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The Upstate’s Home for Authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Welcome To FightWorks Jiu-Jitsu Academy

FightWorks is a martial arts school offering training and instruction in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) and is an official Relson Gracie Academy serving Greenville and the upstate of South Carolina. Whether you want to learn self-defense or BJJ competition skills this is the school for you. Our classes are for those who want to meet some new friends, get in great shape, and learn some fantastic skills. So come get on the mats and see why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is changing the planet one person at a time.

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Fightworks Academy offers comprehensive Self Defense programs to men and women.


The Fightworks Academy Program focuses on the physical, emotional and mental well being, as well as the education of our children. It is “Education for Life.” Firstly, we provide our young students with the most powerful defensive skills so they will be prepared to confidently stand up against bullies.

In addition, we assist our students with the development of characteristics and skills they will need in order to live a happy and balanced life. Our young pupils develop discipline, respect, courage, athleticism, and patience among other important values. We promote nonviolent resolutions to conflict.


Fightworks Academy is extremely honored to support the troops of the United States of America by providing realistic hand to hand combat training to several military units both locally and overseas.

At Fightworks Academy we are also extremely proud of our long lasting relationship with the law enforcement community in South Florida. Since 1995 we have been working with officers from virtually every police department in the region. Additionally, we have instructed dozens of law enforcement specific seminars in our school.


The practice of jūjutsu transcends the execution of chokes, joint locks, immobilizations, throws, and strikes. A true understanding of the jūjutsu philosophy prepares men, women, and children for life, showing them paths to a healthier life and the most efficient use of physical, mental, and spiritual strength.

Developing mental strength is jūjutsu; taking care of your body is jūjutsu; striving to become a better person is jūjutsu; living in harmony with nature is jūjutsu.

Fightworks Academy created the 753 Code in order to preserve and properly disseminate the original philosophy of jūjutsu. We are available to teach philosophy private lessons through video conference to students from around the world.