Established in 2004, The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio is headquarters to Team Chard Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We are proud of the years of experience we have accumulated on the mats and are willing to share our knowledge with anyone who wants to learn and train in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Train here at our HQ, or at our locations across Northeast Ohio.



Practice Times

Due to the nature of our training and structure of our academy we only offer adult classes. Training for children and teens is available in our affiliate locations.

Practice may vary between Gi (BJJ Uniform) and No- Gi (Rash Guard and Shorts )  


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

Chris Chard

Chris Chard is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under World Champion Pablo Popovitch (read how Chris became Pablo’s first American black belt).  Chris has been a competitive Martial Artist since 1987, with his sole focus being  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 1997.  

In 2004, he created the  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio.   Since then, he has coached many local, national and international champions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, trained and cornered amateur MMA Fighters (placed 5 MMA fighters in the North American Allied Fight Series amateur finals from 2006 to 2009), and  has extensive experience at  refereeing many local and regional competitions for various promotions. 

Contact Us

Email or text at 330-468-1694 regarding training inquiries.


Team Chard BJJ Locations

In addition to training at our headquarters in Walton Hills, Ohio, we are proud to have the following locations across North East Ohio fly the Team Chard BJJ Banner:


1-Up Jiu Jitsu

Instructors: Paul Bartholet and Jon Bobel

Canal Fulton:

Impact Martial Arts

Instructors: Paul Bartholet and Ben Baroni


Via Martial Arts

Instructor: Santo Domingo

*all affiliates are independently owned and operated