Artista Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a family-owned martial arts academy located in Nashville, TN. We focus solely on the art of BJJ and provide a friendly and fun environment. Artista is a proud affiliate of Atos Jiu-jitsu under multiple time world champions Gui and Rafa Mendes.



Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches you how to control and submit an opponent by using leverage and technique. 

"When you get really good at something as difficult as jiu-jitsu, it makes everything in your life better."  - Joe Rogan

"Jiu-jitsu puts you completely in the moment, where you must have a complete focus on finding a solution to the problem. This trains the mind to build that focus, to increase your awareness, your capacity to solve problems." - Rickson Gracie




Artista is a proud affiliate of Atos. Atos Jiu-jitsu founded in 2008 by Prof. Andre Galvao and his friend Prof. Ramon Lemos, has become one the most recognized and respected names in the Jiu-jitsu industry. As one of the smallest teams in the sport, Atos has influenced the way the world practices and defines modern jiu-jitsu. Through their success, the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team has attracted talent from all over the world, and has grown rapidly becoming one of the strongest teams in Jiu-Jitsu.



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Artista is under 4x and 6x World Champions Gui & Rafa Mendes. Professors Gui and Rafa are not only two of the best athletes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but with many world champions under them and the innovation of Jiu-jitsu techniques they prove they are two of the best instructors in the world as well.