General Academy Information

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General Academy Information

Trial Classes Information

Free Trial Class:

  • Please bring a padlock to lock up your belongings
  • Bring a towel if you would like to shower. We also rent towels for $3
  • Bring a pair of flip flops to get from the locker room to the mats
  • We have water fountains and bottle refilling stations. We also have a vending machine with Gatorade and Aquafina waters, $2 cash

BJJ Trial Class:

  • We provide you with a gi and a belt for your first class
  • If you’ve never done BJJ, we recommend you first come to our Intro class which happens Monday-Friday from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please arrive no later than 5:45 pm so you have ample time to fill out the waiver and change for class.
  • If you have some BJJ or grappling experience, you may attend the Beginner class as your first time, please check our schedule here and see which Beginner class best fits your schedule. Please arrive 15 minutes before class.

Muay Thai Trial Class:

  • Please wear shorts/leggings/spats and a t-shirt or tank top. Nothing with zippers or buttons.
  • Please bring wraps and gloves. If you don’t have gloves, we can lend you a pair for your first class.

Membership General Information

As far as memberships go:

  • No long-term contracts!
  • Month to month payments
  • Option to freeze membership if you’re out of town
  • If you need to cancel, just give us a 30-day notice

Add-On Services:

  • We do your dirty laundry! We offer laundry service for $60/month which covers up to 2 Gis. We do not wash belts. Please bring your belt each time. If you forget your belt, they can be rented for $5. Gis rent for $10.
  • Towel service $30/month: a clean towel for you to shower with every time you come to train.

Women’s Class (every Saturday morning):

  • Free for all Renzo Gracie affiliates and academy members
  • $30 visitor drop-in fee

*You cannot wear another academy Gi. We rent Gis for $10. Blank/no-brand Gis are okay.

Price for women’s class membership: $100/month ($50/month if you’re only attending 2 Saturdays a month).

Other FAQs

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).