We are no ordinary martial arts school. Since 2007, Fairfax Jiu Jitsu Academy in Chantilly has offered the highest level of instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai and Capoeira in Northern Virginia. Internationally recognized, full-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts and professional coaches with over 100 years of combined experience oversee every aspect of your development and help you achieve your goals. FJJ students come from all over the area including Fairfax, Herndon, Manassas, Vienna, Sterling, Ashburn, Centreville, Oakton, Reston, and Loudoun County. Whether you are looking to lose weight, compete in the ring or the cage, learn practical, effective self-defense, or just want to get into the best shape of your life, Fairfax Jiu Jitsu is in your corner. Join us today!
Before I started training in BJJ, I went to a regular gym. I found that I was constantly finding excuses not to go, because I was getting so bored with the repetitive work outs. Since I've always been an avid fan of Mixed Martial Arts, and heard that BJJ was a great work out, I decided to stop by Fairfax JJ to check it out. After my first class, I was hooked. From the instructors to the students, the school is top notch! All the students are really friendly, and always willing to give advice to help enhance techniques. To top it off, we all motivate each other so we are finding ways to improve. The instructors conduct great classes that teach excellent BJJ techniques and fundamental skills, as well as get all the students in great physical shape, especially by increasing cardio levels. They are always hands-on, and genuinely friendly, so students never feel intimidated to ask them questions. I travel regularly for my job, and while I'm out of town I try to stop by local BJJ schools to check them out, test my skills and stay in shape. I learned very quickly that those other schools are simply schools; students and teachers come in, train, and then go home. At Fairfax JJ, there seems to be a lot more camaraderie- students come in early before class and stay afterward to talk about what they learned and help each other with techniques. Since I've been training at Fairfax JJ, every class I learn something new. I always walk out of class feeling that I got a great workout, as well as received some great BJJ lessons. I can't imagine training anywhere else!
Coming to train at Fairfax Jiu Jitsu is by far head and shoulders above any other establishment in the Northern Virginia area. First of all, every student (and I do mean every student) is given the opportunity to excel, advance and achieve. This is not a statement I could make lightly. Since I am slightly older than most of the students here, I really did not know where I would fit in but from my first introduction at Fairfax Jiu Jitsu, I knew that this would be the place where I could see and seek constant improvement. Coach Mark and Coach Sam put the safety and welfare of each student first and reinforce that code with constant vigilance. The striking program (Muay Thai) that I enrolled in is under the direction of Coach Bill and Coach Matt. Coach Bill and Coach Matt recognizes the different levels and abilities of each person and are dedicated to getting the best performance out of each student. Their approach to Muay Thai is not a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all program. Again, since I am an older student, I appreciate the fact that I can and do train with others that are better, more skilled and more knowledgeable than I. This is where real growth and improvement can and does takes place and Coach Bill and Coach Matt will make sure that constant improvement will always be your goal. As long as you, the student, have the drive, dedication, mind-set and an open attitude to be coached and directed, you will never plateau. The environment created by Fairfax Jiu Jitsu, the coaches and students is free of attitudes, egos and puffed-up personalities. The support among your peers is sincere and reinforcing -- getting out of your 'comfort zone' is encouraged and recognized. For me, it is a pleasure to be in a group of hard working and hard charging individuals and the best part of my day is the time when I am training here at Fairfax Jiu Jitsu.
Sam and Mark are two of the best jiu jitsu instructors I've had the pleasure of learning from. I've learned something from them every time I step on the mat with them, and I've laughed every class.