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!
In addition to reading the reviews online, I had also tried out a couple of other places to train, both in NOVA and in DC. After visiting Fairfax Jiu Jitsu (FJJ) and taking a class, my decision to come here was an easy one to make. The instructors are great (without a doubt), but what I liked best was the general atmosphere and team culture that FJJ fosters. Everyone at FJJ is open to teach and learn from one another. No shortcuts, No excuses.
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've been training BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA at Fairfax for about a year and a half. The thing that I've noticed the most is that my skills have improved greatly ever since I started . I attribute this to the excellent instructors. Their curriculum and class structure is well thought out, and their approach is geared towards training smart in order to get the most out of every session. They also have a great facility and a wealth of solid training partners of all skill levels. I recently had my first MMA fight and I was surprised at how prepared I felt, both physically and mentally. I would definitely recommend Fairfax Jiu Jitsu to anyone looking to start or continue their martial arts journey.