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Located in Jacksonville Beach, Ludus Martial Arts is a mixed martial arts school dedicated to the principle that an excellent training program brings together the skills of experts in multiple disciplines. We have gathered the best coaches available in the Jacksonville area in mixed martial arts, Gi/no-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, kickboxing, and strength & conditioning.




Our Classes





  • MMA

    Mixed Martial Arts at it's best!
    MMA

    About

    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a class that studies a mixture of Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, Judo, ground-and-pound, and transitions. Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world!

    Trainers

    Features

    • Various techniques
    • Standup, ground work, transitions
    • Intense workout

    Benefits

    • Gain self-discipline
    • Self-defense
    • Build cardio
    • Preston Parsons

      Preston Parsons

      Head coach

      It is rare to find someone who can be a great MMA fighter or to be a great coach. Preston is one of the few who has the ability to be great at both. Preston applies the same self discipline and dedication to coaching as he does training himself.

      Achievements

      • Florida Submission of the year Award 2015
      • MMA record 7-1
      • Jiu Jitsu record 102-6
      • Titles held: Combat Night and RFL Lightweight MMA Champion
      • Purple belt

      Specialties

      • MMA
      • Muay Thai
      • Jiu Jitsu
      • Wrestling
      • Personal Training
    • Billy Mitchell

      Billy Mitchell

      Head coach

      Billy has been training and competing since 1993 with some of the legends of the sport.

      Achievements

      • Es de Bellator MMA black belt
      • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt
      • Submission defense

      Specialties

      • Professional MMA
      • Expert grappling
      • Expert Muay Thai
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Become a true ground fighter
    No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    About

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground fighting martial art. Jiu Jitsu is a mixture of positioning, chokes, and joint manipulation. This sport is one of the most technical forms of martial arts to date.

    Trainers

    Features

    • Takedowns
    • Ground transitions
    • Submissions

    Benefits

    • Flexibility
    • Attention to detail
    • Core strength
    • Billy Mitchell

      Billy Mitchell

      Head coach

      Billy has been training and competing since 1993 with some of the legends of the sport.

      Achievements

      • Es de Bellator MMA black belt
      • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt
      • Submission defense

      Specialties

      • Professional MMA
      • Expert grappling
      • Expert Muay Thai
  • Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Truly traditional BJJ
    Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    About

    Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground fighting martial art while wearing a Gi. The Gi is an additional tool to perform different techniques while transitioning and submitting your opponent.

    Trainers

    Features

    • Takedowns
    • Ground transitions
    • Submissions

    Benefits

    • Flexibility
    • Attention to detail
    • Core strength
  • Muay Thai

    Master the Art of Eight Limbs
    Muay Thai

    About

    Muay Thai is a stand-up martial art that is a mixture of punches, kicks, knee and elbow strikes, and takedowns. This is the only stand-up martial art that uses all body parts and does not limit one to strikes above the waist. Mouthpiece and gloves required.

    Trainers

    Features

    • Striking combinations
    • Clinch techniques
    • Controlled footwork

    Benefits

    • Balance
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Core strength
    • Preston Parsons

      Preston Parsons

      Head coach

      It is rare to find someone who can be a great MMA fighter or to be a great coach. Preston is one of the few who has the ability to be great at both. Preston applies the same self discipline and dedication to coaching as he does training himself.

      Achievements

      • Florida Submission of the year Award 2015
      • MMA record 7-1
      • Jiu Jitsu record 102-6
      • Titles held: Combat Night and RFL Lightweight MMA Champion
      • Purple belt

      Specialties

      • MMA
      • Muay Thai
      • Jiu Jitsu
      • Wrestling
      • Personal Training
    • Kobe Wall

      Kobe Wall

      Head Muay Thai coach

      Kobe is a great high-energy coach who has been training for eight years in MMA, where he holds a 15-1 record. He has also trained for eight years in Muay Thai where he holds a 4-0 record.

      Achievements

      • Conflict MMA Promotions 155 Title
      • Strike Hard Promotions 155 Title
      • 4x North American Grappling Gold
      • 2x State Jiu Jitsu Champion

      Specialties

      • Jiu Jitsu 3rd Degree Purple Belt
      • Muay Thai
      • Kicks
    • Harrison Gibson

      Harrison Gibson

      Assistant coach

      Harrison “Reckless” is a dedicated young man, with his main focus in Jiu Jitsu. He loves competing at NAGA tournaments.

