We at Verde Valley Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu want to welcome you into our community. At VVJJ, we drill the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense as taught by Helio Gracie & his sons Rickson and Royler. We strive to make our students better people & better citizens. We offer service to the community to contribute to the communities that benefit us so much every day. Whether it’s a special event or your favorite class, there are opportunities for each of us to continue to grow and expand as people, not just as athletes. This next chapter of your life is going to be a good one! Good luck out there!

Chris Burns is the Founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Chicago. Chris is a first-degree black belt and specializes in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense, based on Rickson Gracie’s concept of connection and under the close guidance of his instructor Jason Roebig. Chris is a certified instructor in the Gracie Combatives, a member of the JJGF, and a representative for Axis Jiu-Jitsu.

Place Verde Valley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Head CoachProfessor: Chris Burns

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Our Address

1045 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, United States


34.7491423, -112.0270739

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Professors and Coaches

MJ Keenan, Joseph Salinas, Johnny Martinez and Andrew Novak