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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The art of folding clothes while somebody is in them….

Tactical hugging….

The physical game of chess where the body and mind must adapt, overcome, and ultimately subdue or submit your opponent….

In all seriousness, jiu jitsu is the art or skill of using leverage, timing, base, posture, and connection to defend, control, attack, and submit your opponent. It is also fun, addictive, ever-changing, and an excellent workout. At Higs Performance Academy we offer a robust program including training options in Gi and No-Gi for both those interested in training competitively or recreationally.

We have a top-notch group of coaches led by Head Coach, Byron Higinbotham who is currently a 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Roy Dean. In addition, Coach Byron has studied many forms of the combat arts including having his 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

A positive training environment is important to us at Higs. Our goal is to provide a supportive, welcoming, skill-building, and fun environment for all. We ask all to leave ego at the door and come ready to work hard and be a good partner. If you can do that, we are sure you will quickly become part of our Higs family!

Youth BJJ

We offer jiu jitsu classes for kids starting at age 5. We group the classes by ages 5–8 and then ages 9–14.

Adult BJJ

Adult jiu jitsu classes are available for ages 15 and above, or by special invitation.

Come join the Higs Academy team, set some goals, and crush them!