BJJ in Nashville

Have you been wondering where to train BJJ in Nashville? Do you want to learn from the best BJJ instructors in Nashville? Would you like to train at the only facility with 6 black belts in BJJ in Nashville? Well look no further! Ed Clay’ s Nashville Mixed Martial Arts is the offers the best BJJ in Nashville GUARANTEED! That’ s right. We not only guarantee we have the best BJJ training in Nashville, we TRIPLE Guarantee it!

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is a grappling art that was created by the legendary Gracie family. Jiu-Jitsu uses angles, leverage, and superior body positioning to control and dominate an opponent’ s body movement. This style allows for a smaller person to defeat a much larger attacker. Jiu Jitsu is excellent for women who are often taken to the ground during assaults. We recommend this style for men, women, and children looking for a great workout and realistic self-defense. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is similar and complementary to the Olympic Sport of Judo. In our curricula, we believe that it is not only important to control our opponent on the ground, but also on our feet.

Who Teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Ed Clay’ s Nashville MMA is under the legendary Lloyd Irvin Association based out of Washington DC. He's the only person in the World to hold black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Sombo and Judo.

In 2002 he was named The United States Judo Federation International Coach of the year. Also in 2004 he was named the NAGA North American Grappling Associations Instructor of the Year as well as The Grapplers Quest 2004 Instructor of the Year.

We have 6 black belts that teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Nashville MMA. Ed Clay founder and head instructor is a black belt with over 12 years experience. He holds all of his instructors to the highest standards to insure the highest standards.

At Nashville MMA our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, BJJ training is taught by Lloyd Irvin Black belt Shawn Hammonds. Shawn is a Pan Am champion and has produced multiple World Champions. Shawn is arguably the best BJJ teacher in the world.

That’ s not to say there are not other great practitioners, but effective teaching requires more than just being good. It requires patience, attention to detail, and a natural ability to communicate. Shawn possesses all of these traits and it shows time and time again through our successful competitors.

Is Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training Right for You?

YES. No matter what your specific goals are, we have programs that will completely fit your needs. Do you want to compete? Do you want to learn self defense? Do you want to become a BJJ Champion? Do you want to push yourself to new limits? Do you just want to get in shape? Do you want to actually reach your full potential? It doesn’ t matter.

We will help you reach your goal.

We often hear about students who are only interested in getting into shape being forced or pressured to compete. That will never happen at Ed Clay’ s Nashville Mixed Martial Arts.

Our instructors will bend over backwards to help you accomplish your goals no matter what. When it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you've come to the right place!

There are many different factors that play into choosing the right school. We feel that the most important factor should be getting what you pay for. What you are paying for should be the best instruction and environment in which to learn. This is why Nashville MMA is the only school to offer a TRIPLE GUARANTEE.

When you train at Ed Clay’ s MMA, you will be training under highly trained instructors who go through an instructor training course twice a year with Master Lloyd.

One thing that separates our school from all of the others is that we have a specialized system (curriculum) that we teach. Our fundamental BJJ class focuses on the basics and techniques. In fact, the entire class is . Most schools have no curriculum and basically the instructors teach whatever may pop into their heads each night for class. We believe in setting short-,

intermediate-, and long-term goals, and then putting a plan in place to reach each of these goals.



I've made it very easy for you to find out if our program is for you. You’ ll receive 1 private lesson with one of our highly trained instructors; participate in a regular class, a martial arts uniform and a tour of our facility. This will give you a chance to visit our school, meet our staff and for you can work with our instructors. This is your chance to interview us with NO OBLIGATION!

Pick up the phone and call one of our training cunsultants at 615-297-4430. They'll answer any additional questions that you may have and schedule a special time with one of our instructors to work with you. You'll be glad you did.