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(320) 774-3060
27 7th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

About Start BJJ MN
in St. Cloud, MN

Meet Brock Larson

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Start BJJ MN in St. Cloud
2nd Degree Black Belt

At Start BJJ MN, we specialize in “Teaching Life Skills Through the Martial Arts.” Through our robust program offerings, you and your family will learn so much more than just striking, defending, and wrestling.

Whether you want to find a home to hone your current martial arts skills, simply find a welcoming environment to get fitter in, or are looking for an outlet for all of your child’s wonderful energy... you will grow physically, mentally and spiritually and accomplish your goals with our talented instructors.

All Levels Welcome! We love working with total beginners, elite athletes, kids, and adults. No matter what your starting level is, we will work together as a team to help you advance your skills quickly and safely so that you become the best martial artist you can be… and the best version of yourself wherever you go and in whatever you do.

Our classes are so much more than just epic kicks, powerful punches and great grappling moves. While kids do have a blast putting the POW in their punches, we also go over universal life lessons in every class so everyone benefits.

Kids find that doing chores around the house, studying and doing homework get a whole lot easier. And adults find it easier to focus at work and start to take on bigger challenges that further their confidence and their career.

Focus. Discipline. Value. World class experience combined with optimal value gives you the best of both worlds. We highly value both our students and ourselves so you get affordable training that is anything but “cheap.” You will gain phenomenal life-saving knowledge from experts in the field, without breaking the bank or compromising on quality.

All of our classes are focused on giving you and your family the best experience possible. From heart-pounding fitness classes, to amazing Thai Kickboxing moves, and learning how to control opponents on the ground through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques - no matter what your size!

While the skills we teach will carve out the body of your dreams and get you in the best shape of your life, the lessons learned will make your mind like a steel trap and your focus, discipline, and self-esteem will SOAR.

Some additional life skills you’ll experience in every lesson include:

  • Courage and confidence
  • Good manners
  • Goal setting & follow through skills
  • Respect for self and others
  • Value and importance of family
  • And, course, a ton of FUN!

All of that translates into your child being bully-proof, confident in other areas of their life, getting better grades in school and setting the stage for success now and in the future.

Adults find that BJJ and Thai Kickboxing is a great way to reduce stress, worry, and anxiety… while having fun and feeling good about themselves and their accomplishments.

Don’t miss the CRAZY-LOW web special going on right now, but only for a limited time! Classes fill up fast so use it now and get instant savings… and instant satisfaction!

Start BJJ MN has a highly qualified, professional staff and operates in a state-of-the-art facility. That means it’s always positive, clean, and safe. You’ll feel incredibly inspired, have fun, and train your butt off! Get ready to unleash that giant within you no matter what age you are!  

The friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging vibe will make you smile inwardly and outwardly, feel proud of all your accomplishments and happy that you made an EXCELLENT decision to improve your life via martial arts.

Come join our growing family of martial artists and find out how you can get unbelievably fit, acquire life skills for success, and get more VALUE for your money here. We can 't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small.  See you soon!

Head Instructor

Professor Brock Larson is a world class athlete, with over 15 years of teaching experience, and an impressive martial arts history. Please read some of his accomplishments below in his various areas of expertise.

Professor Larson is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (Rafael Gordinho Lima - Start BJJ).

Jiu Jitsu Tournaments

  • 3 X Naga Black Belt Champion GI
  • 2 X Naga Black Belt Champion NOGI
  • 4 X MN Submission Hunt Open Weight Champion GI
  • 4 X MN Submission Hunt Open Weight Champion NOGI

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

  • 42-10 record
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • UFC 98 Submission of the Night
  • World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC)
  • WEC 35 Knock Out of the Night
  • WEC 2008 Knock Out of the Year
  • WEC 29 fought for 170lb World Title
  • One Championship (One FC)
  • One FC 14 fought for 170lb World Title
  • Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC)
  • LFC 43 fought for 170lb World Title

How to Get Started

Come join our St. Cloud, MN Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Adult Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (320) 774-3060 if you have any further questions. Start BJJ MN hopes to speak with you soon!

Get Started!