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Kishketon Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center


Pronunciation: KÍSH-ke-TAWN

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Classes for Men, Women, and Children! 
No Experience Necessary

Why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Brighton

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Brighton

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Why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu


Dr. Brendan Kishketon


Gracie Certified Instructor

Official Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

4th Dan Black Belt, Taekwondo



Dr. Kishketon is a professor by day (PhD in Linguistics, tenured professor) and a Gracie jiu-jitsu instructor by night. He has over 20 years martial arts experience and began his Gracie jiu-jitsu journey over a decade ago in 2008 when he first learned of Royce Gracie who defeated big, scary opponents in the original UFC’s back in the early 90’s by the use of his family’s art, Gracie jiu-jitsu. Ever since then, Dr. Kishketon has devoted thousands of hours training on the mat to learn this amazing art (the “Gentle Art”) directly from the source. 

Because of the overwhelming proven effectiveness of Gracie jiu-jitsu, Dr. Kishketon is passionate about sharing Gracie jiu-jitsu with everyone (men, women, and children) so that they may be empowered to defend themselves against bigger, stronger, and more athletic opponents in real-life altercations where there are no rules, no weight categories, no referees, and no time limits.


Why Train With Us

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Instructors rigorously certified through the world-famous Gracie Academy.


World-class Gracie Jiu-jitsu training and instruction directly from the source, the Gracie University!


Family oriented, friendly, and safe training environment.

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Learn to be street safe with the system that has been proven to be most effective in real street-fight scenarios.


Kids will learn how to deal with bullies in a non-violent manner.


Path to Black Belt available for every student.



“Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger, and faster than you, so that you learn to rely on technique, timing, and leverage rather than brute strength."

                                                                           -Helio Gracie


Our Address:

Kishketon Jiu-Jitsu Academy

445 Old Highway 8 NW

Suite 103

New Brighton, MN 55112



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