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ABOUT US

Best Jiu Jitsu in Smyrna

One Nation Jiu Jitsu was founded 10 years ago by Professor Clifford Fonseca, a 3rd degree black belt under Master Luiz Palhares an 8th degree Red/White belt. Professor Cliff was born just outside of Detroit, Michigan, but has lived most of his life in the middle Tennessee area. Located right here in Smyrna Tennessee, Professor Cliff Fonseca is one of the first two Americans to go from white belt to black belt under the tutelage of Master Luiz Palhares.
His students will tell you that when you join Jiu Jitsu Nation you instantly gain family, friends, and confidence. The bonds that are built between the staff and the students separate One Nation Jiu Jitsu from its competitors. You’re not just another customer, but rather, a team. Anyone looking to enrich their lives and those of their family only need step on the mats once to discover how deeply Jiu Jitsu can touch and affect your life.
One Nation’s staff of Professors and Coaches are all knowledgeable and experienced instructors, as well as seasoned and accomplished competitors. Each staff member aims to bring out the absolute best in each student, as well as each other.
You will experience professionalism, patience, knowledge, all while having fun.

MEET OUR TEAM

Cliff Fonseca
Cliff Fonseca

Professor Cliff Fonseca is one of the first two Americans to go from white belt to black belt…

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Hannah Clark
Hannah Clark

In 2013, Hannah Clark (Coach Hannah) began studying the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Tyler Jackson
Tyler Jackson

Coach Tyler began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey with Professor Cliff in 2013.

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Jeovany Ortiz
Jeovany Ortiz

Jeovany Ortiz is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Cliff Fonseca…

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Reese LaFever
Reese LaFever

Reese LaFever has been training since 2015. Coach Reese teaches kids classes…

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