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The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grand Rapids Mission is the driving force behind this project.  Long term, the vision is to create a community of high-level Jiu Jitsu practitioners and coaches. The core principles represent the values we must embrace to get there. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grand Rapids Mission


To promote the art and sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by highlighting its benefits to the community, and by recognizing local gyms that have committed to the highest standards of coaching and community relations.

Core Principles

1 / Jiu Jitsu exists in abundance. 

The best way to expand the sport throughout the community is through a strong network of Jiu Jitsu gyms, students and coaches working in collaboration. 

2 / We must represent the art.

Our actions reflect the sport, and we have a responsibility to behave with professionalism and integrity. 

3 /Jiu Jitsu for everyone.

Everyone should have the privilege and access to train Jiu Jitsu. Our doors are open to everyone.


The greater Grand Rapids area has a depth of talented coaches and students, who have spent years developing their teams. Working together, we can turn Grand Rapids into a nationally recognized Jiu Jitsu hub, turning out a range of top level competitors and coaches. 

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