A revolving set of 28 different classes held every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday evening, giving the beginner Jiu-Jitsu student the foundation techniques and movements essential for success and true understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
These 28 lessons will rotate every 2.5 months, so that over a one year timeframe, the student will be able to study and practice all of the fundamental techniques at least four different times.
*These classes have a minimum rank requirement of two-stripe White Belt and up.
BJJ Mixed Levels
These classes build off the BJJ Fundamentals classes, teaching the student set-ups and combinations of fundamental attacks and defenses. To succeed in these classes, we recommend a solid understanding of our fundamentals.
Held every Tuesday evening, this class allows students to train without the gi, learn to deal with different attacks and set-ups, and learn how to deal with increased speed and different grips without the Gi. To succeed in these classes, we recommend a solid understanding of our fundamentals.
BJJ Advanced Gi
In order to supply our more advanced students with the most information in the most efficient manner possible, we use a methodology of learning based on specific subjects/positions. Each month, we will tackle a new subject, and systematically break down the options from that position, offensively and defensively.
We offer this class every week on Fridays at 7 pm. Week one will be the fundamentals of the position, along with line drilling and free sparring to help learn the movements. Each week will offer a review of the previous week(s) and then dive further into the subject. By the time you finish the last week of the month, your understanding of the position will be deep, and you will feel very confident in the situations studied.
*These classes have a minimum rank requirement of four-stripe White Belt and up.
Ages 6-12, boys and girls. Our kids’ BJJ classes are a complete self-defense system. They provide life skills, including verbal, emotional, and physical strategies, in order to build confidence and self-esteem. Children will be taught self-defense techniques that work in real-life situations. Children will also begin to learn the sport application of BJJ for competition.
Taught twice a month to women of any experience level. Contact us for dates and information.
Muay Thai Level 1
A revolving set of 13 different classes held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, giving the beginner Muay Thai student the foundation techniques and movements essential for success and true understanding of Muay Thai. All technical requirements for Level 2 status in our Muay Thai program will be taught during these classes.
These 13 lessons will be taught every month, so that after 4-5 months, students will feel that they have a strong foundation in Muay Thai.
Muay Thai Level 2
These classes build off the Muay Thai Level 1 classes, teaching the student set-ups and combinations of fundamental attacks and defense. To succeed in these classes, we recommend a solid understanding of our fundamentals from the Level 1 classes.
Muay Thai Level 3
These classes will cover a broader range of more intermediate and advanced level techniques, combinations and concepts. To succeed in these classes, we highly recommend a solid understanding of our fundamentals, as well as Level 2 status in our Muay Thai program.
We offer private Yoga classes at Richmond BJJ Academy. Private yoga training can help practitioners focus on on skills & poses of their choosing. Yoga gives our students a chance to work on their balance, focus, breathing, and core strength. Amongst the many other positive benefits of practicing Yoga, it is a great stress reliever! This class is taught by our Yoga Instructor, Liz Sussan. You can read more about her by going to our instructors page and the yoga page