Mixed Martial Arts is not only useful for competition, it is a great way to protect yourself in unforeseen situations. It involves submission grappling, striking, kicking and take downs.

Classical Western Boxing is a challenging sport and very useful for MMA and self defense.

Both MMA & Boxing are part of our self defense programs. In addition to offering MMA & Boxing for competition. 



Our fitness classes are designed by Prof. George E. Smith-Tala and created to elevate the fitness level of anyone who attends. The 35-45 minute classes are designed to use your own body weight in interval circuit training.  You will destroy fat, improve active mobility & functional strength.  

All New students at Zen Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness receive 3 introductory classes. These classes will help determine the experience level and provide a guideline for the instructor on how best to teach each student.  Get started today.

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4612 W Hwy 74 Suite E

Monroe, NC 28111

Kids Martial Arts

Our Kids Martial Arts Program is designed to help facilitate discipline, respect and self empowerment for children 5+. We offer Brazilian Jiu-JItsu, self defense, anti bullying and fitness for children. In addition Zen Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness offers after school martial arts and summer programs

Hours of operation

Mon & Friday 5pm - 8: 30pm

Tues - Thurs 5pm - 9:00pm

Mon, Wed, & Fri 10:45am - 11:45am

Sat 11am - 2pm

Sun Closed


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Classes are divide as follows

BEGINNER / FUNDAMENTALS - The foundation and building confidence, body awareness, the start of an incredible journey!

INTERMEDIATE - The feeling of fluidness!

ADVANCED - Gaining insight and conceptualization of the dynamics of advanced body movements!

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