Capital Jiu-Jitsu: Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Our Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Street Self-Defense Course is the most renowned martial arts program in the world for real-life self-defense and true MMA training. This fun, safe and effective program is utilized by people from all walks of life, from everyday men and women interested in learning martial arts for self-defense, to Ultimate Fighting competitors, to Special Forces and Law Enforcement personnel. Beginners are always welcome, so if you're in the Washington DC metro area, Northern Virginia, Alexandria, Manassas, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church or Southern Maryland, visit Capital for an introduction to the most effective, technical, physically demanding and mentally challenging martial art on the planet.
Jiu-Jitsu practitioners always remember their first introduction to the art as an epiphany, a life-changing event. You'll be amazed at how effective leverage can overcome size and strength and the ease at which an average person, with no prior martial arts training, can perform the techniques of Jiu-Jitsu. Even life-long students of other martial arts are blown away by the efficiency and effectiveness of "the gentle art."
Unlike other martial arts, such as Karate, Tae Kwan Do and Kung Fu, Jiu-Jitsu doesn't depend on using punches and kicks to defeat an attacker. Instead, Jiu-Jitsu practitioners utilize chokes and joint locks ("submissions") to subdue their opponents. By relying on leverage instead of strength or athleticism — requisite qualities for being successful at punching and kicking — the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artist is able to defeat much larger and stronger opponents. 95% of all real fights end up on the ground, the place where a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner is most deadly and the place where weight and strength advantages are most easily overcome.
Each Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Street Self-Defense class follows a curriculum designed to give the student a complete strategy for handling any martial situation, ranging from a self-defense confrontation to a grappling tournament match. Our curriculum ensures that each student receives a complete game-plan that includes basic striking, working from a clinch, takedowns, throws, ground grappling and self-defense.
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As a chapter of the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Capital MMA & Elite Fitness has access to some of the most well-versed instructors in Jiu-Jitsu. We regularly host visits from UFC, Pride and K-1 champion Royce Gracie as well as mixed martial arts veteran and ADCC champion Rodrigo Gracie. There are 20 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belts in the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, many of whom also visit Capital Jiu-Jitsu, providing students with the diverse range of perspectives and experience only available at Capital Jiu-Jitsu.If you're interested in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Self-Defense, Children's martial arts and self-defense, or want to learn more about the traditions of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu visit Capital MMA & Elite Fitness, Northern VA's premiere martial arts school, for a free trial class today. Our Loudoun County/Dulles and Old Town Alexandria/Arlington DC metro locations are a short drive from South Riding, Sterling, Chantilly, Brambleton, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Middleburg, Herndon, Reston, Springfield, Merrifield, Annandale, Clifton and everywhere in NOVA.