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(617) 269-2553
36 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

About Broadway Jiu-Jitsu
in Boston, MA

Meet John Clarke

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Broadway Jiu-Jitsu in Boston
3rd Degree Jiu-Jitsu & Black Belt in Judo

Welcome to Broadway Jiu-Jitsu! If you’re looking for a fun and dynamic way to get fit and learn self-defense, you’re in the right place at the right time.

We offer a variety of classes such as Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Sambo, Wrestling, MMA and Judo. Our center focuses on providing a fun and exciting training experience so that your WHOLE family can get fit and learn powerful martial arts in an upbeat, safe environment.

Are you NEW to martial arts and maybe a bit nervous about it… wondering if you’ll fit in or will be able to keep up? There’s nothing to fear because we’ll guide you every step of the way and with every kick and punch you perform – we promise.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a total beginner, have some experience or are an elite athlete… we’ll train you safely and in a way that meets your needs and fitness level. After all, your goals are our goals and it’s a team effort here at Broadway Jiu-Jitsu.

You’re going to LOVE what Martial Arts does for your body, mind and spirit as you get…

  • Tremendous focus and clarity
  • Skyrocketing confidence and courage
  • A fantastic workout, strong core, and a super-toned body
  • Improved self-control, discipline and goal-setting skills
  • Greater respect for self and others
  • Peace of mind knowing you have powerful self-defense skills

Our programs are not only an excellent way to get in the BEST shape of your life and give you a way to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, but they’re also a great way to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

You may think that all those AMAZING benefits would cost a fortune – and they probably do at other martial arts studios – but not here at Broadway Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, we like to think of our classes as “affordable excellence.”

Have you checked out the CRAZY-LOW web special going on right now? Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal – and 100% RISK-FREE - so reserve your spot today!

If you have a shy or introverted child, our excellent instructors can help turn them into a confident child who presents well at school or any social event. Our training is also more personal and geared to meet your goals. Whether it’s for weight loss, self-defense, or an outlet to unwind and have some fun, our awesome staff can help you achieve your goals.

Every epic kick and powerful punch will boost your confidence, no matter what age you are. Your child will learn how to be BULLY-PROOF, how to be more aware of people and their surroundings and spot sticky situations so they can walk away before things get bad.

Your whole family will learn how to defend yourselves if necessary, and all that CONFIDENCE carries over into other parts of your life too. Adults are better able to step out of their comfort zone and take on bigger challenges at work to their success.

Our experienced team of caring instructors goes above and beyond the call of duty and makes every class fun, exciting and challenging. They LOVE what they do and boy does it show!

Every instructor will EMPOWER you to be fit, strong and healthy. They also put a lot of emphasis on character development and learning valuable life lessons which goes a long way in creating leaders and role models.

Broadway Jiu-Jitsu strives to be more than just your local gym. Our goal is to bring out the BEST in you, your family and our family of martial artists. Nothing brings us more pleasure than to see you learn, grow and progress toward achieving your full potential. 

Come see what we’re all about and experience the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit! We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small.  See you soon!

Head Instructor

John Clarke is a third degree Carlson Gracie, Sr Black Belt under Fabio Araujo. He has 18 years Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, 5 years Folkstyle wrestling and a Judo Black Belt under Victor DeSimone. John has also trained in Boxing, Muay Thai and Jeet Kun Do.

John has a Pro MMA record of 9-2, appeared on The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 and received multiple medals in IBJJF, NAGA, Grapplers Quest and Folkstyle wrestling.

John’s Medals Include:

2015 American Nationals Black Belt Masters Champion

2015 Chicago Spring Open Black Belt Masters Open Weight Silver Medal

2015 Chicago Summer Open Black Belt Master Super Heavy Silver Medal

2016 America Nationals Black Belt Master Super Heavy Silver Medal

2016 America Nationals Black Belt Master Silver Medal

Certifications Include:

NPTI, A-CPT, NASM, CPT, NESTA – MMA Conditioning Coach, Joel Jameison BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach and Red Cross CPR

How to Get Started

Come join our Boston, MA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Wrestling, Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (617) 269-2553 if you have any further questions. Broadway Jiu-Jitsu hopes to speak with you soon!

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