Train Authentically with Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu at Global MMA

Offering Classes and 1:1 Training for All Ages

Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu originates straight from the time of the Samurai. We do not water down any of our authentic, traditional training. Train for a warrior's heart, spirit, and body in our programs.

Train With the Best in Town

Global MMA launched Gainesville's first Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu program, and we offer more training opportunities, more professional instructors, and more experience than anywhere else in our area -- all at the best value price.

Design Your Training Experience

All of our Karate and Ju Jutsu training options can be tailored for your personal goals and preferences. Whether you are a beginner or have been training for a decade, or whether you are looking for a lifestyle change or competition training, we have a program you will love.

Improve Your Life

When you join Global MMA, you gain an entire community of people invested in your personal growth. We are committed to providing a transformational experience that will sustainably and efficiently compliment and improve your lifestyle.

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Improve Your Child's Fitness, Focus, Discipline, and Self Defense with Youth Karate and Ju Jutsu for Ages 5-13

Training Authentic Japanese Marital ARts is more than a sport activity -- it's an opportunity for children to learn lifelong skills and fall in love with a lifestyle they can follow for the rest of their lives.

Our Youth Karate and Ju Jutsu program sincludes training for competition, for fitness, and for realistic, safe self defense skills. Classes are taught by advanced black belt coaches, with curriculum designed for growing children.

We partner with families to improve our youth students' focus, discipline, and accountability on and off the mats.


Join Gainesville's Legacy Full-Contact Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu Training Community


We pioneered Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu in Gainesville, and we're still innovating to bring you the best training possible, with solid roots.


Global MMA is home to hands down the most experienced professional coaches in our area. Our head coach Jason Dodd is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Full-Contact Yushinmon Japanese Karate, and holds the rank of Renshi Shihan, or refined teacher of teachers. He also has an advanced master black belt in Japanese Ju Jutsu, and has been training in these arts around the world and in Japan for more than 30 years.

Real Training, For Real Life Scenarios


We include kata (forms), kumite (sparring), and weapons training for an authentic experience.


We believe in keeping things traditional. We don't water down our martial arts or teach you anything less than the real deal. Our Karate and Japanese Ju Jutsu program includes training in our style's forms, in traditional Ju Jutsu techniques, in weapons use and defense, and self defense. We spar and live train in every single class.


Traditional Roots, Modern Applications

Every aspect of our Japanese Karate and Ju Jutsu program makes it one-of-a-kind in our area.


For example, we offer traditional training in Japanese, Okinawan, AND modern weapons use and defense.

More Classes, More Sparring, More Karate and Ju Jutsu

In addition to the class and training session times listed below, we offer regular pop up drilling clinics and special seminars on a weekly basis. Members are able to train ad hoc for free by appointment, which allows you unlimited access to your training experience.


All classes, whether fundamental or advanced, are open to all experience levels, including beginners.

The class title indicates the pace of the instruction and difficulty of technique.

Monday Schedule


Morning/Afternoon

7a - 11a - Training by Appointment

11a - 12p - Kickboxing Fundamentals

12p - 1p - Tactical Karate + Ju Jutsu

1p - 4p - Training by Appointment


Evening

4:30p - 5:30p - Youth Karate

5:30p - 6:30p - Kickboxing Conditioning

6:30p - 7:30p - Tactical Karate + Ju Jutsu


Tuesday Schedule


Morning/Afternoon

7a - 12p - Training by Appointment

12p - 1p - Drill and Chill/Open Mat

1p - 4p - Training by Appointment


Evening

4:30p - 5:30p - Youth Japanese Ju Jutsu

5:30p - 6:30p - Kickboxing Conditioning

Wednesday Schedule


Morning/Afternoon

7a - 11a - Training by Appointment

11a - 12p - MMA Training

12p - 1p - Tactical Karate + Ju Jutsu

1p - 4p - Training by Appointment


Evening

4:30p - 5:30p - Youth Karate

5:30p - 6:30p - Kickboxing Conditioning

6:30p - 7:30p - Tactical Karate + Ju Jutsu

6:30p - 7:30p - MMA Training

7:30p - 8:30p - Samurai Strong Flow


Thursday Schedule


Morning/Afternoon

7a - 12p - Training by Appointment

12p - 1p - Drill and Chill/Open Mat

1p - 4p - Training by Appointment


Evening

4:30p - 5:30p Youth Japanese Ju Jutsu

5:30p - 6:30p Kickboxing Conditioning



Friday Schedule


Morning/Afternoon

7a -12p - Training by Appointment

12p - 1p - Japanese Weapons

1p - 4p - Training by Appointment


Evening

4:30p - 5:30p - Youth Weapons

5:30p - 6:30p - Rehab/Athletic Recovery

6:30p - 8:30p - Drill and Chill/Open Mat

Weekend Training


Saturday Schedule

Training by Appointment


Sunday Schedule

12p - 2p - Drill and Chill/Open Mat

Additional Training by Appointment

Training from the Heart of Japan

Our training originates from southern Japan, where our head coach has traveled, studied, and competed extensively.


We have direct ties to our parent organization in Tokyo, and have visiting guests from Japan on an annual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We have the answers

How does the free trial work?


Our 7-day trial is 100% free and does not require credit card information to start. If at the end of your trial you would like to begin a membership, great. If not, no problem.

Do I need to purchase anything during the trial?


Our 7-day free trial includes free uniform and equipment rental. To us, 100% free means no hidden costs now or ever.

Can I try other martial arts during my Karate and Ju Jutsu trial?


Yes. In addition to Karate and Ju Jutsu, you may try any of our other training programs at no cost to you. We ask that you choose a program that is of MOST interest to you, and once you come in for a tour, we will get you squared away to try all of our program offerings that spark your attention.

How do I keep training after the trial?


If you sign up for a membership before the end of your 7-day trial, you will be eligible for a complimentary 1:1 training session with one of our professional coaches. After your trial, you may choose the best membership option for your interests, schedule, and budget from our menu.


We never lock anyone into term contracts, and all agreements are month-to-month with a 30 day notice required to cancel. No gimmicks guaranteed.

What are you waiting for?

Book your free trial now to start improving your life with Karate and Ju Jutsu at Global MMA Academy in Gainesville.