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JJ receives black belt in BJJ


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt  J.J “Choctaw “Thompson

You’re not rich until you have something money cannot buy. I earned my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.Jiu Jitsu has been my therapy,my pain ,my joy,my fuel,my challenge ,my test,my dream. I have trained Jiu Jitsu for 12 years now.Most quit because of the time it would take to accomplish it.That time is going to pass whether you’re living your dream or not ,so go after your dream chase it down and put it in a rear naked choke.Jiu Jitsu is a lifestyle and a life long pursuit.I look at Life as being one big Jiu Jitsu match. I move through this world in a completely different way.Jiu Jitsu developed in me a never quit attitude If something goes wrong, I adapt and keep moving.It has taught me to master my emotions and to not let little things control me.If you were or are apart of my journey in anyway I want to say thank you from every white belt to every black belt.our belts show our rank but they don’t tell your journey.what you had to deal with ,what you had to overcome ,friendships that were lost ,friendships that were gained ,things you missed out on. Doors that have been opened  or you getting to skip the line at a restaurant because you have Cauliflower ears lol (true story).your journey will be different from the person next to you on the mat. No one’s journey will be the same.Some will get there quicker than others but keep stepping forward even if they are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt  J.J "Choctaw "Thompson baby steps.obstacles in life will happen face it.when you’re on the mat and you slap then bump fists with your partner, For 6 minutes you get to escape this world for 6 minutes you’re not thinking about problems ,you’re not thinking about your rent being due.Your not thinking about what you got to do tomorrow ,that’s the benefits of Jiu Jitsu . If your goal is to become a black belt in Jiu Jitsu know it going to be along Journey.but if you quit, It will never be your day .if you give up it will never be your day.I’m very honored and humbled that I receive my black belt from Coach Alan Shebaro is my mentor coach and friend. He has shaped and molded me to become the dominant force that I am on the mat .Coach thank  you for opening my eyes to new stages of opportunity and strength not just in Jiu Jitsu but in life. I am forever grateful for your guidance your leadership and example. Everyone else See you on the Mat..



JJ Thompson MMA win

Head Coach JJ “Choctaw “Thompson gets The (fastest fight of the night bonus ) beating his opponent byTKO in 44 seconds of round 1 in the Co-main Event for On Point MMA. It is recorded as the quickest pro fight in the promotion history.

Grip  Game Jiu Jitsu student Aaron Crawford II bring home the Win back to the gym as he fought alongside his Coach at OnPoint MMA . Aaron fought a very talented undefeated fighter that no one else wanted to fight. Aaron took on the challenge bring home the victory and getting Fight Of The Night. Grip Game Jiu Jitsu went 2-0 winning all their fights.

Aaron MMA win

Images from Women’s Kickboxing:

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We’re proud to serve all of Grayson County and beyond such as:

  • Sherman
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Grip Game Jiu Jitsu is an affiliate of Tier 1 Training and is located on 208 West Main Street of Denison, TX. Beginning a martial arts course helps develop core strength and health, but it’s also a way of bettering yourself. We specialize in GI and no GI Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but offer a range of disciplines taught by the best instructors and teachers in North TX. While majority of our classes and groups consist of adults. Grip Game Jiu Jitsu takes pride in offering children, youths, and teens skills that will stay with them forever.   
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Our teachers and students regularly compete in MMA fights, Jiu Jitsu and Judo tournaments. Find a class that fits your schedule! Whether it’s your first time or your a seasoned veteran, ALL are welcome. Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Boxing, Grappling, and plenty of classes for kids. Mixed Martial Arts is a great way to stay active and healthy; stop by and sit in on a class to see what you’re missing out on. 

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JJ has currently trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 9 years, and is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt under Alan Shebaro. Head Coach J.J “Choctaw” Thompson Is also a Professional MMA Fighter and Hold one the quickest TKO’s in 44 second. The quickest TKO in On Point MMA promotions history. He actively competes along side his team and is one of the most competitive instructors in this area. JJ is always improving his training with the best practitioners, and world champions, in and out of Texas. JJ holds many titles in GI and NO GI Jiu JItsu tournament competitions.

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All classes are held at our gym on 208 West Main Street of Denison, TX.

Phone: (903) 818-0780

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