About Us

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

What is Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or (BJJ)is centered round the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless. The popularity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has been on a steady rise over the years, thanks to the growing audience of MMA

Why Jiu Jitsu

Why does Jiu Jitsu hold superiority over other martial arts and fighting styles? These reasons can be found when watching UFC, Bellator, LFA; any MMA event. You will witness submission wizards control their opponents as soon as a fight hits the ground. The way it is trained at the gym is the same way it gets applied in real life, unlike other arts that are wasting your time when looking for true self defense.

What Makes Us Different

No other Martial Arts school in our area provides the diversity of options When it comes to the pinnacle of training and workouts for every athlete. Be it child or adult regardless of where they are in their development. We are lions on and off the mat our motto is we respect everyone but fear no one.

Our story

In 2001 Coach J.J " Choctaw" Thompson starting training in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then life hit as his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Coach Thompson made a choice to put all things in his life on hold ,even his training in Jiu Jitsu to take care of his mother during this time. Coach Thompson as a leader lives by the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort ,but where he stands at the time of a challenge and Coach Thompson chose to sand with his mother as her battle begin with cancer. His mother beat cancer as she is cancer free today also Coach Thompson keeps a Pink hash mark as reminder on his Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. In 2006 His mother said I think its time that you get back to Jiu Jitsu ,Coach Thompson went back to training hitting it hard driving 120 miles oneway to train 4 days a week as there where no legitimate gyms in our area that had anyone ranked in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As Coach Thompson came up the ranks he was in need of more training partners that were closer to this area so coach put mats down in his two car garage invited a few that were interested in Jiu Jitsu this soon attracted more training partners and then Grip Game Jiu Jitsu was born as it was evident that real self defense was wanted and needed in our area. he quickly out grue the garage and now in our 8000sq training facility in Denison Tx. what holds true from the first day in the garage to present day is Grip Game was started not for money, it was started by a group of people who are deeply involved in this art. a At Grip Game we do not have testing fees or belt fees like you fine everywhere else. here you earn it and it is yours. Grip Game was founded by the grind and mat time earning your way by training not by your bank account.