Thank you for visiting Murfreesboro TN's top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. We are now Gracie Barra Murfreesboro! We have also relocated to Stones River Mall! Come visit us in the outdoor section across from Bink's Outfitters.

We are honored that you are interested in training with our team. We offer a fun family atmosphere that is free from egos, meatheads, and politricks. Ask about our 48 hour free pass. We would love for you or your child to come in and experience the difference our facility has to offer. No obligations, no pressure. We want you to try training with us before deciding to train long term.Be sure and visit our videos page for up to the minute information on what we are doing at Art of War Academy.

If you want your child to learn self defense, discipline, and team building, be sure and visit our Kids Program page. We offer the highest quality kids program in the area. You will see a difference.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that originated from Japan, but was fundamentally changed by the Gracie family in Brazil. The premise of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that a weaker, smaller person can defeat a larger, much stronger, opponent through the use of leverage.


From standing, our goal is to take our opponent to the ground. From the ground, we work to a superior position, and then to submission. A submission is anything that would render our opponent unable to continue a real world confrontation (choke, armlock, leglock, etc).

Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai is a kickboxing style that originated in Thailand. Muay Thai literally means the “art of 8 limbs”, and has a focus on clinchwork as well.


Born in Chon Buri providence next to Bangkok, Thailand. Bruce started training in Muay Thai at the age of 12. He has completed 16 fights in Thailand. Bruce was trained by Lumpinee Champion and Rajadmern Champion.


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Coach Mike

Coach Mike is seen here at the IBJJF World Championship with Professor Renato, who assures us that his blessing is very powerful. We are expecting Coach Mike to have a full head of hair very soon!

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Coach Bruce Panyapol

Coach Bruce just won his latest fight in Thailand by 2nd round KO! Congrats Coach! Great to see you back in the states!