Welcome to Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai!

Interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
We have a comprehensive 8 week no-gi introductory program available, and a 6 week gi BJJ intro program catered specifically for beginners. There’s also a self-defense introductory program.  Contact us right away to reserve your spot before these programs sell out! We also have separate classes for more advanced students. With access to more than 50 classes per week and 9 BJJ black belts, Revolution BJJ has something to offer even the most eccentric schedule.

Interested in Muay Thai Kickboxing?
Our introductory 8 week program for kickboxing will give you all of the tools to join in with the experienced students. Reserve your spot here or find out more about our Tuesday/Thursday intros or Saturday intro classes!

Kids’ classes!
Revolution BJJ offers two distinct martial arts options for kids: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Kids’ Kickboxing (based on Muay Thai). Children will be able to pursue rank in each of these arts, and there will never be any belt testing fees!  Learn more about the best self defense classes for kids here. Text us here or call us at 804-657-7461!

Jiu Jitsu and the Silver Screen

By: Daniel Frank Jiu jitsu and the cinema have been intertwined for many years. Movie stars, directors, stunt men and women have trained jiu jitsu and have taken their passion for the gentle art and put it onto the silver screen. You may have heard that director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) is a Renzo… Read More

New Weekly Clinch-Only Class!

Revolution BJJ is pleased to add a clinch-only class, 100% focused on the Muay Thai clinch position!  Jarrett Church, clinch wizard extraordinaire, has used his background in educational administration to develop an incredibly effective clinch curriculum, and we are proud to have him share his expertise with us.  His combined 25 years of boxing and Thai boxing… Read More

August 2017: Mount and Back

August 2017 brings a focus on the mount and back to Revolution BJJ.  All level 2 and level 4 BJJ classes will be focused on mount or back (or both), both offense and defense.  The mount is both smothering and dominating, and the back is widely regarded as the best position in all of jiu jitsu.  This… Read More

Nakapan Phungephorn seminar!

Revolution BJJ hosted a seminar with long time black belt and friend of the gym Nakapan Phungephorn on July 15th, 2017.  Here are some highlights from the event from our student, Nicole Chakeris!  The seminar focused on guard passing and pressure, and it was fantastic.  Click to enlarge the BJJ photos.  For pics from the… Read More

July 2017: Closed Guard

Closed guard month!  All level 2 and level 4 BJJ classes will be focused on closed guard, both offense and defense.  From the top, you'll learn how to open the guard safely, and from the bottom, you'll see a wide variety of sweeps, submissions, and back takes.  If you’re an experienced student and are looking… Read More

Revolution BJJ Wins 68 Medals at US Grappling

Congratulations to the 50-odd students who competed at US Grappling Richmond!  Here are some photos from Nicole Chakeris (who competed earlier before volunteering to take some fantastic pics)… Read More

Side Control for June 2017!

June 2017 at Revolution BJJ:  side control focus.  All level 2 and level 4 BJJ classes will focus on how to dominate your opponent from one of the most effective forms of control, once you've passed their guard and have established a good side control position.  We'll cover submissions, defenses, pressure, and basic positioning all… Read More

The Art of Drilling

Daniel Frank is a first degree black belt in BJJ.  He teaches numerous classes throughout the week at Revolution BJJ. Drilling has become a staple practice in most, if not all, sports. By practicing the same technique, repeatedly, that technique becomes ingrained in the athlete's muscle memory. Once that opportunity presents itself in practice, or… Read More


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Revolution BJJ
2125 Staples Mill Road
Richmond VA 23230
(804) 657-7461
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