Since 1925, over 40 members of the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to developing the most effective system of self-defense the world has ever known. Today, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a global organization which stands alone in its ability to empower anyone — regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability — using the time-tested techniques and teaching methods perfected over the last century. Farmington Marital Arts is a member of the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network and is the only school in the State of Missouri to certified to teach the Official Royce Gracie 360 Jiu-Jitsu!

Royce Gracie showed the world the relative effectiveness of ground-fighting in the first 5 Ultimate Fighting Championships held in the United States. This tournament accepts any martial artists from any style to battle it out in the ring to prove their skills against other fighting styles.

Sharing the art of Jiu-Jitsu! Join us if you’re looking for a fun, safe environment to get in shape and learn self defense.

Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners

If you are new to the world of martial arts, Jiu-Jitsu is an ideal place to get started. Not only will you have loads of fun along the way, you will also learn the skills of one of the most diverse martial arts in existence.

What Will You Learn

Jiu-Jitsu spans across a broad range of different skills and techniques. Where other martial arts, such as Judo and Karate, simply focus on punching, kicking and throwing, Jiu-Jitsu spans across a much broader range of techniques. Throughout your journey towards mastering the art, you will learn skills not only in punching, kicking and throwing, but also in joint locks, ground-work and weapon use, preparing you for any given situation.

Self Defense

The most common reason why people take up the art of Jiu-Jitsu is self-defence. Given the variety of the techniques used in Jiu-Jitsu, you will be able to protect yourself in many different scenarios. You can find more information in our Self Defense section.


Jiu-Jitsu has many health benefits, regardless of your fitness level prior to getting started. If you are interested in boosting your stamina and agility, find out more in our Fitness section.


This is one of the lesser-known benefits of progressing in Jiu-Jitsu. The confidence which you learn in the martial art will be transferred to other parts of your life, making you an overall more confident person. If this sounds like something you could benefit from, read more in our Self-Confidence section.


Many people have trouble finding the motivation to work out in a gym to keep in good shape. Jiu-Jitsu is a great alternative, as it will help you to improve your fitness and agility, while having fun at the same time. As well as learning new skills and seeing yourself progress rapidly, you will make some good, new friends along the way.

To help you with your Jiu-Jitsu training we also offer online training videos and the chance to view live classes through our website (

Ready to Join Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

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Contact Us:

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Farmington Martial Arts

110 W. Pine Street
Farmington, Missouri 63640
Phone: (573) 760-1630
Secondary phone: (888) 978-KICK