Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu originates straight from the time of the Samurai. We do not water down any of our authentic, traditional training. Train for a warrior's heart, spirit, and body in our programs.


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Join Gainesville's Legacy karate and japanese ju jutsu Training Community

We pioneered Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu 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 is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Full-Contact Yushinmon Japanese Karate, and holds the rank of Renshi Shihan, or refined teacher of teachers. He also has an advanced master black belt in Japanese Ju Jutsu, and has been training in these arts around the world and in Japan for more than 30 years.


 
 
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Improve Your Child's Fitness, Focus, Discipline, and Self Defense with Youth karate and japanese ju jutsu for Ages 5-13

Training Karate and Japanese Ju Jutsu 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 Karate and Japanese Ju Jutsu program includes training for competition, 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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Real Training, For Real Life Scenarios

We include kata (forms), kumite (sparring), and weapons training for an authentic experience.

We believe in keeping things traditional. We don't water down our martial arts or teach you anything less than the real deal.

Our Karate and Japanese Ju Jutsu program includes training in our style's forms, in traditional Ju Jutsu techniques, in weapons use and defense, and self defense. We spar and live train in every single class.

 

 

Traditional Roots, Modern Applications

Every aspect of our Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu program makes it one-of-a-kind in our area.

For example, we offer traditional training in Japanese, Okinawan, AND modern weapons use and defense.

 
 

 

More Classes, More Sparring, More Karate and Japanese Ju Jutsu

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 karate/ju jutsu TRAINING

8a: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
11a: Kickboxing Basics
12p: Tactical Karate
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
4:30p: Youth Karate
5:30p: Kickboxing Conditioning
6:30p: Tactical Karate and Ju Jutsu

TUESDAY karate/ju jutsu TRAINING

12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
4:30p: Youth Japanese Ju Jutsu
5:30p: Kickboxing Conditioning

WEDNESDAY karate/ju jutsu TRAINING

8a: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
11a: MMA Training (No Gi)
12p: Japanese Ju Jutsu
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
4:30p: Youth Karate
5:30p: Kickboxing Conditioning
6:30p: MMA Training (No Gi)
6:30p: Tactical Karate and Ju Jutsu

thursday karate/ju jutsu training

12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
4:30p: Youth Japanese Ju Jutsu
5:30p: Kickboxing Conditioning

friday karate/ju jutsu training

8a: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
12p: Tactical Karate and Ju Jutsu
12p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat
4:30p: Youth Japanese Weapons
5:30p: Kickboxing Conditioning
6:30p: Tactical Japanese Weapons
6:30p: Rehab / Athletic Recovery
7:30p: Drill and Chill / Open Mat

WEEKEND karate/jutsu TRAINING

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