The Base Jiu Jitsu Located in Boise, Idaho offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for all kids and adults of all skills levels.

Forging The Path

A Brief History

The Base Jiu Jitsu is the Boise, Idaho’s first and only facility dedicated solely to teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Founded in 2005 by BJJ Black Belt Mitch Coats. Mitch traveled to and lived in Brazil to study there under Alliance founder Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva with the goal of bringing Jiu Jitsu back to Idaho. In 2017 Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Ben Buttars took over operations of The Base, carrying the tradition forward as Boise’s premier Jiu Jitsu school for all levels, from Beginner Kids to Advanced Adults, The Base covers all skill levels and ages.

Building Trust

The Base head instructor and owner, Ben Buttars, regularly competes and travels with the team to support and coach at competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments around the region. Our team of coaches work every day with our students to ensure that not only are they skilled, but they are morally principled in the tradition and heritage of Jiu Jitsu. While we keep a relaxed atmosphere at The Base, we feel it is important to keep the heritage of this respected martial art true to it's roots. Most of the classes offered at The Base are performed in the traditional Gi or Kimono.

Battle Tested

The Base Jiu Jitsu is the #1 academy for beginners in the Boise area. No matter your age, fitness level, or martial arts experience, you can start today. Our Fundamentals Class starts teaching students battle-tested Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques from day one. Whether your ultimate goal is to compete in Jiu Jitsu, develop a killer ground game for MMA, or just get into amazing physical condition, our program will get you there. Our team has been successful locally and nationally at tournaments run by organizations such as the IBJJF, NAGA, Grappler's Quest, US Grappling, and Impact BJJ.



Different Walks of Life

Positive, friendly training environment. The Base Jiu Jitsu welcomes men, women, and children interested in learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a hobby, self-defense, or for use in competition.

You will find all sizes, ages, and skill levels of people who train at The Base Jiu Jitsu. You will have instant training partners, and friends, when you join us.

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We Offer

  • A variety of classes to fit your schedule because we know you’re busy
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for kids to adults
  • Dietary and nutrition guidance and as a result change your lifestyle
  • Supplemental workout advice in addition to your jiu jitsu training
  • Strategy and gamesmanship so you’re ready to compete if you choose

  • We LOVE it! The coaches and classes are first class. They're great at working with all ages of kids to make it both fun and challenging. Our child, 'batman', started over a year ago at the age of 5 and has improved his attention drastically. Jiu Jitsu and the coaches have taught him to be both tough and compassionate. We love the mixed age children's class that allows all students to learn from each other. It is easy to train all week for both my husband and son with the variety of classes and schedules available. Thank you!

  • "I do not train in BJJ but my husband does, and I fully support him in this. His job is very stressful, and because of all his incredible teammates and teachers at The Base he is able to nearly eliminate that stress he would otherwise bring home with him. He says when he's rolling it is impossible to think about problems because if you aren't focused on your next move and studying and learning from your opponent you'll be in an arm bar in a second. You're forced to check the world at the door. Jiu Jitsu is so much more than a sport or workout. It's a lifestyle. You never stop learning. You never stop improving. You never stop growing. What I personally see is a husband who comes home relaxed and ready to take on anything when he walks through the door. His stress is diffused. His mind is clear. He smiles. He laughs. He's balanced. And that helps ME stay balanced. So even though I don't train in BJJ I certainly hope my husband never stops."

  • "I have two children (age 12, girl and 14, boy) and a husband (age withheld because he thinks he's 20) going to The Base on a regular basis. I can tell you all three of them are very happy. All three of them love it for different reasons; proving this is a great family-friendly environment. Keep up the good work The Base!"

  • "The Base Training Center is an awesome gym. We stopped in to train while visiting Boise on military orders. The staff and all the members were very friendly and helpful. The facility is great and very clean. If you’re looking for a great place to train Jiu Jitsu and meet some awesome people, check this place out! Thanks for having us."


See You At The Base!


where we are

BJ Buttars

The Base Jiu Jitsu Boise

201 N. Maple Grove Rd

(208) 629-7658

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