      Achievements

      • NAGA Expert Belt holder
      • Blue belt

      Specialties

      • Jiu Jitsu
      • Wrestling
      • MMA
      • Youth personal training
    • Cody Appling

      Cody Appling

      Assistant coach

      Cody “Buff Stuff” coaches and trains hard every day. He enjoys coaching all forms of martial arts, and is an excellent well rounded coach.

      Achievements

      • NAGA Expert Belt holder
      • Blue belt

      Specialties

      • MMA
      • Jiu Jitsu
      • Wrestling
  • Wrestling

    The oldest martial art
    Wrestling

    About

    Wrestling is a foundational skill, perhaps the foundational skill, in the martial arts. There are varieties of wrestling involving advanced takedowns and ground control.

    Trainers

    Features

    • Takedowns
    • Ground control
    • Finishing techniques

    Benefits

    • Explosive strength
    • Intense cardio workout
    • Balance
    • Preston Parsons

      Preston Parsons

      Head coach

      It is rare to find someone who can be a great MMA fighter or to be a great coach. Preston is one of the few who has the ability to be great at both. Preston applies the same self discipline and dedication to coaching as he does training himself.

      Achievements

      • Florida Submission of the year Award 2015
      • MMA record 7-1
      • Jiu Jitsu record 102-6
      • Titles held: Combat Night and RFL Lightweight MMA Champion
      • Purple belt

      Specialties

      • MMA
      • Muay Thai
      • Jiu Jitsu
      • Wrestling
      • Personal Training
    • Josh Pelletier

      Josh Pelletier

      Head Wrestling coach

      Josh has been wrestling since childhood, he has traveled the country wrestling and has trained at the Olympic Training Facility.

      Achievements

      • NCWA all American
      • NCWA runner up
      • Maine Wrestling Hall of Fame
      • Purple belt holder

      Specialties

      • Wrestling
      • Jiu Jitsu
  • Conditioning

    The essential foundation to all your training
    Conditioning

    About

    Strength and conditioning are essential to every student’s training! This class is designed to make one stronger as a martial arts student, and to develop cardio-vascular endurance.

    Trainers

    Features

    • Circuit training
    • Updated exercises
    • Fun & challenging workout

    Benefits

    • Endurance
    • Burn fat
    • Build strength
    • Marque Woods

      Marque Woods

      Assistant coach

      Marque is the coach for the MMA strength and conditioning class. He believes that the secret to youth is fitness. Staying in shape is the key to better endurance. His goal is to motivate and help as many people as he can to reach their fitness goals.

      Achievements

      • NAGA Gold medalist expert level champion 2015
      • New Breed BJJ Gold expert level champion 2016
      • BJJ Jacksonville open gold medalist 2013
      • Certified fitness instructor

      Specialties

      • Boxing
      • Jiu Jitsu
      • Personal training
      • Group circuit training
  • Kids MMA

    The future of martial arts
    Kids MMA

    About

    The kids’ MMA class teaches Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and much more. Your children will develop self confidence, sense of responsibility and respect for others. These are benefits both on the mat and in everyday life.

    Trainers

    Features

    • MMA techniques
    • Fun circuit training
    • Assorted games & exercises

    Benefits

    • Self-discipline
    • Team building
    • Bully control
    • Preston Parsons

      Preston Parsons

      Head coach

      It is rare to find someone who can be a great MMA fighter or to be a great coach. Preston is one of the few who has the ability to be great at both. Preston applies the same self discipline and dedication to coaching as he does training himself.

      Achievements

      • Florida Submission of the year Award 2015
      • MMA record 7-1
      • Jiu Jitsu record 102-6
      • Titles held: Combat Night and RFL Lightweight MMA Champion
      • Purple belt

      Specialties

      • MMA
      • Muay Thai
      • Jiu Jitsu
      • Wrestling
      • Personal Training
  • Competition

    Only the strong survive
    Competition

    About

    Ludus Martial Arts has the best competition team in Jacksonville. Our competition team trains and competes all over the United States. We participate in MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling tournaments as well as kickboxing and Muay Thai contests. Every coach at Ludus Martial Arts is either a current or a former competitor, so they are well qualified to teach at the competition level and to deal effectively with the many questions raised by new competitors.

