Welcome to the home of the most technical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in the Twin Ports!

Here is why YOU should train at Apex Jiu Jitsu!

-Proud member of the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association
-Structured Curriculum
-Individual Instruction
-Top notch competition team
-Mats cleaned daily
-Open mat time after every class
-All skill levels
-Learn new skills in a safe, relaxed, and friendly atmosphere

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Cris (head instructor at Apex Jiu Jitsu) is not only a dedicated practitioner of the art of Gracie Jiu-jitsu but also a dedicated instructor to his students.  He has grown to be very proficient and has a high technical understanding of Jiu-Jitsu.  Cris also is very open minded and continues to add to his skill set.  This is not only a benefit to him but will contribute to the development of his students as well.  Duluth is fortunate to have someone of his skill and an opportunity to train with him should not be missed.” Ishmael Bentley, 2nd degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer

     “It is tough to say in a few words what the past year at Apex has meant to me. I started at Apex at the recommendation of a friend. I was looking for a place where I could learn an art in an understanding environment. I found this, and so very much more. The transformation in the past year has been incredible. I am in the best shape of my life, more relaxed during the day, I sleep better, I am more confident, my brain feels more capable and active, and I have met a whole new Jiu Jitsu family.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is commonly referred to as “live action chess”, and for good reason! Apex is a place where both mind and body can get challenged in a fun, understanding, and safe environment. Being connected to Pedro Sauer, one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors in the world, is pretty exciting as well.” Megan Bugge

     “I trained in the martial arts for several years before I took in interest in jiu-jitsu. Even though I had a background in Karate and Muay Thai, I realized that the ground fighting game was a completely different world. The truth of this became fully realized the first time I hit the mats. With every submission I found myself caught in, I found myself becoming more and more amazed at the power of jiu-jitsu. Every time I tapped out it became clearer to me that I had to learn this art. I started attending classes regularly and never stopped. I am now a BJJ blue belt, and a full blown jiu-jitsu addict. I love training, and will continue to train this art for the rest of my life. I have been to other gyms in the area as well as around the country and I am very impressed with the level of professionalism that I find at Apex. The gym is clean, the people have great attitudes and are great to work with, and the training is good technical jiu-jitsu training. I am proud to be a member of team Apex. I could say more but it’s almost time for class. See you on the mats! “ Lucas Lundgren


Brazilian or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective grappling arts in the world. BJJ uses leverage and technique rather than strength to escape from, hold, or submit your opponent.
-As a sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to get exercise, improve coordination and reflexes, and for those that like to compete, there are many tournaments held all across the country which allow people of all levels test themselves against other practitioners of similar rank / experience level.
-As a self defense system, the skills learned in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are invaluable, as most physical confrontations end up going to the ground. The ability to use technique to protect yourself while in an inferior position, escape to a dominant position and end a conflict on your terms can mean the difference between safety and serious injury or worse.

Here are just a few of the benefits of training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

-Increase Strength and Endurance
-Cross Training
-Stress Reduction
-Weight loss/Toning
-Improve Balance
-Self Defense

 Because Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu adjusts to fit the body, rather than the body having to adjust to fit one way of doing a technique, BJJ is for people of all ages/body types.
Don’t fall into the trap of waiting to “get in shape” before starting your training. Just get in, get on the mats, and start having fun learning new skills while making new friends, and let ‘getting in shape’ happen naturally as you progress toward a better you!

What are you waiting for?

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