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 11 Black Belts and over 145 years of collective experience.

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

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



Where are We Fighting Next?

COVID-19 Killed our Season. Hopefully we will return to competition when IBJJF resumes.

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 .