Jiu Jitsu 101: Understanding The Positional Hierarchy
Starting out in Jiu Jitsu can be frustrating. Not only are you learning to coordinate your body in ways it’s unfamiliar, but you are learning to make sense of a whole bunch of foreign concepts and at the same time organize them into a cohesive “big picture”. It can often seem as though you are trying to put the pieces of a puzzle together without knowing what the puzzle looks like. The Positional Hierarchy is a critical component of that puzzle, and one of three critical elements that distinguishes BJJ from all other grappling-based martial arts.
Understanding this at the outset of your training can eliminate a lot of initial frustration and advance your progress considerably in the beginning stages of your journey.
In this video, Coach Jordan breaks down the Positional hierarchy and how a Jiu Jitsu player uses the principle of positional advancement to finish a fight.
There is no better gift to give your daughters than the life skill of being able to defend themselves. Every session they are learning new skills; they gain confidence and resilience. The coaches are awesome; this is a great place for the whole family!read more
Rick Del Gatto
12:54 10 Aug 22
The Coaches couldn't be more helpful and the school itself is a great place to learn and put in hard work. It attracts like minded people. I look forward to class every week. Coach Jordan is a wealth of knowledge and knows how to light a fire in you. It's a great school and i hope it continues to grow as it has.read more
11:59 25 Jul 22
Excellent instruction! I see my son gain confidence every week in his abilities! The more he is learning, the more excited he is to get to class. I believe this program is great to teach any child to be respectful, strong and resilient.read more
18:44 22 May 22
Although I've only been enrolled for a month or so, training at the Mill has been one of the most fun and welcoming experience I've had in awhile. The team is incredibly welcoming and willing to help lower level students, such as myself, and the coaches are amazing, being extremely dedicated to helping their students grow. I've always enjoyed martial arts, but being a boarding student, working around my schedule was difficult, but lucky the Mill has a very flexible schedule so I could get at least 2 days of training per week. I could not ask for a better gym that the Mill!read more
21:55 16 May 22
Started training at The Jiu Jitsu Mill with absolutely zero BJJ experience. The coach’s are extremely knowledgeable, and attentive to all the students in the class. I HIGHLY recommend the Jiu Jitsu Mill to anyone who is looking to get some real and professional training.read more
16:13 14 Apr 22
We love how much of an emphasis they put into the discipline of Jiu Jitsu. They really hold the kids accountable and show how important it is. Our own child has already shown so many positive attitude and habit changes due to their ability to apply the focus they practice in Jiu Jitsu to other areas at home and school. We cannot recommend The Jiu Jitsu Mill more!read more
12:16 28 Mar 22
Can’t say enough great things about the Mill. Very welcoming environment and the more experienced students are always open to teaching you new things and improving your game. Not only is it a great workout but teaches you things you can apply in a self defense situation. My two daughters also train at the Mill and they love it. It has taught them great sportsmanship. We hope to be a part of the Mill for a long time.read more
03:24 28 Mar 22
No matter if you are an adult or child, when you endeavor to strive towards new goals you know your going to need help along the way. The sense of vulnerability you feel as you begin a journey outside of your comfort zone can be unsettling. Fortunately, the coaching staff at The Jiu Jitsu Mill truly shines in helping their students feel immediately welcome. Not only are they knowledgeable practitioners and excellent teachers, but they actively look to support each student as they progress on their own unique path. As both a student and parent of a student, I have witnessed this through multiple lenses. Plus, in addition to the supportive nature of the staff, this philosophy resonates throughout the membership as well. There is truly a sense of community among the membership - everyone is very supportive of one another. It is clear the collective goal is growth. I would highly recommend to anyone considering jiu jitsu that they consider starting their journey with Coach Jordan at The Jiu Jitsu Mill.read more
16:12 27 Mar 22
My son, Adam, started at the Jiujitsu Mill as a trial about 1 1/2 years ago and he was hooked after his first class! Jordan and all the other coaches are phenomenal!!! They engage the kids, teach them discipline, self defense, but most of all self confidence!!! My son went from a novice to winning GOLD in a competition against other students from around the Northeast and I could not be more proud and grateful to the Jiujitsu Mill.
