Welcome to the Internet home of the Alpha Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Cookeville's premier Jiu-Jitsu academy. Our academy follows the self-defense techniques and philosophies of Helio Gracie. Students at our school learn how to defend themselves against a variety of real-world attacks, both standing and on the ground.

Alpha Jiu-Jitsu Academy was established in 2004 by instructor Alan Whited. Classes are held three times a week and are suitable for anyone from complete beginners to advanced martial arts practitioners.

Alan Whited is a second-degree Black-belt and has been studying Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 1997.


Classes are held three times a week:

Monday: 5:30pm - 6:15pm (kids)
6:30pm - 7:30pm (adults)

7:30pm - 8:30pm (rolling)

Tuesday: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Women's Self-Defense)
Wednesday: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (fundamentals)
Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:15pm (kids)
6:30pm - 7:30pm (adults)
7:30pm - 8:30pm (rolling)

Private lessons are also available!


560 South Jefferson Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501
(inside Absolute Fitness)

For more information, you may contact Alan Whited at (931) 260-7316 or at alanajja@gmail.com.

Did you know...

  • One in six people will be the victim of a violent attack
  • One in four women will be the victim of a sexual assault in their lifetime
  • 90% of all violent attacks and street fights end up on the ground...
  • But most traditional martial arts don't address this reality
  • 10% of victims of violent attacks do not survive the encounter