the small shield of self defense

Welcome To Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Goldsboro

Jake Whitfield is an experienced martial artist, decorated competitor, dedicated teacher, and owner of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Goldsboro, the source for authentic jiu-jitsu taught by the Gracies for nearly 100 years. Jake's self-defense curriculum is well-known and takes direct inspiration from his own instructor, Royce Gracie, the legend and winner of the first Ultimate Fighting Championships.


With experience in wrestling, kickboxing, karate, jiu-jitsu, and a career as a professional fighter, Jake is the most qualified instructor in the area. On any given day you'll find him on the mats with friends, students, and his three children - Ellie, Reagan, and Everett.


Start your Gracie Jiu-Jitsu journey today.