Looking forward to many more years to come! 😁read more
19:26 25 Mar 22
Excellent training, offered every day of the week. Coach Jordan is very helpful, and accommodating to all skill levels. Both gi and nogi are offered. Wrestling Thursdays, conducted by UFC veteran Mike King, has become a personal favorite mine. Furthermore, the environment at the mill is very welcoming. It doesn't take long to become close with your training partners. This makes getting onto the mats more fun, and progression easier. Training at the mill is a great choice to learn and progress in every facet of jiu jitsu.read more
18:58 25 Mar 22
I’ve been training for over 15 years and have had the opportunity to train at multiple gyms. Coach Jordan fosters a culture that is welcoming to all skill levels and personalities. He and the other coaches are knowledgeable and they themselves train at a high level but remain attentive to everyone in the class and are always willing to helpread more
15:56 24 Mar 22
Great gym with great coaches and leaders who are willing to answer your questions and take your progress seriously. The environment is very welcoming with participants of all levels. Happy to be a member!read more
12:06 24 Mar 22
My 5 year old son starting training at the Mill this winter and it’s been a wonderful experience to watch him learn and grow. He is always excited to put on his gi and “focus his body, eyes, and mind” in class. I can already see his confidence growing and he loves the challenge of learning the moves and techniques. I am very glad we signed him up and look forward to more development.
The coaches are wonderful. Firm, direct yet compassionate and motivating. One of the best features for us parents is they also have mat cams so you can watch remotely if you can’t be there.
Highly recommend The Jiu Jitsu Mill.read more
Chris Michael Rushing
12:35 08 Mar 22
Jordan and the team at the Jiu Jitsu Mill are the most welcoming, helpful and genuine group of people I could’ve hoped for when beginning my journey with Jiujitsu.
In an arena that could be very intimidating, I was welcomed and thrown right in to started learning immediately.
From the instructors to the other students, I felt like I was right where I belonged.
I’m excited for this journey and very grateful to have found The Jiu Jitsu Mill.
Now let’s go!!read more
17:47 05 Nov 21
Our son has really enjoyed taking Jiu Jitsu classes at The Jiu Jitsu Mill. The coaches are great and professional, and really encouraging to the kids. It's been an awesome experience so far!read more
Marih Heloany Reis
11:35 02 Nov 21
I have been training at The Mill for a year now. There is a friendly atmosphere and everyone is willing to help you. I have learned a lot and developed much more than I thought in such a short period of time. Training jiu jitsu as a woman, it can be intimidating; but here I always felt safe. If I think it is equal? Not yet. So we need more women on the mats, this way it’s gonna be easier to change. So I would highly recommend this gym for everyone especially for a woman!read more
Jennifer X. Williams
18:31 28 Oct 21
I had an absolutely wonderful and inspiring experience at the Jiu Jitsu Mill in Port Chester! I took multiple women's self defense classes with Coach Jordan--who is on a mission to empower women through the discipline. If you are curious, definitely check it out!read more
14:42 08 Sep 21
I had harbored an interest in the “gentle art” for about a decade and it took me just as long to work up the courage to seek out a place to actually start learning it for myself. I am lucky I found the Mill on first try. I had sent emails to about 4-5 nearby academies, introducing myself as an absolute and utter beginner in his early 30s looking to learn BJJ both for my appreciation of its technical complexity and as a means of exercise to help me lose some weight. I mentioned how I was very apprehensive and somewhat intimidated at the thought of walking into a gym as a total, unconditioned novice on that 1st day. Of all the email replies, Jordan’s was the most comprehensive; he answered all my questions, assuaged my anxiety, and helped me get my foot in the door at the Mill. And I’m so pleased he did.
