Join Our World Class Jiu Jitsu Classes Taught by Industry Leading Competitors

Learn Proven Grappling Skills from our Expert Athletes!

Transform Your Life with Elite Training from World-Class MMA and Jiu Jitsu Experts

Discover life-changing skills at our Knoxville school with expert MMA and Jiu Jitsu trainers who have tuned their skills at the highest levels of competition. Gain confidence, lose weight, and learn practical self-defense techniques honed in competitive arenas. Our classes boost fitness and confidence with challenging workouts and promote mental clarity and confidence through structured grappling sessions.

What You'll Gain:

  • Practical Martial Arts Skills
  • Physical Fitness
  • Mental Clarity and Confidence

Convenient Class Times for Your Busy Schedule

Convenient scheduling fits your busy life, with morning and evening sessions Monday through Thursday, plus open mats on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Train with the Best, Become Your Best

Our instructors bring over 20 years of expertise in MMA, Kickboxing, Judo, Karate, and Jiu Jitsu, producing top competitors. Our training is tailored for to teacPractical Martial Arts Skills for anyone who wants to compete or elevate their knowledge of grappling and Jiu Jitsu.

Secure Your Spot in a class Now and Start Your Journey of growth!"

recent Testimonials from some of our athletes

Real Stories, Real Transformations
I love this place. I've felt welcomed since the day I walked in! I genuinely cannot say enough good things about the staff here and the environment they've created! We all learn exponentially more when we feel safe and respected, KMAA has nailed that. As an added bonus, the female staff and the ladies here in general are phenomenal!

This place is a second home, not only a martial arts academy. The people here will give you the shirt off of their back, and not even wish for anything in return. The instruction here is very high level, and unlike some places I’ve been to, open minded. Each instructor is respectful, kind, and knowledgeable. 

KMAA is literally unlike any other gym I’ve ever been in. Such an amazing family-style environment, where you are accepted for who you are no matter what. The atmosphere is one of positivity, encouragement and support beyond anything I’ve seen.




  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • Founder of KMAA
  • MMA Coach for more than 20 years.
  • 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Judo
  • 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Hapkido
  • 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Significant Experience with Inayan Eskrima (5 years)

taylor turner


  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
  • Bellator MMA veteran x3
    KMAA Brown band in MMA
  • ACE (American Council of Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, Exercise, & Sociology (University of Minnesota)

Jason KING


  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • Professional MMA Fighter
  • KMAA Black band in MMA
  • Bellator MMA veteran
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
  • NCEP (National College of Exercise Professionals) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Lockhart and Leith Dietician & Weight Cut Specialist
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology



  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
  • Professional MMA Fighter
  • KMAA Brown Band in MMA
  • Invicta FC veteran
  • Assistant Wrestling Coach for Bearden High School
  • National College of Exercise Professionals (NCEP)
    Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

common questions from our customers

  • Question: Can I try a class before committing to a membership?
  • Answer: Absolutely! We offer a 3-class package that allows you to experience the excitement and learning of Jiu Jitsu firsthand before committing to a membership. If you find that it's not for you after the classes, no problem! However, be warned—many people discover a love for training and continue for years.

  • Question: What are the common benefits of learning Jiu Jitsu?
  • Answer: Jiu Jitsu offers numerous benefits including improved physical fitness, enhanced practical martial arts skills, increased mental clarity and focus, stress relief, and boosted self-confidence.

  • Question: Do I need any prior experience to join?
  • Answer: No prior experience is necessary! Our classes are designed to accommodate beginners to advanced practitioners. Our instructors will guide you through each step of your journey in a supportive environment that will develop your skills.

  • Question: What should I wear or bring to my first class?
  • Answer: Wear comfortable, athletic clothing such as a t-shirt and athletic shorts or leggings. You may also want to bring a water bottle, a towel, and a mouthguard.

  • Question: How often should I attend classes to see progress?
  • Answer: Consistency is key to progress in Jiu Jitsu. We recommend attending classes at least 2-3 times per week to see noticeable improvement in your skills, fitness level, and overall understanding of the art.

Claim Your Confidence Today. Enroll Now and start your journey of Learning Jiu Jitsu!