It is our joy to work with you wherever you start! No experience is necessary to get started! We'll help you accomplish your goals and support you through your BJJ journey!
Every belt color is represented at our gym. Our instructors are all seasoned competitors, so you will find the instruction to be top notch! We don't teach it unless we can do it to you when rolling! 😉
If you read this, it is going to try to convince you to get in and try a class. What you will learn is the way we look at BJJ, how we train, and what we value as an academy.
The smartest thing you can do on these mats are to remember that you're training with friends. While training on the mats, we follow and enforce our cardinal rule:
We're not here to get hurt, but let's be real — this sport is about bending limbs the wrong way and folding clothes with the people still inside. It's dangerous if you're not protecting yourself and your training partner! If your partner gets a good submission, we're going to teach you to eat humble pie and tap out. If you get a good position on a training partner that should tap but isn't, we're going to teach you to protect them from themselves and find another way to advance position instead of hurting them. Regardless of your belt rank, the bottom line is we want you and your teammates to come back tomorrow and keep training, injury free!
We absolutely love rolling! If you're new to this sport, we'll ease you into it, but we'll encourage you to start rolling on your first class ("rolling" is the BJJ equivalent of "sparring"). For the folks that have trained at another place (or a few, like us), we understand what it feels like to try out a new academy. We'll welcome you with smiles, regardless of your belt color. We want you to push yourself, we want you to get into better shape, and we want you to feel comfortable rolling hard, knowing that we're training to get better together!
We love to train, together. We train with our family, including our kids (the coaches have a lot of kids). Our students are also treated as friends, and honestly feel like family, too — there is nothing more unifying than working out together in BJJ.
Some of you reading this are competitors looking for a place to train hard. We love getting after it on the mats! If you're one of those folks that have lots of grappling experience or just want an academy that will turn you into a competitor, join us!
Come try a free class, check out our schedule to see if it fits with yours, or give us a call to answer your burning questions!
New Braunfels Jiu Jitsu boasts a 3,500+ sq. ft. facility with over 2,500 sq. ft. of mat space. We have amazing cooling systems including 2 air conditioning units and a large central fan that keeps the place cool no matter the heat outside! We also have a dedicated seating area for parents or significant others to watch the classes, and we have kid-friendly areas that older kids can use while their parents are taking classes!
Meet Our Instructor
Professor Ryan Grandon is a 1st degree Black Belt under Jake Mapes, and a 4th generation Black Belt in Rickson Gracie's lineage. He regularly competes at tournaments and is currently undefeated at the Black Belt level. He is a father of four, and remains one of the friendliest humans on the planet.
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