What is FightWorks?

FightWorks is a martial arts school offering training and instruction in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) and is an official Relson Gracie Academy serving Greenville and the upstate of South Carolina. Whether you want to learn self defense or BJJ competition skills this is the school for you. Our classes are for those who want to meet some new friends, get in great shape, and learn some fantastic skills. So come get on the mats and see why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is changing the planet one person at a time.

The FightWorks Podcast
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling Internet Radio
  • Black Belt Sophia Drysdale Back in Action, Hosts BJJ Camp for Australian Women

    Photo courtesy Sophia Drysdale Sophia Drysdale (nee McDermott) will be leaving Drysdale Jiu Jitsu academy in Las Vegas to return to her native Australia to host a Brazilian jiu-jitsu training camp for women February 15th and 16th. Sophia is considered a trailblazer by female grapplers down under so we had her answer a few questions […]

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  • Cavaca and Drysdale Hold First Training Camp for Zenith Jiu-Jitsu in Las Vegas for IBJJF Pans

    Robert Drysdale In March Zenith Jiu-Jitsu head coaches Robert Drysdale and Rodrigo Cavaca will be preparing their young team for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Pan Championship with a BJJ training camp in Las Vegas. ZJJ was formed in the fall of 2013. We wanted to learn more about the new team and its camp […]

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  • $20,000 in Prizes Awarded in Second IBJJF Pro League

    Keenan Cornelius (blue gi) back in his days as a purple belt. Walter Pyramid at CSU Long Beach Plays Host The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s second BJJ Pro League wrapped up today at Cal State University Long Beach, with four competitors walking home $5,000 richer. In order to qualify for the event, the cumulative scores […]

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  • #264 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Information Security Community with Jeremiah Grossman & Chris Hoff; Sitting Down with Slideyfoot!

    Jeremiah Grossman (top row, third from left) and Chris Hoff (top row, fifth from left) at their annual BJJ Smackdown, held at the RSA Conference. The one and only Kurt Osiander is found between the two. Who doesn’t dream of a day when golf is replaced by Brazilian jiu-jitsu as the default way to hobnob […]

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  • 2013 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Thoughts

    A star continues to shine: “Buchecha”, here in the blue gi gives Roger Gracie all he can handle at the first Metamoris in 2012. Buchecha won his weight division and the absolute at the 2013 Pans. Image courtesy Metamoris. The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s 2013 Pan Championship has passed. Another blockbuster event in Irvine […]

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  • BJJ Poll: Would You Buy a Used Gi?

    Would You Buy a Used Gi? We know there are lots of choices when you buy a Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi. There are so many options out there that very elaborate rating systems have emerged for ranking gi choices, most notably by Aesopian. Recently a good friend of the FightWorks Podcast recounted his recent success selling […]

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