OUR MISSION

Provide friendly, fun, and safe training environment.
Offer evidence based training programs.
Regard every member’s training goals equally.
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

After moving to Alexandria, VA, founder Jeremy Lafreniere was encouraged by his coaches to form a club for practicing Jiu-Jitsu. After much deliberation Capital was founded at Cora Kelly Magnet School in 2001 where Jeremy was a 4th grade teacher.

Each evening the school’s art room was turned a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training center. Jeremy would set up by pushing chairs and tables aside — crayons spilling onto the floor — and connecting old mats trucked in from the gymnasium. Once mats were down, Jeremy taught a few of his friends the self-defense, grappling, throwing, and striking techniques he had learned from the Gracie family.

Jeremy broke from the practices of traditional martial arts schools, which charge for belt tests and other perks, and instead focused on creating an atmosphere where people would, “…experience peace of mind, become good friends, and feel safe….” The elementary school art room was that safe place.

DISCIPLINED GROWTH

Before long Jeremy’s club became an official chapter of the original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Association, and Royce Gracie began making regular visits. During that time the school moved to a garage, another elementary school, and the wrestling room at T.C. Williams High School.

By 2003 Capital’s reputation and ranks had grown to such an extent that its own location was imperative. Jeremy then moved the school to the second floor of the Jungle’s Gym health club in Old Town Alexandria.

The successful momentum increased, and in 2008 Capital opened its first advanced training academy in Loudoun County, VA. The Old Town Alexandria location was moved to another advanced training academy in 2010 on Route 1 in Alexandria, VA. Each of these 10,000 square feet academies feature expansive mats, an elevated boxing ring, a fully outfitted CrossFit box, free parking, showers, and much more.

Since then Capital has added four additional Washington D.C. metropolitan area locations in Takoma Park, MD, Lorton Station, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Burke, VA.

Pay at One. Play at all
Dulles, VA
23520 Overland Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
loudoun@capitalmma.com
703.651.5940
Burke
537 Braddock Rd
Fairfax, VA 22032
burke@capitalmma.com
703.764.0800
Alexandria
6301A Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
alexandria@capitalmma.com
703.346.8828
Lorton
9000 Lorton Station Blvd
Lorton, VA 22079
lorton@capitalmma.com
571.408.9664
Fairfax
11001 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
fairfax@capitalmma.com
703.268.0323
Takoma Park
6836 New Hampshire Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
takoma@capitalmma.com
301.388.5020
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