Senior Black Belt Instructor

1. Professor Gilson Fernandes, 4th Degree Black Belt

Black  Belt Instructor

2. Professor John "PapaJohn" Gorman, 3rd Degree Black Belt


Kid-Jitsu Instructor

3. David Ried, Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt 

Kid-Jitsu Instructor 

4. Brad Burl, Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt



The USA Jiu-Jitsu Arkansas team is made up of  Jiu-Jitsu, martial arts, grappling, kickboxing and fitness aficionados dedicated to the success of every student.AfAficionadosicionados

Team Arkansas is made up of dedicated martial artists who, while competitive and dedicated, truly love exercising their passion, Jiu-Jitsu and Combative training.

USA Jiu-Jitsu was founded by PapaJohn, who won three World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 European Championships in Lisbon, Protugal, 3 US Championships, and three Pan Am Championships. PJ recieved his Black Belt from Carlos Gracie, Jr. 

Senior Instructor, Professor Gilson Fernandes, started BJJ  at the age of 7, and now has 30 years of constant training, He is a trainer of Champions and the Combatives trainer of the Brazilian Special Forces, called B.O.P.E. Gilson recieved his Black Belt Carlson Gracie.

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