(702) 557-4878
8880 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Who We Are

About Dunham Jiu Jitsu LLC in Las Vegas, NV

Evan Dunham

Owner Head Coach at Dunham Jiu Jitsu LLC in Las Vegas, Black Belt

Welcome to Dunham Jiu Jitsu! We are the leading martial arts and fitness center in Las Vegas and our team of instructors is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. We specialize in optimal fitness, personal development and effective self-defense… something your whole family can enjoy!

Dunham Jiu Jitsu brings FUN and exciting classes to students of all ages, fitness levels and degrees of experience. We’ve got Jiu Jitsu for kids and adults, as well as Wresting for kids. Not only is martial arts an excellent way to achieve physical gains, but it‘s also a great way to keep your mental health in check, reduce stress and gain clarity

Through well-guided training and personal attention, not only will you gain the tools you need to improve your self-defense and Jiu Jitsu techniques, you’ll also develop your emotional health, psychological health and social well-being. This goes for both kids and adults.

We’re here to help you reach YOUR goals. Whether you want to get fit, learn valuable bully prevention and self-defense skills, or build your character skills for big successes in life, we’ll work together to make that happen. Your goals are our goals and we won’t stop until we reach them together. Sound good? 

If you’re looking for an upbeat, inspiring, family-friendly facility, we want to be your go to place. We offer structured, challenging classes that include pins, joint locks and throws and we ensure that you and every other student train in SAFEST environment possible.

Our outstanding curriculum is designed to give you a well-rounded approach to Jiu Jitsu with emphasis on lifelong VALUES such as…

  • Self-control and discipline
  • Focus and clarity
  • Confidence and empowerment
  • Determination and respect for self & others
  • Good health and fitness habits

You’d think that all those awesome benefits would cost a fortune, right? Well, maybe they do at other martial arts schools, but not here at Dunham Jiu Jitsu. We like to say that our programs are Super-Affordable with PRICELESS benefits!

Be sure to check out the CRAZY-LOW Web Special going on… for a Limited Time Only! Classes fill up fast, so reserve your spot Today! This Special is 100% RISK-FREE, so you have nothing to lose and so much to gain!

Beginners Welcome! We train all levels, so if you're just starting out, want to get back into Jiu Jitsu after taking some time off, or have been consistently training for several years, we're happy to help you on your journey to personal fitness and ultimate success. It doesn’t matter what age, shape, or skill level you are right now, we will work with you no matter what to help you improve your body, mind and spirit and be the best that you can be.

Are you ready to join our growing Jiu Jitsu family? Let’s unleash your inner giant together as a team and make your fitness goals and dreams come true. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Evan Dunham is the Owner and Head Coach at Dunham Jiu Jitsu. He started wrestling at the age of 12 when he joined a local wrestling club and wrestled throughout middle and high school.

As a freshman at the University of Oregon, Evan really missed competing and training every day, since he hadn’t joined the wrestling team there. Evan’s friend told him about a local Jiu Jitsu club, Northwest Martial Arts, and suggested that he attend a class. Evan attended his first class with the idea that he would destroy everyone with his wrestling background, but was quickly proven wrong as he was submitted, at will, by guys half his size over and over again. 

As Evan drove home that night, he realized that this was a sport that he wanted to learn and soon after that, he was in the gym every day. Even though Evan was going to college full time, all his attention and passion was on Jiu Jitsu. He’s not exaggerating when he says that Jiu Jitsu totally changed his life. 

Evan had never been overly interested in trying MMA, but after he graduated from the U of O and was training even more, he began to wonder if Jiu Jitsu would actually work in a real-life fight scenario. Even though he had seen Jiu Jitsu work in fights on video and was told that it works, he had to find out for himself. 

When a local fight organization came to town, Evan jumped at the chance to compete. After training extensively on the ground and with zero stand up skills, he fought his first amateur fight and finished it in the first round via choke. After that fight, he had his answer and knew he had found another passion.

Evan was 5-3 as an amateur before he dropped a weight class and turned pro. He went 11-0 as a pro before he was handed his first loss to former UFC champion, Sean Sherk. 

Evan has been fighting many of the top competitors in the UFC ’s lightweight division since 2009 and still continues to compete for the organization with 13 fights to date and counting. 

He credits Jiu Jitsu as being the main reason why he’s been able to compete at the highest level of competition in his sport. Evan loves training, teaching and learning every day, as well as teaching kids and adults who are interested in the sport. 

Owning and operating his own gym have always been a goal of his and he’s excited to create a family of likeminded people who share the same passion for martial arts.

Evan’s Achievements Include… 

  • Started training Jiu Jitsu in 2000
  • UFC Debut in 2009 with first round KO
  • Received Black Belt from Wellington Diaz in 2010
  • Recipient of three Fight of the Night awards and one Submission of the Night award in the UFC
  • Received First Degree Black Belt from Robert Drysdale in 2014
  • 19 fights within the UFC

How to Get Started

Come join our Las Vegas, NV Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Jiu Jitsu, Kids Wrestling, and Adult Jiu Jitsu. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (702) 557-4878 if you have any further questions. Dunham Jiu Jitsu LLC hopes to speak with you soon!