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!
Fairfax Jiu Jitsu features an excellent kids program. Mark Jones runs fun and entertaining classes but the kids stay focused and give a lot of effort. Mark works well with a variety of personalities (my son tends to be pretty quiet) and invests in the progress of each individual student. This is a professional business with a top notch facility.
I joined the Muay Thai program at Fairfax Jiu Jitsu in late 2011. I initially went once or twice a week and found the program challenging but fun from the start. I slowly increased my attendance frequency and I'm now on my fourth month of consistently training Muay Thai three times a week. The coach Matt Nielsen is a true asset to the gym. He's dedicated to the program and to the sport in general and keeps things fresh and fun. He's great at pushing his students and motivating them to do their best without putting any stressful pressures on them. I learn something new every time I go to his class either from him or from his top Muay Thai student who I've found to be another great asset to the program. The program is simply addictive and has helped me to get in the best shape of my life. As a female student, I initially had doubts about whether doing something like Muay Thai was suitable for me. I am now really glad I decided to try it out because it has benefited me in so many ways and has made me strong both physically and mentally. I have not tried any of the other programs offered by the gym and so cannot comment on them -- but I cannot say enough good things about the Muay Thai program at FJJ.
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.