Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a game of physical chess that incorporates take downs, grappling, and submissions into a fun art to train for fitness and self defense.


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Join Gainesville's Legacy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training Community

We pioneered BJJ in Gainesville, and we're still innovating to bring you the best training possible, while staying true to our old school roots.

Global MMA is home to hands down the most experienced professional coaches in our area. Our head coach Jason Dodd has advanced black belts in Japanese and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been training BJJ for more than 20 years. We focus on solid technique for fitness, self defense, and competitive training, and offer a variety of BJJ classes for every experience level.


 
 
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Improve Your Child's Fitness, Focus, Discipline, and Self Defense with Youth BJJ for Ages 5-13

Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than a sport activity -- it's an opportunity for children to learn lifelong skills and fall in love with a lifestyle they can follow for the rest of their lives.

Our Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program includes training for competitive jiu jitsu, for fitness, and for realistic, safe self defense skills. Classes are taught by advanced black belt coaches, with curriculum designed for growing children.

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Specialize with Women’s Only BJJ Training

More women’s classes, designed for women by women.

We have a wonderful women's BJJ training community, and offer multiple ladies-only training sessions throughout the week. Many of our female students train in both our coed and women’s program, and some train exclusively in women’s classes. The choice is up to you! All classes in this program are instructed by an experienced female coach.

 

 

Outstanding Family Training Environment

“We all train here at Global. What we love about it is the culture because it's just a big, giant family learning and getting better at life."

"I love Jiu Jitsu - it's awesome. I don't come here to get cool belts, I'm here to defend myself and defend others, and I just love it."

 
 

 

More Classes, More Drilling, More Rolling, More BJJ

In addition to the class and training session times listed below, we offer regular pop up drilling clinics and special seminars on a weekly basis. All classes, whether fundamental or advanced, are open to all experience levels, including beginners. The class title indicates the pace of the instruction and difficulty of technique.

Note: MMA Training classes are included in all of our martial arts memberships to focus on applied martial arts and self defense.

 

Monday BJJ TRAINING

8a: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
6:30p: BJJ Fundamentals (Gi)
7:30p: Animal Flow / Ginastica

TUESDAY BJJ TRAINING

11a: BJJ All Levels (Gi)
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
5:30p: Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi)
6:30p: BJJ Advanced (Gi)
7:30p: BJJ Advanced (No Gi)

WEDNESDAY BJJ TRAINING

8a: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
11a: MMA Training (No Gi)
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
6:30p: MMA Training (No Gi)
7:30p: Animal Flow / Ginastica

thursday bjj training

11a: BJJ All Levels (Gi)
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
5:30p: Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi)
6:30p: BJJ Advanced (Gi)
7:30p: BJJ Advanced (No Gi)

friday bjj training

8a: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
11a: BJJ All Levels (No Gi)
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
5:30p: Youth MMA (No Gi)
6:30p: Rehab / Athletic Recovery
7:30p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat

WEEKEND BJJ TRAINING

SUNDAY
12p - 2p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat