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.

Chain Reaction Gym

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.

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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.

Women Only Cardio Kickboxing

Despite the name, cardio kickboxing is a non-contact workout. All punches and kicks are thrown into the air or onto pads. It’s a high-energy workout that can burn between 350 and 450 calories an hour, according to the American Council on Exercise.

Cardio Kickboxing


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