Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


The triump of human intelligence over brute strength...

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the fastest growing martial arts and combat sports in the world.

At PMA you will start by building a strong foundation of jiu jitsu techniques designed to teach you how to survive a street fight at grappling range. From there, students that are interested in continuing their Jiu Jitsu journey will begin to explore the thousands of techniques in this ever evolving game of "human chess."

Most importantly, PMA has been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 15 years and have designed a curriculum and learning environment that will keep you safe, while providing the highest quality training you can find.

PMA's chief instructor, David Corrigan, is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, trained by Pedro Brandao Lacerda (a direct student of Carlos Gracie Jr at the legendary Gracie Barra Academy in the Barra de Tijuca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and BJJ world champion, Felipe Costa.

Learn more about our academy, instructors, and method of teaching on our About page.

Class Times:

Fundamentals - Tuesdays at 10 AM & 7:30 PM, and Fridays at 12 PM

*Advanced (Blue/White & Above) - Thursdays 7:30-8:15 PM



First Step:

The first step to enroll in any of the classes offered at Progressive Martial Arts Academy is to take your intro lesson. The intro is a free one-on-one lesson with an instructor. Regardless of your experience level, this will help us introduce our academy to you on a personal level before you make a commitment to join one of our programs.

Call us today at (865)481-8901 to schedule your intro!