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Journey Jiu Jitsu

Journey Jiu-Jitsu is a family-oriented school. We have three generations of black belts poised and ready to train you to be better in every aspect of your life. We strive to help build every athlete to the best of their potential on and off the mats. Don't wait another minute to start your BJJ Journey in the Carrollton, Suffolk, and Smithfield area.

We're better than your everyday gym. When you train with us, you'll get world-class training from high-quality instructors, learn practical self-defense, build robust fitness, and discover a passionate community. The best part is, we cater to everyday men and women from across Carrollton, Suffolk, Newport News, and more! No matter your age, ability, or fitness level, we have a class that suits your individual needs, and our instructors are happy to provide hands-on guidance to help you achieve your goals.

Real-World Self-Defense

Brazilian jiu-jitsu focuses on getting an opponent to the ground in order to neutralize possible strength or size advantages through ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. BJJ is an elite form of self-defense renowned worldwide for its effectiveness characterized by instinctive responses against common attacks. It can be learned by anyone, irrespective of gender, strength, or ability.

Sport Competition Training

Competing in BJJ improves your self defense, team building, confidence and motivation. Learn how to control your body and mind, applying technical movements in a real live-time match against an opponent. Here at Journey we have successfully coached many students to victory and won team trophies from all over! We travel as a team for Tournaments locally and across the United States competing at some of the most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions in the world. We compete individually but we win as a team!

Everyday People

Our members are mothers, fathers, kids, teachers, lawyers, doctors, firefighters, police officers, tradesmen, accountants... Every day people from all walks of life. We help each of our members achieve their personal fitness goals, learn elite fighting skills, feel confident, and safe, and create enormous pride in themselves.

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Our Expert Team

Our expert instructors teach you and/or your child valuable life skills such as confidence, self-defense and setting goals to achieve success.


Our Core Values

Our core values are built upon friendships, hard work and respect. We create a healthy & safe environment, we mentor our students to take personal responsibility for their results.


Our Mission

We are committed to providing innovative, relevant, sustainable and accessible Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes that empower our students for life.


Our Promise

We pledge to provide you with a team environment that will be supportive, passionate, safe & full of integrity while promoting excellence in our community!

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near Carrollton

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near Carrollton


I took my at the time, 5 year old to Bushido and was skeptical of a little girl do Jiu-Jitsu. The instructors and older kids worked so well with her. They assured me she wouldn’t get hurt and she never did. She got in there and love it! ....Read more

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