Element Academy

• Martial Arts Academy

Taught by instructors with over 20 years of competition and instructor experience. ELEMENT ACADEMY

Element Academy is a Martial Arts Academy located in Virginia Beach, Virginia lead by former UFC Fighter and 3rd Degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Mackens Semerzier. We specialize in Youth and Adult Martial Arts, utilizing the techniques and tactics of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing. We cover all aspects of Martial Arts & Self-Defense

• Philosophy
• Self-Defense
• Striking

Operating as usual


Take your time; the juice is worth the squeeze.


Young Jedi leveled up!


Plant the seed early and the fruit will be bountiful

Congratulations little ones 🤞🤞


Diamonds are built through pressure 💎


“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” — Angela Davis


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

Great work at yesterday’s tournament. Camera work wasn’t the best but the effort on the mat is what counts. Bravo to all the warriors that put it all out on the line. And to the family and teammates that supported them. BRAVO

Photos from Element Academy's post 03/29/2024

Tomorrow the team will be at Virginia Beach at the . Our team kids start at about 9:30am and our adults at about 1:00pm.

If you get a chance stop in and come scream for your teammates.

Photos from Element Academy's post 03/16/2024

Thank you for hosting such a fun tournament . A special thank you to the staff, volunteers, and competitors for making this such a great event.

Coaches and Parents we appreciate you all the most. Your dedication doesn’t go unnoticed.

Congratulations again to all our young warriors
Judah 🥈
Josiah 🥇🥇
Sebastian 🥇
Eden 🥈🥈
Kalel 🥈
Rex 🥈
Phoenix 🥇🥇
Rambo 🥇
Aaden 🥉
Finn 🥇
Raphael 🦅
Luke 🦅
Robert 🦅
Angelina 🦅

Photos from Element Academy's post 03/13/2024

We have come a long way 💪💪💪

Congratulations to Will “The Drill”


Great night of pushing the pace with our friends from Florida 🌴🦩☀️


When the Black Belts Link it’s 🔥🔥🔥



With or without leave no doubt, the force is with you not on you young Jedi.


The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. - Phil Jackson

Great work today Fundamentals Class 🥋


Full steam ahead 👏👏👏

Grab a friend and come train 🥋


Happy Presidents’ Day

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.“ -16th President of the United State Abraham Lincoln

**We will be open at our regular hours this evening**


First you try, then you learn, and finally you excel. Congratulations


Steel Sharpens Steel 🤝


Saturday Crew. No easy rounds 😤


When you dedicate yourself, even the sky may not be the limit.

Congratulations Ms. Kori

Photos from Element Academy's post 01/18/2024

Congratulations to the many that were promoted yesterday. Your dedication on and off the mats do not go unnoticed. We are blessed and excited to have you with our team during your martial arts journey.


Dr. Martin Luther King
Open Mat
10am - 12PM
Gi & NoGi
Youth & Adults
Element Academy of Jiu-Jitsu


Thai Boxing Tuesday 🥊🥊🥊

Let’s get it!!!


First Saturday Open Mat of 2024 with Professor Brad.



You won’t be stopped this year.

2024 LETS GET IT!!!


Last Official Class of 2023🥋2024 Here We Go 🦅

Open Mat tomorrow 10a-12p GI & NoGi


Regular schedule this week Tuesday through Thursday.


Team Open Mat
12/22: 10a - 12p
12/29: 10a - 12p
All team members are invited 🥋


No Face No Case


Happy Thanksgiving from our team to you and your family 🦃🦃🦃


Achieving excellence on and off the mats.

Bravo Ms. Kori 🥳🥳🥳

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434 Newtown Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 9pm
Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 2pm

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