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!
This is a great place to train! Two reputable black belts teach the classes, which is a rarity at most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies (that often fly in a black belt every once in a while). BJJ classes are offered 6 times a week, MMA classes 3 times a week, and Capoeira classes twice a week. The academy produces a lot of competitors in both BJJ and MMA. The BJJ classes generally consist of conditioning, technique, and sparring. I find the classes very challenging and rewarding. The community of people is great, with very little ego or attitude. As a beginner student, I have been treated with a lot of respect and patience by both fellow (beginner and advanced) students and instructors. I've looked at some of the other academies in the local area and easily choose Fairfax Jiu Jitsu. Other BJJ academies may look a lot fancier, but when it comes down to the quality and availability of instruction as well as the sense of community, I feel that Fairfax JJ beats them hands down.
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.
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.