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Rise Up BJJ

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2019, Rise Up BJJ has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

770-675-9166

3940 Cherokee St, 201, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Rise Up BJJ Owner

Hi, I’m Joanie Chamberland.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2019, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Kennesaw by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Rise Up BJJ are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• 2400 Square-Foot, with 1000sq ft Main Training Area With 11 Foot Ceilings
• GMR gymnastics Mats for Maximum Safety & Most Antimicrobial
• Climate-Controlled Facility
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Locker Rooms/Showers
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Rise Up BJJ Different From other
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Rise Up BJJ:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a form of ground self-defense, that incorporates Judo and wrestling techniques, to control an opponent on the ground or from standing.  BJJ is not just a martial art, it is a lifestyle that is physically and mentally demanding, but extremely rewarding.   Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help you in every aspect of your life, no matter what you are looking for; physical fitness, self-confidence, self-defense, focus/self-control, taking on challenges, or even just to bring some joy to your life. 

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Rise Up BJJ!

  • Instructor 1

    Joanie Chamberland

    Owner/Head Instructor

    1 st Degree IBJJF Black Belt

  • instructor Rise Up BJJ

    Jose Jackson

    CFO

    Blue belt

  • Rise Up BJJ Instructor

    Thomas McCarver Jr.

    Drop In Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Rise Up BJJ Instructor

    Lauren Edwards

    Little Llamas Head Instructor

    Purple belt in BJJ

  • Social Media and Events Coordinator Rise Up BJJ

    Angelica

    CXO