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Fargo BJJ
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Welcome to Fargo Brazilian Jiu-jitsu & MMA Academy

Do you want to learn Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Muay Thai Kick Boxing (Mixed Martial Arts)? Then Fargo BJJ is the place for you. We offer a series of classes for anyone who wants to learn. We teach classes in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Submission Wrestling, & Group Fitness... We even have an acclaimed Kid’s Jiu-jitsu and Bully Proof program. No matter what you’re trying to get from a martial arts program, you’ll find it at the Fargo BJJ & MMA Academy.

Open since 2008, The Fargo BJJ & MMA Academy is the regions PREMIER martial arts training center for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Children's Martial Arts and Group 
Fitness. You will learn in a safe and friendly environment where you can achieve your goals 
and be glad to come back.


 The Fargo Academy is the headquarters for quality Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing and Group Fitness in the region. 

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu - Fargo BJJ is the area's only academy with TWO BJJ Black Belt instructors and can trace their lineage directly back to the Gracie family in Brazil! Our level of knowledge and experience combined with our professional teaching methods and program development is what separates our program from the others. Self-Defense, Competition or just fun and exercise for men, women and children of all ages!

Muay Thai Kick Boxing - Fargo Muay Thai is the North Dakota Headquarters of the Thai Boxing Association of America (TBA) and home to the only certified Kickboxing Instructors in the state. Our fun, high energy and detailed classes provide an excellent workout for Men and Women of any experience level. Self-Defense, Fitness or Competition our classes will get you there prepared to win!

Kids Programs - The award winning Fargo Bully Proof Kids Jiu-jitsu Program is the only one of its kind in the region! We teach our kids not only excellent self-defense skills, but valuable life skills they will carry with them for the rest of there lives! 

The Fargo Academy is the area's only Family Friendly MMA academy that caters to men, women and children of all ability levels in a safe and supportive academy culture. We are far removed from the 'Meat-head' and 'Fighters only' mentality of other area gyms!

Fargo BJJ & MMA Academy Mission:


Our mission is to provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for all students to learn and achieve their goals… whether they be recreational, competitor or world champion… while continually striving to teach the most effective techniques possible and staying true to the essence of Jiu-jitsu, Kick Boxing and a healthy lifestyle.

At Fargo BJJ you become part of a family that will be a network of support, inspiration and achievement. The ultimate mission of Fargo BJJ Academy is to provide a location and atmosphere to foster the ‘Jiu-jitsu lifestyle’. A life long dedication to the development of healthy habits physically, mentally and socially, through training.

Eliot Marshall - UFC Veteran / The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 
“I’ve been training with Prof. George for about 12 years now and let me tell you, as far as having the knowledge to transmit Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to students of all ages Fargo BJJ is the place to be!  When I’m in Fargo I train at Fargo BJJ!

Michele S - Computer Engineer 
"Professor George and Coach Sarah are great! We have been involved with BJJ for just over a year. The whole family participates. My 2 girls, ages 9 and 13, love it and are learning a lot. My husband is addicted and can't get enough. I participate in the fitness class and enjoy the variety and great motivation. I highly recommend Fargo BJJ!"

Kris F - Anesthesiologist
"Fargo Brazilian Jui Jitsu is without a doubt the BEST academy in the area! The head instructors are professional, very knowledgeable, and generous with their time to answer whatever questions the students have. It goes without saying that the Jui-Jitsu training is technical and world class (students regularly take home medals in national tournaments), the fitness classes will get anyone into shape, and the kickboxing classes are great for mma/self-defense/a great workout. The kids program will be sure to improve any child's fitness/self-esteem and ability to defend themselves. However, the best thing about the school is the friendly, safe environment that facilitates the students to push themselves to be the best they can be. "

Kyle F – Equipment Dealership Manager
“It can be intimidating to start any new activity, especially martial arts and especially grappling. The students and staff at Fargo BJJ make it the best Martial Arts gym atmosphere I have ever walked into. Very little ego, No cult like atmosphere, Just genuinely nice people who each have differnet goals they are working towards. We have everything from National champion grapplers, MMA fighters, and all american wrestlers to elementary school kids, and fat old men like me who are just trying to stay active and in shape. It is probably one of the least cliquey places I have ever been around and that includes any activity.“

Connor S - Student NDSU
“If you want to learn self-defense techniques, kick boxing, wrestling or Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in a very friendly and constructive environment.. I would say then FARGOBJJ is the place for YOU! ...and me!”

