Back Mountain Grappling Academy


We offer classes in:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Tom DeBlass Affiliate Academy
  • Striking Self-Defense 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a ground based martial art which emphasizes technique, leverage and movement to gain an advantage over your opponent. At BFC MMA, we have a distinctive style of grappling which has strong foundations in both jiu-jitsu and wrestling. BFC is primarily a NoGi academy, although we do offer a Gi fundamentals class weekly. Our jiu-jitsu classes are challenging, but rewarding. The foundation of our school, beyond just grappling, is built around our culture and community. We are a Tom DeBlass jiu-jitsu academy and we are proud to carry on that great lineage.

Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Renzo Gracie > Ricardo Almeida > Tom DeBlass > Perry Coolbaugh Jr. > YOU!

Required Equipment: Rash guard and pocketless shorts or pants. Optional: Mouthpiece.

Striking Self-Defense 

Striking for MMA/Self-Defense is a blended striking system designed to prepare our students for all aspects of stand-up fighting in the cage or in self-defense situations. In our system, you will learn how to properly punch, kick, knee, elbow, clinch, move, keep proper distance & timing. What separates BFC’s striking classes from many others is that we also teach our students how to takedown your opponent and defend their takedown attempts. The only way to properly learn and master striking is through live sparring. At BFC MMA, we practice live sparring every session, but keep our sparring light to prevent injuries.


Required equipment: MMA sparring gloves, hand wraps, MMA shin guards and a mouth piece. Optional: Sparring headgear.