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!
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.
For me, the choice to train at Fairfax Jiu Jitsu was easy. When I was looking for a place to train, I decided to look for something that had a combination of a safe and friendly training environment, experienced instructors, and a commitment to support me in my personal training goals. That is exactly what I got. FJJ’s MMA program is realistic and challenging. It combines drilling and live situations so we gain practical experience using techniques. The curriculum is for real! I am confident in the skills I have learned, whether I am striking, in the clinch, working my ground game, or transitioning in between.
Fairfax Jiu Jitsu has been a home for me since April 30, 2014. I walked in with hardly any martial arts experience and didn't have any expectations other than getting a good workout. I tried a free BJJ class and the rest is history. Not only did I get a good workout, but all the students and instructors were very welcoming and very helpful. FJJ has become family to me. This is a school that you can trust to have your back and have your best interests in mind when it comes to your training and your own personal development. The culture here is very welcoming to any student whether they are a beginner or an expert because of their superior technical instruction, their personal interest in the growth of each student, and the values and principles that the instructors have established here that are beneficial on as well as off the mat. I'm proud to represent Fairfax Jiu Jitsu and be part of this family.