Choosing a place to train in a martial art can be an intimidating task to both new comers and old hats to the martial art/sport.  It is often difficult to know just how you’ll fit in at a new place or if the new place will be a fit for you.  Additionally, feeling uneasy at a new place is often the case as there is an established hierarchy which can make you feel like an outsider, even after months of training.

At Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Blackbelt Instructors Andrew Smith and Trey Martin and their students make the process of choosing a gym to train easy and comfortable. Below are some of the top reasons to begin or continue your jiu-jitsu journey by training at Revolution BJJ.

1. Easy to follow instruction with proven results

With a combined experience of over 30 years in submission grappling, Andrew Smith and Trey Martin provide high quality instruction and training tailored to the student’s development and growth.  The training at Revolution BJJ is never exclusionary.  Both new comers and seasoned students can successfully complete training classes and find improvement customized to their needs.    Each month a theme for training is presented and each class centers around expanding the theme.  Drilling, Instruction, and Sparring allow extensive practice and exploration of these the thematic techniques.

2. Excellent training partners of every skill level

Visit any of Revolution BJJ’s classes during your free introductory class and you will find a full class of varied skill and belt levels from White to Black.  Beyond skill and belt level, you will find Revolution BJJ houses not just good training partners, but great training partners.  Your safety and success in Jiu-jitsu is the primary focus of all of your training partners at Revolution.

3. Proven successful competition program

The Revolution BJJ Competition team consists of competitors from all skill levels.  Revolution BJJ has successfully consistently sent competitors to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and competitors have come home placing Gold, Silver or Bronze.  Often in more than one division.  Most recently Revolution BJJ won the total school points with 17 students capturing 26 medals.

4. Effective Self-Defense Training

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be the most effective single combat (1 v. 1) martial art in the world.  This has been proven over time and even in MMA sporting events.  Revolution BJJ teaches many different self-defense techniques that can be successfully applied to defend attacks from bigger or stronger aggressors.  Training in BJJ will teach you how to defend yourself, which will naturally raise your self-confidence.

5. Flexible Class Schedule that accommodate almost any lifestyle

With the ability to train up to 15 times a week, Revolution BJJ offers one of  the most flexible and lifestyle accommodating schedules at any gym in the Richmond area.

6. Health and Fitness Conscious adaptable training program

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to exercise.  Whether you want to get in shape, stay in shape or just condition yourself, Revolution BJJ is here to help you meet your fitness goals, all while learning the most effective 1 v. 1 martial art in the world.  Ask any of the students training at Revolution BJJ, there are plenty of fitness success stories at Revolution!

7. A family oriented team

Revolution BJJ is training family from all walks of life.  Not only will you find great training partners and instruction, but you will forge long-lasting friendships with the members of the Revolution family.  Being mentored and mentoring others on their jiu-jitsu journey is just one of the aspects that make Revolution BJJ more than a team, we are a family.  Come  join us!