Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
We are Gainesville oldest Brazilian jiu jitsu school, and we offer no less than 20 BJJ training opportunities each week at our academy.
Academy owner and head instructor Jason Dodd is a First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with more than 20 years of training experience, and is also a Master Black Belt in Japanese Ju Jutsu (the martial arts style that gave BJJ its roots).
We train BJJ as a complete martial art. That means our training is appropriate for combat, practical self defense, fitness, and sport. We roll (live train) every single class.
Adults and Teen Classes: 11 am Monday - Friday, 6:30 pm Monday - Thursday, 7:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday
Youth Classes: 5:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Open Mats: 12 pm Monday - Friday, 7:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, 6:30 pm Friday, 10 am Sunday
We are affiliated with the Zenith BJJ team under undefeated MMA fighter and multiple world champion BJJ grappler, Robert Drysdale.
Muay Thai (Kickboxing)
We are Gainesville's first and only authentic Muay Thai kickboxing academy. Our high-energy kickboxing classes offer great training as a stand alone program or as part of our unlimited training membership.
Our academy owner is also the head coach for this program. Jason Dodd brings more than 20 years of Western kickboxing and 10 years of legitimate Muay Thai training to the mat in his classes.
Adult and Teen Classes: 7:30 pm Monday - Thursday
Youth Classes: 5:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Open Mats: 12 pm Tuesday, Thursday, and 6:30 pm Friday
Our Muay Thai lineage is through 8-time world champion Ramon Dekkers, under his direct student, professional Muay Thai fighter and coach Stefan Butin Bik.
Full-Contact Japanese Karate
Our karate program has been in Gainesville for more than 30 years. If Karate Kid-style training is your thing, you will love our traditional Japanese karate program. We teach open-handed forms and drills two days a week, and train in traditional weapons at the end of the week. This is a full-contact program and we spar every single class.
Head instructor Jason Dodd is a Fifth Degree Black Belt and Renshi Shihan (refiner of teachers) in our style of full-contact karate. He has been practicing for more than three decades.
Adult and Teen Classes: 12 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:30 pm Monday, Wednesday
Youth Classes: 4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Open Mats: By appointment
We are affiliated with Yushinmon Shorinji-Ryu Karate in Tokyo, Japan.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Schedule a Private Lesson or Seminar
We offer private training for individuals, small groups, and families (up to 4 people). Larger groups may book seminars with us.
Martial Arts Disciplines: Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Japanese Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai (Kickboxing), Japanese Karate and Weapons
Fitness: Personal Training in Fight Style Fitness, Fight Prep Coaching
Self Defense and Combatives: General Self Defense, Women's Self Defense Against Violent Predators, Gun and Knife Defense
Weapons Training: Concealed Carry Training, Firearm Training, Knife and Small Weapons Training
Can't come to us? No problem. We have portable private training mats and can come to you.
Give us a call at 352-371-1007 to discuss.
Shut Up and Train. That's our motto here. We believe in holding ourselves and each other to our commitments and goals. We show up. We help. We encourage. We push for better.
We are committed to fostering a family environment that is also family-focused. We make a point to offer classes for every single person in the family so that families can spend more time together.
We unapologetically offer the highest quality of training, in a high quality facility, with a high quality community of people. We care about your lifestyle and supporting you in every positive change you wish to implement.
Shut Up and Train is about more than not complaining in discomfort. It's about quieting negativity in your mind, pushing yourself to strive for greater, and leaving no excuses in the way of showing up for the best you.
If we sound like your kind of people, meet us on the mat.
All of our best,
Jason and Carly Dodd
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