Jiu Jitsu at Station 6

Here at Station 6 our Jiu Jitsu system specializes in teaching Traditional Jiu Jitsu in a program designed for children and adults – both men and women – who want to learn self-defense, competition techniques and precision Jiu-Jitsu strategy.

Jiu Jitsu is based on clinching your opponent and restricting their movement on the ground for self-defense and in competition.


  • Lose unwanted Body Fat
  • Experience more Energy and Stamina 
  • Your ability to concentrate and focus will increase
  • Lower your stress levels 
  • Gain discipline and confidence

At Station 6 in Tullahoma, we train in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu under the leadership of black belt Professor Jon Haskew. Jon received his black belt in Jiu Jitsu through Paul Byars/Doug Frazier.

Jiu Jitsu is one of the oldest Martial Arts in the World. Traditional Jiu-Jitsu was born on the Battlefields of Feudal Japan, where Samurai solders used close quarter grappling techniques to subdue their enemies. Years later Judo was created my Jigoro Kano, the purpose was to further develop the sport aspect of throwing and grappling. Judo Instructors then traveled to Brazil where the Gracie family refined the more modern grappling techniques you see today.

Now in modern times Jiu Jitsu’s popularity is exploding, everyone from celebrities to navy seals are training Jiu Jitsu. Our style of Jiu Jitsu is a blend of Judo, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where the student will learn all of the proper throws from Judo, the takedowns from Wrestling and groundwork from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Many students who participate in our Jiu Jitsu Program report a dramatic increase in cardiovascular ability, functional strength and a reduction of body fat!

Jiu Jitsu is the most commonly taught self-defense martial art. It involves controlling and dominating your opponents body using leverage. Jiu Jitsu includes things like joint locks, arm bars, chokes, sweeps and many other grappling techniques that take years to learn. A 3 minute roll in Jiu Jitsu is the most intense, all around cardio workout you’ll ever have.

Interview With Jon Haskew

Get to know a little more about Jiu Jitsu from our head black belt instructor, Professor Jon Haskew.

Tell us about your background in martial arts (also include details about who your black belt is through). 

I started training in Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu in late 1999 in Chattanooga while still attending High School. In 2001 I began attending MTSU and soon found The Fighters Guild, a Jiu Jitsu based MMA Club. Later I trained with the MTSU Wrestling Club and Judo with Terry Taylor/Jeff Dunner in Smyrna. After graduation I started my own school in Jasper, TN. During this time I would make frequent trips to Chattanooga to train with The Fight Factory. Soon after I turned 30 I went back to Murfreesboro and began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Doug Frazier. I am now a Black Belt under Paul Byars/Doug Frazier and a Full Muay Thai Instructor under Kru Warren Grace. Training in a small town I have gone to over 75 seminars from World Class Martial Artists like Rob Kaman, Rich Franklin, Brandon Vera, Erik Paulson, Tom DeBlass, and Grandmaster Fransisco Mansur. 

What do you think kids have to gain from practicing Jiu Jitsu?

Its a long list for sure, body awareness and overall conditioning is a huge part. Kids are more prone to sit in today’s world than ever before, so getting them up and moving for an hour solid is a huge plus. Obviously our Anti Bully Plan is a massive confidence builder mentally and physically.  And kids will develop the discipline to succeed as grow into adults.

What do you think adults have to gain from practicing Jiu Jitsu?

For most adults a decrease in body fat and stress levels can be a big help in increasing overall quality of life. Some people tell me that Jiu Jitsu is therapy. And there’s truth to that. It improves mental health as well as physical health. Cardiovascular health is also a major benefit.  Plus, Jiu Jitsu gives you better control over your body and the confidence for self-defense situations… not to mention it’s a life long skill to develop for many years to come. Former athletes love the fact that its a sport they can continue deep into adulthood.

What is the best age for a kid to start Jiu Jitsu?

Normally 7 to 8 years old is a solid age where they can focus and understand the techniques. In some cases, kids are able to start earlier.

How often do you recommend someone new comes to Jiu Jitsu class?

1-2 times a week is enough to make progress. Of course the more often you practice anything, the faster you pick it up.

What are you most excited about in bringing Jiu Jitsu to Tullahoma?

I’m excited to bring a complete, high-end, premium Martial Arts program, especially with the rich history of wrestling and military in the area.

Which martial arts do you think are best to create a well rounded martial artist?

If someone trains in a well rounded Striking Style like Muay Thai and then they add a well rounded Grappling style like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it hits all areas of unarmed combat. 

What do you think will surprise people the most about getting into martial arts?

It will be surprising how addicting it is, most people who try it end up making it a lifestyle choice in the long run.