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Jiu Jitsu Academy

Jiu Jitsu Academy

Welcome to X3 Sports’ BJJ Academy. As Atlanta’s premiere BJJ Academy, we invite you to train with our world class coaches that will teach and improve all students in the art of Jiu-Jitsu. We welcome all belt levels, and anyone that is willing to learn!

X3’s BJJ Academy focuses on learning skills and techniques to guide you through your Jiu-Jitsu journey.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the best current martial art for self-defense and has been integrated into many programs around the worldToday, the X3 Sports Jiu-Jitsu Academy stands alone in its ability to empower anyone, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability, using techniques and teaching methods perfected over the last century.

BJJ - No GI Class (click to enlarge image)

BJJ – No GI Class (click to enlarge image)


  • Self-Defense
  • Ground Fighting Knowledge
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Core Strength
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Flexibility
  • Balance / Coordination
  • Stress Relief
  • Improved Body Composition / Fat Loss
  • Builds Self-Confidence
  • Class / Team Camaraderie
  • Focus / Discipline
  • Competition / MMA Preparation


  • Self-Defense
  • Competition or
  • Health & Fitness!

    …BJJ is for You!


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend themselves against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. Jiu-Jitsu teaches very important self-defense techniques that may help to save a person’s life if caught in a situation with a physically aggressive opponent. When a person knows how to defend themselves physically, they feel more confident.


  • Professional, Qualified Professors with Over 60 Years Combined Experience in Competition and Training
  • An Exclusive Structured Curriculum for Tracking Progress and Advancement
  • Proper Introduction of Techniques Through Two Levels of Classes (Fundamentals / Advanced)
  • A Focus On Self-Defense
  • The Expertise to Prepare Students for Competition, If Desired


Unlike many academies, X3 Sports does not limit how many days a week you can train. Our programs include unlimited classes to enable you to reach your goals faster. Whether you want to train in Jiu Jitsu for competition or simply to learn the martial art, expert black belt professors will help you reach your goals. X3 Sports Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes can be taken as an individual discipline or as part of our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training program. Check out our class schedule for more details. 

  • Fundamentals Class (Beginners/White Belts)

    X3 Sports BJJ members

    X3 Sports BJJ members

All beginner BJJ students and White belts will start in our Fundamentals Class in order to learn the basic positions and techniques. You will learn how to defend yourself against someone who does not have fighting skills, on the streets or real life situations. Upon completion of Fundamentals training, students will have a basic understanding of self-defense.

  • Advanced Classes (Blue Belt & Above)

BJJ students who want to pursue higher belts will continue in our Advanced Classes to learn how to defend themselves against someone who has fighting skills. Also, students at this level can apply their training in competition and tournaments, if they desire. This process of perfecting your BJJ techniques continues through the black belt level. 

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Every Saturday at 11AM, all three of our black belt professors and their students gather at one location to train together as a team. Our Unified Classes offer a fun, team-building atmosphere for learning and competitions, as well as provide a variety of training partners for everyone and access to top instructors from each club. All belt levels are welcome! Each month, the location rotates to ensure convenience for everyone. Check our Unified BJJ Schedule for where we are meeting this upcoming Saturday.

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bjj_rodrigo_resizeRodrigo Artilheiro

Rodrigo Artilheiro is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is a world class Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling competitor. Rodrigo began his martial arts training at the age of 5, following in the footsteps of his father, Arnaldo Walmory Artilheiro, a highly accomplished Brazilian Judoka. At the age of 16, Rodrigo began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the late great Carlson Gracie.  Rodrigo went on to earn his black belt in Judo in 2001 and his black belt in Brazilian  Jiu Jitsu in 2009 under former two-time Brazilian National and World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Amaury Bitetti. Rodrigo has run BJJ children’s programs at several gyms in Brazil and the U.S. and conducted seminars for various police departments and armed forces.  A big passion for professor Rodrigo is preparing women, men and children ready to handle any sort of situation that can happen on the streets. Besides just being certified in martial arts, Rodrigo is certified in Israel by the Former IDF (Israel Defense Force) Chief Commander Ran Nakash in Krav Maga


Gabriel Kitober – Inman Park

Gabriel Kitober has been training BJJ for over 20 years, before this he did Judo. In this time he has trained under so of BJJ’s biggest masters: Rickson Gracie, Helio Gracie, Osvaldo Alves, Royler Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr and more. His BJJ journey brought him to the USA, England and Israel where he was responsible for the ground work of the Israel national Judo team. He has competed at every level of competition, including placing twice at the Worlds. 


Bruno Frazatto

Bruno Frazatto – West Midtown

Bruno Frazatto is one of the top Jiu Jitsu featherweights in the world. He has holds many important titles in BJJ tournaments and also ADCC (the most important Grappling tournament in the world). He has extensive experience as a MMA coach training UFC fighters like Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira, Rogerio Minotauro Nogueira, Rafael Calvacante Feijao and Erick Silva. Bruno is the co-founder of Atos Jiu Jitsu Team, one of the best academy of Jiu Jitsu on the world.


At all X3 Sports locations there are a wide variety of all belt levels so there is always someone with similar experience and others who will challenge you to improve your skills. All our instructors are experienced black belts, which means there is always something to learn.











X3 Sports offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at Atlanta locations in MariettaInman Park and West Midtown. Experience great training for yourself and book your free class now!