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

This is the headquarters for Team Chard BJJ.

We are located 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland or Akron in Walton Hills, Ohio.

Due to the current threat of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are temporarily closed.



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.
  • 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.
  • Membership is on a monthly basis.  
  • Visitors from other academies are always welcome.  Please be prepared to pay our class fee of $20. 


Practice Times

Beginners are limited to Monday and Wednesday practice for their first 30 days of membership.

Training with the Gi:

Mondays:           7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesdays:    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Fridays:              7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Training No Gi:

Saturdays:          11:30 am to 1:00 pm



Where are We Fighting Next?

March 18-22: Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships – CA

April 4-5: Chicago Spring Open – IL

April 25: Detroit International Open – MI

June 25-27: American Nationals – NV

July 25-26: Chicago Summer Open – IL

August 26-29: Masters World Championships – NV

Contact Us

Due to the current threat of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are temporarily closed.

Email us for information on cost, uniform requirements, or general training questions. 

Please Note: Introductory classes for beginners are conducted on Mondays or Wednesdays during our practice times.   If interested in taking a class, request one to be scheduled below.