The Base Jiu-Jitsu of Pocatello

Pocatello’s #1 source for high-quality Jiu-Jitsu instruction for everyone! If you’re looking to train for self-defense, getting in shape, or have an interest in competition you’ve come to the right place. We offer classes for all skill ranges and interest levels, something for everyone! You'll train with like-minded people and skill level under the watchful eye of friendly instructors in a safe, structured, and non-intimidating environment to promote maximum growth!

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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.



The Base Jiu-jitsu of Pocatello boasts the areas most state of the art facility. We offer 1,400sqft. of 2” thick Tatami mats. The mat space is placed on a highly specialized shock absorbent “suspension floor”, much like you see in a gymnastics gym. This insures the most comfortable and safe environment possible. The difference over Its simpler “floor laid” counterpart is substantial and worth every penny! To further ensure our students safety, ZebraMats has provided the safest 1.5” wall coverings made! This combination of suspension floor and wall mats affords our students an exceptionally clean and extremely safe environment to learn. We feel these components are paramount to the success and longevity of our students.