MMA Madison WI Classes – No Gi Jiu Jitsu
Learn to Grapple like a UFC Fighter – and Get Fit Doing It!
MMA’s Best Techniques, no Pajamas and Belts
Our MMA Madison No Gi Jiu Jitsu Classes focus on the armlocks, leglocks, and chokes that get the job done in the UFC, Bellator, and other promotions. No Gi means you don’t wear the traditional kimono used in Judo and BJJ. Whether or not you’re a fan of Joe Rogan or 10th Planet, we know you’ll love this pure form of submission wrestling.
Get Ripped So Fast Your Friends Won’t Recognize You
Our mma madison classes are a fat-burning blow torch! Each class burns upwards of 1000 calories in only an hour, because each class is a full-body workout! Warning: you might be a bit sore your first few days, but after a few weeks friends and relatives will be asking what the heck you’ve been up to!
Supreme Confidence, Endless Energy
Remember when you could eat anything and had energy for days? The secret is in your metabolism. Mobilize your body, strengthen it, and transform it into an efficient weapon. You’ll be mentally sharper and you’ll ooze confidence no matter where you are.
Beginners are our FAVORITE
Never thrown a kick or a punch in your life? No martial arts background whatsoever? Perfect, you’ll fit right in. In fact, 90% of our members were total beginners when they first came to our MMA Madison No Gi classes. Madison, WI is a great community and our instructors will give you support, kindness, and help through every step of your training.
How does your gym compare to other MMA Madison classes near me?
Don’t take our word, read real reviews from real people just like you in Madison, WI and surrounding areas:
“I admit that when I first signed up for this MMA Grappling class, I was a bit intimidated. As soon as I showed up at my first class, that all went away. The environment is just so supportive that I don’t know how you could be intimidated. I thought a lot about getting hurt too… They make it so safe that you could honestly be at any level of physique and do just fine.
Anyways, thanks for the incredible training, and the incredible workouts. I’ve loved every second.
“I originally found Journey MMA No Gi classes near me through an online offer 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!!!”
“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 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.”
Frequently Asked Questions:
"Who are MMA Madison No Gi Classes PERFECT For?"
- Business professionals looking to take things up a notch
- Adults who want a FUN way to get back in shape or learn self-defense
- Those looking to relieve stress after work
- Military or Law Enforcement officers looking to add new skills and upgrade their training
"Who are our 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)
"How much do your classes cost?"
Our drop in fee for a one-time class is $20, however, we often run a 3-class trial special online. After the trial, if you decide to sign up it will work very much like a Yoga or Gym membership. We have 6+ different membership plans to fit every budget, and we go over those in detail when we sit down with you after your first trial class.
"What is No Gi Jiu Jitsu and is it like MMA?"
No Gi Jiu Jitsu is one of the foundational skills used by pro UFC fighters. “No Gi” just means “No traditional uniform.” You just wear shorts and a T-shirt or Rashguard.
Some progressive schools like 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu practice ONLY no gi BJJ. At Journey Academy, you’ll have an opportunity to learn one, the other, or BOTH gi and no gi.
While we practice neutralizing kicks and punches with different positions in No Gi Jiu Jitsu, we do not offer training in striking at this time.
"Will this be really hard on my body?"
Our no gi jiu jitsu classes are a full-body work out. The exercise involved may challenge you at first, but we’ll always encourage you to go at your own pace 🙂 So you may get a little bit sore at first, but the exercise should never cause injury or health issues.
"Do I need to be in shape or athletic? Do I need any prior experience?"
Not at all! Many of our current submission grappling 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.
"Can I just drop by and talk to someone?"
We’ve got a small staff and we like to stay organized 🙂 In order to insure that there’s someone to answer your questions when you show up, please let us know when you’re coming by calling 608-416-1140. Otherwise, we cannot ensure you’ll be helped and you may not be able to get into a class that day.
Is the location of your MMA Madison WI Classes near me?
Our Madison, WI adult martial arts facility is located on the west side of Madison, WI. Only a short driving distance from Fitchburg, Middleton, and Verona, WI. Our address is:
3179 Muir Field Rd, Madison, WI 53719, USA
Who’s Teaching Your MMA Madison Classes?
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 Gonzalo is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt and professional MMA fighter. As lightweight, he developed his unique, technical style to work against the biggest, strongest opponents. While some instructors teach only sport jiu jitsu, Gonzalo is a certified self defense instructor with real experience in the cage.
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.
Journey Academy Money-Back Guarantee:
“My promise: If within 30 days of signing up for a trial or even after signing up for full membership, you decide Journey MMA Madison No Gi classes are NOT the right fit for you, just shoot us an e-mail and I’ll personally refund 100% of your money.”