Welcome to Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

ICBJJ Has a New Location!

We are now located at 2013 Stevens Dr. Ste. #2, Iowa City, IA 52240. We will be on hiatus from 9/29/14 to 10/5/14 and will resume training on 10/6/14 with a new and improved schedule.

We are adding the following classes to our training schedule:

Lil' Samurais: These classes will be for kids 4 - 6 years old. Sign your kids up now!

Beginner/Fundamental BJJ Classes: These are for Adult beginners, white belt to Green Belt 2 stripes, but all belts can attend.

Intermediate/Advanced BJJ Classes: These are for Adults Green Belt 3 Stripes and up only.

Give us a call or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to come in to start your free trial!




Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a Glance:


  • The only accredited Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association academy in Iowa
  • Instructors are certified to teach BJJ to both Adults & Children
  • Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids
  • 30 Day Free Trial for new Adult students
  • No Contracts!
  • We train & coach Amateur and Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters
  • We provide Self-Defense and Personal Safety lectures and seminars to local groups & businesses

Experience What a REAL Martial Art Is! Schedule Your First Class!

Let us help you get started! First, contact us! You can use the email contact form to the right or you can call us at 319-481-8797 or email us 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 FREE Introductory Lesson and 30 Day Free Trial.

Next, go to the Adult BJJ Program or Teens & Kids BJJ Program to learn more and to see what to bring to your first class!

Then go to our Contact page for a map & driving directions to our academy. Also, go to the ICBJJ Facebook Page and "Like" us to say "Hi" and to stay up to date with us.

Lastly, you can learn more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by checking out our other resources on this site: Frequently Asked Questions & the History of BJJ.

Classes for Teens & Kids Also!

If you are also interested in our classes for Teens & Kids, you can check them out here: Teens & Kids BJJ Programs


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