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you are ABOUT to learn the why, that drives black lion jiu jitsu academy.

About us

Discover more about us and dive into our history. Uncover the story that shaped who we are today.

Established in 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Black Lion Jiu-Jitsu emerged under the expert guidance of Kroyler Gracie, with Chad Pomeroy at the helm. Our academy distingushes itself with a positive atmosphere devoid of egos, fostering a welcoming environment for all.

Our mission is to empower you on your journey to mastery in jiu-jitsu, fostering your growth both within and beyond the gym. Upon leaving the gym at the end of each training day, you'll not only possess newfound skills but also a profound sense of accomplishment. Having actively worked towards and achieved your goals, you'll feel the tangible results of your dedication and progress. We take pride in instilling confidence through our programs tailored for both kids and adults. By emphasizing daily improvement, you'll find yourself eagerly returning for more, driven by the excitement of continual progress.

Our classes cater to divrse interests and goals. Whether you aspire to compete in jiu-jitsu or seek to enhance your confidence for real-world situations, our programs are tailored to meet your specific needs.

Adult Jiu Jitsu

Self defense, sport, Gi, NoGi

kids Jiu Jitsu

Age 4 - 12


Precision, Power, Timing

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We are excited to share Jiu Jitsu with Grand Rapids and look forward to having you or your kids come see how Jiu Jitsu can change your life.

Thank you for reaching out!

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