Jiu Jitsu/Self Defense

Jiu Jitsu/Self Defense

5.0 (5)
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Personalized martial arts and fitness training. No person is the same. That's why analyzing a person's natural ability and building off of that is a necessity in all aspects of movement.

Seeing people progress in a new craft or something that they had never imagined that they would be able to do. 

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Fort Valley, GA 31030
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5 Reviews


  • Giti Khalsa

    Travis is a fantastic teacher. As a lifelong musician, I appreciate the distinction between a gifted performer and a gifted teacher. One does not necessarily beget the other. Travis possesses both in spades - he’s a hard-working and accomplished athlete/Jiu Jitsu player, but also a very good teacher. He posessses a beautiful balance of communication skills with a developed eye for what works, and how to use proper techniques to accomplish results. He’s kind, patient and generous with his time and level of commitment - I highly recommend his coaching.

  • Jonathan Parra

    “ I just recently had 6 private lessons with Travis and it was one of the best decisions I ever made! Travis has a vast amount of knowledge with Brazilian jiu jitsu and is able to break things down very easily. He is also extremely patient which is important as some of the moves are hard to master, and you’ll get a killer workout out of your session. If I ever had to take private lessons again Travis is my guy!"

  • Dominique Ross

    "Working out with Travis has been an experience to say the least. His energy is welcoming and he is full of knowledge. But more importantly he lives a life led by the Lord. When we connected on the mats my spirit could not ignore how understood I felt in our conversations we have and what seems frequent now. I am thankful that God sent him to our gym where we not only trained hard but we talk about our love for God. The good things in life and the bad."

  • Nyles Guignard

    "As a new student of jiu-jitsu it has been a privilege to meet and workout with Travis. He is insightful, principled, and consistently motivates me to better myself by demonstrating a high level of professionalism and skill. As a teacher, Travis is patient and thorough. He demands I put forth my best effort each time we workout. When we wrestle, he tactfully enables me to gain proficiency in the techniques I know, while still exposing my weaknesses and making me cognizant of higher-level manoeuvres. Overall, Travis makes each day at jiu-jitsu an awesome experience. I am thankful and fortunate to have learned from him." Nyles Guignard

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1st session is usually finding out what the person is trying to accomplish and why. After that we come up with a game plan and work from there. Every person is different and requires specific ways to learn, so its a continual process as to how the articulation of each session goes so the material is understood.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've been training in martial arts since the 4th grade, mainly wrestling, BJJ and MMA. Im also a physical therapy practitioner and a health and fitness advocate.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

45 per session at my home

40 per session and 50 a month at my gym

Groups are 40 per person upto 4 people

Every person over 4 people is 30 per person

How did you get started teaching?

It's ingrained in everything I do. From relationships to business, teaching seems to be a natural occuring action in life.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages from 7 to 100. Students, parents, police officers, men, women etc.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Just because a teacher or coach has the right information or skill doesn't make them the right fit. It's ok to participate in a session and then make a decision to continue with that person. Also, don't give up on your goal, find another coach or teacher.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why am I doing this?

If you have a good Why?. Then ask yourself, "What is the goal?".

Is this a commitment to myself or just a casual thing that I'll be doing?