About Nemesis Jiu-Jitsu

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Nemesis – We All Have One

At Nemesis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it’s all about conquering the personal nemeses in our lives. Everyone shows up here for a different reason. People from various walks of life show up to learn self-defense, get in shape, manage stress, push themselves to the limit, improve their athletic game, improve their grappling, or overcome other personal barriers. What everyone leaves with is friendship, confidence, passion, and an art that they can share with their children, siblings, and best friends.

New to Jiu-Jitsu?

Our Introduction to Jiu-Jitsu course is designed for the student who has little or no previous knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The course covers the fundamentals of sport and self-defense jiu-jitsu and repeats every 2 months. Students are encouraged to continue attending the beginners course until they feel comfortable – many of our advance (2+ years) students still attend the beginners classes to hone their fundamental skills. Learn More About the Intro Course »

The Eric Hemphill Style

I believe jiu-jitsu as a whole is all about timing, rhythm, and motion. Because of this I do not focus solely on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but jiu-jitsu as a whole. Jiu-jitsu as an art is much broader and accepting of other forms of grappling.  Jiu-jitsu should not shut out the rest of the grappling world.  It is my belief that Jiu-jitsu should accept what is good and what is pure from all the diverse grappling disciplines.  I trained in an area where a lot of Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling, western wrestling, boxing, and American kickboxing was taught simultaneously.   All of these disciplines have influenced my style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They are the foundation of my game and the game of my students.  It is through this foundation that I teach a jiu-jitsu based on sensibility, physical fitness, and passion.

I want people to have fun pushing themselves and improving their life, by learning to defend themselves. I want to help build self-confidence in my students and share with them an art that they can pass down to their children. Camaraderie is a big part of Nemesis. Students of all levels interact and build each other up on and off the mat. There is a sense of encouragement and accountability here. People at all stages of their game encourage one another to perfect a new move, practice better technique, or simply show up on a regular basis. This accountability helps to build confidence, individual game, and strong relationships in and out of the gym.

The one secret in life is to find that one thing that makes you happy and never stop doing it. I want to do this forever – until I die.

Eric Hemphill, Owner & Head Coach