Why We Train

Physical fitness is one benefit of Jiu Jitsu training, but there is so much more to this gentle art. Training with Maryville Jiu Jitsu can help kids and adults of all ages develop and refine physical and mental skills that go far beyond the mat.

Build Confidence

Train in a safe environment to learn mental skills that will build self-esteem, enhance focus, and teach self-discipline.


Build Strength

Train to build self-defense skills that can help you stay physically fit and give you a sense empowerment and control in your life.


Build Friendships

Train with like-minded guys, girls, and kids of all ages with similar goals of building healthy bodies and healthy minds.

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a predominantly ground-based martial art using the principals of leverage, angles, pressure and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, to achieve a non-violent submission of an opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and/or kicks, jiu jitsu focuses on close-contact “grappling” holds and techniques and the application of chokes and joint-manipulations.

Classes For Every Skill Level

Maryville Jiu Jitsu offers all-inclusive classes for every age and every skill level. Whether you’re highly experienced and looking for a gym to challenge you and keep your advanced skills sharp, or you’re a beginner looking for an extracurricular activity that will teach discipline and how to focus your mind, we’ve got a class for you.

Meet The Instructors

Joseph Watson Owner Head Instructor Maryville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Head Instructor

Jonathan Knight Instructor Maryville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Wrestling Instructor

Jenna Knight Instructor Maryville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu



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