Chain Reaction Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Chain Reaction BJJ is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts club located in Hazard, KY.  We offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for children and adults.  We also offer a Cardio Kickboxing class for women.  Our classes are adaptable for children and adults at any skill level.

We are an affiliate school under our Professor Rob Nickerson and Reaction MMA.  We are also proud to represent the lineage of Professor Jorge Gurgel at JG MMA and Master Sazinho Sa of Team SAS.

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting.  BJJ is founded on the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. This is done by using technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations.

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Our kids BJJ program begins by teaching students the core fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. The program includes both beginner and advanced techniques, drills and games.  We recommend children starting Jiu-Jitsu no earlier than age 5 or 6 to get the greatest benefit from it.  Our kids program will teach your child basic fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu that will improve their confidence and overall physical abilities.  We also have kids that actively compete in Jiu-Jitsu competitions if that is something your child would like.

Fun for the Whole Family

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a fun activity for the whole family.  At Chain Reaction BJJ we have several families that train together.  Jiu-Jitsu is a great way for parents to bond with their children.  We often have parents bring their children in for classes with no intention of trying BJJ themselves.  After seeing how much fun their children are having the parent decides to try a class.  They end up realizing the benefits Jiu-Jitsu provides for their health and for their family.


5 Ways Jiu Jitsu Will Help Your Child In School

If your schedule allows time for your child to participate in a sport, we highly recommend signing them up for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has become one of the fastest growing form of martial arts in the United States. It focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It also promotes the concept that

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10 BJJ White Belt Tips

Here is a small list of tips and recommendations for the beginner student, aimed to help them make the most out of classes, stay injury free, and stick with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the long run. 1. Be a good drilling partner. Allow your partner to learn the mechanics and timing of the technique, help them,

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Why should your child train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu training offers a unique blend of both mental and physical exertion. As a sport, BJJ is easily one of a kind! No wonder children of all ages love the sport once they’re exposed to it. The sport has benefited immensely from the involvement of children. they get integrated into the art at a young

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5 Concepts for BJJ Beginners

If you’re serious about improving your skills as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner, there are a few basic movements that you need to master. These movements represent the core of BJJ training, and they are an essential part of many of the techniques you will be learning over the years. Without further ado, let’s take

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How is BJJ different from Karate?

Top 3 Differences Between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate Parents tell us all the time that they tried out a traditional martial art such as Karate before finding our Jiu Jitsu classes for their child. I just wanted to take a few minutes and explain some key differences between our Jiu Jitsu program and a traditional

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