South Prospect Gym

Physical and mental training to further improve many aspect of life.

South Prospect Gym is a martial arts school in Ravenna that offers a variety of programs for students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced martial artist, we have a program that’s right for you. Our facility is home of the top martial arts programs in the area. South Prospect Gym train in Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, Karate, and Boxing.

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Chief Instructor is Sensei Benjamin Pettit

We are proud to offer the highest quality classes available in the area; both adult and youth martial arts courses, fitness classes, and incredible personal training. No experience required. South Prospect Gym coaches are known for high level instruction, patience, and experience. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and attention into our coaching, and we hope you enjoy training with us as much as we do. If you’re looking for a martial arts school that’s right for you, then South Prospect Gym is the place for you.


Q About Sensei Benjamin Pettit

Owner / Entrepreneur of South Prospect Gym.

I started martial arts training in 1995, hold a first degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate, a third degree Black Belt in freestyle karate, a Trainer's Certification in Muay Thai, and am an Authorized USA Muay Thai coach. I have competitive experience in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Kickboxing and Sanshou. Many talented students have earned winning competitive records under my programs, and I have had the honor of coaching a formidable team of athletes.

I instruct a variety of classes, and also offer kickboxing based personal training to students of any age or experience level.

Q About Sensei Jason Williard

My name is Jason and I'm the Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor for J W Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu located at South Prospect Gym. I started training martial arts when I was 9yrs old and have been involved in martial arts for over 30 yrs. I'm currently a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, & a Senior Level Student in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. I started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2002 under Eduardo "Dudu" Barros. I am a fully certified Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through the IBJJF(International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation), USBJJF(United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation), & Beltchecker. I look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Q About Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a stand-up combat sport. It is based on kicking and punching, developed from a mix of Muay Thai, boxing, and Karate. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, fitness, or as a contact sport. The class involves pad work, sparring, partner training and conditioning.

Q Are Parents Allowed To Watch?

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons. We love parents getting involved! And so do their kids. Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults. Your kids will love that you have something in common. It will build a strong family bond!
Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’? Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee. They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!