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Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu


  • Welcome to Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu, the neighborhood gym with the most advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction you will find anywhere in the World. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned jiu jitsu practitioner, our helpful instructors are trained to assist you in effectively reaching your goals. Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu provides the most effective tried and true Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.

Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu

  •  During my teaching career I have been involved with introducing BJJ techniques into combative training in the military and with law-enforcement in the United States as well as Europe. I am a certified Army Combative instructor and have initiated the development of an on-going Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu based Combative training program inside the US Navy SEALS compound in Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA. In 2010, in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan, the 3rd Battalion 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) invited me to conduct a five month long training program at Camp Blanding. In addition to teaching BJJ in the army, I also provide BJJ instruction to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO). 

Introduction Class

We are here to Help you, if you are new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? contact us to give you two introduction private class .

Please call for details .

 (615) 243-6233 / (904)487-9299 

We are offering Classes in:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling  , Muay Thai , Self Defense 

Jiu Jitsu Private Lessons

  •  Private lessons can put you one step ahead of your competition, and give you that edge you need. When you are learning BJJ you need to have an answer for every situation, and taking a private with an instructor can help you find those answers more quickly !!!!



Best Jiu Jitsu school I have ever been to. Great coaches and everyone there is nice and welcoming.

(Grant Pawelski) bjj gracie jiu jitsu


Proffesor Pedro Palhares has a gr8 kids program and competition team.. I highly recommend if your in the San jose area take advantage of their quality instructors...Osu!👊

(Kip Allen)


Best school I have ever trained at in my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey. Luiz Palhares is a great teacher and true friend to all his students. I miss training here daily and can hardly wait for my next visit.

(Saad Al-Aziz)


Great place to learn Jiu-Jitsu.  Master Luiz is very knowledgeable and experienced as well as great to learn from.  Professor Pedro is also highly knowledgeable. The entire team is very welcoming and great to train with.  You can't beat this school.

(Kyle  LaLaValley)


Checked out the No Gi class: loved it. Mr. Palhares's son is an excellent and knowledgeable instructor.  Friendly and welcoming atmosphere for newbies as well as advanced practitioners. In my opinion, this is as good as it gets in north Florida when it comes to learning Gracie jiu-jitsu.

(Eric Gibson)


This is my bjj home. Love the instruction, as well as the instructors and team..We were instantly family and that is something you don't find very often..



Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu , Luiz Palhares

9759 San Jose Blvd,Suite # 3, Jacksonville, Florida 32257, United States

(615) 243-6233 / (904)487-9299


Open today

10:00 am – 09:00 pm