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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club

According to Tipping Point Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system and sport that has been made popular by its success in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique

"Unlike most other martial arts, a distinct advantage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it allows the participants to train together safely, in real time. This provides a much more realistic and practical self-defense exercise, which develops a great sense of trust among participants. The training atmosphere is therefore very friendly and strong relationships develop among members."


  1. To learn techniques to defend yourself in real world physicals altercations.
  2. To provide a safe environment for students to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  3. To provide an easy and fun way to exercise on campus.

Meetings—Spring 2017

Meetings take place at the Health Education and Services Center in room 137 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3:00–4:30pm. Each practice consists of 30 minutes of warm-ups, 30 minutes of technique, and 30 minutes of sparring/rolling.

If you are unable to make it to these practice dates and still want to take part in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, feel free to email the club president.

How to Join

Students interested in joining can attend the first meeting or any practice. You can attend up to two practices before officially joining the club.

To officially join you will need to: Sign a safety waiver, sign a Health Education and Services Center waiver, and pay semester dues.


President: Jason Ryan
Vice President: Aren Davis
Treasurer: Jason Ryan

Faculty Advisor

Mikki Savage
Health Education and Services Center 202
319-296-2329 ext.1213
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Student Life

Brock Student Center

Brock Student Center
1-800-670-4769 ext.4027
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Meet the team

Regular Hours—Fall 2017
Mon–Thurs 7:30am–6:00pm
Friday 7:30am–3:30pm