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!
I have been training at FJJ for 7 months, starting with the Striking Elements training. This is a truly outstanding community of coaches and students. They have created a culture of hard work and mutual support. They ask you to train with "no excuses, no shortcuts" which is a great daily reminder to not explain away a shortcoming but to keep doing the work of learning, practicing, and improving. Everyone is encouraged, and is given the tools needed to achieve their best. Can't say enough about the coaches: they are accomplished martial artists and friendly, effective teachers of their art.
I've wanted to do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai since I got out of the military 10 years ago, but never got around to it. I was worried about starting in my mid 30s because of the age and experience differences I would encounter having never done martial arts before. I finally signed up in September of 2016. My concerns were unwarranted. The coaches are great and make learning fun and stress free. They never hesitate to answer your questions or demonstrate a technique again when you didn't quite get it. There are students of varying ages and experience there as well. They have all been very welcoming and friendly, providing encouragement and help when drilling techniques or rolling. Fairfax Jiu Jitsu has become my home away from home and I find when I'm away on business I can't wait to get back to train! If you're interested in learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai, I highly recommend signing up for their free trial. I hope to see you out on the mat! Fairfax on 3! On Yoga: They have such a calming and peaceful atmosphere. Her classes have really helped with my flexibility, balance, breathing, and focus, which really compliment everything we do at FJJ. Saba's classes were really my first venture into yoga and she made learning it an easy and positive experience. I highly recommend everyone check it out if you haven't yet. You might be surprised how much you enjoy it!