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 disable an opponent without weapons or displays of violence.

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.

Let's Roll

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.  If you are dropping in for our FREE Community Open Mat, Fridays from noon to 1pm, our FREE Ladies Only class on Saturdays from 11am to noon, or one of our Charity Rolls, like “Roll for the Heart” then you can click on the button below to sign our waiver ahead of time.  Less paperwork for us, more mat time for you… everyone wins.