MARTIAL ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Richmond's Premier Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts SCHOOL

Find out why so many people in Richmond turn to Bushin Martial Arts Academy for their martial arts training! We offer beginner-to-advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karatedo classes for men, women, and children. No experience necessary! Get started with our exclusive Martial Arts online offer.

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*** Schedule Alert ***

 

Spring Break – CLOSED

Sunday  March 31st – Saturday April 6th

 

Class Schedule & Membership Fees
are located at the bottom of this page

 
 

why CHOOSE Bushin Martial Arts Academy?

At Bushin Martial Arts Academy, we believe Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts training is for EVERYONE, regardless of age, gender, athleticism, or ability. We are proud to say that we are continuing the legacy of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie, who believed jiu-jitsu should empower the weak to be able to defend against the strong. This is why we offer structured martial arts curriculums specific to the self-defense needs for any demographic or skill level, with programs created for beginner adults, women, and children.

We take pride in creating a safe, comfortable, and welcoming learning environment for all students and family members in Richmond. We are passionate about what we do because we believe confident humans make kinder humans.

"This is amazing!! My son has shown so much growth physically and mentally. They are family!!"

"If your looking for a clean, safe and friendly environment to learn self defense this is the place!."

"Best Dojo around me and my family love it! Excellent instructors wonderful people. "

"My daughter has developed great peresonal awareness and social skills!"

About our Martial Arts programs

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Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Little Champs Kids BJJ
(Ages 5-7)
in Richmond

Gracie Bullyproof Little Champs kids jiu-jitsu program teaches your child how to stand up for themselves through play. Our kids martial arts program in Richmond encourages kids to be their best selves with character development and self-defense! Try it for free and find out why so many families love and trust Bushin Martial Arts Academy.
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Jr. Grapplers Kids BJJ
(Ages 8-12)
in Richmond

Our kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in Richmond are the perfect blend of self defense and FUN! Our Gracie Bullyproof Jr. Grapplers Instructors will teach your child how to protect themselves while they learn coordination, focus, discipline, confidence, and perseverance.
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Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy
Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Adult BJJ Beginner Classes
(Ages 14 & up)
in Richmond

The two most common goals of our students are Fitness and Self-Defense, and Gracie Combatives delivers both! It's time to change up your workout with our Adult Martial Arts Classes in Richmond and get the results you've been looking for.
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Women's Self-Defense
Beginner Classes
(Ages 13 & up)
in Richmond

Is it possible to get exercise, learn to defend yourself, have fun, and connect with other empowered women? It is, with Women Empowered! Achieve your fitness goals PLUS learn to protect yourself with real-world self-defense in our Women's Braziian Jiu-JItsu (BJJ) classes in Richmond.
Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy
Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy
Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Advanced BJJ for Adults
(Gracie Combatives Belt & higher)
in Richmond

Welcome to the Master Cycle, your journey from blue to black belt with the system created by the legendary Gracie family. Our Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are how you go from great to excellent, in a safe environment, with a structured curriculum. BJJ is not just a sport, it's a lifestyle!
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Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Kids & Teen Karate
(Ages 8 & up)
in Richmond

Combining confidence-raising fitness and life-changing self defense, our Richmond Teen Karate program keeps your teen's wellness and happiness in mind. It's time to get your teenager active, making new friends and bettering themselves.
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Adult Karate
in Richmond

Our Richmond Adult Karate program combines next-level fitness with next-level FUN- no more boring workouts! It's time to switch up your routine and get the results you've been looking for in an awesome community of like-minded people.
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Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy
Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Birthday Parties
(Ages 7 and up)
in Richmond

When we say we have the best birthday parties in Richmond, we mean it. Give your child the perfect party, while you enjoy a stress free day. Your child will thank you later, we guarantee it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

Through our work, we have seen that confident kids make kinder kids. We teach children how to not only stand up to bullies for themselves, but how to stand up for others. Our Rules of Engagement teach children to avoid the fight if at all possible by first using their words, and then telling an adult.

When they do need to resort to physical self-defense, we do not teach children punches or kicks in the Gracie Bullyproof program, but rather, empowered by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to neutralize, defend, control, and negotiate if possible. Kids martial arts classes for a better, kinder world.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons. We love parents getting involved! Even better… you can join in our martial arts classes for adults, and have yet another thing in common with your little one. We love seeing the bond of families who train together!

There are zero fitness requirements to be able to start our beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes! One of the benefits of BJJ is that it relies on technique and timing rather than strength, speed, or athleticism.

Our students start at all different fitness levels, however, you will find that you do enhance your fitness by doing our Richmond BJJ classes. Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

Many parents ask, what’s the difference between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate classes? While we believe all martial-arts have value, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has not only been proven to be the most effective martial art for a smaller person to defend themselves in a real fight for nearly a century, it also can be the most gentle.

