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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | Ronin TC

Ronin Training Center of Columbus provides some of the most intense Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in the Metro area. Our trainers have won many competitions and are always concerned about the importance of working on a very personal level with each student.

Jiu Jitsu, which is said to date back all the way to the 3rd and 8th Centuries in India and China, respectively, is a grappling themed martial art that relies on leverage to bring an opponent to the ground. Once on the ground the main premise of Jiu Jitsu is to apply positional control that leads to submission, most commonly chokes or joint locks. By the end of the 19th Century, the martial art had become a means for self-defense and was widely popularized by a man by the name of Mitsuya Maeda. Maeda was recognized for fighting any willing opponent just to prove the effectiveness and efficiency of his martial art.

After traveling the world teaching and spreading Jiu Jitsu, Maeda finally made his way to Brazil in the early 1900’s and changed the face of fighting forever. Maeda, once in Brazil, began teaching his Jiu Jitsu and spreading it to many people throughout the country, one family that took great notice was the Gracie family. Carlos Gracie, as well as his younger brother Helio Gracie, are widely acknowledged as the pioneers of contemporary Jiu Jitsu. The Gracie Brothers began to adapt the techniques taught by Maeda into a finely polished, leverage based art that can now be practiced and perfected by everyone, weak or strong. Because of the popularization of Jiu Jitsu in Brazil during the beginning of the 20th Century, the art is most commonly known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ. One Grandson to Carlos was Renzo Gracie, who proved to be a promising athlete of the Gracie family. Due to his incredible talent in the art as well as his charismatic and passionate personality, Renzo quickly became the top Gracie representing the family in Jiu Jitsu tournaments and later became a world renowned MMA fighter.

The decision to start training martial arts is frequently a combination of excitement and nerves. People who are unfamiliar with martial arts often think they will walk into a lion’s den of sorts, ready to fight for their lives. At Ronin Training Center of Columbus nothing could be further from the truth! Just a few steps into our facility the friendly greetings of both staff and students alike make it clear you’re in the right place.

Each new student’s first class at Ronin is a special one-on-one lesson designed to be an informative introduction to the martial arts we teach and done in the positive manner in which we do all things at Ronin . This first lesson is a great chance to get to know the instructor and vice versa so the student’s specific goals are understood and worked toward. Everyone’s goals are different. Perhaps you want to improve your fitness level by burning off some fat and putting on some muscle? Maybe you’re more interested in self-defense? Maybe stress relief? Whatever your goals may be, once we set a course we can achieve them and surpass them. This is a big part of what we do and why people love it here so much. Every journey starts with the first step and the first step in martial arts is the white belt. At many schools a student’s time spent at white belt is a period of confusion and frustration due to unfamiliarity with the movements.



1012 West 3rd Ave. Columbus, Ohio  43212


Mon-Wed-Fri:        8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue-Thurs:              7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Saturday:               9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday:                10:00 am - 1:00 pm

*Front Desk Hours which do not reflect Class Times


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