So far it has been an awesome experience. The gym is in such a great location, is carefully maintained, and the class schedule is well thought through. But ultimately I think the strength of the place is the people. Jordan is a phenomenal coach and instructor. He has an incredibly sharp eye for detail which he applies to all his students. He is serious, knowledgeable, and emphasizes precision in technique. But he is also supportive and encouraging. When by bad luck and ill timing I was having some family issues interfere with my very first week, Coach kept in touch with me personally via text to make sure I saw my commitment through. All in all, he threads the needle: for me the sessions have been very physically demanding and rigorous; but they are also a blast. I have nothing but positives about assistant coach Nick as well. He is always there to answer questions or point out small details in a drill or technique. Could not be more impressed by him as a young person and a young teacher.
Because of the culture instilled at the top, the Mill is a community that reflects the above values. Students come from across the spectrum of ages and life experience. There are very advanced students and there are others more like me. In this respect, I love that the Mill offers a 2x per week Fundamentals Class which is tailor-made for those just starting out and looking to get a solid foundation on which to build. But regardless of the particular class session, everyone to a man has been super friendly, supportive, encouraging, and positive; it’s a really tight-knit community.
So I am so glad I found the Mill and would recommend to anyone looking for a place to learn BJJ. It has been such a great experience that I convinced my younger brother to join after about a month. Now we are both hooked! Thank you for everything Coach Jordan! Willread more
08:55 07 Sep 21
My imagination of the gym was completely different from my overall experience, and I mean that in a good way. Starting off, I really didn’t know what to expect. In my head I thought only of the worst. Whether that be terrible management/coach, sanitation, or lack of care with someones health. However, I was completely wrong. The environment this gym offers you is very refreshing and comforting. Not only do you have a coach that cares for you and wants what best for you inside and off the mats, the people you train with are also a delight to get to know. Overall this places accepts you with open hand right off the bat, and treats you as if one of there own. I would recommend people to check this place out and give it a try because for me it’s been a pleasure so far to train at this place!read more
21:53 06 Sep 21
The Jiu Jitsu Mill is an awesome place to train and heighten your jiu jitsu game. The team is extremely welcoming and the classes are instructive with a very positive, competitive vibe. Coach Jordan is great at communicating the day-to-day of the gym as we all work through the pandemic, which makes training feel safe and inclusive.read more
18:37 04 Sep 21
Both of my boys started in the classes. They both love it and look forward to every class. The classes have been very good for them even outside the class.read more
13:40 03 Sep 21
I’ve trained at a lot of jiujitsu gyms. Coach Jordan and the Jiujitsu Mill are top notch. The training, the friendly but tough training partners, and flexible schedule make it a place that’s perfect for newbies and higher belts alike.read more
14:48 02 Aug 21
I was visiting my hometown for the month, and wanted to continue my martial arts training. I’m so glad I found the Jiu Jitsu Mill. I felt welcomed and I learned so much. Great instructors and students, it was a pleasure to train there and I will be in touch the next time I’m in town!read more
Rapper Big E The perfection
14:29 21 Jul 21
Coach Jordan is an amazing person and instruction was great I’d love to keep practicing with him but I living in California definitely hope to visit againread more
02:07 10 Jul 21
Had a great time here they have awesome and very welcoming vibe. Everyone there is very friendly and their gi class was very informative for all levels to be able to take in the techniques they taught.read more
17:49 29 Jun 21
6 month White belt - was visiting the northeast for the day and couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome.
Despite knowing I wasn’t going to join, Coach took the time to correct my technique with some key details. Rolled with almost all the lads and they were all a pleasure (no egos there).
Don’t hesitate to drop by; you won’t regret it.read more
23:06 09 Jun 21
My daughter recently started and loves it. She looks forward to going each week and learning new skills.
20:58 09 Jun 21
Terrific place for kids! Coach Jordan and Coach Nick are the best. The kids are developing great skills, confidence, making friends and are having a blast. Fantastic experience!read more
19:45 09 Jun 21
The Jiu Jitsu Mill is amazing! My wife and I enrolled our 5 year old for self defense during covid and he’s had grown leaps and bounds not just physically but personality wise. My son has learned structure, discipline and how to face adversity from Coach Jordan and Coach Nick. He looks forward to every class and comes home very excited. Highly recommend!read more
14:24 28 May 21
The coaching is top-notch and the gym's culture is very welcoming to newcomers.
