Testimonials

Excellent instructors! Trevor, Matt, and Heidi offer quality instruction ranging from self-defense to sport. ~ Jeff H.

Great place to learn, train and grow. Trevor, Matt, Heidi and Zak are a stellar group of coaches and instructors. I lost 100 lbs in 1 year of joining and now my daughter competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. ~ Alan S.

The instruction is top notch and professional. The school culture I experienced was one that was inviting, hardworking, and dedicated to lifelong learning. The instructors were capable of instructing people from all backgrounds and experience levels. The mats are kept clean and serviceable. Their classes are well structured and the schedule is very accommodating. I especially enjoyed their emphasis on rolling live and competing. ~ Neb A.

Clean, professional, welcoming and FUN! Well it is my daughter attending but looks like it's going to be a family thing. HIGHLY recommend! ~ Joey H.

My home away from home. Great training partners and even better coaches. Come train here if you want to learn. Beginners welcomed! ~ Angel E.

All of the instructors here are great. I first started going to Jiu Jitsu as a way to get in shape that seemed fun. It didn't take long to become addicted. If you are a beginner, this is a great place to start. If you are new to the area, but have previously trained, it's a great place to meet fellow Jiu Jitsu practitioners. If you have been out of it for a while and want to jump back in, it's a great place to come back. Did I mention it's a great place? Why do I think it's great? The staff and students here are accepting of everyone. They care about your progress and your wellbeing. There are beginner classes that will help with your self-defense, there are kids' classes that are growing all the time, and there are advanced classes to help step up your game if you are interested in sport Jiu Jitsu. (You also get self-defense from those classes). All are welcomed no matter age, fitness level, or gender. I've made some great friends here and consider them family. AND, it's fun. ~ Nikki M.

Classes are really good, and I enjoy the structure and the sense of belonging. The instructors are very knowledgeable and welcoming. Probably one of the best gyms I've had the pleasure of training at! ~ Ernie D.

Can't say enough great things about the crew at Rivers BJJ. Their passion carries over into their teaching and shows every single class. I have had a great time learning a whole new side to the sport and learning about myself. Looking forward to what the future holds! Thanks guys. ~ Carl S.

I have trained in a lot of different places but Lawrence Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the best! Trevor, Matt, and Heidi are great instructors and have a professional school with a safe, fun, and productive training environment. They are able to teach students at all fitness and experience levels and can help anyone achieve their goals. I would recommend everyone come in and try a class to find out for yourself! ~ Rich Q.

Unbelievable staff. Great workout and very flexible. Nice family environment. Anyone looking to join a great club this is it. ~ Cameron B.

Trevor Rivers is a fantastic instructor. When he teaches you a move or technique he explains how and why it works in a very down to Earth style. A very gifted instructor. He is a natural teacher. His students are very lucky to have him. ~ Mike P.

Awesome people and training. It’s like a family of people trying to choke you out. Love it! ~ Jeremy M.

Phenomenal atmosphere to train in. The coaches genuinely care whether or not the students are understanding the techniques being taught, and will work with them until it's executed properly. ~ Colton W.

Great place to train. Matt and Heidi are awesome teachers who go above and beyond to help you refine and build on your skills… Everyone there is more than willing to show you the ropes and help you improve. ~ John H.

I recently started training at Lawrence Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after being off the mats for over a year. The Instructors create a welcoming and positive environment. They have really inspired me to restart my Jiu Jitsu journey. The classic class structure and emphasis on mastery of basics is refreshing. I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can from them and everyone else at the studio. I'm really happy I found Lawrence BJJ. ~ Randy S.

Lawrence Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an awesome studio. The instructors are easy going and all the people I have met there are great. It is an awesome atmosphere, with great people. I recommend training there from beginner to advanced as everyone learns and has a great time doing it. ~ Charles L.

I really enjoy taking classes at Lawrence Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The classes are a lot of fun, and I like the focus on Self Defense. ~ Mike W.

These guys are awesome. They develop you where you're lacking, push you when you falter, and celebrate your success. I couldn't ask for a better community to train with. ~ Easan S.

I have looked into several martial arts schools, and the overwhelming sense that I got was that most of them were only after my money. It seemed like the main focus was on getting my billing info and setting it up on a long expensive, reoccurring payment plan. Matt and Heidi were just the opposite. They were more concerned with my current fitness level, what my objectives were, and what they could do to help me reach my goals. Once on the mat, the main emphasis was on safety (awesome). Both instructors really know their stuff, and they are very good at explaining and demonstrating the various BJJ techniques. I would recommend Lawrence Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to anyone! ~ Donnie B.

A+ instruction! Professor Rivers attention to detail and vast knowledge of the art makes Rivers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu second to none. ~ Asa C.

In six months of training here I have become healthier, thinner, and stronger. But more, I've gone back to the days of competitive athletics. That rare feeling when you've spent all your energy, and done more than had a work out. You've reached a place of body and soul being exhausted, and fulfilled, at once. The instructors are great, the facility is clean and inviting. Don't wait to get started, you'll regret not starting sooner. ~ Chad S.

Great atmosphere with great teacher/student and student/student communication. Encouraging and positive experience. Thank you LBJJ, students and teachers. ~ CJ.