MMA Madison No Gi Jiu Jitsu Grappling:

Learn the Elite Grappling Techniques and Submissions Used by UFC Fighters – and Get Fit Doing It!

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Whether you’re a seasoned competitor, or a beginner just looking to kick things up a notch… Our MMA No Gi Jiu Jitsu classes will make you stronger, tougher, and more alive than ever!

My name’s Alex Andreev, and I’m the Owner of Journey Jiu Jitsu in Madison, WI. You just read my claim above and might be wondering why I’m so confident in it. I’ll give you three reasons:

I’ve seen scrawny guys weighing 120 pounds take down brutes weighing 260.

 

I’ve seen petite women embarrass men twice their size.

 

And I’ve seen competition fighters reach the level of champions sooner than they ever thought possible.

Here’s exactly how this program helped them get there. And more importantlyhow it will help you, too:

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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.

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Get Ripped So Fast Your Friends Won’t Recognize You

Our adult martial arts 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!

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!

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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.

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.

Family Friendly Environment

Journey MMA Madison Academy 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 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:

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“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.

Frank L

Madison, WI

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“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!!!”

Marthie F.

Madison, WI

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“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.”

Phil N.

Verona, WI

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 No Gi Jiu Jitsu 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

Journey Jiu Jitsu Academy

Journey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
3179 Muir Field Rd, Madison, WI 53719, USA

Who’s Teaching Your MMA Madison Classes?

Cristiano Ribeiro

Cristiano Ribeiro

Head Instructor

Cristiano is a Brazilian 5th Degree Black Belt and a World Champion under the famous Royler Gracie. A black belt since he was 19 years old, professor Ribeiro is easily the highest level instructor in the Midwest, holding world-class certifications and experience in self-defense, MMA, and sport jiu jitsu.

Alex Andreev

Alex Andreev

Owner, Assistant Coach

As a corporate technical trainer and a student of BJJ for 5 years, Alex was quickly frustrated by how he saw Brazilian Jiu Jitsu being taught in gyms and on the internet. Teaming up with the highest level Jiu Jitsu Black belt in the area, together they created curriculum that allows students to learn more effective techniques at twice the pace.

Journey Academy Money-Back Guarantee:

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“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.”

Alex Andreev

Owner, Journey BJJ

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