What Others Are Saying About Agogi Academy of Combatives

“We as a household really appreciate the open schedule and friendly learning environment. My daughter has learned a bundle of lifelong self-defense tactics and says its like a extended family and I agree. She is more fitness aware since she started about a year ago now.”

Brian Giddings

“My son and I are very pleased with the training we receive at your Agogi Academy of Combatives.   The school is a “no pressure” school allowing students time to master all of the techniques without criticism from the instructors.”

Bryon Covell

“The training at Agogi has given me confidence in my day to day life.  I have lost weight do to training with Chris and Kathy. The environment there feels like home.”

Mike Shaw

“I’m very satisfied with your class and the way you prepare the children for real life, because it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. Chris is amazing, his temperament, patience, and charisma is infectious.”

Jacob Wing

“FIRST time back on the mats since my disc replacement, what an honor to have done it at Agogi Academy of Combatives under the tutelage of Chris Agogi Holmes. It speaks to the quality of his instruction that Chris Thrasher would trust his crippled wife to gimp her way back into grappling at this QUALITY gym!”

Beth Thrasher

“I love this school ! It’s been such a positive experience for my 7 year old son that dreams of being a “5 star general” someday. Chris and staff teach discipline, respect, self defense & technique in a firm but loving/understanding way. We look forward to every class. I highly recommend Agogi Academy!”

Shelly Foster
“My daughter has been going here for approximately three years and we love the people and she has a level of awareness and confidence she would of never had without this experience. Go and see why we love it #thankyouagogiofinverness #jiujitsu #everyoneneedsjiujitsu”
Brian L. Giddings
“This is a really great place before this one we were at a different place and we came here I really love this place the way Chris works with the kids and everyone here is so friendly and nice I feel at home when I come here I would recommend this place to anyone my son loves it here and he likes he’s new friends here.”
Jennifer Thomas
“Super kid friendly, well priced, the kids love it, and even the parents waiting and watching their children are great!!”
Jenna Lynne Hurley
“Agogi Academy of Combatives provides excellent service to all of its students. The class provides both self defense and a fantastic hobby all whilst keeping you in shape. Just today I finished a private lesson with one of the owners, Chris Holmes. Chris, along with every instructor at Agogi, spends a great amount of time and effort to maintain one on one contact with each and every one of the students at the academy. For a great atmosphere and a true sense of community, I highly recommend Agogi Academy of Combatives to all of my friends and family; along with anyone seeking self defense, a great hobby, and a home away from home.”
Sean Christiansen
“I own and run an Academy in Harrisburg, NC. and know what great academy is and must say, this is a fantastic place to train for kids and adults. Anytime I get a chance to refer someone in this area to find a place to train, this is the only academy I’ll recommend. You can tell instantly that everyone genuinely cares for the students and are passionate about teaching. The lessons here are realistic and practical in real life and there is an attention to detail and quality that is rare to find. The culture is welcoming, friendly, and If you are the area or looking for a place to train I highly recommend training here.”
Carolina BJJ
“Agogi Academy of Combatives is a fantastic source for men, women & kids to learn truly authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Chris & Kathy are top-notch instructors that run a clean and organized Academy with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. I am a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu with over 40 years in the martial arts and would not hesitate to give this Academy my highest recommendation.”
David LaBonte
“Awesome people and friendly atmosphere! My son has just finished his 1st week here and he absolutely loves it. The instructors are very involved in the training and the students are very helpful in helping new students along. I would like to thank everyone here for making Dylan and myself feel welcome.”
Matthew Lloyd

Our mission is to provide systems of self defense where our members feel the confidence to walk through society knowing that they have the tools needed to avoid or conclude a confrontation.