Our purpose is to provide you with intelligent self-defense instruction.

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Schedule a free class today! Whether you’re interested in finding out more about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, the Keysi Fighting Method, or our Conditioning Class, come see what we're about at no cost and absolutely no pressure!

Our schedule is listed below.

Email us at graciechattateam@gmail.com for any questions. Or you can call or text us at 423-667-2374.


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Monday, 6:00-7:15am
Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday, 6:00-7:15am
Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm
Friday, 6:00-7:15am
Saturday, 9:00-10:00am

Keysi Fighting Method
Monday, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, 8:00-9:00am

Tuesday, 7:45-8:30pm
Wednesday, 7:45-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:45-8:30pm

Who we are

Who we areWho we are
The head coaches of the school are Brian Hendrix and Michael Lander. Together, they have over 30 years of martial arts experience. They are proud to be part of two incredible affiliations.

The Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu Association is worldwide and sets itself apart in a number of ways. Master Pedro Sauer founded the PSBJJA to maintain and pass on the art developed by Helio and Carlos Gracie. Pedro Sauer is considered one of the world's most technical instructors. You can find out more about him and this group of schools at pedrosauer.com.

Keysi World S.L was founded by Justo Dieguez. Keysi is the Spanish, urban-fighting, self-defense method created with just one aim: Personal growth through developing instinct. You can learn more about this system of self-defense at https://www.keysiworld.com/.

Brian Hendrix a is black belt in Snow Tiger Kung-Fu and a brown belt in judo. He is a Brown Belt and a Certified Instructor in the Pedro Sauer Association.

Michael Lander is a Brown Belt and a Certified Instructor under Pedro Sauer. He is the Certified Affiliate Instructor of Keysi Fighting Method in Chattanooga.


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is a martial art rooted in effective self-defense by using proper body mechanics and angles to defeat an assailant. While it focuses on ground fighting, effective jiu-jitsu study also entails stand-up training. Through the study of Jiu-Jitsu, your body will mechanically improve. This allows all areas of your life to develop as you learn new kinds of humility and confidence.

Keysi Fighting Method (KFM)

Keysi is a highly effective form of self-defense and fighting. Known for its techniques that employ a method of covering and responding aggressively, Keysi is truly a unique system. You will learn how to deal with various attacks employing the concepts of Keysi, which has been made famous by movies like the Dark Knight trilogy and Jack Reacher.


There's no doubt that Jiu-Jitsu and KFM will help you get in better shape. As you are conditioned through your study of these systems, your body will change. Our conditioning classes focus on the areas of the body that are used primarily in these systems. But these classes are for everyone. We focus on EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) routines two days out of the week. We use kettlebells, body-weight movements and stretching to improve our strength, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

What Makes Us Different

Our Approach

A lot of martial arts schools are centered on gearing up for competition. While we respect people who wish to test their skills in such a setting, our focus is the efficacy of the martial artist in a real life encounter. No refs, no rules, no points, no time limits, no medals.


We are able to train with other schools from both the Pedro Sauer Association and other Keysi schools. Unlike many associations, Pedro Sauer and Kesyi schools have camps and "Affiliate Days" multiple times a year. These improve our self-defense skills and are also a time of great camaraderie.

Online Jiu-Jitsu Resources

The Pedro Sauer Association is unique as you have online resources so you can: 1. Preview upcoming classes 2. Study techniques outside of class 3. Develop your own online library comprised of Association techniques and ideas.

Our Commitment to the Community

Invictus LEO Jiu-Jitsu Collective

We are happy to be vetted and verified by this collective. Their mission is to help Police Officers and Departments adopt Jiu-Jitsu into their training and in turn, get more officers practicing Jiu-Jitsu. Find out more here: https://www.invictusleo.com.

Adopt A Cop BJJ

We are also excited to be an affiliate school for the Adopt a Cop BJJ program. Like us, this non-profit organization believes jiu-jitsu provides our men and women in blue a real look at combative situations. Find out more about this non-profit at https://adoptacopbjj.org.



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Other Pricing Information

We do give discounts! We want folks who are out there defending our rights and protecting our neighborhoods to be well trained. Contact us for more information.
Absolutely. Depending on how many people from your family are wanting to train, we can offer you discounts and packages to suit your needs. Contact us for more information.
You certainly can. We encourage it. We can offer you a package deal and depending on which programs you enroll in, we can offer you a price reduction. Contact us for more information.


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Professor Alan Baker Seminar

Professor Alan Baker's approach to jiu-jitsu and his Living Mechanics will improve your approach to self-defense.

  • Date: 10/30/2021 10:00 AM
  • Location: 25 Emerson Circle, Rossville, GA, USA (Map)

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  • Emerson Circle, Rossville, GA, USA
  • 25 Emerson Circle. On the backside of the building. You will see our logo on the door. Suite 2.