19:40 23 May 21
I have trained in several gyms and this school has one of the best environments that I have come across. Coach Jordan is a proficient grappler and is supportive coach to each of his students.read more
01:11 19 May 21
My daughter started in the Lil Ninja program back in September 2020 and is thoroughly enjoying it. Coach Jordan and his team go above and beyond. They are attentive, motivated and care deeply about the drive and improvement of their students. I have also noticed that my daughter has more self confidence, respect for others and not to mention strength!read more
21:31 31 Mar 21
100% recommend. I was new to Jiu Jitsu and the Jiu Jitsu Mill and did not know what to expect.
On day 1 I immediately picked up on the comradery and friendliness of the training environment. Coach Jordan offers expert and detailed instruction, while staying committed to every individual's improvement regardless of their skill level.
He runs the Jiu Jitsu Mill like a true professional - ensuring the quality, cleanliness, and safety of his facility. Great taste in music too!
Jiu Jitsu is such an interesting martial art and a great way to burn fat and build muscle quick. Head to The Mill!read more
19:18 02 Mar 21
its the best jiu jitsu place i went here before covid and now going again its a really good place recemmend it 100# and im gonna try to be the best student ever.read more
14:03 25 Feb 21
Training at the jiu jitsu mill has been one of the most positive experiences of my life. The place is great. The students are a wonderful group of very serious , very positive people who are great to train with and lots of fun to learn from. Coach Jordan is a superb teacher. He is also very conscientious about covid precautions.
In short an amazing school, great students, a great environment to train and learn and a first class teacher.
I am hooked for life.read more
17:49 03 Oct 20
This place is the real deal. My children love coming to learn, practice, and exercise. And as a team, they love joining their friends from the gym in applying their skills to competitions. During COVID, the gym has been even more so, ultra clean. The coaches have developed a methodology to keep the children separated and healthy.
The Jiu Jitsu Mill is much more than a place just to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Coach Jordan is a true community leader bringing children and families alike, together. Coach Jordan and his staff truly care about their students' well-being and extend their support way beyond the gym. During the crazy world we live in today, I have to hold my children accountable for cleanliness, homework, chores, and so forth. It is a breath of fresh air to have someone I trust to hold my children accountable for their exercise.read more
16:58 03 Oct 20
Coach Jordan and the entire coaching staff are second to none. Training at The Mill will leave you with unmatched feelings of strength, positivity and respect. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran looking for a new gym to hone your skills; look no further, this is the place.read more
14:39 03 Oct 20
The Mill is a great community of Jiu Jitsu players from all walks of life and skill levels. the kids program is great and really focuses on providing the fundamental tools to develop into a great Jiu jitsu player.read more
21:14 02 Oct 20
I've been practicing martial arts for more than 30 years, and one year ago, when I moved to the East Coast, decided to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but was afraid I wouldn't find a place where I felt as comfortable and at home as my old dojo. I was lucky to find The Jiu Jitsu Mill, with it's hard to find technical depth and drive but at the same time so friendly and welcoming. Then the pandemic hit... but the school reacted fast, first with it's online offerings then with safety protocols in different levels that allowed us to slowly go back to training according to our own perspectives on the risks behind the COVID crisis. Surprisingly, the post-covid Mill is even better, and in the last 4 months, I must say I learned and developed more than the 8 months before that. The combination of the team spirit the challenges created a tighter community feel, And the new ways of training, mixing the best of online and in person, small classes with limited training cells according to your weight+age+skill made learning more effective and more fun. As proof: before covid, I was training twice a week. Now, counting online etc, I train at least 5 times, wishing my 47 years old body could handle two more! Oss.read more
18:27 29 Sep 20
Great environment with knowledgeable coaching that will help you achieve your Jiu Jitsu goals. I’ll be coming here for many years to come!!read more
02:12 26 Sep 20
With all the BJJ gyms closed down indefinitely in NYC because of COVID, I had to find a new place to train outside of the city. I'm so glad I found the Mill. The coaches are not only absolute experts, they are also very friendly, patient and helpful. The gym is spacious and clean. The other students are welcoming and game.read more
23:35 25 Sep 20
Excellent gym, great training, rigorous, but doable. Excellent instructors.
