Looking for Jiu Jitsu Classes in Madison?

Journey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy helps students develop healthy lifestyles, discipline, and confidence through training the most effective martial arts on the planet – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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We’re ALL About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Many Madison BJJ Academies offer a “buffet” of martial arts like fitness kickboxing, self-defense, karate , etc. Not us.

Our focus is teaching authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

That’s because we think Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the most effective and complete self-defense system in the world. It’s also the best full-body workout available, and just plain addictive to learn.

Which Journey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy classes are you interested in? 

Adult Classes


Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn the UNSTOPPABLE grappling system that BEATS all other styles in MMA and get super-fit while doing it! Master Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes and you’ll school bigger opponents with ease, even if you’re not fit or athletic!

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Combatives Self Defense

Don’t waste time learning martial arts that don’t teach ground fighting! Learn the reality-based escapes and grappling techniques that other self-defense systems IMITATE. Walk confidently in the streets knowing you can handle yourself and protect your family.
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No Gi Jiu Jitsu

No uniform, no problem! Our no-gi jiu jitsu classes will teach you the elite grappling and submission systems used by the UFC fighters to control explosive and athletic opponents on the ground without the use of the traditional Gi uniform.

Kids Classes


Kids Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Confident, disciplined kids are made, not born. Our kids jiu jitsu classes will teach them the focus, social skills, and keep them in great shape so they can be successful in school and in life.

Self Defense Classes for Kids

1 in 5 kids are bullied sometime during the school year. We’ll teach them the skills they need to be bully-proof and confident for life—without teaching them violent moves that could get them suspended.

Benefits of Training Jiu Jitsu

Burn Fat and Get Stronger

Journey Jiu Jitsu Madison classes will burn 800+ calories every session, so you’ll burn fat in record time, without the boredom of the gym routine. 

Stress Relief

The stress and pressures of the day will completely disappear as your focus is immersed in the art and the amazing workout offered by brazilian jiu jitsu madison WI classes.

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Take amazing feeling of being in the best shape of your life, and add to it the KNOWING that you can defend yourself… what do you get? Supreme confidence that will change your life.

Mind & Soul

Once you start training you’ll be unstoppable, your mind sharp, and your soul content, knowing you’re prepared for anything life throws at you.

Beginner & Family Friendly Environment

Journey BJJ is NOT a macho MMA school of athletes trying to crush each other. We are community Moms, Dads, Professionals, and Tradesmen in the Madison Area who are trying to achieve their self-defense and fitness goals. Students will always be encouraged to go at your own pace and comfort level, with online videos and resources to compliment your training.

Want to ask a us a question? 

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How do Our Jiu Jitsu Classes Compare To Other Jiu Jitsu Madison WI Gyms?

Don’t take our word, read real reviews from real people just like you in Madison,
WI and surrounding areas:

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Business professionals looking to take things up a notch and CRUSH stress
  • Parents who want their children to learn discipline, confidence, and self-defense
  • Adults who want a FUN way to get back in shape or learn self-defense
  • Military or Law Enforcement officers looking to add new skills and upgrade their training
  • Non-Madison Area residents (commute > 30 minutes to the gym)
  • College students with a heavy class loads and changing priorities
  • Professionals with heavy/frequent travel
  • Individuals unable to attend at least 2 classes a per week (on average)
Our drop in per class fee is $25, however, we often run an online-only special for our trial program. If you decide to sign up after the trial, you can decide if you want to jump into a longer-term program. We have several different programs and multiple ways to fit every budget, and we go over those in detail when we sit down with you after your trial program ends.
  • Not at all! Many of our current students NEVER did any kind of sports or martial arts prior to joining. Now, they’re in better shape than most of their friends. So if you’re not in shape or athletic, don’t worry – we’ll get you there in no time.
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Who’s Teaching your Jiu Jitsu Classes in Madison, WI?

Journey Academy Money-Back Guarantee:

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Alex Andreev

Owner, Journey BJJ

“My promise: If within 30 days of signing up for one of our programs you decide Journey Jiu Jitsu classes are NOT the right fit for you, just shoot us an e-mail and I’ll personally refund 100% of your money.”

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