What Is Jiu Jitsu?

An ever-evolving, practical form of self-defense. A game of human chess, that is both mentally stimulating and great exercise. A lifestyle for kids or adults that grows and changes with you whether it be for self defense, competitive sport, physical fitness, or just plain fun. An art, uniquely created by the individual practicing it. A community, bringing people together from all walks of life, around a common desire to always be pushing ourselves to our limits, always be living healthily, positively, and respectfully.

We use a structured approach when teaching our fundamentals classes. It is a philosophy that implements a respect for all people. This frees them to develop the creativity and problem solving that is essential to learning the “Gentle Art”.

We start with positional understanding providing you with a checklist of concepts that will set you up for success when you execute techniques taught to you in class. When you develop an understanding and dynamic awareness of those concepts, the student is able to take more control over their own training. They develop the ability to craft their own style and learn Jiu Jitsu at their own pace.

Come Join Us At The Base!


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



Different Walks of Life

Positive, friendly training environment. The Base 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. 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 training
  • Strategy and gamesmanship so you’re ready to compete if you choose

  • "I had a great experience at THE BASE! I was from out of town looking for a place to train and they were extremely welcoming and acomidating even provided me a loaner gi. The instructors are high level and the attention to details awesome. Every one was very friendly made me feel like I was at my home gym the first time there. Looking forward to return as soon as possible! Thank you to every one there!"

  • "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!"

  • 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!

  • "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!

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where we are

BJ Buttars

The Base Jiu Jitsu Boise

2640 E State Ave, Suite 110, Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 629-7658


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