If you’re looking for a Jiu Jitsu class to get you started, look no further than Lexington Jiu Jitsu. We have courses to take you from adult Jiu Jitsu classes for beginner to advanced.

Our programs are based on the teachings of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, a self-defense oriented martial art. For this reason, our classes are for adults serious about learning the art of Jiu Jitsu. Take a look at the programs we offer that form a comprehensive curriculum of Black Belt self-defense Jiu Jitsu.

Fundamentals 1 is where our students begin their Jiu Jitsu journey. It’s a class for everyone from stay-at-home moms to MMA fighters. In either case, you will learn the basic techniques taught in a specific sequence for optimal success. Including one of 40 different “street style” combat Jiu Jitsu lessons. For this reason, students will learn solutions to the most common street attacks. The skills included in this level one class include basic positioning, safe positional control, and proper submission techniques. As a result, no matter your age, gender, size, strength, or athletic ability, you can apply the techniques you learn in this class. You’ll acquire these techniques from Fundamentals 1 and be able to apply them in a real-life fight for your protection. Additionally, visitors are welcome to attend with a free three-class pass.

In Fundamentals 2, we’ll build on the skills you learned in Fundamentals 1. This second level is composed of more than 80 Gracie Jiu Jitsu lesson plans. These courses apply techniques with an emphasis on:

  • Standing grappling
  • Ground grappling with gloves
  • Surprise attack defense
  • Weapons defense
  • Takedowns

Furthermore, this class is not open to visitors. Fundamentals 2 is for enrolled students who have achieved the Blue Belt ranking and above only.

At Lexington Jiu Jitsu, we want our students to feel confident with the skills they learn in both Fundamentals level classes. For this reason, positional sparring gives you the opportunity to execute these techniques under pressure and without coaching from the sidelines. With this intention, sparring gives you the chance to put your skills to the test. Additionally, Positional Sparring is not open to visitors. This class is only open to enrolled students with one-stripe White Belt ranking and above.

Drilling is an important part of being competent and successful at Jiu Jitsu. In other words, you’ll have the opportunity to fine-tune your skills. Moreover, these skills include technical and movement drills, building your strength, and improving your technique.

We offer instructor development workshops to build the skills of Jiu Jitsu practitioners. To explain, this program is for students above Blue Belt ranking. And these students also have an interest in becoming instructors or want to gain a deeper understanding of Jiu Jitsu.

Passing on the tradition of the Grandmaster Helio Gracie is the goal of Lexington Jiu Jitsu. As a result, our classes will empower you with the confidence and skills to defend yourself in any situation. This includes any aggressor, no matter their size or strength. They’re designed to not only give you the skills you need. They are also designed to be fun, to help you build strength and physical fitness, and to help you learn the martial art of Jiu Jitsu. Contact us today to sign up for a free trial class! You can also learn about our membership programs or learn more about the courses we have to offer.

Women are significantly more likely to be the victim of an attack than men. Because of this, we offer women’s workshops to help you build self-defense skills so you feel confident knowing you can protect yourself. Our program will equip you with everything you need to feel secure out in the world, even if you’re alone. It includes:

  • Self-defense mindset, awareness, and skills
  • Ability and confidence to address approaching strangers
  • The knowledge and techniques to escape a ground attack
  • Preparation for sidewalk self-defense
  • Life-saving skills
  • Confidence

At Lexington Jiu Jitsu, we feel strongly about sharing our knowledge with others so they can protect themselves in this increasingly unpredictable world. This is why we offer workshops for the following groups:

  • Corporate groups and organizations
  • Military
  • Law enforcement

Our group workshops aim to teach basic skills to organizations interested in instilling confidence. This will also give them the ability to protect themselves among their employees and members.


When you visit a new martial arts class for the first time, you never really know what you're going to find. I'll tell you what I found at Lexington Jiu-Jitsu: I found a great class full of great people to train with, led by great instructors who walk through class during drills and give individual instruction to help you learn technique properly.

Ryan Ricker

Hands down the best academy in the Columbia area. Well-trained instructors, solid teaching, comfortable & welcoming atmosphere. LJJ is one-of-a-kind, offering a complete self-defense curriculum that applies to both the street and the mat. Jeb has created something special and you really won't find better! Stop thinking about it and just go in and try a class!

Alex Monaghan

It changed my life in the best possible way and it has given me confidence!

Johnny Lawrence

Not only does this academy offer top-notch instruction, Jeb provides a safe learning environment that allows his students to train for the long haul and with a lot of high-level training partners that'll push you as hard as you want to be pushed. I started at Lexington Jiu-Jitsu as a white belt, am now a purple belt, and am 100% positive I'll still be training here in the future as a black belt.

Johnny Woods

Excellent place to train! Friendly, knowledgeable, & professional instructors that make training fun. Great group of people to learn Jiu-Jitsu with. Classes are available 7 days a week. That schedule is Le-Jit. Best school around, no doubt!

Wallace M

Excellent teaching in a supportive environment! I've been going for two years and I love having the opportunity to train with such a great team of men and women. The focus is always on personal improvement and solid technique. As a life-long couch potato, I didn't think martial arts was something I could ever learn, let alone enjoy, but Lexington Jiu Jitsu changed my mind! It has been a Le-Jit experience!

Emily Rose

Love the atmosphere at this academy. Lineage is legit and the curriculum is excellent. Comfortable for students of all ages and ability levels. I can't recommend Lexington Jiu-Jitsu enough for anyone interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or self-defense. This is the absolute best academy in the midlands for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Dan Trefzger
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