Helpful information for Visitors

  • We are the only Academy to have multiple Black & Brown Belts teaching classes in the Lexington, SC area. 

  • Proven Self Defense: Gracie Jiu Jitsu proved to be the most effective Self Defense style in the original UFC. Royce Gracie, at 165lbs, fought bigger stronger more athletic opponents and won!

  • The Gracie philosophy dominates in a no rules street type situation and that's exactly what we teach! 

  • Curriculum: we use a, cyclical, 35 lesson curriculum for new & intermediate students that teaches students everything they need for effective street rules self-defense. In addition, Lexington Jiu Jitsu offers an advanced ground grappling and standing self -defense classes. We have something for all students!  

  • Schedule: We offer Gracie Jiu Jitsu classes 7 days a week. The most in our area! 

  • Environment: Lexington Jiu Jitsu is an ego-free Academy. It’s that simple! Join us to enjoy learning Gracie Jiu Jitsu with nice friendly people.  

  • Jiu Jitsu for everyone! No matter your build or age you can train at LJJ because our techniques are patterned after natural body movements. This makes training possible for everyone!  

  • Our lineage: Helio Gracie via Pedro Sauer, Rickson Gracie, Mickey Swafford and Jeb Brown. We don’t pay for this lineage. It was acquired with decades of training.

  • No Internet belts here just consistent training with the right people. No price can be placed on experience and we are experienced Our instructor’s teaching style is to teach every class with passion and tons of detail. Every student receives personal ‘pro tips’ to enhance their techniques. You could say every class is customized for each student. 

  • Instructor Development Program: We offer a unique opportunity for our students in that every student who reaches 3 stripe Blue Belt has the opportunity to enroll in our IDP for a chance to become an instructor.

  • We have 8 Certified Gracie Jiu Jitsu instructors. That's the most around! ...and more on the way. 

  • Path to Black Belt!  Yes we offer you that path!

  • Training at Lexington Jiu Jitsu you can earn every belt level all the way to  Black Belt.

  • Promotions are earned not purchased! 

  • Memberships: Month-to-Month deals are the best! No contracts here. 


Who we train: teachers, law enforcement officers, doctors, lawyers, rockets scientists, local business owners, personal trainers, CEO’s, other martial artist, computer programmers, stay at home moms/dads, active/retired military personnel, truck drivers, medical students, USC professors, dentist, nurses, coaches and anyone interested in fun, realistic training. 


  • Training benefits: increased functional strength, cardio fitness, flexibility and confidence.

  • Additionally, and almost more important is the ability to truly defend yourself! 

  • Mythical training? Nope! There’s nothing fairy-tale about what we do. Energy balls and Sensei's isn't our game. Our members have realistic expectations and want to solve real problems with effective and proven techniques.

  • Our realism doesn't stop us from training in a safe and friendly atmosphere however.

Lexington Jiu Jitsu is a Premier Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy for a reason.


Please come see for yourself. All visitors welcome!.



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Lexington Jiu Jitsu

101 Summer Duck Trail    

Lexington, SC 29072

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