The Academy
Gi Belt

Established April 21st, 2018 as the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense academy in Poulsbo, WA and the first Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga school in Washington state. We are now located at Poulsbo's Plaza 305 next to the DMV. We are a family friendly facility that offers kids and adult programs for all levels.


Our new Poulsbo location is 2,600 sq. ft. and offers 1,000 sq. ft. of professional Judo floating floor mats, a soundproof Yoga studio, workout room, kids corner, showers, restrooms, and ample on-site parking.

We take pride in our knowledge of and dedication to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga with over 20 years of experience in each art. Whether you are training for fun, hobby, competition or looking for a new fitness routine our academy and Yoga studio have something for you. We proudly offer world renowned instruction in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi), submission grappling (No Gi), and Yoga. We have classes for kids (as young as age 3), teens, women's only Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense, and private lessons. Take advantage of our new student special or try a free class for an introduction to Jiu-Jitsu or self-defense. We provide a FREE uniform for the FREE trial - zero cost.


Even in pre-pandemic times we have always implemented stringent cleaning protocols for the gym. Since COVID-19 hit, we have increased our sanitation efforts throughout the gym inside and outside of class time. Until the threat of the virus is behind us, we have to take precautions to make sure we can stay open. Here’s how you can help keep our gym safe for everyone:


  • Pre-register for class. No walk-ins will be allowed in for class. We understand that this is an inconvenience but is meant to assist with contact tracing in the event of a possible exposure. We are proud to report that we have had ZERO students test positive or come into contact with an another individual who has tested positive. 

  • Arrive at the gym in mask and uniform.

  • Wait outside until called inside for your class. We must limit the amount of people in the facility at one time so spectators will not be allowed unless absolutely necessary.

  • A staff member will take your temperature and sign you in for class as you enter the gym.

  • Clean your hands at any one of our sanitizing stations.

  • Limit personal items to any class props, shoes, water bottle, mask.

  • Family members of the same household may use one online reservation (2 people maximum).

  • Once you’re done with your class or private lesson, please leave the gym so our staff can sanitize properly between classes. Sanitization of the location includes but is not limited to all high touch surfaces, Jiu-Jitsu mats, Yoga studio, and restroom.

  • PLEASE do not come to the gym if you are sick, do not feel well, or if you or someone you love is considered to be in a high risk group. Virtual classes are available live through Zoom. We will deny entry to anyone who arrives at the gym with an elevated temperature, a cough, or any cold/flu-like symptoms (even if you believe its only allergies). Our number one priority is and has always been safety. Please be considerate of others. 

  • If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 please let us know immediately. 


Feel free to reach out if you have questions about any of these new guidelines. It’s an adjustment for all of us, but we know we can all work together to make our gym a safe and fun place to stay healthy and fit.

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