Martial Arts for the whole Family

Many highly skilled instructors throughout the week

Rise Up Martial Arts Academy has classes for all experience levels, and has a strong emphasis on safety and comraderie. You can learn from many different instructors in different classes, but we also pride ourselves on our expert students, who contribute to the learning.  See our schedule here!

Variety of class options

Whether you or your child have zero experience, you want to try a different martial art than the one you’ve practiced for many years, or you want to hone and sharpen your skills, we have opportunities for all levels and backgrounds! We have Karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), and yoga for adults and children, as well as yoga classes!

Strong, supportive community

Our instructors are dedicated to creating a learning environment built on technical curiousity, sportsmanship, collaboration and peer support, and ethics on and off the tatami. We welcome all, and do everything that we can to help our students succeed, and develop positive mindsets and accountability.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

We have about 15 Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) classes per week (both kids and adults), led by several instructors with diverse martial arts backgrounds. At Rise Up, practical self-defense and character are emphasized over competition. Our school certified by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). Our students range from brand new white belts to several brown belts (white, blue, purple brown, black). We have beginner and advanced classes as well. 


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BJJ Black belt Thales’ Blaso Winter Triangle Seminar

  On December 9th, BJJ Black belt Thales' Blaso hosted a Winter Triangle Seminar. Triangle Techniques The triangle choke submission is an iconic Brazilian jiu jitsu position, and high percentage finishing submission. Thales went over finishing the submission,...

Rise Up Member in Milwaukee BJJ Scrimmage

Rise Up Member Competes at Milwaukee BJJ 4 Change Scrimmage Rise Up Martial Arts Academy blue belt Ryan Dunn competed in Milwaukee at BJJ 4 Change's BJJ Scrimmage at Marquette University on November 18, 2017. We are very proud of Ryan for participating in his first...

Thales Teaches BJJ Seminar on Guard Concepts

July 22, 2017: Concepts of the Guard Positions Seminar   At noon, Thales Blaso taught a full-capacity seminar for Rise Up Martial Arts Academy students and guests on how to handle four common guard positions in Brazilian jiu jitsu: closed guard, half guard, butterfly...

BJJ Seminar: Luis Claudio Augusto

Louis Claudio will teach a bjj seminar at Rise Up Martial Arts in Madison, WI. Here he is with Hickson Gracie, Thales Blaso, Eric Boucher BJJ Seminar: Luiz Claudio Augusto BJJ Seminar: Luiz Claudio Augusto. Learn BJJ tactics from Thales' Teacher Thales will be getting...


McFarloween Haunted House Cancer Benefit Event Rise Up Martial Arts sponsored McFarland Matters' McFarloween, a Halloween haunted house event to benefit Kaitlin Jacobsen and Officer Nate Jacobsen with expenses related to a recent cancer diagnosis. Over the course of...


Our Location

Rise Up Martial Arts Academy is located in McFarland on Highway 51 (Stoughton Rd.), less than 15 minute drive from downtown Madison or East Towne Mall, and about 25 minutes from West Towne Mall, and less than 20 minutes from Stoughton.

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