Alliance Jiu Jitsu of Madison
711 Rethke Ave Suite 2, Madison, WI 53714, United States

Review №1

Great place to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from World Champions and Black Belts. Welcoming to every age/experience level. Higher Belts all jump into the Fundamentals classes to teach and partner with the less experienced participants. The culture is one of humility and sharing. The coaching and teaching ability is as impressive as anything I’ve been around.

Review №2

Ever since joining team, it has been a wonderful learning experience. The Coachs really take the time to work thru all your questions and really break down each step. All the students are also great to get to know and good to work with. Everyone there is willing and eager learn.

Review №3

I joined Alliance to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, knowing absolutely nothing about the sport. As a petite woman, I wanted to embrace a sport that would engage my body and my mind, while also teaching me how to protect myself. Not only have I loved every minute of class, but the professors and instructors of the classes are absolutely amazing. They really listen to your questions, and actually care about your individual progress. They pay special attention to new members and look out for your safety and well being. I have never met a more encouraging and fun group to be a part of, and it shows in every member of Alliance. If you have ever had any interest in marital arts, especially if you are a woman, I encourage you to look into Alliance!

Review №4

Phenomenal facility. Welcoming environment for everyone and all fitness levels. The instructors are Truly inspiring and knowledgeable.

Review №5

When I first moved to Madison I was looking for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym to make me a better competitor. What I found was a group of people that I consider my closest friends and family. I heard about Alliance Jiu Jitsu of Madison being the competitor gym in Wisconsin and that they were rough, tough, mean, and every other stereotype you might think of as a competitor. When I got there, I realized that was all made up. They welcomed me with open arms and invited me to try out their Fundamentals class. I was sold on the level instruction in that class alone. It was on either my second or third week there, that when classes ended it was raining. Mark and Sonya, saw me walking to the bus stop and offered me a ride home. This school isnt a competitor gym (granted we have some extremely accomplished athletes), its a place for great people to gather. Ive always believed; if you surround yourself with great people its only natural you become one. We all build each other up with the goal of being better than who we were yesterday. Whether youre the newest person who hasnt figured out how to tie your belt to the most accomplished competitor, you have a place here.

Review №6

Been training here for a couple years now, and so glad I tried it out. Mark and Sonya have built an amazing institution and into it poured their heart and soul. The classes are fun, challenging, and well-taught with easy adaptations for different styles and body types. Focusing on refined technique, the curriculum stays up to date with happenings in the Jiu-Jitsu world and is aimed at making highly-skilled and effective practitioners. The instructors do a great job pushing students to their limits but in a way thats supportive and very invested in student growth. Wherever youre starting at age or health-wise, there are things you can do and learn, and the instructors will help get you there.The community is wonderful! Ive met so many amazing people with varied backgrounds and made some great friends - everyone is very welcoming and friendly! Theres a real sense of camaraderie training together, and rolling is a lot of fun and quite invigorating - it will definitely get you in better shape. Everyone works hard to get better and push one other in an encouraging and safe way. The gym vibe is very chill, and the people are nice but will put you to work!Its palpable how passionate Mark and Sonya are about sharing their love of Jiu-Jitsu with others. The new facility they built is a remarkable achievement - a beautiful home for the gym. Insane amounts of mat space, great facilities, and so much available in terms of state of the art training equipment, weights, and other activities; all geared around building people up to be stronger, healthier, and more effective in their performance. All this (and a coffee shop) under one roof is a fulfillment of their dream to have a custom-designed space bringing together all the elements possible to maximize peoples potential. If youve ever been curious about BJJ, come check it out!

Review №7

As an active guy in my 40s with a professional career and a family, Alliance Jiu Jitsu Madison is the perfect fit. The academy combines the technical expertise of a 12 time World Championship team with the flexibility of classes available morning, noon, and throughout the evenings and weekend. The professors are personable and extremely knowledgeable, and the academy has great camaraderie. Also, the gym’s newly constructed facility is clean, professional and, quite frankly, world class. In addition to Jiu Jitsu, the facility offers Muay Thai, Cross Fit and and an expansive selection of weight lifting/conditioning equipment.

Review №8

I started BJJ here one year ago, and it has been one of the most rewarding choices of my life. Mark and Sonya are phenomenal instructors, and I never leave a class without learning something new. Through BJJ, Ive become so much more healthier, knowledgeable, confident, and safe, and theres still so much more ahead. I cannot recommend this school enough.

Review №9

I tried out several gyms/Bjj schools in Madison before making the decision to sign with Alliance of Madison. In my honest opinion the level of Jiu-Jitsu taught here is above and beyond any of the other places I tried in the area. What really sold me though was the positive and welcoming atmosphere. No big egos or people trying to show each other up, just friendly folks enjoying what they’re doing and working hard. If you’re new to the sport, have kids that want to give it a try, or if you’re a long time practitioner looking to medal at Worlds, I would Highly recommend this place.

Review №10

From the seasoned competitor to the brand new student. Alliance has the program for you. I’ve trained BJJ all over and I will swear by the methodology of the Alliance System.Great coaches, world class facility, and welcoming teammates. You can’t go wrong!

