Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Global MMA Academy

BJJ is a game of physical chess. Fitness, strategy, fun, and self defense are all wrapped up in this dynamic martial art. This is a close-quarters style to train, which results in a close-knit community.

We are Gainesville's oldest Brazilian jiu jitsu school. In fact, many instructors in Gainesville got their start with Global BJJ. Sensei Jason Dodd (Relson Gracie black belt) is the head coach at our academy, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the mat. Our BJJ program is affiliated with Robert Drysdale and Zenith BJJ, and we have an active competition team.

Classes

Adult/Teen Training Times:

  • Sunday - Community Open Mat 10a - 12p

  • Monday - Gi Class 11a, Open Mat 12p, Gi Class 6:30p, Open Mat 7:30p

  • Tuesday - Gi Class 11a, Open Mat 12p, Gi Class 6:30p, No Gi Class 7:30p

  • Wednesday - Gi Class 11a, Open Mat 12p, Gi Class 6:30p, Open Mat 7:30p

  • Thursday - Gi Class 11a, Open Mat 12p, Gi Class 6:30p, No Gi Class 7:30p

  • Friday - No Gi Class 11 a, Open Mat 12p, Open Mat 6:30p

  • Saturday - Competition open mat (check schedule)

Youth Training Times:

  • Tuesday - Gi Class 5:30p
  • Thursday - Gi Class 5:30p
  • Friday No Gi/MMA Class 5:30p

Interested in a BJJ for self defense/street defense class? Check out Self Defense Fitness at 5:30p on Thursdays.