We are no ordinary martial arts school. Since 2007, Fairfax Jiu Jitsu has offered the highest level of instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai and Capoeira in Northern Virginia conveniently located near Fairfax, Herndon, Manassas, Vienna, Sterling, Ashburn, Chantilly, Centreville, Oakton, Reston, and Loudoun County. 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. Whether you are looking to lose weight, compete in the ring or the cage, learn practical and 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!
My son joined the Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at FJJ in 2010. He has spent more time at FJJ than any other place besides home and school, so his coaches have played an important role in his development, not just as an athlete, but as a person. FJJ has become such an integral part of Nick’s life, that even after moving farther away, we never had a second thought about where he should continue to train and grow. The facility is big and clean with a lot of air circulating which I appreciate as a spectator not participating in the training. The parents are friendly and well behaved; you won’t see parents yelling from the sideline at their children or other children. If they come in yelling in the beginning, they quickly learn that FJJ doesn’t promote or tolerate that type of environment. But what impresses me the most is how the instructors manage the balance of discipline, challenge, and fun in the classes. You won’t see kids running around screaming and out of control, except for after class when they have some free time to play, but in class they are focused and working hard, even the little ones. They promote mentorship which helps the older kids feel responsible for helping the younger kids and the younger kids look up to the older kids. It creates an environment where the children learn that it is not just about themselves, but about helping each other grow. Since the first day Nick joined FJJ, BJJ has been his passion. It has taught him to win and lose gracefully, be respectful, stay humble, work hard, and set priorities. The skills he has learned on the mat has transferred to life outside of FJJ. He is competitive on the mat and just as competitive in his class to get good grades, he is respectful to his parents and his teachers, and he stands up for kids who can’t stand up for themselves without getting in a physical altercation. Over the past five years, he has grown physically and mentally strong. He cares about his team mates and FJJ has become more like a family than a place to train. The dedication and commitment from the Instructors grow stronger every year as does the program. We are very satisfied parents and are extremely glad to have found Fairfax Jiu Jitsu.
I was originally referred to FJJ by a friend and quickly understood why. The excellent instructors/owners have created a top flight academy with a positive and constructive atmosphere. From the very first day, despite a large group with deep experience levels, I never felt like an outsider. On the contrary, I immediately felt like "one of the students". Since then, my BJJ game has grown consistently each week. Most importantly, I have found a training family: a group of people who are constantly driving each other to get better. In Northern VA, its very easy to find a school that misses the point. Martial arts, in their basest and purest forms, are about caring for and protecting others. It's refreshing to find a school that finally gets it right. The instruction and knowledge are incredible, yet that only scratches the surface. There is a sense of community and camaraderie at FJJ that cannot be put into words. You have to come by and feel it for yourself. I've said it before, and I'll say it again now: FJJ is HOME & TEAM FJJ is FAMILY.