Tullahoma, Tennessee has a great range of options for staying fit for a small city. Outdoor options include numerous state parks within 30 miles. Tims Ford Lake provides water sports, golf, and more. And there are many events throughout the year including marathons, powerlifting competitions, bike races, and martial arts tournaments. 

For many fitness enthusiasts, however, a more structured approach is needed that nurtures both mind, body, and provides needed time to spend time with like minded individuals. Martial arts gyms such as those that provide space and classes around mixed martial arts or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are a growing fitness trend across the nation (built on an ancient sport and series of techniques in the far east). 

Whether you’re looking to meet new mental and physical goals related to fitness and focus, or you’re already a black belt, there are some great options for Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts programs around the south central region of Tennessee (and particularly in Tullahoma). 

How our Jiu Jitsu and martial arts programs are ranked

Here at Brainz.org, we have a long history of researching health and fitness topics that matter the most to our readers. Jiu Jitsu and martial arts gyms are no different. In this case we’re going to look at all regional Jiu Jitsu and martial arts programs and look at some of the factors that matter most to individuals including:

  • Range of martial arts taught
  • Experience of instructor(s)
  • Equipment quality
  • Community
  • Stand up and ground work
  • Whether classes are for youth, adults, men, and women
  • Affordability

With this in mind, let’s jump right in and see what gyms made the top of our list for Tullahoma, Tennessee. 

1.) Station 6 Fitness and Martial Arts

Station 6 Fitness and Martial Arts is a jiu jitsu gym open in Tullahoma, Tennessee. On the martial arts side of the gym, classes are led by a black belt instructor with over two decades of experience. Training is available for standing and ground work and includes Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and MMA. Equipment is high-end and the surroundings are modern. Finally, classes are available for men, women, and youth. 

For individuals looking to up their fitness game in multiple ways, Station 6 also provides a unique take on non-martial arts fitness. The fitness programs at Station 6 are built around 6 Stations including cardio, core, kickboxing, and more. Individuals in the Station 6 program spend 5 minutes at each station with the aid of cutting-edge heart rate and body fat trackers. 

Pros

  • A complete martial arts system including stand up and ground work
  • Includes Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Judo
  • Proven local instructor with over two decades of experience
  • Led by Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu and Full Muay Thai instructor
  • High end, quality equipment
  • For kids and adults (men and women)

Cons

  • Expensive

Station 6 Jiu Jitsu Website

2.) Fugates Martial Arts Center

Fugates Martial Arts Center is located at 108 Ogee St, Tullahoma and is a longstanding martial arts gym for the region. Classes at Fugates are taught by Brent Fugate, an instructor of over 40 years. Brent holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kobudo and Isshinryu Karate. While not as wide of a range of classes as Station 6, Fugates has long been known as a local destination for Karate-specific learning with classes available for adults, youths, and a “pre-skills” class for those too young to join the youth class. 

Additional offerings at Fugates include an adult self defense class, boxing classes, and an Isshinryu open floor workout. 

Pros

  • Affordable
  • A longstanding martial arts center in Tullahoma
  • Karate for any age
  • Very experienced instructor

Cons

  • Not attached to a broader “gym” or non-martial arts fitness

Fugates Martial Arts Center Website

3.) Jeremiah Center for Martial Arts of the Heart

The Jeremiah Center for Martial Arts of the Heart is located at 607 S Polk St #A in the old location of the Tullahoma School of Karate. This school of karate as well as gym offers classes in a wide variety of martial arts disciplines including kick boxing, Isshinryu Karate, mixed martial arts, weapons training, and Jiu Jitsu. Classes are available for men, women, and kids, with a course for younger children to gain a safe introduction to martial arts that teaches prerequisite skills.

The Jeremaiah Center for Martial Arts boasts a established record of helping kids and adults work through the steps to gain black belt status with several individuals reaching 9th degree kudan (the second highest rank in Judo). 

Pros

  • History of Judo excellence
  • Involved community
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Not a wide range of non martial-arts fitness options

Martial Arts For the Heart Website

Related Resource: The Best Fitness Gyms in Tullahoma