21:39 25 Sep 20
Best gym around. I drive almost an hour to train here. Worth every second. Want a real gym that has it all? Come to the Mill.read more
20:00 25 Sep 20
I have been going to The Mill for over 3 years now, and never have I felt such a welcoming atmosphere at any other facility as I have in my time training here. I have made friendships here that extend outside of the jiu jitsu world, as well as a boost in my overall confidence level (only a few of the many pluses). Coach Jordan is a fantastic leader and teacher. The gym is kept very clean, which has definitely made myself and others more comfortable - especially during these unprecedented times. Whether you are looking to learn jiu jitsu, find a new hobby, or simply just want to get in shape, this is the place to go.read more
17:38 25 Sep 20
The coaches are all very knowledgeable and even before the 2020 madness they were very clean and made it their top priority to clean even MORE on top of that. They are professional and the community is very friendly and wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for anything else.read more
15:06 21 Sep 20
Great gym with knowledgeable coaches. Gym itself is clean and well kept. Have had a great experience here so far.
19:14 31 Aug 20
The jiujitsu mill is great. Coaches & training partners were overwhelmingly welcoming to me when I joined. Awesome curriculum, great teaching, and an extremely fun and encouraging environment to learn in. Been training for almost 3 months and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon.read more
01:35 15 Feb 20
This place is fantastic for my son and I. The father/son incentive deal is well worth it for us. Coach Jordan sure knows how to pick his staff. They are talented, attentive and happy to be there. You are in goods with anybody at the Jiu Jitsu Mill.read more
17:42 04 Feb 20
I could not have hoped for a better place for me and my family to begin our jiu jitsu journey. Coach Jordan and the entire coaching team are absolutely incredible. The professionalism and dedication to teaching is top notch and the competitive achievements of the team leave no doubt as to the quality of instruction. Most importantly, they do a wonderful job at fostering a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that makes you want to come back and keep training as much as possible. My two young boys absolutely love training and look forward to every single class. It's been a life-changing experience for my entire family and we couldn't be more grateful to have found The Mill and for having the opportunity to train with such an extraordinary team & community.read more
20:48 27 Jan 20
My son has been taking classes here for the past 7 months. He loves it, and we’ve seen a noticeable improvement in his emotional development. His level of confidence has increased while improving his strength. Very very happy with our experience so far. Highly recommendread more
01:15 27 Jan 20
As a parent, I love this place & the lessons it continues to teach my boys. ie. care for themselves and others, time mgmt, appearance. We joined for two separate reasons, one to teach patience and focus and for the other to help with weight management and self-defense and both for stress relief and movement, an added bonus is the critical thinking this sport involves. I enjoy watching my boys in the zone, they perform well because of the way the staff explains the lessons and during practice corrects the moves so they are doing the exercise properly.
The staff has been on point with keeping all the kids on task and accountable. Coach Hector & Coach Ashley are excellent with younger kids. My son admires them as do I for the way they are able to quickly dial him back in with any off-task behavior, how they speak to the children, get down on their level and speak with them in a way that they can relate and understand where there may be a disconnect, they praise their accomplishments and make the kids feel good about themselves and raise self-esteem. Coach Nick Rocks with his no-nonsense, no excuse approach! Another bonus you can tell the gym is also kept clean!read more
22:19 26 Jan 20
A while ago I started training at the Jui Jitsu Mill and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. Brand new to the sport, I was a bit hesitant but Coach Jordan wastes no time making you feel like part of the family. There is no doubt about it, Jui Jitsu is a tough sport mentally and physically but it’s also extremely enjoyable and addicting. Coach and his staff will push you every time you step on the mats but you will always leave knowing you’ve learned and improved. All of the teammates at the Mill are welcoming, encouraging, and are always happy to humbly give you pointers and help your game. Jui Jitsu is an effective self-defense and a good way to learn a lot about yourself. Training not only gives you a leg up in situation requiring you to defend yourself but it will also sharpen your mind and build up your mental toughness. I encourage everyone from all athletic backgrounds to put your trust in Coach Jordan and get on the mats AT THE MILL!read more
15:57 26 Jan 20
I have a lot of fun training here and have made a lot of freinds. I would highly recomend to anyone, young or old.
