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!
I started BJJ in 2009 and jumped around a few gyms before landing here. By far the facility is the largest I trained at, also the instructors are world class. But best of all it is a friendly environment with very humble students and teachers. Save yourself the search and come here first. Best Jiu-Jitsu school and also an amazing Muay Thai program, all you need to become a complete MMA fighter. Lastly, from all the schools I went to this is the only one that teaches students takedowns. Which is bizarre to me since all competitions start from your feet. That is probably why they usually take home the team trophy at local competitions. Come in and try a free class.
Fairfax Jiu Jitsu has changed my life! I joined the BJJ program at FJJ in June 2011 with no prior martial arts experience. Within a few months of attending class two nights per week: I was in better shape than a decade earlier as a college athlete; I returned to being a competitive athlete; I was constantly learning practical self-defense skills that I as a petite women could use against an attacker of any size; and my self-confidence and motivation improved which led to positive changes throughout my life. A few years later, FJJ has become my second home and I am now competing in BJJ at top-levels. The class format at FJJ caters to students of all ages and interest levels (physical fitness, self-defense, and competitive athlete), so every student is able to work at their own pace and towards their personal goals. The atmosphere is friendly, fun loving, hardworking, supportive, and has a level of camaraderie I have not experienced with past teams. No matter how tough my day has been prior to arriving at FJJ to train, I always leave with a smile on my face. Both the adult and children’s programs at FJJ are top-notch. I wholeheartedly recommend attending a trial class at FJJ. It may change your life too.
I have been an athlete all of my life playing just about every sport involving some sort of ball, but in terms of martial arts, I am a newbie. This gym was my second (and probably final) attempt at getting into Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I had previously taken a handful of introductory lessons at another gym in the area, but my experience was not great. When you are an absolute beginner, the social anxiety of drilling with strangers who are also much more experienced than you can be daunting. While I felt like an outsider at my first gym, Fairfax Jiu Jitsu has always been a friendly and welcoming environment. Coaches Mark Jones and Sam Kim are both extremely friendly, charismatic, and knowledgeable. They really make the experience fun, while emphasizing growth and determination. Jiu-jitsu can be stressful, but it's easier to push through frustration and difficulty when you feel part of a team. The colored belts are also very friendly and helpful. There are students of just about every age, gender, and ethnicity. If you're a competitive person, students from FJJ perform very well in tournaments and the Coaches take a very structured approach to preparing students for them. In terms of the facility, it is much larger than other gyms I have visited. This allows for a large number of students to train at the same time. There is always someone to drill/spar with, allowing you to really dive deeply into jiu-jitsu if that is your desire. They have a weight room, multiple large mats, and striking areas as well. Everything is well maintained and hygienic. In addition to jiu-jitsu they also offer Muay Thai, and Capoeira classes. Additionally, I believe they are moving to an even larger/improved facility in the near future. I highly recommend jiu-jitsu to anyone. The benefits are far greater than simply learning how to defense yourself. While that is reason enough for many people to start, the personal growth opportunities, both physical and mental cannot be understated. There are social benefits as well. As a 30 year old who works full time in an office setting, it becomes increasingly difficult to make new friends. Jiu-jitsu is the perfect way to expand your social circle, while improving yourself in every way. If you struggle with depression, there is no better cure than jiu-jitsu. Intense cardio leading to increased dopamine production, novelty through learning new techniques on a continuous basis, and a sense of community. If you're a friendly person, I highly recommend Fairfax Jiu-jitsu as a great place to start.