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Top 10 jiu jitsu classes in St Petersburg, FL

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Suncoast Martial Arts

Suncoast Martial Arts

New on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
We teach Adults, Children, an After-school Program/Summer-camp. One very important aspect that the students gain is confidence in themselves. 1901 13th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33713 727-327-9800
Tampa Bay Krav Maga

Tampa Bay Krav Maga

Offers online services
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Dave R. says, "I moved to St. Pete last year from the UK with 4 years Krav Maga experience. I came from an amazing club in London so I was absolutely thrilled to find an amazing club here. Joe and the team have been super welcoming. Their knowledge and experience is top notch and the sessions are always high intensity! 100% recommend this club to anyone wanting to learn self defence and fighting skills while keeping super fit." Read more
Tactical Defense

Tactical Defense

6 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Jeanna O. says, "Very helpful and eye opening! Mike and Dan are very knowledgable and patient. Definitely coming back to practice and keep learning!" Read more
Multi-Cultural Martial Arts

Multi-Cultural Martial Arts

19+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Nate T. says, "I hit it off with Adam the first time we talked on the phone. I had a kung fu school at the time and after a two hour convo I had invited and he agreed to come teach. About a week later he came in and began engaging with my students in a relaxed relatable manner that made everyone feel comfortable right away. I can count on one finger how many times this has happened where I immediately trusted and invited a guest instructor. As he began to teach it was easy to see both his skill and genuine passion for the arts. He carries a wide array of knowledge from a wide variety of traditional martial arts. I fell in love with his practical "real to life" self defense applications, weapons training and conditioning and even incorporated the material into my own training. He teaches hands on, step by step- fine tuning your technique and answering questions openly as he goes. You will get value from every single lesson and leave feeling confident, strong, and wanting more! Training with an instructor of his caliber is priceless. Don't waste your time! Train with Adam if you want authentic martial arts and immediate results. -Nate " Read more
Phi Phi Muay Thai LLC

Phi Phi Muay Thai LLC

New on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
We believe that muay thai is more than just a competition, it’s a way of life that broadens your vision, amplifies your senses and enhances your mind-body coordination. Muay Thai teaches its practitioners the means to be more aware of their surroundings, which is done by facing an opponent with an arsenal of 8 weapons: Two fists, two elbows, two legs and two knees. After a couple of rounds with our instructor you will diffidently start to be more caucious in the way you move your body in order to reach the highest level of protection while waiting for the right moment to strike. Also Muay Thai is one of the greatest sports that can make ...

Your jiu jitsu questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do jiu-jitsu classes cost?

The average cost of jiu-jitsu classes is $50 to $200 per month, depending on the class age range, number of classes per week, your commitment or contract length, and the instructor's expertise and reputation. Jiu-jitsu gyms and academies are more expensive if they have well-known instructors who are national champions on staff.

In addition to the monthly class or gym fee, you'll have extra costs for gis and belts. A jiu-jitsu gi costs $60 to $120 on average, while belts cost $15 to $30. Some gyms also charge a fee for belt promotion. However, this is frowned upon by reputable academies and is often considered a warning sign of a low-quality gym.

What is jiu-jitsu?

Jiu-jitsu is a self-defense martial art based on grappling and ground control, focusing on the skill of taking your opponent to the ground and wrestling for a dominant position. jiu-jitsu uses the principles of leverage, pressure, grip, timing, and angles to subdue your opponent.

Jiu-Jitsu classes provide:

  • Self-defense skills
  • A fun and exciting way to improve your fitness
  • Increased focus and concentration

Where did jiu-jitsu originate?

Japanese martial arts expert Mitsuyo Maeda was the first to bring grappling and groundwork-focused jiu-do demonstrations to other countries. In 1914, Carlos Gracie became one of Maeda's first Brazilian students. Carlos and his brother Hélio Gracie, along with fellow students Luis França and Oswaldo Fadda, later went on to develop Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Is jiu-jitsu a good workout?

Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent full-body workout that improves strength, flexibility, conditioning, and endurance.

Is jiu-jitsu good for self-defense?

Jiu-jitsu is a highly effective self-defense martial art. Jiu-jitsu teaches you how to control a stronger and larger opponent, allowing smaller or weaker individuals to defend themselves and increasing their ability to escape dangerous confrontations.

Is jiu-jitsu dangerous?

Though jiu-jitsu is a contact sport, when practiced with proper technique and form it is safer than many other martial arts because it doesn't focus on striking your opponent with punches and kicks. In statewide competitions, jiu-jitsu resulted in fewer injuries than judo, Taekwondo, mixed martial arts, or traditional wrestling.

Is jiu-jitsu good for kids?

Jiu-jitsu can be extremely beneficial for kids, helping them to:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve discipline and focus
  • Increase strength and resilience
  • Develop respect for themselves and others
  • Foster new friendships
  • Improve coordination and body awareness

Where can I find the best jiu-jitsu classes near me?

Follow these tips to find jiu-jitsu academies and gyms near you:

  • Look for a reputable academy that focuses on jiu-jitsu rather than a mixed martial arts gym.
  • Research the instructors' competition record and reputation.
  • Read academy and instructor reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Confirm the academy offers classes for your experience level.
  • Visit the academy in person to confirm it is clean and well-maintained and the staff is professional.
  • Take advantage of their free day or week-long trial membership to ensure the school is a good fit for you.
  • Get a copy of the contract in writing before making any payments.

What questions should I ask jiu-jitsu academies?

When researching new jiu-jitsu academies, be sure to ask these questions:

  • Is the gym beginner friendly?
  • What kind of contracts do you offer?
  • Do you offer a free trial class?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • How many students do you have?
  • How many students are in a typical class?
  • What is the instructor's lineage and competition record?
  • What kind of uniform is required? Do you offer no-gi classes?
  • Do your students and instructors compete regularly?
  • Do you charge for belt promotions?
  • How often do you clean your mats?

Reviews for St Petersburg jiu jitsu classes

Recent success stories from people in the St Petersburg area.
What started out as an effort to learn some quick self-defense techniques has turned into an essential part of my mental and physical well-being. The self-confidence boost, stress relief, and continuous learning have all been great a great addition to my weekly routine over the past 4 years. The TBKM community is extremely friendly and a great place to start as a beginner or at any skill level.
Tampa Bay Krav Maga
Alecia L.
Great class! My daughters learned a lot!
Tactical Defense
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