Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu / BJJ

If you'd like to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu IN ADDITION to other arts like Muay Thai, Kali, JKD, Boxing and more then checkout MKG Seattle.  Black belt instructors on staff.  Learn more then contact us below or call 206-789-2411.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The MKG in Seattle grappling program combines ground fighting techniques and training methods from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling, Kali, Silat and the Jun Fan martial arts. Each of the arts adds an integral piece to the grappling puzzle.

We currently offer 4 classes per week in BJJ.

Things you will learn

Here are a few things you will learn when you take MKG's BJJ classes

Basic self defense

A sense of community





Beginner friendly


Manage stress

Base martial arts skills


Overall fitness

Our BJJ Curriculum

Brazilian jiu-jitsu develops a sense for proper positioning and technique over strength. The CSW mixed martial art classes provide the seamless transitioning between striking, clinching and a rapid-fire ground game. While Kali-Silat provides the principles and tactics when the situation requires a more serious response than just a “submission.”

Classes are drill based to promote ease of motion and proper technique.

Other benefits of these classes include:  

  • Classes are fun and appropriate for people of all levels.
  • A great workout that is totally different than kickboxing.
  • One of the few classes where students can “compete” or ‘spar’ with a low risk of injury.

The structure of class

If you’re looking for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the Northgate area of Seattle we have Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students of all levels, interests and abilities in our programs. We pride ourselves on our teaching abilities and the detailed curriculum that helps make sense of the art as our students progress.

Our BJJ instructing staff features a Machado black belt, a Level 3 CSW / MMA Coach, 3 purple belts and more.

How to progress your skills

Unlike western wrestling where the objective is to “pin” your opponent or gain points. The goal of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to gain positional advantage and apply a joint lock or choke to force your opponent into submission.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu endorses the concept that a smaller and weaker person using leverage and good technique can defend themselves. Even if they are up against a larger, stronger opponent on the ground.

Learning the self-defense aspects of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is an absolute necessity. Most people stick with it because it is just plain fun! 


Gled D

Google Review

MKG is not a gym, it is a martial arts school. You can get a work out and hit or kick a heavy bag anywhere. But if you really want to LEARN martial arts and immerse yourself in multiple art forms, then you owe it to yourself to give MKG a try. I took my first Phase/Mixed Arts class at MKG about 8 years ago and have been enrolled at the school since. I consider the students and instructors at MKG some of my dearest friends, more like a part of my extended family. The sense of community is second to none.


Bruce S

Google Review

I have been training at MKG for 5 years now, and continue to be impressed with the quality of martial arts instruction. The instructors are awesome, your training partners are enthusiastic, and the training facilities are top notch. Plus, it's one of the few schools in the country that teaches savate. Seriously, if you want to train in martial arts, come check out MKG.


Google Review

MKG is an amazing place to train, I never felt better than when I was training there. The people are incredible, and I only felt self concious for the first few days of class, after that I felt like I belonged. Everyone is easy to talk to, and the trainers are all great people. I recommend it for anyone either trying to get into shape, or learn martial arts. It's a great place to train.

Corrine B...

Yelp Review

I've NEVER had so much fun working out. And working out was my original intention for starting martial arts classes but I didn't know I would enjoy learning about the different types of arts they teach. I started only going to two classes a week but now do 6 classes a week.


Lonnie N...

Yelp Review

I've moved around a lot in my life, and since I've been a life-long martial artist, this means I have trained in a lot of different schools. I've been at MKG since April of 2012, and have to say that I have never trained at a finer martial arts educational institution.


Tim P...

Yelp Review

There are no egos at MKG, I sense that the instructors and advanced students place the needs of the beginning and intermediate students above their own. MKG also host some of the world's foremost instructors who teach seminars on the weekends; there is so much going on its hard to keep track of it all.



What makes BJJ different

An outstanding aspect of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that, unlike many other martial arts, you can practice at 100% speed and power. This means you don’t have to “pull punches”, so to speak. That might sound like a scary proposition  No worries, as effective as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is, it is still a very gentle art. You can practice all day long and not suffer injuries.

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