Welcome to Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Limited Time Special Trial Offer

We are having a special trial offer for Adults who want to try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu out first hand. You'll get 1 Private Class, 2 Group Classes and a Free T-Shirt for $24.99! That's a $150 value right there! Don't pass this up. Contact us at 319-481-8797 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your Trial with us and to get your Free T-Shirt. Spots are limited and once they are filled we will have to stop signing people up.

Contact us NOW! Use the email contact form to the right or you can call us at 319-481-8797 or email us directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will get you scheduled for your First Private Lesson with us.

Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a Glance:

  • The only accredited Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association academy in Iowa
  • Over 1200 square feet of matted training area
  • Instructors certified to teach BJJ to both Adults & Children
  • Instructors with Real World experience in Self-Defense and Competition
  • We train & coach Amateur and Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters
  • We provide Self-Defense and Personal Safety lectures and seminars to local groups & businesses

Check out what our students and visitors have to say about us!

"Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fantastic place to train BJJ. I was in Iowa City for 2 months for an internship and tried out a class at ICBJJ. After just one class, I knew this was going to be a great place to improve my BJJ. Jason Clarke is an incredible teacher, and he does a great job of sharing his passion with all of his students. Just 2 months of training here took both my BJJ and MMA skills to a much higher level. I would not hesitate to recommend ICBJJ to anyone wanting to learn or improve their BJJ." Chris, MMA Fighter & Physical Therapy Student



"Although I trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Jason at ICBJJ for over a year, it took less than a week for me to become completely hooked. BJJ has near-universal appeal. Training in BJJ got me into the best shape of my life, including cardiovascular fitness and endurance, total-body functional strength, and flexibility and mobility. BJJ, more so than the multitude of other martial arts I've experimented with, will teach you incredibly practical self-defense.” – Anthony, PhD Candidate



"An excellent instructor and facility. If you want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a Judo combination, then you found the only place in Iowa that teaches the Ribeiro Brothers style. The atmosphere is cool, the members have a great attitude, are friendly and ready to roll. Jason Clarke is the lead instructor and I would recommend ICBJJ to anyone young or old" – John, Cedar Rapids, IA



"My wife and I were looking for a place our daughter could learn self defense, gain confidence in herself, make friends and get into better shape. We discovered Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to be the perfect fit for all of those things. The instructor, Jason Clarke, is everything you could ever hope for in an instructor. He is patient, dedicated, focused, a great teacher, connects with every student and genuinely cares about each child. He makes an ideal role model for his students.” – Clint, Iowa City, IA


"My introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began as a TV viewer. Over time I became a fan, but I never truly understood the intricacies of the competition. I couldn't understand why someone couldn't escape their opponent's submission attempts; it sure looked easy enough. I decided that the only way to understand is to try BJJ myself. I found ICBJJ online and nearly a year later I am so glad I did. Jason has taught me an incredible amount in such a short time. And in hindsight, I hardly understood Jiu-Jitsu when I first started.” – Max, Graduate Student