Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please review this FAQ before contacting the academy. If your query is not included in this list, feel free to get in touch with us!

Q: I would like to sign-up for a membership, but I travel for work often. What can I do?

If you go out of town, you can freeze your membership at no cost. All you have to do is fill out a “freeze form” at the academy* and provide us with a return date. Your membership payments will automatically go into effect upon your return date.

*Freeze forms are not available online at this moment (they are coming soon). Until then, you must fill one out at the academy.

Q: Do you offer private lessons?

We offer private classes in both BJJ and Muay Thai. Please note that Master Renzo Gracie does not give private lessons. To take private lessons with Prof. John Danaher, please select that option from our contact form dropdown. Click here to be redirected to our contact page.

Please call our academy if you’re interested in booking a private class with any of our other instructors.

Q: Do I have to wear a rash guard under my Gi?

You are not obligated to wear a rash guard under your Gi but it’s highly recommended. We have rash guards for sale at the academy.

Q: I forgot my belt, may I train without a belt?

No, you may not train without a belt. We kindly ask that you train in a complete uniform. We rent belts for $5.

Q: Does your school have showers?

Yes, we do have showers and antibacterial soap in each stall. Feel free to bring your own toiletries and towel. We also rent shower towels for $3.

Q: What are your hours of operations?

We open at 6:40am and close at 9:30pm Monday-Friday. On Saturdays we open at 8:30am and close at 3pm. We are closed on Sundays but our members are allowed to train in our Williamsburg academy (RGFA).