The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene is quickly growing in Chiangmai

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene is quickly growing in Chiangmai and the surrounding areas. Until recently, Chiangmai was mainly a place for Muay Thai but that is changing. There are a number of reasons why. Chiangmai is surrounded by mountains, has great weather most of the year, and is oriented around sports and fitness. Chiangmai is also a laid back city with a friendly vibe that is attractive to many people that train BJJ. Some of these people are natives to Chiangmai and quite a few are visitors, either digital nomads or wandering athletes that train BJJ while traveling.

BJJ in Chiangmai


More and more, there are little BJJ gyms opening up in small towns in the areas surrounding Chiangmai. Most of the members of these BJJ gyms are Thai kids.  There is even a growing organization called the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation of Thailand that regularly hosts BJJ competitions for both kids and adult. This is great news for the future of BJJ in Chiangmai. There are currently four gyms where you can practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the city of Chiangmai. Pure Grappling is the newest, has the nicest facilities and the best location. We also have a talented young BJJ Black belt and an experienced Brown belt as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors. So the future is bright for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Chiangmai. If you have ever thought about training BJJ, come by Pure Grappling and give it a try!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Chiang Mai, Tailand

By Mark Simmerman

Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a great place to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Chiangmai sits in a valley circled by beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes, besides that, brilliant green rice paddies and cornfields surround Chiang Mai. There are several colleges and universities in Chiang Mai that give the city a youthful and vibrant feel therefore, trendy coffee shops and lots of great little restaurants can be easily found. The tourist scene in Chiangmai is oriented towards backpackers and adventure travelers and Nimmanheiman road is the most popular tourist area of Chiangmai and has many nice, affordable guesthouses and hotels. Some of these travelers love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and so the Pure Grappling Collective benefits from a steady stream of visitors from all over the world. The Pure Grappling Jiu Jitsu Collective is conveniently located just off of Nimmanheiman road which is the perfect location coupled with the fact that the prices to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Chiang Mai are also much lower than other major cities in Thailand and Southeast Asia. The Pure Grappling Jiu Jitsu Collective is perfectly at home in Chiangmai and a great place to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for all people, whether you live here or plan to visit, please stop in and train with us as everyone is welcome!