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Royce Gracie was the original pioneer of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and was single handedly responsible for a new era in martial arts. The only Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt practitioners in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland under the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie exclusively teach at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness.
Gracie BJJ training at Capital is fun, safe and effective. People from all walks of life take our Gracie martial arts classes. Our students include men and women interested in learning martial arts for self-defense, those interested in Sport Jiu-Jitsu, MMA competitors, Special Forces and Law Enforcement personnel.
Kid’s mixed martial arts at Capital MMA deliver the benefits of learning Gracie Jiu Jitsu with a structured but still-fun approach kids love and parents appreciate. Students develop confidence and self-control while learning real self-defense, bully-proofing, and tournament techniques—all as they achieve physical fitness!Read More
This diverse yet dynamic mixture of trainers and talent means Capital MMA & Elite Fitness offers something for everyone, regardless of fitness, competitive, or self-defense goals. Check out our success stories to see what real people think about Capital MMA & Elite Fitness.
Jiu-Jitsu training is for everyone! Beginners are always welcome. We’ve developed a supportive community where even those brand new to the “gentle art” are supported. We even have a kids program, which develops positive character and self-esteem. Stop by and try out one of our BJJ classes for free. You’ll see why we are one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms in the Washington DC area.
“The Jiu-Jitsu that I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong.”
Your Lineage at Capital is: Helio Gracie > Royce Gracie > Jeremy Lafreniere, Lamonte Tyler & Jay Ferrari > You
You can always supplement your training with CrossFit and/or Muay Thai. Private Jiu-Jitsu lessons are also available on request.