Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), referred to as the gentle art, is an effective ground grappling style. It is practiced by people of all walks of life and is the martial arts of choice for MMA competitors.


BJJ focuses on defeating (aka submitting) opponents without using punches, kicks, or strikes of any kind. Instead, the BJJ practitioner relies on the execution of proper technique based on the concept of leverage to gain superior positioning over aggressors and eventually submitting them with immobilizing chokeholds and joint locks. This method of self-defense makes it possible for a smaller opponent to render bigger stronger opponents helpless.


In classes run by experienced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students can practice at full speed and power in a safe and controlled environment. We encourage respectful sparring (aka rolling) against fellow students and instructors. This provides students with the opportunity to test and develop their skills under realistic conditions with minimal risk of injury.

At McVicker’s Martial Arts, we teach a comprehensive grappling system based on a battle tested curriculum. In addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), which serves as the core of our curriculum, we use techniques from other grappling arts such as Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo in order to develop well-rounded martial artists.


The Benefits of McVicker’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Real World Self-Defense
  • SAFE Competition Training
  • Have a Positive Hobby in Your Life!
  • Team Atmosphere – Family Environment
  • Structured Curriculum
  • Most Prestigious Program in Terre Haute and Champaign
  • Develop Core Strength, Balance, and Agility
  • Keep a Positive Mental Balance
  • Learn a New Skill and Make New Friends!
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