Brabo Academy

We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu adult and kids classes.

Operating as usual


We can’t. Believe it has almost been two years already since the opening of Brabo‼️
To celebrate, we’ll be having our belt ceremony held at Brabo Academy June 8th, 10-11am as well as hosting a potluck at the Chesapeake city park, 1-6pm. We encourage all of our members and family members to come out so we can all have a great time



Hello Brabo Family‼️ 

We are excited to announce open registration for our summer camp!.  The first round of camp will begin June 24th-June 28th. The second round will be July 1st-July5th. You will be able to register up until the first day of camp starting.  To register, simply email, text, call, or stop by the front desk to reserve your spot.  More details will be presented on the flyer attached below.  We look forward to hosting this camp🥋✅

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 04/17/2024

More pictures from Grappling Industries, No Gi edition😏🤙🏽

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Photos from Brabo Academy's post 04/16/2024

In honor of it being competition season, here are some photos from Grappling Industries a couple of weeks ago🤩🥋

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Hey Brabo Team,

We are going to be hosting our “Parents and Kids” for the Little Grapplers class, in which the parents take class with their kids and learn this ain’t easy! :)

We are going to host this on Friday, May 10th and every parent is more than welcome to participate.

Thank you all for your continued support and we hope to see you all there!


Happy 16th birthday to our Little Grapplers assistant coach, Elias! You’re officially old enough to drive a car but still young enough to dodge responsibility.

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 03/31/2024

First local tournament of the year completed. Over 30 students participated, with many competing for the first time. After a long day on the mats, we returned home with numerous awards and valuable experience. We now know what we need to focus on for the next competition.
Congratulations to all competitors and thanks to all coaches and parents for support.


We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a spring Jiu jitsu camp for ages 6 and up!
•This will take place on April 1st to April 5th and will be held from 9am to 12 noon. 
•Our activities will include: Jiu jitsu Gi and NoGi training, wrestling, and strength and conditioning training. 
•It will be $150 and $50 off per family member that signs up.
•The deadline to reserve is Friday, March 29th.

Let us know as soon as possible by either email, phone, or stopping by the front desk so we can make sure we have enough students to put on this event.  We will notify you if anything changes‼️

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 03/26/2024

Professor Alex and Coach Marissa represented our academy at the IBJJF Pan Ams championship in Orlando, Florida. This prestigious Gi tournament drew competitors from around the world.
Unfortunately, Professor Alex did not place on the podium, losing his second match. However, Coach Marissa secured third place in both her weight class and the absolute division.
We are now shifting our focus to preparing for Grappling Industries next week in Virginia Beach. We would like to extend our gratitude to all of our students, parents, and coaches who have supported us.


Congratulations to our Brabo boys for their impressive performance in the VB city championship, showcasing the synergy between Jiu Jitsu and wrestling.
Montrel finished undefeated with 8 wins and was awarded Most Outstanding Wrestler at the VB middle school championship.
Tanner finished his regular season with 7-1 and took second place in the VB Championship.
Lucas remained unbeaten 6-0 in the regular season and secured a second-place finish at the championships.
Logan 5-2 and achieved a commendable fourth place finish in the VB middle school championship.
Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence throughout this remarkable season.
Come join our Youth Wrestling class with Coach every Tuesday at 6pm to learn from our Coach and enhance your wrestling abilities.

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 03/21/2024

Wishing Coach Christina a very happy birthday! Your contributions to the academy and our students are invaluable. Enjoy every moment of today!


Happy Birthday to the most dedicated, on time and semi best looking brown belt that exist, Coach 👦🏻, he never skips warmups and his screamo music really livens up the gym. 😁

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 03/05/2024

It’s that time again for a new Rash guard design! These are available now for pre order in either a short or long sleeve. Stop by the front desk or message us to reserve yours today 🤞🏼


Photos from Brabo Academy's post 03/03/2024

Another great super fight event in the books for our academy. Professor Alex and Coach Marissa won their matches: Coach Marissa won by Armbar and got $100 bonus for the submission in under 2 minutes and Proffesor Alex won by Arm Triangle.
Thanks for having us . Looking forward to competing more in the future.

Thank you everyone for the support.

