Professor James “Monster” Mullins opened Monster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and started his teaching career in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2007. He began his initial Jiu Jitsu training in 1997 and received his Blue Belt from Master Royce Gracie. He continued his training with Master Helio “Soneca” Moreira (3 x World Champion and Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr) and received his Black Belt 10 years later. Soneca gave him the nickname of “Monster” and it has stayed with him. Monster is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Soneca. He opened the Chillicothe, Ohio Academy in 2018 and travels once a month to Knoxville to conduct seminars for his students and others in the surrounding area.
The mission of Monster BJJ is for every student to reach his or her highest potential through the Martial Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Whether your goals are fitness, self-confidence, anti-bullying, self-defense, competition, or any other personal goal in-between, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you reach and surpass your personal goals. We welcome anyone of any age or fitness level to join us to experience the many benefits of training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our students can expect to see an increase in their flexibility, strength and cardiovascular health. These physical improvements lead to greater endurance and overall increased energy levels in daily life. In addition to the physical benefits of training at the Monster BJJ Self Defense Academy, our students also l earn to apply the principles of modesty, courtesy, integrity, self- control, perseverance and indomitable spirit. Focus and self-discipline are improved. All of these aspects, combined with the ability to defend yourself, increase self-confidence. This makes Martial Arts training unique, and an ideal way to become a better person both mentally and physically.
We are now located at 933 E. Main Street Chillicothe, Ohio.