We believe in leaving our egos at the door
It doesn’t matter how fit or flexible or experienced you are, or what color belt you wear. When we hit the mats at 360, everything else fades away. It’s freeing. We are all family here. It’s why we love jiu-jitsu
The guys and girls at 360 are some of the best people to train with—and you’ll train with a lot of them. Our classes are diverse in belt rank, which means there’s always a new challenge to keep you on your game.
The friends you make here are often friends you’ll keep for a lifetime. Nothing builds a bond faster than training with people you trust.
When you grapple, a clean environment is non-negotiable. That’s why we sanitize our mats and floors daily. No gym funk when you walk in the doors.
Meet Our Team
Coach Gray has been called one of “the finest black belts in the metroplex.” He studied under World Master’s Champion Carlos Machado, a pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu—and earned the first stripe on his black belt from Andre Galvao, an 8-time Pan-American Champion. He has competed in numerous competitions locally and internationally, including the Open IBJJF Championship, where he won the lightweight title in 2011.
Coach Hayden earned his purple belt from 360, where he continues to learn both as a student and as an instructor. You’ll find him leading summer camps, fundamentals classes, and advanced classes.
Coach Nikki started training 6 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. She leads a women’s kickboxing class on the weekend and during the week helps coach kids classes then hits the mats to train with the adults.
In Memory of Jimi Griffin
Together with Coach Gray, Jimi Griffin co-founded the original academy that would become 360. His work ethic, coaching style, and energy will always be a part of 360’s DNA.
360 Jiu-Jitsu was originally started by Casey Gray and Jimi Griffin. They began their first “Academy” as an MMA club named 360 MMA & Jiu Jitsu with some of their friends Angel Vargas, Nick Messina & Eric Hudson in 2007. In 2008 they split ways amicably in order to pursue their own individual goals. Casey & Jimi remained close, continuing to train together. In 2012 Jimi joined Casey to train with the Carlos Machado as they prepared to open a Jiu-Jitsu academy of their own.
In March of 2012, they opened the doors to their academy under the name of RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu – Grand Prairie. In 2014 Casey & Jimi made the decision to leave the RCJ Machado association after a consensus on long-term direction could not be met. At that time they decided to bring back the original name 360 and join Atos Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which lined up with the long-term goals they set out to achieve.
Unfortunately for the team in 2016, Jimi Griffin passed away. Jimi was an amazing father, husband, and coach. His smiling face, laughter and teaching abilities will forever be missed, however, his strong work ethic, coaching, and energy will always be apart of 360 Jiu-Jitsu.