highest levels.

We understand that starting something new can be challenging, which is why we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that feels like family from your very first visit. Unlike other Jiu Jitsu schools that may be intimidating or overly competitive, we emphasize a positive and supportive atmosphere that allows you to learn and grow at your own pace.

Come experience the difference for yourself and join our thriving community of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts. 


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As the most popular and fastest growing martial art in the world, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers a fun and dynamic way to challenge yourself both physically and mentally. 

We welcome students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, and we strive to create a supportive and inclusive community that fosters personal growth and development. Whether you’re interested in improving your physical fitness, learning self-defense skills, or competing at the international level, our all-inclusive program can help you achieve your goals.

Through the journey, you will be challenged physically and mentally, and you will become better for it.  Try our free trial and see how Nishime Martial Arts can transform your life!