Our kids program is open to children ages 4 and up. Classes are designed to help our students develop the base fundamentals of grappling. Our program promotes self-esteem/confidence, discipline, growth mindset development and compassion. Classes are taught in a positive and fun environment to encourage students to enjoy learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu. While we never push or force students to compete, it is absolutely encouraged and nourished when the child themselves show interest! As you look through our schedule, you will find two age groups for our kids program. The Little Gorillas is for ages 4-7 and The Big Gorillas is for ages 8-13. This split allows us to challenge all our students according to their cognitive and developmental capacity.
Our classes have been carefully designed to push you each day to measurable goals while teaching you how to train safely long term. Through our unique immersion approach and exposure to all levels of training partners early on, you’ll have the opportunity to grow at your own pace while being carefully pushed and encouraged by your new friends on the mat.
Our adult program is open to students of all experience levels and interests. Our classes accommodate all students from beginner to advanced. Whether your goal is to learn self-defense skills, lead a healthier lifestyle, hone technical skills, or compete at the world level, our adult program is designed to help students achieve their goals at their desired pace.
Head Instructor & Owner
Gym Manager & Assistant Kids Coach
This is the original Profectus Jiu-Jitsu location, formerly known as, Brentwood Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Professor Jeremy Akin opened the gym in 2009 and became the first Jiu-Jitsu academy in Williamson Co. He built a successful academy, competition team and association by fostering a strong community founded on personal growth and accountability.
Profectus Brentwood is at the forefront of the middle TN Jiu-Jitsu community and has created an environment of growth and opportunity for our members. Our culture and structure is designed to fulfill
the varying demands of all of our students. For those wanting to compete we have an exclusive competition team with extra classes/training sessions. For those looking to start their jiu jitsu journey, learn self defense or enjoy practicing the art we boast 14 classes/week for adults and 6 classes/week for kids!
Profectus Brentwood will help you achieve your individual goals - whether you are a serious competitor desiring to be at the Top-Echelon of Jiuiteiros or a casual hobbyist looking to stay physically fit and join an amazing community.
Fayyaz Akbari is now the owner and head instructor in Brentwood, TN. He obtained the location from Professor Jeremy in late 2020 and hit the ground running. He has exceptional leadership skills and has helped grow the academy since beginning his Jiu-Jitsu journey with Profectus in 2014. In addition to being a superb instructor and coach he is also a high-level competitor with numerous domestic & international wins. His passion and dedication to Jiu-Jitsu and our team is why he was chosen to lead this location.
Come see why our Brentwood location is the longest running Jiu-Jitsu program in the area!