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The 11 Best Jiu Jitsu Gyms in Houston

As the largest city in Texas and the fourth most populous in the United States, Houston offers a wide range of entertainment and activities. The skyscrapers reaching for the sky are proof that the city's economy is thriving.

Behind all the bars, food places, and cultural heritage, a martial arts community aims to empower individuals and help them build their confidence and self-esteem through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

If you're tired of the repetitive gym training, Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to stay in shape and learn self-defense. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or only looking for a hobby, we've rounded up some of the finest gyms and academies that you can find in Houston.

1. Revolution Dojo

Revolution Dojo is a popular BJJ gym in the greater Houston areas as they offer a wide range of martial arts training including Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing or Muay Thai, and MMA for all ages. They have a professional team with years of national and international experience.

They offer Gi and No Gi classes (bring your own rash guard or t-shirt for No Gi classes). For kids, they have a specific training program meant for children. Try their free trial class to see how they teach Jiu Jitsu.

  • (346) 742-0461
  • 319 St Emanuel St Houston, TX 77002

Find them on Instagram @revolutiondojo

2. Gracie Barra Heights

A few miles away from Downtown Houston, Gracie Barra Heights is owned by 4-time World Champion Pedro Araujo. It was founded in 2016 and offers Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing for kids and adults.

Gracie Barra promotes Jiu Jitsu as not only a martial arts for competing, but also a way to improve your health and stay fit, making it the perfect workout routine if you get bored of repetitive gym trainings.

They offer a free trial if you want to check what they can offer. You can attend 3 classes free of charge before you decide to commit and become a member.

  • (281) 888-6821
  • 4721 N Main St Ste T Houston, TX 77009

Find them on Instagram @gbheights

3. Urban Jungle Self Defense

Owners Tony and Michelle Torres-Aponte gave all of their time and effort on this gym for more than 27 years, gaining more experience in different martial arts to further improve their quality of teaching. Tony began training in martial arts when he was 10 years old and trained in Boxing, Hawaiian Kempo, Tae Kwan Do, Jeet Kun Do, and Muay Thai.

Urban Jungle Self Defense has a 4,000 sq foot space with modern amenities to provide the best experience to their students. They have spacious training areas, high-quality mats, and top of the line training equipment. You can also have access to locker rooms, showers, and areas for private classes.

  • (713) 861-7252
  • 1035 W 18th St Houston, TX 77008

Find them on Instagram @urbanjungleselfdefense

Other Houston Jiu Jitsu Gyms Worth Trying

The three Jiu Jitsu gyms mentioned above are the best of the best, but there are other hidden gems around Houston that offers the same quality of training. Here are some of them:

1. Atos Jiu Jitsu

2. Brazil-021

3. Midtown MMA

4. Gracie Barra Westchase

5. Pablo Silva

6. Alliance

7. Elite MMA

8. Ravlin