15:51 24 Jan 20
The Jiu Jitsu Mill is a top notch training facility offering high class Muah Thai and Jiu Jitsu training. All the coaches are motivating and encouraging while pushing you to be your absolute best. There is a real sense of a team atmosphere despite the various skill levels of the individuals training. I would highly recommend training at the Jiu Jitsu Mill to anyone who is interested in learning Muah Thai or Jiu Jitsu and willing to push themselves mentally and physically!read more
12:20 24 Jan 20
Coach Jordan is a great coach and dedicated to his students. He surrounds himself with other great coaches who work side by side with coach Jordan.
My son Drew has been in the program for 1 month and loves it.
He is developing confidence and discipline which is a huge part of life’s lessons.
I highly recommend the Jiu Jitsu Mill without reservation.
Michael Cotterread more
15:31 12 Jul 19
Amazing coaches and training partners for all ages and skill levels! Coach Jordan and his team have created a supportive and encouraging environment, making working hard fun. My daughter and I couldn’t be happier!read more
21:29 11 Jul 19
I've been going to The Jiu Jitsu Mill for a few months now and I really enjoy it. As someone whos been into fitness for years I was looking for an alternative fun way to stay in shape. This place carries a nice vibe and since day one has been very welcoming. I definitely recommend this place!read more
05:28 07 Jun 19
This place is great! After a 10 years hiatus, I could not have asked for a better Coach in Jordan or a better team/family environment. They are hands on and Jordan is constantly training with his students, which you don’t get at every gym. I also have my 4 year old son taking classes and he comes home smiling after each one. Aside from teaching him about hard work, respect and discipline, I love that this is something we can share.read more
16:43 29 May 19
I've only been to a handful of classes this far, but Coach Jordan has set up a friendly, welcoming environment for beginners, and brings true professionalism to the mat. The classes are fast paced, fun and detail oriented. The people I go to class with are friendly and willing to give advice and help, which is definitely beneficial when you first start.read more
14:20 18 Apr 19
We absolutely love The Jiu Jitsu Mill! Our son loves going to class every week. We felt welcomed from day one. They have the best coaches who really care about their students. The atmosphere and vibe is great. We definitely recommend that you check it out. We have seen so much growth in our son since he started both in and out of the mat.read more
01:38 13 Apr 19
Had a great experience with both the BJJ and Striking classes! Very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for beginners. Thank you Coach Jordan and Carlos!read more
15:35 12 Apr 19
The Jiu-Jitsu Mill promotes a wonderfully diverse and inclusive environment. When I’m on the mats I feel encouraged by Coach Jordan and other Jiu-Jitsu players to continue practicing and learn from every challenge. As a mother, who practices Jiu-Jitsu with her son, I praise The Jiu-Jitsu Mill for creating a safe space for children and adults alike to train in this sport. Overall, I feel supported and empowered as a member of the Jiu-Jitsu Mill community.read more
14:29 12 Apr 19
We are very happy with Jiu Jitsu Mill from the beginning. Coach Jordan and Hector are teaching children not only necessary skills but also manners, respect and discipline. Our daughter is very happy and always excited to learn something new from the coaches.read more
17:19 25 Feb 19
It's hard to find a place with schedules that accommodate people who commute to and from the city, but Jiu-Jitsu Mill provided the right amount of options. I took advantage of the early morning combat striking classes which got me back to my old self. Jiu-Jitsu Mill has great training with all its instructors (shout out to AB!) and excellent service. Highly recommend if you're getting back into training or looking for some new motivation to workout again.read more
15:41 16 Feb 19
My name says it all. I keep it real. This is hands down the best and most complete school I have ever trained in. Top notch instructors in ground and stand up fighting. Coach Jordan (Owner) and coach Carlos with all the other instructors honestly stand for what coaches should be. From very basic beginners training, to Pro fighters training and coaching and no attitude. There are levels for everyone. I’m speaking from an adult perspective but all the parents and kids seem to love this place as well. No point going anywhere else but here.read more
22:55 15 Feb 19
Trying to get back into the fitness mentality I joined the Jiu Jitsu Mill. Every Coach is welcoming and highly skilled, they work you hard in a fun atmosphere. Truly they care about your goals and help you achieve them in every way. Thank you Jiu Jitsu Mill!!!read more
Jeffrey Warren Crumbine
00:35 12 Feb 19
Friendly, clean, great coaching. I’ve only been a student for a short while, but I’ve trained at two other spots and this is my favorite so far. I’m very happy with everything. I recommend anyone inteserested in Jits to give this school a try.read more
00:33 12 Feb 19
Great school. Amazing teachers. Very clean gym. Coach Jordan and his team are outstanding in teaching and motivating us.
