Our Instructor: Mickey Swafford

MickeyMickey Swafford is the owner and head instructor of the Chattanooga Jiu-Jitsu Academy. He has trained Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for over 15 years, and is a certified instructor under both Eddie Camden and Professor Pedro Sauer, 6th degree black belt under Rickson and Helio Gracie. (For more information about Eddie Camden and the Tiger Academy in Atlanta, visit his web site at www.tigeracademy.com .)

Mickey teaches and oversees all the classes at CJJA. His high energy, positive approach accommodates all types of students from children to adults. His diverse teaching style allows him to train MMA fighters as well as hosting women's self defense seminars. Mickey runs the academy in a safe, family friendly environment with classes 6 days a week.

This fall, the academy moved to a new state of the art facility on Hixson Pike in Hixson. Our new facility boasts 5000 square feet of training mats, free parking and a lobby so family members can watch the students train. Click here for directions.

Mickey and Rickson
Mickey holding pads