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 02/17/2024

It’s a great day for Brabo team today at the tournament in Richmond. With 4 competitors we secured 7 golds and 2 silvers in both Gi and NoGi. Great work from Coach Marissa, Coach Elias, Kira and Yeva. Also we had Kai represent us in Philadelphia at tournament and he won his Gi division.
Next is the Toronto Cup on March 2nd.
Thanks to all coaches, Proffesor’s, parents for support.

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 02/14/2024

This week we’ve been training hard, especially the kids‼️here are some picture highlights from our Tuesday Youth No Gi and Wrestling classes as well as our Friday No Gi Classes. We appreciate all the support we have been receiving from you all. Let’s continue to train hard💪🏼



Fun times with our team at Bushido Challenge last night in Portsmouth. We went 2-1 with some great matches. Professor won by sub, Coach won by armbar, and Coach lost to a very tough competitor. Thank you to everyone’s support at the venue and everyone who was watching the live streaming at home. We’re going to have a busy next couple months with tournaments. Coach Marissa is doing on March 2nd, and it will be streamed on FloGrappling. Also we start our preparation for IBJJF Pan championship in Orlando.
Thanks for all coaches and professors

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 01/26/2024

Help us to wish happy birthday to Coach .
Won’t be long until we’re celebrating your 60th birthday, old man 😉

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 01/24/2024

What’s up Brabo Family🤙🏽 Here are some shots from our No Gi classes, every Tuesday and Friday for Youth and Adult‼️

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The weather this winter has been crispy and cold, so we thought it would be a great time to introduce our new line of hoodies! These will be available for limited pre-order and shipped out soon, so make sure to lock in your sizes so you can get your hoodies quick! The youth sizes will start at $50 and adult sizes will be $55 (plus tax). If you have anymore questions, stop by the front desk.


It’s always an honor to go out and spread the knowledge of Jiu Jitsu to our community. I want to thank the Norfolk Police Academy👮‍♂️for allowing me to do some training with their cadets.

We recognize our law enforcement in this community and invite them to come train at our gym. Call us at 757-777-8240 or email us at [email protected] for more information!

Thanks for invite

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🚨Some exciting news at our Academy🚨
•Starting this Thursday, 4-4:45pm, we will start having our classes for three and four year olds‼️
•If you’re interested and would like to receive more information, please contact us via phone at: 757-777-8240 or by email: [email protected]
•Come train with us🤙🏽

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First training in 2024! Let’s go 💪🏻🥋🤼


2023 was a great year but let’s make 2024 even better! A lot of exciting stuff coming for our team!
Happy New Year to everyone!


Photos from Brabo Academy's post 12/28/2023

We’re starting the new year strong with some super fights 🥋🤼‍♂️. Our coaches and are going to compete in the “Bushido Superfight Invitational.”

This event will be held at The Famous Venue in Portsmouth, Va on February 10th, 2024.

We will post about tickets and their pricing later next week so stay tuned‼️


Merry Christmas!

Joy and blessings, from our family to yours, this Christmas and every day.


Christmas schedule‼️

Friday 12/22- Adult open mat 11am-1pm. Night classes are canceled.
Saturday 12/23- closed.
Sunday 12/24- closed.
Monday 12/25- closed.

Happy holidays and we’ll see you on the mats next week!



What better way to start the New Year than with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu🥋, for a LOW price. From now to January 15th, we will offer the first months training and a FREE uniform for only $99 for the first month‼️

There are limited spots left so make sure to contact us to reserve your spot or for any additional information‼️
[email protected]


Photos from Brabo Academy's post 12/17/2023

Our The End of the Year Belt Ceremony 2023 was a success. Now we have a bunch of homegrown belts. After a week of belt testing, our students proved that they are ready for the next level, and now we have new grey, yellow, blue, purple, and brown belts. Congratulations to everyone who got promoted and everyone who received awards.
Thanks to all the parents and coaches who are involved.
Also, it was great to have our special guest .

Photos from Brabo Academy's post 12/14/2023

This week we are doing belt testing and everyone has been putting in work and displaying their Jiu Jitsu. We’re doing our belt ceremony on Saturday but Chris is traveling this weekend, so after he passed his test, which is included: Jiu Jitsu techniques from our blue belt curriculum and shark tank for 6 min. He was then awarded to a very deserved first color belt. Chris is one of Brabo’s first students and prior to joining us he had been training in Chicago.
Great work everyone and we’ll see you on Saturday at 11am.


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1832 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 9pm
Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

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