The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
…a way of life for everyone!


We are OPEN today Friday, Feb 19th.

Be safe if you decide to go to class. See you on the mats!


We’d like to thank our loyal students for the support we’ve received from you all through this difficult time.

The Basics is currently teaching Jiu-Jitsu using a hybrid format that combines virtual (Zoom) and in-person classes. Our in-house classes follow the Phase 3 guidelines established by the State’s officials. If you are a new student interested in one of our programs (Zoom or in-person), we are offering a free trial so you can get a better idea of our Academy instruction. Please, enter your information below and we’ll get back to you with more details on how to take advantage of this special offer! Watch the video to learn more.

We are a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu certified training center in the Washington DC metro area. We proudly follow the tradition of excellence set by the Gracie family and feature Gracie-led seminars. We invite everyone – children, men, and women of any age, size or physical condition – to join us to learn an amazing martial art and to discover the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu way of life, a fun journey towards self-improvement and empowerment.

Our Programs


Three levels of classes for children

Women Empowered

Self defense program for women


Our coed beginner program for adults

Master Cycle

Curriculum of advanced techniques

How do I get started?

You can start with a 10 day, no obligation FREE trial.

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