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We’re ALL About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Many Madison MMA gyms 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 mma workout available, and just plain addictive to learn.

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

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Adult Classes - Click on any Image to Learn More

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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 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 submission grappling class 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.

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Kids Classes - Click on Photo To Learn More

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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.

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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.

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Benefits of Training Jiu Jitsu

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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.
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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.
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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.

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How do we 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:


“Jiu Jitsu keeps me very fit, and it keeps me motivated to do better. It also gave me my self confidence back because I was struggling with very severe depression from horrible life circumstances. It gave me a reason to keep pushing forward and now am almost 100% better than what I used to be.”

Nick R.

Fitchburg, WI


“I originally found Journey Jiu Jitsu Madison offer online and got the 3-class trial offer to just try casually. I couldn’t predict that I would fall in love with  the gym, the people, and the amazing workouts! It is an inclusive, welcoming environment, and that’s important to me. I feel right at home. I highly recommend Journey!!!”

Marthie F

Madison, WI


“Amazing instructors, great people! I’m 41 and I feel like I’m in better shape than I was in my 20s! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Madison classes have helped me immensely in all areas of my life. Biggest thing is that I feel that I’m able to defend my wife, daughters, and myself if I’m ever in a confrontation. I plan to continue my training for a very long time.”


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Frequently Asked Questions:

"Who are Journey Jiu Jitsu Madison Classes PERFECT For?"

  • 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

"Where is your schedule of classes?"

"How much do your classes cost?"

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.

"Who are Journey Jiu Jitsu classes NOT Right For?"

  • 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)

"Do I need to be in shape or athletic? Do I need any prior experience?"

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.

Where is Journey Jiu Jitsu Madison Academy Located?

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is located on the west side of Madison, WI. Only a short driving distance from Fitchburg and Verona, WI. The address is:

3179 Muir Field Rd, Madison, WI 53719, USA

Who’s Teaching Your BJJ Classes?

Coach Wade

Coach Wade

Head Coach

Now a 2nd Deg. Black Belt, Wade earned his BJJ black belt after 5 years of training and was one of the youngest to achieve it in the state of Wisconsin on December 1st, 2011.  He now Trains under Mark Vives of TAC Team, ranked #3 in the world IBJJF Rankings. Wade is also a Certified Personal Trainer.

Coach Alex

Coach Alex

Owner / Coach

As a corporate technical trainer and a student of BJJ for 6 years, Alex was quickly frustrated by how he saw Brazilian Jiu Jitsu being taught in gyms and on the internet. Teaming up with some of the most technical Jiu Jitsu players in the area, together they created an accelerated learning school that is getting rave reviews.

Coach Bill

Coach Bill


Coach Bill started training Jiu Jitsu/ MMA in 2007 at age 16. He competed in MMA/ kickboxing/ No-gi grapping  heavily from 2009- 2012. With a 4-0 in mma as an amateur, 2-0 in kickboxing, Coach Bill is currently a 2nd degree brown belt in jiu jitsu. He has spent the last 5+ years as an instructor, competition coach, and referee. 

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