Established in 2004 by Chris Chard, The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio is an exclusive training facility for the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

We have one of the most experienced training rooms in all of Cleveland with 13 Black Belts and over 185 years of collective experience.

Our headquarters is located between Cleveland or Akron in Walton Hills, Ohio. We also have affiliate schools across Northeast Ohio.

For information on training please scroll through our website for times and information. Please contact us to set an appointment to visit the academy.



Membership FAQs

  • Members must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Please refer to our schedule for practice and training times.
  • BJJ uniforms (Gi) and No Gi (rash guard and grappling shorts) apparel are required for training. Training apparel must be clean for every class.
  • We train exclusively in the sport of BJJ and take pride in being active competitors.  Competition is encouraged, not required.  
  • Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that is offered separately from the Jiu Jitsu program.


Practice Times

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a long game.  It takes time and energy to master.  We recommend a minimum of two days a week in order to maintain competency in the sport.


Mondays:           6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesdays:    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Fridays:                 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Saturdays*:          11:30 am to 1:00 pm

*All beginners must have at least 30 days of practice time in weekday classes prior to attending Saturday training.


Contact Us

We do not permit drop ins.  For any new student or visitors from other academies, you must email or text to set an an appointment to train at Team Chard BJJ .

Before you email, some common answers to questions:

  1.  Tuition is $129 a month.  No contracts
  2. We do not train children.   You must be 21 years or older
  3. We do not sell uniforms.  Here are our recommendations.

Team Chard Black Belts