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Smith BJJ is a premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training center in South Point Pavilion in McDonough, GA.

Our mission is to bring world-class instruction, passion for jiu-jitsu to inspire people to be their best selves and 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. We believe jiu-jitsu is more than just a sport, self-defense system or fitness program; it’s a lifestyle that improves the whole person.


The physical, mental, and transcendent benefits of jiu jitsu should be accessible to everyone, from beginner to world-class competitor and any age, sex or ethnicity.


We will help you achieve your goals, whether it is self defense, weight loss, confidence or to be a world champion. In the process, you will transform your life and become tougher, safer, fitter, and better.

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.



We are conveniently located off I-75 Exit 218 (South Point Pavilion, across the street from Burlington store).

  • Nearly 4,650 sq feet

  • 2,000 sq feet of mat space

  • Free WiFi

  • Lounge/ Seating area

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.

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