Now Offering 2 WEEKS FREE!

Team FVGC is excited to announce that we are extending our trial offer to 2 WEEKS FREE for all prospective adult students!  Team FVGC is the ONLY Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy in NE Wisconsin with a full-time Black Belt instructor as well as a group of the most dedicated and accomplished coaches in the valley.


The free trial is a great way to try out all of our regular adult programs (BJJ, Boxing/kickboxing, Judo/Wrestling, Women’s Martial Arts, Fight Fit fitness). You will have a chance to experience our different martial arts programs, meet and talk with our coaches, and train with the FVGC family! You don’t need to have any experience to start training; most people that come in for the first time don’t have any martial arts background!


To get started all you need to do is come 10-15 minutes before the first class that you want to attend to fill out your waiver. See our schedule at  If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to sign your paperwork.  Wear comfortable athletic clothes and, if you are participating in boxing or kickboxing, you will need a mouth guard. Any other equipment you may need is provided by FVGC for your trial period.


If you have any other questions before coming in, please do not hesitate to call or email us! See you soon!

LCCT Spring Seminar / Modified Schedule for Tuesday, March 29th

Remember, our LCCT Seminar is TOMORROW, March 29th from 6-8:30pm.

This means a modified schedule:
Boxing will be from 5-6pm (15 minutes shorter)
Fight Fit is CANCELLED


Team FVGC is proud to welcome back Rickson Gracie black belts and World Champions Luiz Claudio and Thiago Veiga for our spring LCCT Affiliation seminar. These seminars are an incredible opportunity to learn BJJ concepts and techniques from the heads of our jiu-jitsu affiliation and are open to ALL experience levels!

This seminar is a TUESDAY NIGHT around the same time as regular BJJ class, as weekends have been difficult for a number of our members to attend. Please plan accordingly!

Seminar cost is $85 per person (cash at the door)

Please contact us with any questions!

Women’s Martial Arts Program to Launch February 29th


Martial arts can be a powerful tool for women. Martial arts can not only give women the skills to protect themselves, but can be an effective way to develop self-confidence, determination, focus, and self-respect. The martial arts can also be a great way to relieve stress, a part of a healthy lifestyle, and a way to create a supportive network of friends and mentors!


Team FVGC’s Women’s Class teaches a combination of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, and self-defense skills in a safe, supportive, and empowering environment. It is designed for women with a variety of experience levels; we welcome women with absolutely no experience as well as our more advanced martial artists. This is a class that can be taken by itself or in conjunction with another martial arts program at FVGC.


Our Women’s program is taught by Alexandra Peterson, who has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years and is one of the highest ranking female Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners in Wisconsin. She has many years of teaching experience both in striking and grappling and is the founder of Rebel Girls BJJ, a non-profit organization that promotes women’s jiu-jitsu and its community in Wisconsin.


As with all the programs at Team FVGC, you get 7 DAYS FREE to try out the class (Learn more about getting started HERE



Because of inclement weather and the Appleton Area School Districts closing for the day, FVGC is cancelling ALL REGULAR CLASSES tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact Alex at 920.202.4166.

Stay safe everyone!

PS Please stay tuned to either the blog or the Facebook page to make sure Wednesday morning classes are on as normal. If AASD is delayed, 9am class will be cancelled.

2015 FVGC Year in Review!

It’s been a great year at Team FVGC! We’ve been pleased to welcome new members to the family, celebrate some big wins in both BJJ and MMA, participate in some amazing seminars, and get some great training in.


New BreedThe team started the year out strong at the New Breed in Chicago in February and also did very well at the IBJJF Chicago Summer Open in August. We also celebrated our first WORLD CHAMPION after Stephanie Ozment won her blue belt division at the Masters Worlds in September.

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Matt Brown RFA March


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Coach Matt Brown had a huge win at RFA in Minnesota in March. Kegan Genrich also came home with a big first Pro MMA win in Madison!



