No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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What is No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a submission grappling sport based of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which one key difference – you guesssed it, there’s no gi! In No-Gi BJJ you wear rashguard, shorts, and are not allowed to grip clothing.

Along with our traditional evening classes, we also have afternoon classes available for this sport held 3 days a week: Monday and Friday at 11AM. Join us on the mats for a perfect lunch break!

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Class Features

  • Category                   Martial Arts
  • Duration                        1.5 Hours
  • Students                               15+
  • Time               Afternoon/Evening

How does No-Gi BJJ benefit me?

Meet Tony! He was living a sedentary lifestyle and gaining weight fast. Diagnosed with diabetes, he knew he needed to make a change. Tony started his Journey with Team Independent through our Villa Rica location 3 years ago and never looked back. During these years he’s lost over 40 pounds, greatly increased his strength and mobility, and built friendships and bonds to last a lifetime. He claims to owe everything to “hardwork, dedication, and consistency…and a lot of jiu-jitsu”. Tony has been living a much healthier, happier lifestyle this past year and continues to achieve his fitness goals every day!
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Achieve Fitness Goals Through BJJ

Increase Strength, Flexibility, & Mobility

Learn Self-Defense & Competition Techniques

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What do I do in BJJ class?

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The instructor will gather everyone in a circle and demonstrates the “technique of the day”. Students are then paired up and will drill the technique for 5-10 minutes. This process is repeated as the instructor goes more and more in depth to the technique and adds moves or addresses small details. This is the bulk of class and usually lasts 45 minutes.

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Pair up with your training partner and prepare to drill the technique of the day! You’ll spend the majority of your time perfecting your game through repetition.

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Rolling is the BJJ way of having fun! The last 30 minutes of class is spent rolling with teammates. Students main goal should be to learn. There is no winning or losing in class training! Utilize the technique of the day, or try out something funky you saw on YouTube. No one wants to get hurt, everyone wants to go to work the next day. Tap Early, Tap Often. Learn and have fun!

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Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class Schedule


Beginner No-Gi BJJ – 6:15PM

No-Gi BJJ – 11:00AM


No No-Gi BJJ Class


Beginner No-Gi BJJ – 6:15PM


No No-Gi BJJ Class


No-Gi BJJ – 11:00AM


No No-Gi BJJ Class


Closed – Optional Open Mat

This schedule is in regard to No-Gi BJJ classes ONLY!

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I was pretty hesitant about learning jiu jitsu because I thought the atmosphere may be intimidating but I’m glad I pulled the trigger and went to Independent. Everyone in the class is very humble and welcoming. Its definitely a fun place to learn jiu jitsu and learn some stuff about yourself. I recommend everyone try it.

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The 11:00 AM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class is great. Fantastic instruction and a great group of guys to roll with. Everybody tries to help one another and watches out for each others safety. I am 56 years old and able to train hard without getting hurt with these guys.

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Chad Brown

Chad Brown

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Chris Ruiz is Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under 6th degree multi-world champion Roberto Traven. A five time Black Belt IBJJF Atlanta Summer/Winter International Gold Medal holder, in Gi and No Gi Master 2 tournaments, and holds an 8-2 Amateur MMA record.
Professor Chris teaches Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5PM and 6PM. He also teaches Adult BJJ at 7PM Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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I came to Independent 3 years ago needing to make a change. I was 167 lbs and not happy. I started off in the cardio classes and lost 20 plus lbs. in my first couple months. Then another 20 lbs after doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Not only did I lose the weight, but I also found confidence, and friendships that have truly become family. This gym is unlike any other!
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Crystal Arrington

I have been training jiu jitsu here for a few years. Awesome facility, staff and teammates. I get the best workouts and keeps me motivated and in shape. I would recommend this place to anyone I know.
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Abraham Gray

Chris and Team were the best, super welcoming and great training partners and instructors. Couldn’t ask for a better home from home. Quality instruction and passionate coaches. Great representatives of the #teamtraven. Tough training, fun atmosphere and encouraging leaders make the best schools. Appreciate everything again !!!! If your in town check them out!
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