We don’t want our kids or students turning into bullies themselves, and we also believe self-defense should be scalable, depending on the situation. Whereas kids at other school’s Karate lessons or Taekwondo classes rely solely on landing punches and kicks, at Bushin Martial Arts Academy Richmond, our jiu-jitsu and karate for kids focuses on neutralizing a threat with verbal boundaries, distance management, body control, and eventual negotiation.

We only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area. To take advantage of our limited time offer, the fastest way is to fill in the form at the top of this page!

Additionally, you can always give us a call. We would love to chat with you about what we do, and to help you determine if our Richmond martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Upon arriving for your first jiu-jitsu or karate class, we recommend comfortable gym attire covering the knees and shoulder.  If you have white gi, we are welcome to wear it with leggings, and a t-shirt or rashguard that you can wear under your gi. We will also have training attire available for purchase after your class.

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes, as you will be working up a sweat!

Not at all. In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes felt the exact same way.  There is absolutely no experience necessary for any of our beginner classes, and there is no sparring amongst beginners, so you’re going to be safe and have a great time! 

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at what your body is capable of, and how much you can improve! Our certified martial arts instructors are trained to keep their teaching simple, effective, and beginner-focused. So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills! Come see for yourself!

Monday & Wednesday:

  • 5:00 pm to 5:20 pm: Grasshopper (age 3 to 5)
    • Cost: $100.00 monthly
  • 5:30 pm to 6:20 pm: Women Empowered
    • Cost: $125.00 monthly
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Karate
    • Cost: $100.00 monthly
  • 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm: Gracie Combatives
    • Cost: $135.00 monthly (2 weekdays per week)
 

Tuesday & Thursday:

  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Bullyproof Little Champs (age 5 – 7)
    •  Cost: $100.00 monthly
  • 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm: Bullyproof Jr. Grapplers (age 8 to 13)
    • Cost: $100.00 monthly
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Gracie Combatives
    • Cost: $135.00 monthly (2 weekdays per week)
  • 7:35 pm – 9:00 pm: GJJ Master Cycle
    • Cost: $145.00 monthly
 

Saturday:

  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am: Street Defense Mastery
    • Cost: Included for teen & adult students membership
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am: GJJ & WE Technique Review
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am: GJJ Combatives & WE Reflex Development / Street Flight Simulation
    • 2nd stripes & higher
  • 10:00 am – Noon: GJJ Mastery Cycle RD & Street Fight Sim
    • GJJ Combatives belt holder & higher
 

** Training Attire Requirement:

  • White gi (uniform) ONLY, with dark color dry-shirt / rashguard underneath the gi for all classes unless specified by the Head Instructor.

Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Richmond

We’re located at
6024 Brook Rd 
Stop by and say hello!

 

CLASS SCHEDULE & MEMBERSHIP FEES

MONDAY

5:30 PM – 6:20 PM

Women Empowered

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Karate – All Levels

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Gracie Combatives

TUESDAY

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

BullyProof – Little Champs

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

BullyProof – JR. Grapplers

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Gracie Combatives

7:35 PM – 9:00 PM

GJJ Master Cycle

WEDNESDAY

5:30 PM – 6:20 PM

Women Empowered

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Karate – All Levels

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Gracie Combatives

THURSDAY

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

BullyProof – Little Champs

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

BullyProof – JR. Grapplers

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Gracie Combatives

7:35 PM – 9:00 PM

GJJ Master Cycle

FRIDAY

CLOSED 

Private Lessons by Appointment Only

SATURDAY

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

GJJ Techniques Review

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

GJJ Reflex Development

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

GJJ Master Cycle RD

SUNDAY

CLOSED

Private Lessons by Appointment Only

*** White gi with dark color rashguard are required for all Jiu-Jitsu classes ***

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Contacts

Martial Arts School | Bushin Martial Arts Academy

Bushin Martial Arts Academy provides martial arts classes to Richmond, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Hanover & Short Pump communities.

This Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center® is independently owned and operated. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®, Gracie Combatives®, Gracie Bullyproof®, Women Empowered®, Master Cycle®, and Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center® are registered trademarks used under license from Gracie University®.

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Preschool Martial Arts Classes
(Ages 3 - 5)
*** Program DISCONTINUE as of Jan 1st, 2024 ***
in Richmond

Discover why parents love our Preschool Martial Arts Program in Richmond. It's the perfect blend of gross motor skills, personal development, and character enrichment, and gives your little one (ages 3-5) an edge when they enter a busy school setting.
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