This school is top notch. The instruction is incredible and is taught by Clay Mayfield who actively competes. Having an instructor who actively competes was a big deal to me.
The environment is awesome, the men and women in the gym all push each other to get better and help when someone is struggling.
Very good and welcoming academy.
Greg S.Pan-American Champion
I am so proud and grateful to be a part of this amazing team. Clay Mayfield is one of the best coaches and competitors I have worked with in my 3 decades in athletics.
He instills an intense and fun environment with perfect balance. Triangle is a very technical as well as physical academy, we love to drill and we love to roll.
I am very confident if I continue to work with Clay and the team at Triangle I will be a world class competitor!!
John A.Olympic Lifting Coach
"The facilities are amazing and being able to take shower and then head off to work is perfect. Clay is a terrific instructor and accommodating to all levels. I love this gym!"
At 41, I wasn’t sure about starting jiu jitsu. I had zero prior martial arts or wrestling experience, but I made a great choice to sign up.
Clay will push you to be your absolute best without embarrassing you or forcing you to engage in activities that you’re not ready for.
I’ve lost weight, feel great, and learn something amazing in every class. Give it a shot! The people are incredibly supportive and the instruction is world class.
When you enter Triangle Academy you become a part of a team and a family that not only works hard at BJJ, but also at supporting each other. My advice to anyone searching for a place to train is to not hesitate and to just show up. You will not be disappointed in the training and relationships you find.
Triangle Academy has quickly become my second home. Clay is an amazing teacher who focuses on supporting everyone to become the best practitioner that they can be. His instruction style is detailed, supportive, and positive. There is no better place for someone to begin or continue their BJJ journey.
Coming into Jiu Jitsu and not knowing anything or anyone was very out of my comfort zone. However Clay, the staff at Triangle, and the other members made it way less scary. Within the first few nights of training I already felt like people were rooting for me and cared about my success inside and outside of the classroom. It is a great environment for all ages. You truly learn a lot while also having fun and building relationships with people.
As I'm someone that had no prior experience in martial arts, Clay does a great job of explaining each move and is very conscious teaching each student according to their skill level. Both Clay and his students are welcoming, patient, and eager to share their knowledge with others. Everyone is there to get better and to help others do the same. It's a family that is well worth joining!
There are people of all ages, backgrounds, weights, heights, strengths, and experience levels, which creates a really welcoming environment.
The gym culture is better than I could have asked for. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, and encouraging. For how physical the sport is, I have never felt unsafe.
Clay (the gym owner and head instructor) has asked me several times if there is anyone I feel uncomfortable being partnered with. My answer is always “no,” but it is clear how much he cares about his students and their experience. He and Michelle (assistant coach) put a lot of effort into making every member feel valued and it shows.
I recently moved to the Nashville area from NYC and was in search for a BJJ gym. I happened to call Triangle academy and Clay invited me in.
Everyone there was very welcoming and Clay is a hands on trainer. He is very detailed in giving technique instructions and overall is very helpful with the training. Not to mention, I drive 30 minutes from Nashville to Franklin just train at his academy.
I would highly recommend his gym for anyone. Great people and great training culture.
I’ve visited a lot of gyms. I can honestly say I’ve never been to a nicer Jiu jitsu gym than the triangle academy. Everything about this place was amazing. The feel you get just walking in is great.
The training is amazing. The bathrooms and showers made me feel like I was in a high end country club. 10 out of 10 all day. Best gym I’ve ever been to hands down.