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GMA TEAM - Rocian Gracie Branch USA


At the heart of everything that we do is our passion for teaching correct  methods and our commitment to our students. We believe in not just teaching self defense or fighting we believe in culturing all student  and teaching martial arts and family values. We also want our student to strive for academic excellence.  Our academy is operated by three generation of family members who are current or retired competition and full contact fighters who are also world certified high level masters / instructors. All our staff members must pass a full background checks to qualify to coach or teach and we are "Safe Sport Certified" to teach children. Our unique programs and training classes are second to none and we strive to give the best to all our members.  Professor Spillmann has decades of experience teaching Brazilian JiuJitsu methods as taught to him.

(Read His Bio) 

Our school has been ranked as one of the top Martial Arts School time and time again. Our State of the art training center was built for our students and has over 15,000-sqft of floor space, training mats, specialized equipment, MMA cage, boxing areas, free weights, TRX, Bungees, bathrooms, changing rooms and a kids play TV area. We also believe in a clean and comfortable training areas and clean waiting areas. GMA teaches several martial arts styles like Brazilian JiuJitsu, Adult, Child & Family TaeKwondo, Adult Hapkido and Adult Wing Chun.


We are located in the GMA Elite Training Center building located in the heart of Gallatin, and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. Our skilled team members are here to assist students achieve, learn self defense skills and hone fighting skills. If you ready to reach your potential then  call us today 615-461-8871 to learn more about us. We offer Adult MMA Classes, Kids MMA Classes, Adult Brazilian JiuJitsu, Kids Brazilian JiuJitsu, Adults TaeKwonDo, Kids TaeKwonDo, Sport TaeKwonDo, Muay Thai Concepts, Wing Chun and other martial arts classes.  


GMA is located in Gallatin Tennessee and closes to Hendersonville, Castalian Springs, Hartsville, Lafayette, Nashville, Madison, Lebanon and Bethpage. We are located in the GMA Elite Training Center  Building: 130 N Locust Ave Gallatin TN 37066



Professor W. Santos  -  Master Rocain Gracie Jr  -  Professor K. Spillmann


The GMA Center keeps winning and winning. KwanJangNim Spillmann’s ( Professor Spillmann) and his sons know how to create champions. The GMA academy is known for developing top students with great skill and strong defensive and fighting abilities. GMA students have multitudes of wins in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. GMA’s master-level instructors are internationally certified in multiple martial arts. Professor Spillmann is an eighth-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo, who holds rankings in several martial arts and received his Black Belt from Rocian Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2000 who has taught martial arts in the United States and abroad for almost 40 years. The academy is registered with the International Brazilian JiuJitsu Federation / USA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, International TaeKwonDo Federation, USA Boxing. USA TaeKwondo and the American Athletic Union. 



June 12th, 2018

GMA Martial Arts Center / Rocian Gracie Jiu-Jitsu TN


Grandmaster Spillmann’s youngest son Kurt has competed for years in traditional martial arts tournaments. He is fourth-degree black belt and a gold medalist in both Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and on June 10th, Spillmann won at Cage Wars MMA in California.

Spillmann, a native of Gallatin, dominated the fight with head kicks body strikes. Spillmann was not struck once, ending the match in under a minute by forcing his opponent to tap out with a rear-naked choke.

The GMA academy is known for developing top students with academic excellence and strong defensive and fighting abilities. GMA students have multitudes of wins in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.

GMA’s master-level instructors are internationally certified in multiple martial arts. Grandmaster Professor Spillmann is an eighth-degree black belt, who holds rankings in several martial arts and has been teaching in the United States and abroad for almost 40 years.

Master Kurt Spillmann trains at GMA Martial Arts in Gallatin, TN with his family and when fighting in California, and trains at  Fight Syndicate a friendship school.


Huntter Anderson Wins 

Aires MMA Nashville TN 

September  17th 2021 - Huntter won his MMA fight  via dq.

Current Record  2-1


Coached by Master M. Unamann















June 9th, 2019

GMA Martial Arts Center Master Instructor Kurt Spillmann who is a 4th Dan black Belt in ITF,  Kukkiwon TaeKwondo and a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, (under his father GM Spillmann) competed again this weekend in California Cage Wars and devastated his opponent with a TKO in under 20 seconds.

The fight started as Kurt Spillmann side-kicked his opponent and a boxing bout began. Kurt landed several punches causing his opponent to try to clinch. That is when Kurt Spillmann reversed it, landing his opponent on his back. Master Kurt Spillmann  then landed 9 more punches ending the fight by TKO in under 20 seconds.  His current record is undefeated and all fights have ended in under 40 seconds. This demonstrates the power of BJJ / MMA taught at GMA and the other martial arts taught at GMA Martial Arts in Gallatin TN.

Master Kurt Spillmann trains at GMA Martial Arts in Gallatin, TN with his family and when fighting in California he works out at  Fight Syndicate a friendship school.  Master Instructor Kurt Spillmann started practicing martial arts at the age of three with his father Grandmaster Spillmann, an 8th Dan Black Belt.and Black Belt under Rocian Gracie Jr.


Master Kurt Spillmann  has been training and competing for over 24 years. He also trains with his brothers at the Gallatin Academy.


Master Instructor Kurt Spillmann is a complete fighter and has won dozens of competitions in TaeKwonDo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; he also graduated MTSU with a degree in business and is a complete martial artist. Great martial arts brings a person peace of mind, changes lives, and teaches dedication, goal setting, confidence and perseverance which is evident in the success of this martial arts master. 


Huntter Anderson Wins 

Primal Combat Lebanon TN 

June 12th 2021

Huntter won his MMA fight in the first round via submission



130 N. Locust Avenue, Unit B, Gallatin, TN 37066

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