Home to Team Bruce Shepherd, The Jiu-Jitsu Academy located in Evansville is the premier Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school in Southern Indiana. All scheduled classes are taught by a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt. The Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling martial arts school dedicated to practical self-defense. Each student’s advancement/rank is measured by their own individual progress. Classes are taught with emphasis on personalized attention, focus on positional flow to submissions and learning in a clean and safe environment.