Thank you for your interest in our submission grappling program here at The North Star Academy!

Our program is headed by coach Jackson Galka, a first degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Phil Migliarese and a former professional MMA fighter.

New students begin in our Jiu Jitsu 101 classes, which operates on a 16 week rotating curriculum that takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of the arte suave.

This fundamentals program does require a Gi — if you do not have one, we have a special trial discount for $70 that can be purchased as an add-on to the trial.

Students with previous jiu-jitsu experience are welcome into our 201 level classes on the trial as well.

We break our intermediate classes into both gi and nogi training (a compression top and appropriate grappling shorts or spats are required for nogi training).

We take a very concept-based approach to our jiu-jitsu here at the North Star, with an emphasis on discovery based learning and positional sparring.  Sign up for the trial today and see for yourself what we’re all about!

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Our Schedule
Jiu Jitsu 101 (Gi Required)
Monday -
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday -
Thursday 6PM
Friday -
Saturday 11AM
Sunday -
Jiu Jitsu 201 (Gi)
Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday -
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday -
Friday -
Saturday 10AM
Sunday -
Jiu Jitsu 201 (No Gi)
Monday -
Tuesday 6PM
Wednesday -
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 6:45PM
Saturday -
Sunday -
Our Location
5904 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
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