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MICHAEL WARD - BUSINESS OWNER / INSTRUCTOR

Michael Ward is the founder and owner of the FITBJJ academy gym in Knoxville (Maryville / Alcoa). With over 20 years of experience in the fitness gym industry and an extensive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and Muay Thai background, Michael has decided to move himself and his family from Sydney, Australia to Maryville, TN to pursue his passion for fitness and martial arts as a successful businessman.

Having a profound understanding of the fitness industry, fitness equipment, and the applicability of Jiu-jitsu, Boxing and Muay Thai as a practice, Michael knew there was great potential to unravel by having all martial arts meet under the same umbrella. Thus, the FITBJJ academy gym was born in the Knoxville - Blount County area.

FITBJJ Maryville And Alcoa - Forearm Grippers, Grow Your Forearms, Arm Wrestling
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WE ARE NEAR YOU AT 427 MARILYN LANE, ALCOA TN 37701
(Our martial arts and fitness gym is nextdoor to Anderson Party Rental and Tennessee Vein Center)

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There have been enough studies done to understand the relationship humans’ bodies have with grains and processed grains. Gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye, is linked to a host of inflammatory health issues including digestive issues, brain disorders, skin conditions and insulin resistance
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Self-defense and certain forms of martial arts such as Jiu-jitsu can be a great tool to defend against, and even prevent bullying in more ways than just physically