Gracie Barra Knoxville
The Gracie Barra School in Knoxville are well known in the Martial Arts community for its commitment to teaching high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Knoxville, Self Defense and Mixed Martial Arts. At our school, you will receive hands on attention from our world class instructors who will monitor your progress in a clean, safe, and family-friendly environment.
Our instructors have trained under Professor Vinicius Draculino Magalhaes, at the original Gracie Barra BH Academy, located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Under Master Carlos’ and Professor Vinicius Draculino’s tutelage, the GB Knoxville instructors extensive knowledge of the “gentle art” was formed on the same mats as same of the best BJJ instructors and fighters ever known. Now some of them are based in Knoxville teaching Monday to Saturday at the Gracie Barra Knoxville Tennesee academy.
Address: 8373 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, United States
“GB Knoxville is a great place to train and to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu.”
“I’m a year into training here and couldn’t be happier with the experience.”
“Love the people and atmosphere!”
Want to learn, grow, and achieve peace? I recommend God, but Samuel Braga’s GB Knox will aid any warrior soul in the process of just that and more.
Best place to train in knoxville with multiple world champion Samuel Braga!
Samuel is not only one of the greatest BJJ athletes of all time, but also a great coach and friend. He will make you feel like a part of the family from day one. GB Knox is the best gym in the South. If you live anywhere close, you should be training at GB Knox.
Broadway Family Karate
Address: 2902 Tazewell Pike Suite J, Knoxville, TN 37918, United States
“This is a great place to learn martial arts.”
“Broadway Family Karate and their instructors are hands down the best.”
“Awesome taekwondo teachers there”
This place is great!! The instructor’s are very professional and very nice!!
Is very patient with the younger students. But can be firm when need be.
Mr. Booker is awesome!! Our son loves going to class!! Highly recommend!
Knoxville Martial Arts Academy
Knoxville Martial Arts Academy is Knox Counties premier martial arts training center. With a wide diversity of teaching in MMA, Kick boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Children’s Martial Arts, and Personal fitness, our students become well rounded in self defense and combat sports.
From the in-depth training at KMAA many students have catapulted themselves into professional careers in the UFC, Bellator, and Invicta fighting promotions. Come see why so many have chosen to make KMAA their martial arts training headquarters.
Address: 4201 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920, United States
“KMAA treats all of their athletes (fighters and non fighters alike) like family.”
“Love these people very great place!!!!!”
“Great coaches, amazing atmosphere.”
KMAA is more than just a collection of great fighters, it’s a collection of great people who happen to train to fight is a quote from Jason King, one of the coaches here. Those words are not just empty words that sound pretty, there is truth behind it. Every time I go in to train I am welcomed and encouraged. I have no ambition to be a pro fighter, so I was a little nervous my first time going in. That uneasy feeling of tension quickly dissipated because of how friendly and helpful everyone was. The best way to build yourself up is to build up everyone around you, and this place certainly does just that.
This place is incredible! You just got to go. It’ll be worth it.
The instruction is next level. The people are amazing! Great atmosphere.
Lucas Lepri Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Knoxville
Our Self-Defense system is built on the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, helping you learn how to gain leverage over an opponent and stay in control of any real-world situation. We are proud to train people of all skill sets.
Address: 3325 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919, United States
“Excellent facility, staff, and experience.”
“Fun atmosphere, top level instructors, and we all feel like family.”
“Classes are run by the instructor Laban Propst who makes everyone feel welcome.”
Great place all-around! Great for:
-Beginners and experts
-Training and sport
-Kids and parents
-“More experienced” adults
-Popsicle consumption (for charity!)
They have a great stable of competitors across all ranks. They also offer free trials, and will even lend you a gi!
Best workout of my life, jujitsu teaches you so much in life. Respect for other, dealing with adversity, confidence in yourself. Coach Laban is an amazing instructor, coach and friend. Best jujitsu gym in Knoxville by far.
If you’re considering taking BJJ with Laban, you couldn’t make a better investment into yourself. He’s the real deal and if you’ll do the work, he’ll make you a champion. I train at their sister school in Oak Ridge but a lot of the guys train at both and they’re all monsters on the mat and people of real character and compassion. I’m also a student of psychology, and to know your body and it’s movement is to know your MIND and it’s movement. Know yourself. It’s great for your health and offers a sense of community I’d challenge you to find outside of the military or first response. Thanks for what ya’ll do!
The Edge Martial Arts Academy
The Edge Martial Arts Academy opened its doors in 2001 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Initially, Guru Jerry McCleary taught the traditional systems of Jun Fan Gung Fu, Silat, and Kali. But after mastering over 19 world-class martial arts systems he had come to recognize the strengths, redundancies, and deficiencies in each style. After nearly two decades of planning, Guru McCleary designed an entirely new martial arts system: Serbatik (ser-bah-teek).
Address: 6620 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931, United States
“Guru Mcclary is one of the most brilliant martial artists in the knoxville area.”
“This place is Awesome!Classes for adults, youth, or private lessons.”
“I feel honored to have been his student and retain all that I was shown.”
This place is Awesome!Classes for adults, youth, or private lessons. I feel stronger and more prepared for life’s challenges after every class. You’re really missing it if you don’t come and join in.
Jared Oliver Adams
The Edge Academy is great because Guru McCleary is great. He has invented a system that weaves together all aspects of fighting into a single art, and he embodies that art completely. He is an expert, an authority in the field, and you get to learn directly from him. He runs every class, and makes a point to circulate to every student during the class so they can feel each technique at its truest level.
If you want a YMCA Kickboxing class set to techno music, this is not for you.
If you want a rigid set of pretty forms, or showy flips, or look-how-high-I-can-kick, also not for you.
But if you want a deep dive into martial arts where you surface able to survive a fight in the dark night of reality no matter what comes your way, then this is your place.
I have studied with Maha Guru McCleary since 2004 and still have my mind blown each and every class! I spent years trying out different martial arts schools and styles and was never satisfied until I found The Edge. This is authentic, real-world self-defense training unlike anything you’ve seen before. Try one class with us and you’ll be convinced!