Everyone here makes you feel so welcome and it feels like a big family.
Training with them is fun and addicting and I'm so happy that I found that school.
I would blindly recommend the Jiu Jiutsu Mill to anyone who wants to learn and improve Jiu Jiutsu or Muay Thai .read more
21:09 08 Nov 18
Can't say enough about how I enjoyed my experience with The Jiu Jitsu Mill. Felt welcome from the moment I entered the door, received top notch instruction from coach jordan, has a great way of breaking down the techniques into simple concepts with a focus on the importance of each movement.
The facilities are fully equipped and spotlessly clean every day.
Thanks to everyone at the Jiu Jitsu mill !!!read more
13:47 01 Nov 18
Amazing atmosphere. Instructors are amazing and no matter your level you can slide right Into a class and not feel lost. Highly recommendedread more
15:14 07 Sep 18
My two kids have been going to The Jiu Jitsu Mill for about a year now. Besides being more physically active they have become more self-disciplined and confident in themselves. The coaches take interest in every kid. The facility is cozy, clean and welcoming. It is a commitment as you have to consistently attend to see progress - but this in itself is a good life lesson to kids. I highly recommend The Jiu Jitsu Mill!read more
19:00 30 Aug 18
My son is going and I sign up for my daughter too. They both are doing great. The coaches are great too. patient , fun and responsible. thank you!read more
20:01 04 Aug 18
After training at a number of gyms over the last decade, I finally found a place that not only has high level, technical instruction - but also creates an inviting, approroachable community. Jordan built something special in the Mill. And Carlos is among the best Muay Thai instructors around.read more
14:51 26 Jul 18
Joining the Jiu-Jitsu Mill has been the one of the best decision I've made. Coach Jordan & Coach Carlos are true professionals and take what they do seriously. The atmosphere is welcoming and everyone treats you like family. The gym itself is always clean, well kept and inviting to all newcomers. I recommend that anyone considering Muay Thai or Jiu-Jitsu to take a class at the Mill.read more
15:37 09 Jul 18
My teenage son began training at the Jiu Jitsu Mill a few months ago. Coach Jordan and his team are top notch. Professional, skilled, attentive, concerned, fun....couldn't ask for more. Very pleased with my son's progress and both the physical conditioning and internal confidence he is developing under Coach Jordan's watchful eye. My son looks forward to every class! Thanks Coach Jordan!read more
17:42 14 May 18
I really appreciate all that Coach Jordan has taught me in a short amount of time. His skill and dedication to his students is so impressive. The Mill has come to be a sanctuary for me and I love being on the mats. It's a lot of fun and very rewarding.read more
14:56 02 Apr 18
I tried a bunch of Jiu Jitsu places in the area and I ended up choosing the Mill. Fantastic atmosphere, with an awesome coach and a great group of people training, that will make you want to go out as often as possible and learn as much as possible. Lots of varied class times with a dedicated fundamentals class for beginners, plus a nice big mat space are also draws.read more
03:10 24 Mar 18
Needed some mat time while traveling through the US before a competition. Coach Jordan set up a next day private for me and had two ladies come in to help. Loved the training, learned some new stuff and had the opportunity to train with new people. Another plus for me was the size of the space and showers were available. Also there wasn’t any crazy loud music playing to distract from instruction. After training in several countries and states picking a gym is like picking a friend or significant other. The atmosphere, coach and friendliness of the students makes this a place I would choose if I lived in the area.read more
20:34 21 Mar 18
my son started joined the class 4 months ago, and he likes it. Is a very welcoming and comfortable environment.
