to the home of Grove City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. We are located in Grove City, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus, Ohio), just minutes from downtown Columbus. Grove City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) & Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing. We also have a Women's Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. We are open a variety of times including morning classes for the shift workers and evenings. If you live in Grove City or Southwest Columbus, you have found the right place for you and/or your family and at the best prices.

Grove City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers the highest level and most experienced instruction in the Grove City, southwest Columbus Ohio area in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai and Kids martial arts. The instructors at have extensive coaching, instructing and competition experience in a variety of disciplines. We have CERTIFIED MUAY THAI INSTRUCTORS AND 3 BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT (very rare for any gym, we have both!!). We offer the best prices for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA and Kids Muay Thai / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Columbus (Grove City), Ohio. If you and your family want the best instruction for the best price in a great learning environment check us out!!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


We focus on two martial arts at Grove City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. The first is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). The adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program will focus on teaching students the techniques and principles that made BJJ the most efficient and effective fighting art in the world. The BJJ classes will be taught with the gi (kimono) however we also will offer no-gi classes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was first made popular in the United States by Royce Gracie and the UFC in the early 1990's. Since then the popularity of BJJ has grown immensely. For it's effectiveness, it is one of the most sought after martial arts for MMA competition and self-defense. BJJ uses leverage to secure chokes, positional dominance and joint locks allowing a smaller weaker person to defeat a larger, stronger opponent.

If you want to compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, MMA, learn for self-defense or just learn BJJ for the sake of learning the most challenging and effective martial art in the world, we can design a program for you. Our head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor is Dave Freetage. Dave is a BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT, with extensive competition, coaching and teaching experience. Grove City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers morning and evening classes for adults. We have the best prices for BJJ in all of Columbus. Email Dave (dfreetage@yahoo.com) For details and family discounts.


The Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will learn the basics of BJJ and earn rank in the kids ranking structure of BJJ as approved by the IBJJF. Grove City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the first academy in Grove City and the southwest Columbus to have a dedicated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program for kids. All kids classes are taught by adults who themselves are parents, and experienced BJJ practitioners/instructors. The kids will get a great workout, have fun and learn self defense through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The kids class is always taught by Dave (BJJ Black Belt) or Tim(BJJ Brown Belt). We have a very large and successful kids class and kids BJJ competition team. If you child wants to compete, needs confidence, or wants to learn a martial art, this is where they start. 

The kids will follow a curriculum for each belt so they can progress with a plan and not a "shotgun" approach to teaching as many other schools use. Parents are always welcome to watch the class. The focus will be on teaching confidence, discipline, technique, improving coordination along with having fun. Ages 13 and under are in this class, 14 and up will be in the adult classes. The kids BJJ class meets twice a week.

Muay Thai Kickboxing


The other martial art we focus on is Muay Thai, also called Thai Boxing, it is the national sport of Thailand. The art of 8 limbs, Muay Thai is a style of kickboxing where you will learn to use punches, kicks, knees, elbows and clinch work to defend yourself or fight in the ring/cage. Muay Thai is the most popular art used for striking in MMA and is a great art for self defense. This class will have techniques taught, pad work and conditioning. Sparring will also occur for advanced students for those who wish to spar.

This program is taught by CERTIFIED MUAY THAI INSTRUCTORS. Don't fall for any imitators or MMA versions of Muay Thai. This class is authentic Muay Thai techniques by CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS in MUAY THAI (which is rare). If your goal is to learn self defense, fight in the ring, fight MMA, lose weight, learn a martial art or become a Muay Thai instructor, come to our academy and we can help you achieve your goals. We will design a personal program that is specific to your goals. You can earn rank in the Muay Thai program and you will get in shape with our re-vamped curriculum. With an easy to understand and follow structure learning is easy, but the work is hard.



The kids Muay Thai Kickboxing meets twice a week and focuses on learning the basics of the worlds most devastating striking art. In Muay Thai the kids will learn to punch, kick, knee, elbow, clinch and defend against strkies. They will also learn about Thai customs and culture. Another big focus of the kids Muay Thai will be conditioning. The kids will work hard, earn rank and get in shape.  Parents are always welcome to stay and watch, ages 13 and under are in this class, 14 and up are in the adult class. 


MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

The fastest growing sport in the United States, MMA has proven an exciting spectator sport, a great workout and a awesome form of self defense. If you want to learn the ins and outs of MMA join our new MMA class that meets twice a week. You can use this class to get in the cage, get in shape, for a workout or for self defense. Our MMA class can be a supplement to your other training in BJJ annd Muay Thai or use those classes to supplemtent your MMA training. Combining BJJ, Wrestling, Boxing and Muay Thai, you will become a complete fighter. This class is a physically intense class that will push you both physically and mentally. This class is for ages 14 and up.