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. We are now accepting reservations for our intro programs for BJJ, so 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 8 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 here.


February 2016 at Revolution BJJ – Passing the Guard

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2016 is officially rolling along (sounds crazy to say that, but it's true), and we're focusing on passing the guard in all level 2 and level 4 classes!  Come work on leg drags, double under stack passes, knee cut passing, and a whole slew of other techniques, from fundamental to cutting edge BJJ.  Purple, brown… Read More

January 2016: Guard Maintenance, Muay Thai Seminar

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January 2016 brings a renewed interest in training for many, a new set of goals for the new year, and a new theme for BJJ classes:  guard maintenance.  We'll go over lots of ways to keep your guard from being passed, being proactive and transitioning to different types of guard in order to keep your… Read More

December 2015 at Revolution BJJ: Half and Butterfly Guard

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It's hard to believe it's already December!  This month, we're putting the gis back on and working on two of the most common types of open guard:  half guard and butterfly guard!  These two types of guard are recommended for everyone white belt and up, and you'll use them all the way up to black… Read More

No-gi November!

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It's that time of the year again!  The leaves are changing, the weather is getting a little bit cooler, and we're taking off the gis for a month in order to open up your mind.  If you absolutely must get your gi fix, don't worry - judo class, level 1 gi class (and gi intro)… Read More

October: Omoplatas and Triangles, Oh My!

Clark Gracie seminar at Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA

All month long in October, the BJJ focus (all level 2 and level 4 classes) changes to the omoplata and triangle family of techniques.  This incredibly useful series of techniques comprises a high percentage of sweep and submission techniques from the guard, and after Clark Gracie's seminar here on October 3rd, we'll definitely have much… Read More

Plateauing in BJJ Training (an article by Daniel Frank)

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits.  There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."  -Bruce Lee     When I began training jiu jitsu I attended two classes every week… Read More

Julio “Foca” Fernandez seminar and belt promotions – November 20th!

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Julio Fernandez  is one of the founders of the BJJ Revolution Team, a legend in his own right in sport Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, going undefeated in competition during the 1980s, and representing the elite Carlson Gracie Team during its competitive peak! “Foca" brings all the knowledge that comes with having a sixth degree black belt under… Read More

September at Revolution BJJ

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September should make you think of two things:  one last stretch of delightfully summery weather, and armlocks.  All month long in every BJJ class level 2 and above, we'll be focusing on how to set up and finish the armbar from guard, mount, back, knee on stomach, side control, and some very surprising positions.  Armlocks are… Read More


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