    Trainers

    Features

    • Safe and intense sparring
    • Prepare for competition
    • Live training

    Benefits

    • Push yourself to new limits
    • Self-discipline
    • Become a champion
    • Billy Mitchell

      Billy Mitchell

      Head coach

      Billy has been training and competing since 1993 with some of the legends of the sport.

      Achievements

      • Es de Bellator MMA black belt
      • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt
      • Submission defense

      Specialties

      • Professional MMA
      • Expert grappling
      • Expert Muay Thai

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  • #ludusmma #combatnight

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  • These boys killed it tonight. #teamludus #ludusfighter

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  • Make sure to get your ticket for @combatnightmma on the 27th! Here is the list of Ludus fighters for this upcoming card. 1.) Kuba 2.) Reckless (fight debut) 3.) Dion (fight debut) 4.) Samir (fight debut) 5.) Steven 6.) Trey - Light weight title 7.) Reggie - Feather weight title 8.) Tyrone - Co Main event for 205lb title 9.) Collin - Main event 170lb title #ludusmartialarts #ludusmma #ludusfighter #teamludus #combatnight #mavericks

    ludusmartialarts: "Make sure to get your ticket for  @combatnightmma on the 27th! Here is the list of Ludus fighters for this upcoming card.

1.) Kuba
2.) Reckless (fight debut) 
3.) Dion (fight debut) 
4.) Samir (fight debut)
5.) Steven 
6.) Trey - Light weight title 
7.) Reggie - Feather weight title 
8.) Tyrone - Co Main event for 205lb title
9.) Collin - Main event 170lb title 
#ludusmartialarts #ludusmma #ludusfighter #teamludus #combatnight #mavericks"
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  • @koach_ludus working with the team. #ludusfighter #ludusmma

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  • Mark your calendars! We have a ton of fighters on this card. I'll be posting a full list soon. #ludusmartialarts #teamludus #ludusmma #combatnight #bestammypromotion

    ludusmartialarts: "Mark your calendars! We have a ton of fighters on this card. I'll be posting a full list soon. #ludusmartialarts #teamludus #ludusmma #combatnight #bestammypromotion"
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  • Just a reminder to mark your calendars for this upcoming event! @p_parsonsmma & Rashaun will be fighting for @titanfighting in Miami on @ufcfightpass August 5th. #ludusmma #teamludus #ludusmartialarts #titanfc40 #ufcfightpass @quikkill

    ludusmartialarts: "Just a reminder to mark your calendars for this upcoming event! 
@p_parsonsmma & Rashaun  will be fighting for @titanfighting in Miami on @ufcfightpass August 5th. 
#ludusmma #teamludus #ludusmartialarts #titanfc40 #ufcfightpass @quikkill"
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  • Another great night of training! 💪🏼 #LudusFightTeam #teamludus #ludusmma #grit #beastmode

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  • Great night training. We are so proud of the team. Everyone is excelling and pushing each other. Train like a beast to be a beast. 👊🏼 #NoEasyRounds #grit #IronSharpensIron #TeamLudus #LudusMMA

    ludusmartialarts: "Great night training. We are so proud of the team. Everyone is excelling and pushing each other. Train like a beast to be a beast. 👊🏼 #NoEasyRounds  #grit #IronSharpensIron #TeamLudus #LudusMMA"
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  • Last day of the little ninjas camp. Thank You to everyone who participated. We had a great time with your little ninjas! The next 2 weeks will be for ages 12-17. If you have questions about those camps please call us @ 374-4186. #ludusmma #luduskidscamp #jaxbeach #luduslittleninjas

    ludusmartialarts: "Last day of the little ninjas camp. Thank You to everyone who participated. We had a great time with your little ninjas! 
The next 2 weeks will be for ages 12-17. If you have questions about those camps please call us @ 374-4186. 
#ludusmma #luduskidscamp #jaxbeach #luduslittleninjas"
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  • Happy Birthday @koach_ludus! #ludusmma

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