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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1984, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

901-759-0890

1533 Bonnie Lane, Cordova, TN 38016

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis Owner

Hi, I’m Robby Beard.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 1984, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Memphis by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real life self-defense strategies in a a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• Each Location is Fitted with Zebra or Swain Mats for Maximum Protection
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the style of martial arts practiced by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis students.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own combat sport through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. This makes BJJ an effective form of defense for everyone.  

Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jujitsu. It is not solely a martial art; it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people, and ultimately a way of life.

  • Master Robby Beard

    Master Robby Beard

    Owner / Chief Instructor

    5th Degree Black Belt Shotokan

  • Leighton Kelly

    Leighton Kelly

    Instructor

    Black Belt

  • Ryan Acuff

    Ryan Acuff

    Instructor

    Black Belt

  • Jeff McMinn

    Jeff McMinn

    Instructor

    Black Belt