This incredible ground-based martial arts discipline from Brazil has grown in the last few decades from niche competition communities to a world-renowned self-defense system and fitness activity embraced by all ages, sizes, and demographics.
Thanks in large part to the exploding popularity of the UFC, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA gyms are popping up at a pretty quick rate. But, not all schools are made the same. SBG Atlanta gives you access to the highest quality Black Belt Jiu Jitsu instruction available, led by SBG Black Belt Phillipe Gentry.
If you're looking for real-world self defense, an extraordinary workout, a tribe that treats you like family, and a hobby that's just flat out fun, it's time to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Coach Phillipe is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and accomplished Mixed Martial Artist. Nothing gets Coach more fired up than hearing an SBG members success story, and over the years he’s been fortunate enough to hear plenty. In addition to helping people gain confidence, stand up for themselves, lose weight and gain strength, Coach Phillipe has helped build two MMA state Champions, numerous Jiu Jitsu gold medalists and a tribe of incredible coaches.
What makes Phillipe’s coaching unique is his ability to dissect martial arts techniques and teach them in easily digestible pieces. By doing this Coach Phillipe is able to make complex movements easy to absorb and use in a practical way.
Unlike other Jiu Jitsu schools who often thrust students into a full martial arts class (which feels super intimidating), all our new Jiu Jitsu athletes start in our 8-week Foundations program. In Foundations, we teach the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu in a smaller, more controlled, and non-intimidating environment.
In addition to learning the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu, you'll get in "Jiu Jitsu shape" at a more comfortable and sustainable pace. Most BJJ practitioners will tell you that getting in shape for Jiu Jitsu can only be done by actually doing Jiu Jitsu.
Because of the way we've structured Foundations, we've had a tremendous success rate of people enjoying their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and cultivating a safe and friendly environment, which is our #1 priority.