Iowa City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Now Offering In-Person Classes!

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“So fun it’s addicting!” Our amazing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Iowa City is now offering In-Person Classes! Burn fat & build lean muscle, fast. Plus it’s so much fun!

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Adutbjj1, Citadel BJJ Iowa City

Powerful Self-Defense Keeps You Safe.

It’s not just a workout — it’s a life-saving skill. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, even if an attacker is bigger and stronger than you.

People all over Iowa City turn to us for their Self-Defense training.

Amaze Yourself With What You Can Accomplish.

You can achieve so much more than you think. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you will prove that to yourself. When you do, you’ll see that the sky is the limit. That’s what so many people in Iowa City are finding out!

Adultbjj2, Citadel BJJ Iowa City
Adultbjj1, Citadel BJJ Iowa City

Burn Fat. Build Lean Muscle. Fast.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will work your body in totally new ways. You’ll build muscles you never even knew you had.

That’s what makes our Iowa City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program so Powerful, You See RESULTS!

Get 14 Days of Life-Changing Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Iowa City... COMPLETELY FREE!

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"Citadel has really changed my health and attitude. Very challenging and rewarding learning/training with the best."

"I started at Citadel BJJ January of 2020, everyone here is amazing. My confidence and skills in the sport have greatly improved since starting."

"It's a family, a team, a community of BJJ practitioners being led and instructed by the best coaches. We laugh and joke, we learn from each other, we challenge each other, and we all love Ju-jitsu."

"You are in good hands. You will learn great fundamental techniques as well as the new hot advanced techniques. You will have a bunch of training partners to help you get better. Bjj is just so awesome, you will love it."

"Best gym you will find anywhere with an incredible environment that is inclusive and builds you up both physically and mentally.."

"The culture at this gym is awesome. Two world class coaches that know their stuff and both compete at high levels. All levels welcome and all goals acceptable."

"Citadel has a diverse, dedicated, and disciplined team of students with a range of skills and experience. Citadel's welcoming training environment prioritizes safety, camaraderie, and fun."

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Iowa City martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

All of our classes are open to all skill levels, beginner through advanced. We focus on the fundamentals of jiujitsu, which are simply the most effective parts of the art. We also do a lot of specific drilling and training, which teaches you how to apply techniques and movements during a “live” roll.

No, Competition is not for everyone. And, not all competitions are the same. It can be a good way for students to learn and test their skills, and strive for outstanding achievement. And it is important to be selective as to which competitions are entered. However, you will find that our experienced Instructors can create that type of learning environment within the class.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area. To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in the form at the top of this page, here. NOTE: (*****Please make the word “here” a clickable link that sends them back to the top of the page, if you can do that; if not, no big deal.****)

Additionally, you can always call us at 319-855-8110. We would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Iowa City martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Absolutely! Women really find that the benefits of doing martial arts training in BJJ is that they learn to protect themselves against a bigger, stronger opponent. Something they never thought was possible. We think ALL women should know how to protect themselves, especially on the ground!

Yes, initially some women find that the close training proximity might be a little uncomfortable. But don’t worry! We will ease you into it, and before long you will be feeling confident, powerful and really looking forward to you regular BJJ classes in Iowa City.

Yes! Not all of our students care to compete, but the ones that do are in good hands with our coaching staff and team. Our head Jiu Jitsu coach Matt Leighton is one of America’s best-credentialed black belts, and he leads our competition team.

Jiu Jitsu tournaments are an exciting challenge! Anyone can compete in Jiu Jitsu! (Of course, you want to be as well-prepared as possible when the time comes, if you choose to compete.)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become more of a mainstream sport here in the United States, so there are plenty good opportunities to compete all over the USA, and even locally right here in Iowa!

Often, tournaments have skill divisions, from beginner to advanced, along with belt level divisions, from white belt to black belt. Plus, there are age divisions for kids and adults. So most times, you’ll be able to compete against someone fairly close to your skill level and age.

Some people want to train to be world champions, and others just want to train for fun and maybe compete here and there just to test themselves. Either way, it’s all good! We will help you and work with you to achieve your goals.

 

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