Welcome to Signal Mountain Jiu-Jitsu – established in 2023! We're here to introduce you to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a friendly, family-oriented setting. All levels are welcome – whether you're a beginner or a seasoned expert. Join us and discover how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can enhance your fitness, while also equipping you with valuable self-defense skills. At Signal Mountain Jiu-Jitsu, we're more than a gym – we're a supportive community excited to embark on this journey with you. Your path to health, confidence, and new friendships begins today.


Jason Finnell

Jason Finnell was born and raised in Chattanooga Tennessee. He is a graduate of McCallie School, where he was a three-time state champion wrestler. He wrestled at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he graduated in 2005. Jason has an MBA from Bryan College (2009) and is a licensed general contractor.

Jason’s hobbies include mountain biking and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is a BJJ black belt and is the owner of Veritas Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Dalton, Georgia. Jason lives on Signal Mountain with his wife Natalie and son Jensen. They are avid Tennessee Volunteer football fans and hope to one day see the Vols return to glory.

Drew Whitley

Drew began his Jiu Jitsu journey over 8 years ago and has found it wholly beneficial physically, mentally, and emotionally. Although self-defense is his primary focus, he enjoys learning all grappling styles and the challenges they offer. Drew works in law enforcement and has a robust athletic background, playing and coaching baseball on the collegiate level, rugby, and mountain biking. He also enjoys spending time with his family, college football, and the outdoors.