World Class Jiu Jitsu In Flathead Valley MT

Hughes Grappling Academy
Brazilian JIU JITSU

About Hughes Grappling Academy

Hughes Grappling Academy was created to bring a family-friendly, affordable place for people of all ages and all walks of life to improve their lives through the art of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. Whether you have never trained in martial arts before or you are a lifelong martial artist looking to perfect your skills, we provide a family-friendly, safe atmosphere to learn a realistic martial art. Come join our family at Hughes Grappling Academy to learn honor, courage, respect, patience, and self-control through the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Flathead Valley's Premier Martial Arts Training Facility

Hughes Grappling Academy Flathead Valley Classes

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KIDS Jiu Jitsu

Confidence, Teamwork, Friendship, Fitness and becoming Bully Proof

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Jiu JItsu

Tradition, Sport, Self Defense, Confidence, Camaraderie, Teamwork and Fitness

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Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Submission, Self Defense and Fitness

Meet Our INstructor

Brazilian Grapling In Flathead Valley Trainer 1

Coach ​ Mark Hughes

Jiu Jitsu & Grappling

Brazilian Grapling In Flathead Valley Trainer 2

Coach ​ Brooke Hughes

Muay Thai

Benefits Of Training Martial Arts

Healthy Lifestyle

Jiu Jitsu is so much fun that you won't even realize that you're exercising, you will notice the transformation in your body however! Before you know it, you will begin to look better and feel even greater! You will get into shape and easily stay in shape all while blissfully enjoying the therapeutic training of Jiu Jitsu.

Stress Relief

If you ask any person who trains BJJ where are they happiest, I guarantee you the answer will be, on the mats! No matter what is bogging down your mind or what stress is on your shoulders, during training all of your anxieties fade away! The peace of training completely rids your mind of your worries. Also, training is a great way to let of steam because of the physically vigorous nature of Jiu Jitsu.

Energy Levels

Although it may seem counter intuitive that participating in an exhausting sport would give you more energy, it is in fact, the truth. A body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion stays in motion! Actively training several times a week can also be a fun way to replace the tedious workouts at the fitness gym. In addition, training can also give you more overall energy and better mental function for school or work.

Self Defense

As you first begin training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you will quickly realize how little the average person knows and understands of how to protect themselves. Don't worry though, as you begin to learn the fundamentals you will know how to diffuse a threat and safely protect yourself because Jiu Jitsu is the most efficient combat system in the world.

Family Community

Without a doubt the friendship and camaraderie that Jiu Jitsu offers to people is certainly the most beneficial aspect of the sport. From on and off the mats teammates, kids and parents alike begin to grow a sense of community and family. There's something about rolling together and trying to submit each other that just brings out the best in people!

Patience & Humility

In life and in Jiu Jitsu things don't always go our way. Jiu Jitsu teaches you to leave your ego aside because sometimes someone half your size will roll you into a pretzel and you won't even know how they're doing it. This is also the fun of Jiu Jitsu though, learning new things you've never seen before. Jiu Jistu is a lifelong journey and the average time to achieve a black belt is ten years, this certainly ingrains patience into us all. Let's enjoy the journey and even at black belt there's still so much more to learn, it never ends.

Testimonials From Our Members

Kari Rovala
Kari Rovala
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I've attended 10 classes in two weeks, Mark identifies adjustments with moves as he sees you progress. There's a welcoming community around the gym. I see many types of students, some who practice once a week, some twice, others more, and some folks stop in for a class if they are in town for only a couple days. Everyone is encouraged to practice the sport as they feel works best for them. If you're considering this gym, don't hesitate to stop in.
Rojoification R
Rojoification R
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Excellent instruction!! I have been attending classes with prof. Hughes for several months now- The classes are challenging and fun. The instruction is top notch and is broken down into easy to understand segments for slower people such as myself. The atmosphere is awesome!! Everyone here has been so helpful and friendly- they make you feel like you are part of their jiu jitsu family. There are no egos here- only friends that want to help you reach your goals- I cant recommend this place enough!
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Mark Hughes is a wonderful instructor in the fine art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The gym is clean, it is cozy, and everyone is very welcoming. I appreciate having class every night as well, that is very nice. Overall, excellent training quality, a very comfortable gym to train in, and a wonderful experience every time I show up to class. If you are thinking about joining Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you should definitely stop by.

Our Hughes Grappling Academy Flathead Valley Family

"Train up a child in the way he should go
even when he is old he will not depart from it"

Proverbs 22:6

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