Jiu: Gentle | Jitsu: Art

Jiu-Jitsu, considered the game of “human chess” is more than just a sport, it is a call to the life-long learner.  Distilled down, this ancient martial art utilizes knowledge of leverage, nerves and pressure points to subdue an opponent without weapons or displays of violence.  But the art goes much deeper than that…

In the words of Emily Kwok, three-time IBJJF world champion, “Jiu-jitsu as an art allows us to practice all these intangible aspects of our lives and it helps fine tune ourselves in a way that nothing else has.  It trains all the parts that are necessary.  It teaches us to stay humble because there is always going to be somebody better than you or somebody who puts you in a bad situation that you won’t have an answer for.  It teaches us how to handle those stressful moments so that we are more graceful under pressure.”

With a focus on a healthy mind and body, Jiu-Jitsu builds self-confidence, physical prowess, and mobility. Jiu-Jitsu provides an opportunity to participate in a vibrant community. Young and old, male and female, brainy and brawny– all come together under one roof.

Today it is the fastest growing martial art in the world…but enough talk.  Let’s Roll.

Gi vs No-Gi

The traditional practice attire is called a Gi, a two-piece garment consisting of loose fitting pants and a heavy weight cotton jacket, tied with a cloth belt. No-Gi attire usually consists of shorts and/or tights (a.k.a spats) and a close fitting shirt (a.k.a. rash guard).  There are benefits to training in both Gi and No Gi, so we practice using both, alternating days.
  • Gi: Provides more grips
  • Gi: Increases friction; slows down the game
  • Gi: Applicable in some self defense situations
  • No-Gi: Emphasizes athleticism
  • No-Gi: Promotes easy comfortable movement
  • No-Gi: Less friction speeds up the game



Mat time is second to none, but we still give props to the good ole video instructional.  Click the link below to visit our YouTube channel LJJF Seals.  Here you will find videos featuring our head instructor Michael Seals to help you sharpen your skills and brush up your memory from the techniques of the week.

A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships

At Lexington Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness, we aim to promote cooperation between other academies and to raise the level of skill across all jiu-jitsu practitioners.  Whether you are a member here or at another school, we invite you to train with us.  We offer a free Community Open Mat, Sundays from noon to 1pm, and a free Ladies Only class on Saturdays from 11am to noon.   Click the button below to read our house rules and fill out our waiver.  Please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions.  See you on the mats!