Huntington Martial Arts Academy is West Virginia’s “most successful” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, & Mixed Martial Arts School! Ground Zero Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a full-fledged’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy with one of only two Certified Black Belt instructors in the State of West Virginia and Certified Brown and Purple Belt Instructors under Jorge Gurgel.
Team Ground Zero was the first “outside” branch of Jorge Gurgel’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy!
Besides Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we also cross-train in Judo, Boxing, Submission Wrestling, & Street Fighting Concepts. We also have a mixed martial arts (MMA) team. This type of cross-training has allowed our students to not only have a basic understanding of how to overcome any type of “real fighting situation”, but to compete at a very high level in both Grappling & Fighting competitions!
Some of the most well know mixed martial arts fighters in West Virginia have began there training at Huntington Martial Arts Academy including UFC veteran Dustin Hazelett, mixed martial artist Josh Souder, Andrew “Sprout” Varney and Randy Hensley to name a few.
Huntington Martial Arts Academy has produced some of the best jiujitsu practitioners in the tri-state area including Black Belts Bryan Atterson, Jeremy Walters, Dustin Hazelett and Brown Belts Ashley Lockwood, Dustin Ware and Tim Dunlap.
So, if you are looking for a “Fighting System” that will teach you a way to defend yourself, a “Fighting System” that will assist you in your hope to make it to “Ultimate Fighting Championship”, or, if you are just looking for a great way to stay in shape…then the Huntington Martial Arts Academy is the place for you!