Jason B – Civil Engineer
“Through Jiu-jitsu, I have met/trained with people from all over the world. Wherever I have trained, people know of my instructors George and Sarah because of the lineage of the school, and where they come from. I feel lucky to have instructors like Professor George and Professor Sarah, who show a real passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and for helping their students learn in the best possible environment.”

Cody S – Production Worker
“I wanted to get back in shape & lose  weight, …blow off some steam. I’ve lost 70 pounds from when I first started, and I’m a lot more patient!”

Jake D –  I.T. Support Specialist

“The minute you walk into the academy you feel welcome and there is always someone there that is willing to help you or answer a question. I think that people are always a little apprehensive when trying something new but I can say first hand that I have not met one person at Fargo BJJ that I dont like or that did not help me when I asked a question. Its pretty rare to find a place like Fargo BJJ where you can learn something fun, stay in shape and get to meet a lot of really good people.”

Bill K – Air Force EOD NCO
“For our kids, Jiu-jitsu has been a great confidence builder.”

Alex B – Security Officer
“Professors George and Sarah run an exceptionally efficient, open and yet challenging school. They truly welcome all students of all types into their family. The training is challenging and very technique based. The variety of class options (kids, MMA, BJJ, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Fitness) provide something for everyone. The lack of a “meathead”, brand specific, MMA groupie typical atmosphere is what brought me here and what will keep me here. 
 Unlike other gyms whose membership changes with the ebb and flow of local judicial sentencing guidelines, Fargo BJJ has students from all walks of life. Doctors (I have trained personally with 3 different ones), police officers, students, laborers, professional and semi-professional fighters, white and blue collar. I would highly recommend the school to anyone who is looking for fitness, self-defense, a good hobby or to get into MMA as a hobby or profession. “

Jeremiah U - Medical Student
"A safe respectful place to train. From basic to hardcore it has what is needed. The instructors and students are really nice to boot."

Kevin Bradley - Gracie Barra Corpus Christi , TX 
"I just wanted to take the time to thank you and the members at Fargo BJJ for the great training opportunity I enjoyed while on business in North Dakota .  I have heard many negative stories from people that attempted to train at other academies only to be used as a chew toy and very often becoming injured. I had not attempted to train on the road during previous travels but I found your school on the web and felt at ease to try it out based on the amount of information available and the testimonials you have posted.  Although I only attended a few classes, the entire experience was extremely positive. I was greeted warmly by everyone at the school and the training was excellent. The instruction was organized and technical and I picked up some great learning points from both the advanced as well as the fundamentals classes. I even enjoyed the fitness classes which were very effective at making me sore for days after. 

"The folks in Fargo are extremely fortunate to have such a well organized and welcoming school in which to train. The instruction was top notch and it was a pleasure having the opportunity to roll with some very experienced grapplers. Thank you again for providing such an excellent diversion from work and travel, and thanks to all those at Fargo BJJ for making a stranger feel at home. " 

Dax Jorgenson - Promoter at Combat Fights, Inc
"I wish all of the fighters that partake in MMA would display the professional level of skill and dedication to the sport that Kelsy Johnson did Saturday evening. She is professional, disciplined, focused, and dedicated. Kelsy and her gym (FargoBJJ) are are an asset to the Mixed Martial Arts community and act as ambassadors of the sport! I hope to see you all again soon, and often!"