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Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling can be used both as martial arts and as sports.  They both emphasize grappling and submissions.  Both are two of the best and most effective martial arts for self-defense.  Getting in shape and losing weight are great benefits of both.  In a typical class, students will practice technique, drills, and live sparring.  You will learn how to defend yourself against bigger, stronger opponents.  In addition to improving your agility, flexibility, and stamina, you will make new friends and have fun as well.  Please contact us if you would like more information about Charlotte Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

daniel koeberle
daniel koeberle
19:12 23 Aug 22
Great place, great people and great BJJ. I have been to many academy’s as I travel a lot and besides my home academy... this is definitely my favourite!read more
Nick Kyte
Nick Kyte
12:43 20 Aug 22
Professor was very welcoming to drop ins. Great atmosphere with a wide variety of talents - got some great practice in.... Thanks for having me.read more
Jeremiah Sugarman
Jeremiah Sugarman
02:15 20 Aug 22
I’m from out of town and was looking for a school that was easy for drop ins. Coach Piper was extremely friendly and... quick to respond to my questions.I dropped in for a Gi tech/ spar class. It was a great experience. The room was full, but not overly crowded and had a wide range of experienced practitioners to learn from. Everyone was welcoming and I had no problem find partners willing to roll.They have a lot of offerings in the class schedule too (Gi/ no Gi/ all levels). I’ll definitely drop in again when I’m in town.read more
baperrizo
baperrizo
17:12 27 Jul 22
Super drop-in friendly, great atmosphere and convenient class schedule. The class I attended also had talented coaches... and skilled instruction.read more
Collin Thomas
Collin Thomas
22:41 26 Jul 22
I was visiting from out of town and dropped in for a nogi class and had an incredible experience here. Everybody was... extremely friendly, all of my rolls were respectful, challenging, and technical. I will definitely be stopping by next time I’m in town.read more
John Dann
John Dann
18:42 23 Jul 22
absolutely solid gym. professor Piper is super nice and approachable. During technique work he went around and helped... people one on one. I can tell he is passionate about BJJ and helping his students grow. The classes are full of upper belts and there are tons of brown belts to spar with. the dudes here from what I’ve seen vary in all sizes from tall and jacked to smalland fast so you’ll have a variety of people to train with. I went and got absolutely smashed so my limits were definitely pushed and I got more than what I expected from a grappling sesh. I highly recommend you check this school out if youre a BJJ player and want to improve your game while getting smashed by some 6 foot 200 pound dude in the process.read more
Bradley Friday
Bradley Friday
14:12 03 Jul 22
Came to one of the recent open mats to get some good rolls in with a wide variety of practitioners. The atmosphere was... friendly and welcoming, and the class was full with many partners to roll with. Very happy with my experience and thankful for the opportunity!! Would definitely recommend!read more
Alberto Coria
Alberto Coria
16:05 02 Mar 22
After training at Beta Academy in DC I was forced to relocate due to the pandemic and found a great home here at CJJA.... Great vibes, rolling partners and coaching!read more
christian baller
christian baller
17:14 25 Dec 21
Best and most inviting Jiujitsu gym in the state! If you’re looking to start your Jiujitsu journey then this is your... place!read more
Michael Wilde
Michael Wilde
12:39 11 Dec 21
I’ve trained at a lot of different gyms. Not one has compared with CJJA. This gym is full of some phenomenal... practitioners all while ensuring a very stress free and comfortable environment for all levels. You cannot help but get better every time time you train here.read more
Douglas Black
Douglas Black
16:45 10 Nov 21
By far my favourite place to train in this part of North Carolina. It's night and day.
Michael Powell
Michael Powell
18:26 16 Sep 21
John Piper and the guys and gals at Charlotte Jiu-Jitsu are savages, super kind, super knowledgeable, and welcoming.... Model citizens, skilled at murder of a polite kind.read more
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03:38 15 Sep 21
Great experience, training and hospitality! John Piper and the entire team was incredibly kind and genuinely... passionate about BJJ! So good!read more
Vitalii
Vitalii
22:11 08 Jul 21
Best school in the world!!!! The atmosphere of the gym is great, anyone is welcomed at any time, Coach John Piper is... super professional!Definitely school to go if you are in Charlotte area.read more
Joseph Cauthen
Joseph Cauthen
23:41 02 Jul 21
Thank you Coach Piper and CJJA for a wonderful time today! I am visiting family from the DC metro area and wanted a... place to train over July 4. Coach Piper was so welcoming! Exceptional hospitality from all, no egos, and excellent instruction. I will be back there every time I come to CLT!read more
Andrew Bitner
Andrew Bitner
19:51 27 Jun 21
My wife and I had a blast visiting this past weekend. Everyone was so welcoming and the training was great! Thank you!
Ranndi Bitner
Ranndi Bitner
19:18 27 Jun 21
Dropped in while I was in Charlotte for an event. The atmosphere was great, teammates were friendly, quality rolling... and technique review, and John Piper really knows his stuff! I’ll be back! Osssssssssread more
LaLuzDelSol
LaLuzDelSol
15:27 22 May 21
Friendly and instructive. Having a great time so far and learning a lot
kanan ralph
kanan ralph
02:05 22 May 21
Amazing coaching staff and deep roster of talentYou won’t regret joining this school
Kebba Jeng
Kebba Jeng
03:26 30 Apr 21
Visiting this gym from out of town was awesome! John, the owner was a great human being. He took the time to talk and... get to know me. He came across as very caring and humble. He made me feel very comfortable the moment I met him and this seem to rub of on his students as well. Thanks for the roll. I surely be coming back next time am in town.read more
Jessica Miller
Jessica Miller
14:07 26 Feb 21
I tried my first class here in April of 2019 and instantly fell in love with the sport and the gym. Piper, the head... coach, is super welcoming and everyone in the gym is willing to teach and has something different to offer (wrestling backgrounds, judo backgrounds, etc.). CJJA is my home away from home and I've been training for almost two years now. Super laid back and not affiliated with any teams. Perfect for if you want to visit, compete, or just learn! CJJA offers gi classes, no gi classes, and open mat!read more
Gina Estrella
Gina Estrella
20:07 26 Sep 20
I love the community here. The instructors are very knowledgeable about the techniques and sparring strategies. Glad to... see that I'm not the only female in class as it is usually the case in many schools. There are plenty of ladies in class. There's a healthy vibe where everyone is cooperative. I'm happy to call this place my new BJJ homeread more
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