Who We Are

Valhalla Academy is Kentucky’s premier jiu-jitsu, self-defense, and defensive tactics school. We have a proud heritage as part of the Carlson Gracie Team and maintain several directly affiliated schools in Kentucky. Valhalla teaches a structured program of jiu-jitsu that emphasizes its martial, or fighting, aspects. We teach and train students to compete but refuse to water down the traditional art just because some competitive organizations changes its rules. Tournaments and rule sets may come and go but warriorship is eternal.

We believe in deep roots and strong foundations. We prefer fundamentals over fads. We despise the weakness in ourselves and push ourselves to overcome it. We seek men and women, young and old, who want to improve themselves and help our team get stronger. We want those who seek a challenge and want to hold themselves accountable to high standards – of physical ability, martial arts skill, honorable character, and team loyalty.

Valhalla Academy is exclusive in its membership for a reason. It is true that our Academy is not a good fit for everyone. What we do is not for everyone, and that is what makes us special. We prefer quality over numbers.

If you are interested in being a member then contact us.

We love visitors and all enjoy training at other schools. If you are looking for a place to stop in and train while traveling or just come from another school then click here to pay our drop-in fee online or pay cash when you come to the Academy. The drop-in fee is $10.00.

If you want to schedule a time to watch or try a free class before you decide if you want to be a member then email us at info@valhallaacademy.com or call Head Instructor Brian Jones at 859-333-8294. Please text if possible with a good time to call you back.

For more information on the Valhalla Kid’s program visit http://www.valhallaacademykids.com/

Class Schedule

  • Monday
    Kids BJJ Gi
     5:30-6:30 pm Open Mat 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    Kids BJJ No-Gi
    5:30-6:30 pm Gi BJJ (Open Rank)  6:30-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    No-Class (Private Lessons)
  • Thursday Gi BJJ (Open Rank) 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Saturday
    Kids BJJ Gi (Ages 9-15) 2:00 – 3:00pm, 3:00 – 4:00pm Adult Open Mat 12:45 – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday
    Gi Optional BJJ   
    1:30-3:00 pm Kids Open Mat (Ages 9-15)  4:30-5:30

Valhalla Academy

867 Wilkinson Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601
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Valhalla Academy Instructor

Head Instructor

The Valhalla Academy is owned and operated by Brian Jones. Brian has black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo and over 20 years experience in various martial arts.

Learn More About Brian and his Assistant Instructors

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