About Us!

Smith Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Smith BJJ) is a traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy South of Atlanta with 4000 sq ft dedicated to training space. Smith BJJ in McDonough is one of Georgia’s premier martial arts academies. With programs for men, women, children specializing in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self defense we invite you to come check us out and see all we have to offer. 

We are conveniently located off I-75 Exit 218 (Across the street from Burlington store).


Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced competitor, our BJJ classes are great for self-defense and sport for both the avid competitor and the traditional martial artist. We look forward to work with you in your journey into the BJJ World. Join us and become a member of the Smith BJJ family.

Smith Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our instructors have competed and placed at the National and International levels in competition in Wrestling, submission grappling, MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Smith BJJ Academy is an official International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) school member! When choosing a martial arts studio it would be crucial to take into consideration both the level of instruction and the legitimacy of the school's instructors. Phillip Smith is certified by the IBJJF and has extensive experience in the art Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Our Mission

“Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of our students, their families, our community and the world through the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; providing them the right knowledge, mental attitude, skills in a caring family like environment.”

BJJ Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Roberto Traven > Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith, Ph.D. began training Jiu-Jitsu in 1996. Smith quickly excelled at the sport and propagated himself as one of the most technical student and a great competitor participating in extensive important competitions. In Dec. 2007, after many years of training, Phillip Smith was promoted to the coveted Black Belt rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dr. Phillip Smith is very happy to be able to share his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu passion with you.


Smith Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

1461 Hwy 20 W.  McDonough, GA 30253

678-438-0739     info@smithbjj.com

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