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Why Choose Jiu Jitsu Performance Academy?

Jiu Jitsu Performance Academy is a family-run academy. We believe in the principles of hard work, discipline, and respect. We want to give back to our community the best way we know how, and that's by teaching members of our community the tenets of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! We are Apex's best academy, offering our members the chance to take on everything from the fundamentals to advanced jiu jitsu training, and providing a sturdy and supportive community to keep you motivated, accountable, and passionate about success!

Whether your mission is to lose weight, get in shape, compete, engage with an exciting new total-body fitness routine, or strive for your next belt, Jiu Jitsu Performance Academy is here to help. Our students come to us from Apex, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuquay Varina, and across the Raleigh area because they know our instructors genuinely care. What's holding you back from your next biggest adventure?

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We have had a great experience here at Spangler Jiu Jitsu!!! Our son come 3 times a week. The hands on training from the coaches and Sean really makes a difference. My wife and I highly recommend this Jiu Jitsu training for other kids and families. G Riggs

Gresham Riggs

We could not be happier with Spangler Martial Arts! We tried tae kwon do with our son and it was a disaster. The only days he wan't a terror were on sparring days, and those only happened once a month at most! We were told about jiu jitsu from a friend and found Spangler. Sean and Kelly are super nice people and very passionate about what they do. They (and all of the coaches) do a phenomenal job with the kids - even mine when he gets squirrelly. I'll never forget the moment when my kiddo realized that he was SUPPOSED to take the other kid to the mat. He really craves that physical contact and rough and tumble play but this is done in a very safe and controlled environment. He's learning how to lose (and win), how to be respectful to his peers and coaches, and gets a TON of physical activity. We look forward to continuing our journey with Spangler BJJ and  see great things in our son's future there.

Stefanie Boros

I have been training different forms of martial arts for many years now and have had the opportunity to train in facilities and with coaches all over the country. Spangler BJJ and all their instructors are top notch! Professor Spangler has some great experience and knowledge from BJJ, MMA, and wrestling. The training area is always clean as well as the changing rooms and bathrooms. The environment that has been created is great. Everyone is friendly and here to get better not hurt each other. I have been training here for six months now and multiple times have had upper belt guys take time to teach me while they were rolling with me rather than just killing me all the time. I will be training here for a long time!

Craig Sowers

After a decade of training, I was concerned that I may never find my true BJJ home. That all changed nearly two years ago when I walked into Spangler Martial Arts. Professor Spangler is everything I had ever hoped for in a BJJ instructor. He is a strong leader who doesn't entertain nonsense in his academy. Equally important to note, he is very encouraging and deeply committed to helping each and every student achieve success. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly, with many advanced students who are more than willing to share their time, tips, and techniques.

Alex Townsend

My husband and 3 boys have been going here for almost 6 months. They have learned so much practical Jiu Jitsu and their confidence and skill has improved tremendously. This is a very family friendly environment. Professor Spangler does a great job with the kids.

Susan Radvansky

Great environment for kids and adults. Great instruction with expectations regarding behavior and learning. Good mix of hard work and fun.

Jenny Ross

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