Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Here at CMA, we train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Master Adam Singer and Master Rory Singer from The HardCore Gym in Athens, Georgia.  Master Adam and Master Rory are black belts under Roberto Traven.  Roberto “Spider” Traven is a mixed martial arts fighter whose fighting style is based in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling.  Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1968, Traven began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 16. He earned his black belt in only 4 years of training. Traven was one of the early UFC competitors, fighting in UFC 11 vs. Dave Berry and in UFC 34 vs. Frank Mir.  Traven was the 1999 Abu Dhabi open class champion and has taken first place twice in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Traven is a 6th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu  is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentation, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Helio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge onto their family.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.



Tuesdays:  7:15pm-8:45pm

Wednesdays: OPEN MAT 7:15-8:30pm

Saturdays:  9:00am-10:30am