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FVGC was excited for some very big and well-deserved BJJ promotions this year, including two brown belts, two purple belts and six blue belts.




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Rebel Girls BJJ hosted two historic women-only seminars at FVGC. One was in April while the other was in November.
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We also had some very educational affiliation seminars, including a workshop with LCCT head Thiago Veiga and a large seminar with both Luiz Claudio and Thiago that included UFC fighter special guests from the Sik-jitsu team.thiago workshop July


In June Team FVGC was pumped to begin their partnership with Sweat Angels this year, an organization that assists gyms in donating to wonderful charitable causes through Facebook check-in campaigns.

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We also said “Thank You” to all of our extremely talented and dedicated instructors at our end-of-year potluck and Instructor Appreciation Week.


And lastly, as always, we had some fun and productive training throughout the year. Thank you so much to all of our instructors and members for their loyalty, dedication, hard work and heart over the last year. You truly make FVGC a family and a great place to be.

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Christmas and New Years Schedule




Are we having classes on Christmas and New Years, Grumpy Cat?

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We will be closed for ALL REGULAR CLASSES during the following days:

Wednesday, December 23rd through Saturday, December 26th. Regular classes will resume on Monday, December 28th.

There will be OPEN MAT on Saturday, December 26th from 10am-11am for all FVGC members. There will be no instruction.


Thursday, December 31st and Friday January 1st. Regular classes will resume on Saturday, January 2nd.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!

We wish you and your families and safe and happy holiday season!



Schedule and Event Announcements!

Team FVGC Thanksgiving Schedule

Thursday, Nov 26th (Thanksgiving Day): CLOSED

Friday, Nov 27th (Black Friday): CLOSED

Saturday, Nov 28th: OPEN MAT 10AM-11AM


There will be no regular classes on Saturday. Open mat is available to all regular adult members (BJJ, Kickboxing, Fitness). There will be no instruction. A 5 minute timer will be set starting at 10am for those that are looking to roll/spar/workout with rounds. Do not show up at 10:45AM and expect that we will stay open for as long as you want to be at the gym.


Instructor Appreciation Week

December 7th – December 12th

Our instructors here at FVGC are not only incredibly skilled and accomplished, they are also extremely dedicated to their students and generous with their time and knowledge.

The week of December 7th is going to officially be Instructor Appreciation Week. FVGC staff will be organizing some ways to help our members say “Thank you!” to all the coaches for their years of hardwork and service to their team and students, but welcome you to find your own unique way to show your appreciation!!!


Family Potluck Saturday, December 12th

At the end of the week, on Saturday, December 12, we will be having an end-of-the-year POTLUCK at the gym from 5-8pm. Bring a dish and your family for a night of fun!!! We will have a dish-to-bring sign up closer to the event.  All FVGC members from all programs and their families/significant others are welcome. In addition to stuffing our faces, we will be running some games for the kids and the adults. There also will be a raffle with some cool prizes with proceeds going to a great cause!

Visit the Facebook Event page here

Schedule During the Masters Worlds

James and Alex will be competing at the Masters Worlds and Las Vegas Wednesday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 27th. We will therefore have a modified schedule and subsitute instructors for many classes.

Wednesday 9/23

9am and 11:30am BJJ: Cancelled

4pm Kids Beginner Class: Cancelled

5:15pm Fight Fit and 6pm Advanced BJJ will run as normal

Thursday 9/24


Friday 9/25

All classes will  run as normal

(Substitute: Dan Williams)

Saturday 9/26

All classes will run as normal

(Substitutes: Damon, Jamie, Dan)


Summer Closings *Please Mark on Your Calendars!*

Team FVGC Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Fitness will be CLOSED the following days:


Friday, July 24th

Saturday, July 25th


Thursday, July 30th

Friday July 31st

Saturday, August 1st


Saturday, August 15th (IBJJF Chicago Summer Open)


We are replacing our usual week-long summer break with several weekends to help accommodate special events and tournaments over the next month. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!