Students age 3+
Years of experience
Find a BJJ school near you or get help starting your own School!
Regardless if you need BJJ lessons, business support or official IBJJF accreditation, we are offering you our support in a friendly, professional way.
Our goals are to grow the BJJ community in all the Caribbean countries as well as support all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students and schools. Click on the button below to go to our school directory and find a school near you:
BJJ with a friendly Island Vibe
Our Head coach Don Whitefield is a 4th degree BJJ Black Belt under the legendary Ricardo De la Riva who always keeps his school open to visitors from all teams.
Our association follows his example and is open to students from all schools and countries. We believe that it takes proven business skills and a reliable and professional coach to reach your goals. If that is what you are looking for, talk to us and we will help you.
Are You Unable to Find A School To Train?
Building your own successful BJJ school:
If you are love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you want to build your own successful school, then we will be able to help you here.
If you are a Martial Artist, then you already know how much time, energy, and commitment you have dedicated to your training. Nothing in the world can replace the amount of time you put into your training. Not only did you invest thousands of dollars towards your training, but you also dedicated thousands of hours in travel, classes, seminars, studying videos, competing in tournaments, and more.
That’s why you are the perfect person to run your own Martial Arts school as an owner. You may have already what it takes to teach classes, but the question is if you have the skills and knowledge to successfully built and run your own Martial Arts gym because teaching is one thing but operating your own school is a whole different ball game.
You need to have business skills to run a business. Just because you know Jiu-Jitsu and other Martial Arts and can teach a class, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go into business yourself if you don’t have the skills required to run a successful school. You may be a black belt at your Martial Arts but you are a white belt in business.
In the many years that I have been successfully running my own Martial Arts schools, I have seen Martial Artists invest tens of thousands of dollars by mortgaging their own house, using all their life savings, maxing out all their credit cards and even loan money from friends and relatives only to open up their own schools.
They are putting a place together and expecting customers to flock through the doors from day one. But, that’s not quite how it turns out and many of them disappear within a few years. The truth is that only very few Martial Arts schools are actually making money and all the rest are turning into nightmare 80-hour-a-week-jobs for their owners, jobs they can never quit, and businesses they can never sell.
How we can help you:
Fortunately, there’s a very simple, affordable, and effective way to fix this, allowing your Martial Arts school to grow, be successful and build a solid reputation.
I’ve started and operated five successful Martial Arts schools and have many students that are operating now their own schools, doing what they love to do and I can help you to get started too.
There are so many things you need including a name for your business, finding a location, negotiating your lease, designing a logo, website, business cards, social media sites, flyers, brochures and so on.
You’ll need to know how to advertise and market your school, where to buy equipment at wholesale prices, who to design all your own marketing materials, you’ll need waivers, contracts, systems and so many other things that listing them all would easily overwhelm the average person to the point that they will quit before they ever started.
That’s why I am here to help. I have over decades of experience running my own five BJJ schools successfully and I know how to get all those things done cheaply, efficiently, and best of all: done by others so you can focus on your school all of the time.
As Martial Artists, we are creating tremendous value to the world around us.
That’s why I want to help you become successful.
I know exactly what it takes to run a successful realistic Martial Arts school because I have decades of experience, but also because I have also invested thousands and thousands of dollars and hours in my education so that I have extensive knowledge on what I need to do, and how to do it and I am happy to show you too.
Here is what our Associated Schools are saying:
“"I've been training with professor Don Whitefield for many years and I have enjoyed every moment. Professor Whitefield is always teaching updated material and helping me and my students improve our BJJ game.Jodey IngallsSchool Owner of Pure Martial Arts
I am a second degree Black Belt under him and I have found a passion in learning BJJ and I owe it all to Professor Whitefield. I am looking forward to many years training and learning with his BJJ Team."”
“I am the head coach of POWD martial arts and I am a BJJ Black Belt under Professor Don. I love training and rolling with the guys at his school. They are a very fun and positive group of people to train with.Joe LandinginSchool Owner of Pack of Wild Dogs
Professor Don has been an amazing instructor and supporter to all of his students and I have learnt a lot from him over the years. Thank you professor for being a great teacher!”
“"I have had the privilege to be affiliated for years now and I am a BJJ Black Belt under Don Whitefield. With access to over a thousand online video tutorials, in depth Jiu-Jitsu classes, seminars and international camps, cross training with all affiliates, the entire team has made my Jiu-Jitsu school confidently the best place to train in my area.
If you are on your own out there I highly recommend his team. You will experience true Jiu-Jitsu culture."”Scott BoudreauSchool Owner of Budo Martial Arts