“The instructors and students could not have been more hospitable when I visited. The facilities are great and the academy has a very welcoming and positive atmosphere. I can’t wait to return again!”

David “The Rock” Jacobs, 3rd degree Black Belt and owner The Rock BJJ


“Great gym with an amazing atmosphere for beginners. They also bring in lots of talent for seminars so it’s an ideal place to start your journey into martial arts!”

Roli Delgado, UFC & Bellator veteran, BJJ Black Belt and owner Westside MMA Little Rock


“Went to The Forge BJJ academy while on vacation in Oklahoma. Professor Harper and Professor Lowry are awesome instructors. Most importantly everyone there welcomed me with open arms which made training there an awesome experience for me. If your ever in town or looking for a academy home The Forge is the place to be!!!”

Montay Wiley, BJJ blogger and Grapplethon California organizer


“My home! I love it. My favorite thing about this place is how it’s ran. It’s not ran as a business or with an interest in profit like a lot of gyms. The ownership runs it simply out of a love for BJJ and that really shines through. Everyone is super friendly and welcoming and the professors are amazing. Couldn’t find a nicer, more fun group of people to train with. I would recommend this place for any skill level.”

Tyler Murrah


“The best instructors and the best students around. They made working with my injuries a breeze!! Highly recommend!!”

Spencer Keepers, founder Keepers Concealment


“My son and husband roll on these mats with these awesome human beings. I’ve met kind people through this school and have grown friendships from through this gym. My son has a place to be a kid and learn valuable techniques, while he is having fun and enjoying good fun with his classmates at The Forge. It’s been a positive ride and we are looking forward to continue our journey with The Forge.”

Kimanh Truong


“After living in San Diego for 5yrs and training at Fabio Santos academy I was looking for a new academy. Luckily for The Forge had all the great qualities I was use to in SD. Great instructors, training partners, learning environment and most importantly a great family environment. The Forge is great place you can train hard and then have a burger with everyone that just kicked you butt. If you want to learn BJJ this is a great place to do it. No matter your skill level it is an excellent group of people to train with!”

Paul Ambriz, U.S. Navy


“Both my boys have been training here in the kids class for close to 9 months. You will not find a teacher that is as calm, caring, and compassionate as Prof. Harper. Every day my boys come home from school hoping it’s Jiu Jitsu day. Wouldn’t want them training any where else!”

“I’ve been training here for about a month and have nothing but good things to say. Nice, knowledgable people to train with and teach you. I’m as new as they come and I already see the value in training here. I’ve recommended it to all my friends.”

“Truly a “check your ego at the door” place to train. Professor Harper is very humble and knowledgeable person. You are treated as family from day one.”

“Great family atmosphere and no egos. I was hooked from day one! ! I even got my son started and he cant get enough.”

-Testimonials from some of our many police officers


“Glad to call this place home. I could not ask for better role models for my family. From the coaches to the people who train here, everything about this academy is 5 star quality.”

John Cardinale