1. Safe, clean, and welcoming gym for all ages!

    An incredible bjj experience. A safe, clean and welcoming gym for all ages. Engaging and useful way to learn self defense and get in shape. Nick is an excellent teacher for all things BJJ related…Read More

    Chris R.
  2. Nick is patient and very knowledgeable!

    Being new to marital arts, this has been a great place to learn! Nick is patient and very knowledgeable, willing to take the time to ensure you are learning each move correctly. Everyone in the class has been very kind and helpful, making it easy for me to learn at my own pace. This class is also great for stregthening muscles and getting into shape.…Read More

    Rebecca R.
  3. I’ve taken more responsibility for my health and life!

    I never actually dreamed that I would learn any of the martial arts (I'm historically nonathletic and inherently clumsy), so they always seemed pretty much out of reach for me. However, over the past few years I've taken more responsibility for my health and life decisions in general, and the newest great life decision that I've made was signing on to train at Gracie Jiu Jitsu of the Upper Valley.…Read More

    Maria T.
  4. Certainly, Highly Recommended!

    Definitely the best, most relaxing and flexible learning experience I've ever been provided in a martial arts school. Laid back atmosphere give me a great opportunity to de-stress after stressful, highly intense work. Certainly highly recommended!…Read More

    Marcus G.
  5. Awesome instruction!

    Awesome instruction of the most effective self-defense techniques. They have great facilities, and it's an amazing community of folks. The class is a great workout by itself but you can also stay and train after class for even more of a workout. I definitely improved my fitness level training here…Read More

    Benjamin W.
  6. More Confident

    "When I first met Nick I had the self-confidence of a week old kitten and the grappling skills to match, yet for reasons I still don't fully understand he made me a pet project of his when he was teaching under professor Allen Hopkins at Gracie jiu-jitsu of MS. I feel fully qualified to say this about Nick: his jiu-jitsu skills are as technical as they are dominant. Training under him as frequentl…Read More

    - Sam Wolverton
  7. Good Work

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    Nancy Tucker
  8. You Won’t Regret It

    "I trained BJJ extensively from 2001 to 2006. Life got in the way and I walked off the mat and didn't return until 2011 when I met Nick. Needless to say, I was a bit rusty. I was 5 years older and 20 pounds heavier. Within 6 months of regular training, I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel again. I credit Nick as one of the main guys who helped me make this happen. His tact, profess…Read More

    - Jason A. Miller.
  9. Positive Attitude

    "We have known Nick since he first started training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with Allen Hopkins. We knew him first as a training partner, but as he grew more knowledgeable, we came to know him as a very competent, intuitive teacher. During the last three years, we have started a family and now have two small sons. I hate that Nick moved away from Hattiesburg because I was looking forward to him working wi…Read More

    - Josh, Kristin, Aldridge and Parker Walters
  10. A True Testament

    "Those who underestimate Nick would be sadly mistaken, as I have personally witnessed Nick "Submit" opponents much bigger and stronger than he, time and time again, without fail. But what really surprises most who witness this common occurrence, is how easy he makes it look. Nick is a true testament to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, as taught by our Professor Allen Hopkins. Whether Nick is on the mat rolling, …Read More

    - Jason Long, Police Officer, Karate Black Belt and a Marine.