Coaches are great, diverse experience of levels and ages.
I''d highly recommend it.read more
13:38 21 Mar 18
Fantastic experience. Great facility, Awesome atmosphere and camaraderie. Carlos Nunez is a great coach and trainer. Knows how to motivate and engage his students. Highly Recommend!read more
13:30 21 Mar 18
Coach Jordan and his team at The Jiu Jitsu Mill are exceptional. You can expect to learn Jiu Jitsu in a safe and fun teaching environment - and you can expect to train with a great group of students who will become your friends as well as your training partners. As a beginner, you'll experience a patient and encouraging atmosphere from the coaches, and as a more advanced student you can expect the coaches to challenge and push you to advance as a Jiu Jitsu player as well as an athlete and a person.read more
11:28 21 Mar 18
Nothing but positive things to say. Excellent place to train and coach Jordan is an exceptional teacher. I had trained for a number of years (5+) prior to joining the Jiu Jitsu Mill and feel my game has improved vastly under Jordan's tutelage.
The facilities are modern, professional and clean and the environment is very welcoming. There is a great crew that trains there which always guarantees fun and exciting rolls. I am also impressed by the quick learning curve of new joiners, which speaks highly of Jordan's instructional acumen and training program.read more
19:32 11 Dec 17
As a beginner, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I had done some research, looked into other gyms, but ultimately decided on The Jiu Jitsu Mill based on reputation. My expectations were immediately blown away. Teammates are great, and Coach Jordan’s instruction is second to none.read more
14:23 07 Nov 17
It’s a great place to train, staff is really friendly.
13:54 01 Nov 17
My son loves his classes, and I appreciate the work the coaches do to teach the children polite and responsible behaviors beyond Jiu Jitsu.read more
17:02 23 Sep 17
Love this place. Everyone is like a big family. No one gets ignore and it does not matter your level.
02:01 06 Jun 17
Great people, great place to train. Coach Jordan is a great teacher, and the rest of the staff are also very patient and helpful. In addition, the muay thai is also well done.read more
19:55 04 Jun 17
I've visited different gyms before ended up there and this place is really a good one. I practice kickboxing over there and it's for me the best sport I've ever done with really good coaches! When I wake up and know I have time for a class during the day, I know my day is going to be perfect!read more
00:40 16 Apr 17
Update: Four months in and 35lbs down so far (233-198) and no signs of slowing down. JJ is an amazing workout and builds some useful skills. Environment is everything! The people at the JJ Mill are the reason I keep going 4-5 days a week! A steady JJ regime along with eating right, you won't find a better weight loss/refining workout anywhere.
Top notch gym. Jordan does an amazing job teaching and all the regulars are extremely helpful. Everyone is there to make each other better and have a great workout. The gym is very clean too. No complaints and highly recommended.read more
16:21 08 Feb 17
Excellent academy. Coach is fantastic in his ability to walk through, coach and train you through moves- while also being able to express his positive attitude and cultivate a true team environment. For children, and teens- great confidence builder. For adults- very team oriented and familial like environment, yet fosters competition and betterment of one's self. Regardless of your age, or physical appearance, everyone feels welcomed and embraced. Coach Jordan makes you see it, makes you believe it and keeps you coming back for more. Jiu jitsu isn't just a sport, it's a way of life. OSS!!!read more
02:26 08 Jan 17
Went for my first class there. Couldn't be happier with the facilities and the professionalism of the staff. I'm a first timer and they treated me as if I was warming up for a career. Will be coming back for sure. Thank you to the staff who were so awesome. read more
17:53 10 Nov 16
Really clean facilities. Love the bathroom showers really spacious and confortable. The coaches are amazing. I have been a member since June and I love training here they motivate me to continue and complete my weight losses goals. I have seen results from day one. Highly recommend this gym.read more