Classes we have to offer

Kids Jiu Jitsu - A typical kid's Jiu Jitsu class will include about 20 minutes of warm up including tumbling and calisthenics followed by showing some techniques and drilling for about 20 minutes. The last 20 minutes of class will be live training under supervision. Classes will be focused on having fun and building their confidence while learning valuable self-defense technique and building physical skills. Safety is very important to us we want to build a safe training environment.

Adult Jiu Jitsu - Adult Jiu Jitsu is an hour long class. The first 15 minutes focuses on self defense against untrained attackers. We believe self defense is important for everyone to know and we offer the first 15 minutes free to the community. The next 15 to 20 minutes focuses on techniques against other trained opponents and the remainder of class will be live training and drilling. While live sparring can be very physical demanding we strive to create a safe and friendly training environment for everyone. We understand the need to stay safe while preserving the realistic application of the Art. Jiu Jitsu is for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. You don't have to be in peak physical condition to start but after consistent training it will definitely improve your conditioning. Come have some fun with us and train hard.

Adult Class

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Our schedule is subject to change. We soon will be adding additional classes. Check back later for the dates, and times. If you have any question feel free to contact us.


Dave Dodd

David Dodd
Head Instructor

I have been training Jiu Jitsu for 9 years. I am currently a black belt under Cristiano Riberio a 4th degree Royler Black Belt. Jiu Jitsu truly has changed my life. It has given me the opportunity to meet a huge network of really great people. It motivated me to get in shape and stay in shape and have a great time doing it.

I love sharing and teaching what I know with others. In my opinion Jiu Jitsu is the best Martial Art for self Defense and I teach with this in mind. I love the sport aspect but always stay true to its "street" application. We wanted to open up Fluid Motion to offer a place for people to train in Southern Wisconsin. We are all passionate about Jiu Jitsu and we enjoy sharing our love of the Art with the community.


There are many different versions of the origins of Jiu Jitsu but Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was made famous by the Gracie Family. The story as told by the Gracie family is.

Helio Gracie

Helio Gracie

Helio Gracie, the youngest son of Gastão and Cesalina Gracie's eight children (three were girls), was always a very physically frail child. He would run up a flight of stairs and have fainting spells, and no one could figure out why.

At age fourteen, he moved in with his older brothers who lived and taught Jiu-Jitsu in a house in Botafogo, a borough of Rio de Janeiro. Following doctor's recommendations, Helio would spend the next few years limited to only watching his brothers teach.

Helio soon realized that due to his frail physique, most of the techniques he had learned from watching Carlos teach were particularly difficult for him to execute. Eager to make the techniques work for him, he began modifying them to accommodate his weak body. Emphasizing the use of leverage and timing over strength and speed, Helio modified virtually all of the techniques and, through trial and error, created Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Fluid Motion Philosophy

To me, Jiu Jitsu is a Martial Art for everyone it can benefit people of all sizes and ages. It doesn't depend solely on being faster, stronger, or younger to defend yourself. It doesn't even depend on violence to defend yourself. The beautiful thing about Jiu Jitsu also known as the "gentle art" is that you can control, subdue or even render them unconscious without causing injury. This makes it not only great self Defense for adults but especially for Children. While Jiu Jitsu definitely has the ability to injure your attacker it is not dependent on it for its success. While some situations may require violence others may not. Jiu Jitsu gives us the ability to control the outcome of the confrontation.


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A few side effects of training Jiu Jitsu

You learn to defend yourself

People who train Jiu Jitsu do it for many reasons but at the end of the day it is a very effective martial art for self-defense. I think other Martial Arts are effective as well and think we should train in other areas but if I had to pick only one Martial art to learn it would be Jiu Jitsu. I think for a self-defense application Jiu Jitsu has some very effective techniques that can be done by most everyone

Physical Health

Its hard to train Jiu Jitsu and not lose weight, and improve your physical conditioning. For some just lifting weights or running can get boring, Jiu Jitsu is just fun so you feel motivated to keep coming back, and few things burn more calories than 30 min of live training.


One of the biggest things that I have gained from Jiu Jitsu is confidence. The confidence doesn't stem from me thinking we can beat people up. It comes from the fact that you learn that you can get be in trouble and survive. Jiu Jitsu does teach us how to control people and even inflict injury if needed but more important is that it teaches how to survive in a bad situation. Jiu Jitsu can be trained live without injury unlike other martial arts were this just isn't as practical. Part of the training is getting put into bad situations and getting out of them. Over time you start to become very calm in these bad situations and work your way out. So your confidence doesn't stem from thinking you will never get in trouble but that when trouble happens you will be ready to react and have techniques that are realistic.

Mental Health

Jiu Jitsu takes all of your concentration to do well. Once you step on the mats and start training it frees your mind from all of the things that may be troubling you. Its hard to think about a bad day at work when you are trying not to get choked out or armbarred. Most people who train find that time spent on the mat is a welcome relief of the over thinking we sometimes do.

Jiu Jitsu also is good at keeping you in touch with reality. In some martial arts you can "spar" or train but have to pull punches or kicks to avoid injury, this can introduce doubt " well if we were really fighting I would punch harder" , or "Would this really work on someone bigger than me?." In Jiu Jitsu once you're comfortable you will train at 100%. There will be no doubt what works and does not work. The other positive side effect of this type of training is people have a real life idea of how effective their fighting skills are. This is very humbling for some who thought they were much tougher and very surprising to some who had no idea how tough they really are either way they get a true measure of their current skill level and can adjust their training accordingly.

Making friends

Jiu Jitsu is known for its family like atmosphere. Of course in any walk of life you will encounter people who are not the most fun to be around but because of the reasons talked about above they dont usually stay in Jiu Jitsu. People with bloated egos and who are unwilling to learn( know it alls) don't last long in an environment where you need to depend on your training partners to learn and are constantly tested on the effectiveness of their technique. This usually leaves you with a group of humble people who do not have an oversized opinion of themselves. The reason Jiu Jitsu can be trained live is because as soon as someone "taps out" or says uncle the training stops. You learn to have a lot of trust in your training partners because of this.

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