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Triangle Academy of Jiu-Jitsu

Our Gym

 

Founded by Owner & Head Instructor Clay Mayfield, Triangle Academy opened its doors on October 1, 2018.   Since Day 1, our mission has been to provide world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Franklin and the surrounding areas.  

We are committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment, and creating a supportive and healthy culture in our gym and community.  We want every student who walks in the doors to feel like they are a part of a Family and Team.  

Our Academy motto is   – Hard Training, Good Culture, No (Gym) Politics – 

There is no single ‘type’ of person who trains BJJ.  Every class is a wide spectrum of professions and personalities, from nurses and lawyers to college students and construction workers.  We have professional athletes, stay-at-home moms, and everything in between.  The common denominator is simply that every person is working hard to be a better version of themselves! 

Triangle Academy of Jiu-Jitsu

Our Gym

Founded by Owner & Head Instructor Clay Mayfield, Triangle Academy opened its doors on October 1, 2018.   Since Day 1, our mission has been to provide world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Franklin and the surrounding areas.  

We are committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment and creating a supportive and healthy culture in our gym and community.  We want every student who walks in the doors to feel like they are a part of a Family and Team.  

Our Academy motto is   – Hard Training, Good Culture, No (Gym) Politics – 

There is no single ‘type’ of person who trains BJJ.  Every class is a wide spectrum of professions and personalities, from nurses and lawyers to college students and construction workers.  We have professional athletes, stay-at-home moms, and everything in between.  The common denominator is simply that every person is working hard to be a better version of themselves! 

PEDIGO SUBMISSION FIGHTING

Our Team

The team that Triangle Academy represents, Pedigo Submission Fighting is named after our head coach Heath Pedigo. Heath began his training in the early 1990’s, and was one of the first-generation pioneers of BJJ in MMA, with an undefeated record. 

He received his black belt from Rickson Gracie’s student Rodrigo Vaghi, and runs the PSF “Daisy Fresh” headquarters in Mount Vernon, Illinois 

Pedigo Submission Fighting is widely regarded as one of the most dominant up-and-coming American teams on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene.   

Though a small organization with just a handful of affiliates (including Triangle Academy), the team has produced a staggeringly high ratio of Pan-American & World Champions and ADCC veterans.    

Pedigo training rooms are legendary for their hard-working team members, and emphasis on relentless drilling and conditioning.   

PEDIGO SUBMISSION FIGHTING

Our Team

The team that Triangle Academy represents, Pedigo Submission Fighting is named after our head coach Heath Pedigo. Heath began his training in the early 1990s, and was one of the first-generation pioneers of BJJ in MMA, with an undefeated record. 

He received his black belt from Rickson Gracie’s student Rodrigo Vaghi and runs the PSF “Daisy Fresh” headquarters in Mount Vernon, Illinois 

Pedigo Submission Fighting is widely regarded as one of the most dominant up-and-coming American teams on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene.   

Though a small organization with just a handful of affiliates (including Triangle Academy), the team has produced a staggeringly high ratio of Pan-American & World Champions and ADCC veterans.    

Pedigo training rooms are legendary for their hard-working team members, and emphasis on relentless drilling and conditioning.   

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Brittany HaleBrittany Hale
18:10 15 Jun 22
I came to Triangle Academy on vacation looking for good hard training and I certainly found it! Clay’s instruction is excellent, he’s attentive to his student’s questions and needs, and he explains concepts well. I was pushed hard and was able to train with several different females in the process, which is an added perk since it can be hard to find females to train with at some gyms. I felt welcomed and right at home. I’ll definitely be back if I find myself in the Franklin area again!
Gabriel MartinezGabriel Martinez
16:00 03 Jun 22
Clay and the crew at Triangle welcomed me very well when I was visiting from out of town and wanted to train a few times during my stay. Clay is a great instructor and really helped me refine some fundamental skills that needed more work. The gym is clean, organized and located in the middle of downtown. I highly recommend Triangle Academy for all skill levels and I look forward to training here again on my next visit!
Hunter BaileyHunter Bailey
18:39 21 Apr 22
I’ve been going to triangle Academy for about two months now and I love it! The sport itself is a lot of fun and the coaches here have created a culture that makes it even more awesome! I can say every time I go I get a really good workout like no other! The team there is really good about keeping it extremely clean which is a huge plus! I was invited by a friend who goes there with his children and was told that this place, if you’re into competing, creates champions and from the training alone I can say I see that first hand! I would recommend this place to everyone and have been hooked ever since!
Crystal WilliamsCrystal Williams
15:49 21 Feb 22
Triangle Academy is fantastic. We have been there almost 3 years. The growth we have seen in our daughters is amazing. The coaches relate to the kids so well. They teach so much more than martial arts. Nutrution, eye contact, a proper hand shake, respect, self control, and so many more life skills. Their anti-bullying program teaches the kids about using their voice, confident body language and using physical defense as a last resort. Your family will love Clay and his team!
Tim McNamaraTim McNamara
14:57 17 Feb 22
Triangle has been an awesome place to train and develop technique in Jiu Jitsu and get in shape. Outside of the training, the faculty and staff are always helpful, intelligent, and beyond kind/welcoming.Clay (owner) not only teaches classes/technique, but trains with individuals that come in during the sparring secession to give hands on experience with a black belt competitor. He is genuine with his conversation and does the small things of asking about your work/family or seeing what he can do to help. He builds up people in his gym daily and never breaks anyone down that may not be a certain level of skill.The rest of the staff/coaches (and for that matter, other gym members) are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Nothing about walking into the gym felt awkward after I was there for 2 minutes as people come up and conversate with you to make you feel as welcome as possible.The gym offers a wide variety of training times and (even thought there are 3-4 classes a day) is always incredibly clean. In 6 months of training I have never walked into a class that the gym was not 100% spotless and ready.Would highly recommend this gym to anyone interested in Jiu Jitsu, wanting to get into better shape, learn a new discipline, or become part of an awesome community.
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