Review №11

Tried Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai here on a whim a couple of years ago and got obsessed. What a great way to work out while always feeling like you’re learning and growing. The people here are so friendly, caring, and quickly become like family. I would highly recommend checking it out to anyone!

Review №12

This BJJ gym is top notch! Everyone treats you like family and makes you feel welcome! It is my second home away from campus and a place to go to get away. The coaches are phenomenal and make you feel apart of the team and like you matter. Wouldnt want to train anywhere else!

Review №13

Awesome Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy! Great instructors, training partners and welcoming environment. Huge mat space in a brand new facility. Plenty of parking, locker rooms and convenient location. Check it out!

Review №14

Alliance Madison has become my home away from home. Mark and Sonya have created something incredibly special that you wont find at another jujitsu academy in this area. They have a wealth of knowledge that they are eager to share with their students, I am grateful every day for the opportunity to learn and grow from them. But even more importantly theyve grown a community that feels like family on and off the mats. If you have been considering trying jiujitsu, I would highly recommend Alliance BJJ as your new home!

Review №15

Very clean space. staff is like family as soon as you walk in the door. dedicated and focus driven mentors. i couldnt have asked for a better place to learn and grow with Beautiful like minded people.

Review №16

I Have been practicing jiujitsu for almost six years now with Alliance of Madison Based out of Twisted Fitness Gym. Now they’ve just opened a brand new state of the art facility with more space to train. Excellent instructors, excellent people. Come join the family.

Review №17

From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and overwhelmed with the kindness and care of everyone. This is a top-tier gym with all the equipment and amenities maintained to perfection for whatever endeavor you want to undertake (powerlifting, weightlifting, CrossFit, kickboxing, Strongman, etc.). It is never even close to being packed, overcrowded or anything. It’s pretty much a private gym to yourself: a hidden gem! The owners and staff will make you feel at home and will know your name as well as work to help you find your passion in what you want to pursue. I found Jiu Jitsu which begins with one on one sessions I’d want everyone to take, no matter the fitness level or intention! Next I was welcomed to the classes by a phenomenal community, incredible instruction, and the ability to joke, sweat, have fun, and compete if that’s something I want. They don’t force competition but with the level of instruction they provide anyone would greatly excel in the sport. I cannot rave enough about this place and the people. Wish I could have found this place a long time ago. Please go check it out because you’ll get hooked for sure.

Review №18

When I moved here, Alliance Jiu Jitsu was recommended to me as the best place to train BJJ in the Madison area. Two years later I am proud be part of the Alliance team. They deserve their reputation for a welcoming environment and for training effective/competitive Jiu Jitsu. Absolutely the place to come if youre looking for great training and people.

Review №19

As someone who has trained jiu jitsu for over 10 years, I can safely say that the Alliance Madison school is the best overall facility Ive seen. Mark and Sonya are both very experienced black belts with years of experience teaching top level competitors as well as beginners. The students are all super friendly and helpful. Aside from the great students and staff, they also have a brand new state of the art gym. I cant recommend this place enough!

Review №20

Always clean, always professional. Best instruction in the state!!

Review №21

Excellent instruction with top notch coaches. The best BJJ school in Madison hands down. Beautiful and clean facilities.

Review №22

I do not think you will find better instruction nor finer people with whom to train in the greater Dane County area! It is truly a joy to train at Alliance Jiu Jitsu of Madison!

Review №23

Awesome instructors and a very welcoming dojo. Eager to continue training here

Review №24

I highly recommend jiu jitsu. I highly recommend this gym. The facility is world class, the instructors are world champions. Everyone is kind and welcoming

Review №25

Great academy! Awesome environment to learn and train bjj!

Review №26

Best BJJ school in Madison! Outstanding, clean facility with very professional instructors.

Review №27

Alliance BJJ Madison is by far the best Jiu Jitsu in Wisconsin. Mark and Sonya have created a fantastic facility with a tremendous program for beginners to competitors. They truly embrace the idea that Jiu Jitsu is for everyone. Whether you are looking to compete or learn effective self defense this is the place to go! This is such a fantastic community, I couldnt recommend it more!

Review №28

Wonderful jiu jitsu gym with great training partners and coaches! It was amazing moving to Madison and having such a welcoming experience at a new gym! Lots of other women to train with as well ! Highly recommend to anyone interested in learning jiu jitsu

Review №29

Great learning environment and excellent instructors makes Alliance Jiu Jistu of Madison the best BJJ gym in the area.

Review №30

Alliance BJJ Madison is the place to go in the Madison are for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The owners, Mark & Sonya Plavcan, run a first class facility and the people that train there take their Jiu Jitsu seriously and are great people to work with.

Review №31

The best BJJ gym in the mid west with outstanding instructors. Now with a brand new gym & huge mat space!

Review №32

Best Jiu Jitsu in Madison with great instructors

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  • Address:711 Rethke Ave Suite 2, Madison, WI 53714, United States
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  • Phone:+1 608-467-3280
  • Martial arts school
Working hours
  • Monday:6AM–8PM
  • Tuesday:7AM–8PM
  • Wednesday:9AM–5PM
  • Thursday:6AM–8PM
  • Friday:6AM–8PM
  • Saturday:6AM–8PM
  • Sunday:6AM–8PM
Service options
  • Online classes:Yes
  • Onsite services:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
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