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BJJ Questions?

We are the premier martial-arts academy in Charleston, SC. Our Academy specializes in training Children. Whether hobbyists looking for self defense and sport as well as training athletes to compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and grappling. Our goal is to be school that gives world class care and focus on every student no matter the goals. We are based around the one principle that everyone is welcome and will treat every person with the same respect.

Trying a class for the first time?

Sign our waiver: Kids: here Adults: https://sparkpages.io/forms/?frm=nJh

If we miss a class, can we make it up? 

Of course you can!  At Park Circle Jiu-Jitsu, we try hard to be abundantly fair with our services.  If you miss a class, come make it up on a different day or the following week.

What days of the week do you have class?

At Mixson, we offer classes Tuesday/Thursday evening as well as Saturday morning.  We also occasionally offer short term courses in local schools.   For more info on times and locations, check our SCHEDULE 

If you are interested in classes in West Ashley, we got you covered there too.

Where are classes held?

Mixon Bath and Racquet Club

4401 McCarthy Street – North Charleston, SC 29405

We are located in Mixson Bath and Racquet Club.  Mixson is a fun, private country club with a pool/restaurant complex area.  Park in the gravel parking lot and enter through the fence area by the pool.  We train in the wellness center which is near the bocce courts. While your child is training, you are welcome to get a coffee in their coffee shop, or even have a drink/dinner at the restaurant.

Do I have to be a member of Mixson in order to sign up?

Nope!  But it is a cool place to belong with lots of fun young families.  

What ages do you accept?

At Park Circle Jiu Jitsu, we have built our entire program with young kids in mind.  Our specialty is 3-6 year old boys and girls.  That being said, we teach kids in the 3-13 year old age range split up by class of course 🙂

What exactly is Jiu Jitsu? 

Jiu Jitsu is a grappling martial art originating in Japan but most recognizably connected to Brazil.  There are no strikes in Jiu Jitsu, but over 600 techniques that rely on leverage, strategy, and timing.  Jiu Jitsu is the most efficient way for a smaller person to defend themselves against a larger opponent.  

Will Jiu Jitsu make my kid more violent?

This is a myth that is as “old as the hills” as they say 🙂  Martial arts is undeniably physical, but the aim of martial arts is to learn to conquer one’s self.  It’s about developing and mastering the will.  We preach self control and weave it into every moment of class.  

What happens if my kid doesn’t like it and wants to quit?

Unlike any other school in the area, we offer 100% membership control to our students.  There are no contracts binding you to us. You may cancel at any time with no penalty.  Of course, we would love to know if your child is facing a challenge that is discouraging them.  Most kids wanting to quit is related to their experience in class or results in matches or games.  We are here to help them overcome challenges.  

My child is “different,” are they still welcome?

We truly believe that Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, and for every child.  Not everyone will become a black belt, but everyone can learn to be a better person through martial arts.  We are proud of the diversity our mats hold.  Kids facing challenges such as ADD/ADHD, kids with Down syndrome, kids from foster family backgrounds, kids with disabilities, transgender kids. Our only concern is that they do their very best in every class and that they improve both technically and emotionally from being in Jiu-Jitsu.  

What will my child need in order to participate?

All children will need a gi (uniform) designed specifically for Jiu Jitsu, a belt, and a water bottle.  We highly recommend that kids in the older classes bring a mouth piece to be extra safe when training.  

How does canceling or freezing an account work?

We hope you train forever!  But if something comes up, we are here to help you get situated.  You can cancel at any time through the emails you receive from MoonClerk after each successful payment.  If you have any issues, text us at 843.469.6295