Established in 2003, the Top Game BJJ Academy has served Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding area by teaching what many believe to be the most effective form of self-defense ever created.

Developed by the legendary Gracie family of Brazil, instruction in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu was often only available to Brazil’s social elite.  After over 80 years of development and after being introduced to the United States in the early 90s, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has exploded in popularity and instruction in this fighting art is in high demand world-wide.

The Top Game BJJ Academy instructors excel in providing top notch instruction, right here in Richmond, VA, enabling anyone regardless of sex, age, size, or athletic ability to learn these highly effective and sought after techniques.  Change your quality of life by getting into the best shape of your life, by practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu!

We also offer a Thai Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts training program.

Please continue on to learn more about our academy, instructors, programslocation and affiliations.

We hope to see you training soon at the Top Game BJJ Academy.


Our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu program is focused on building a solid foundation of fundamental techniques. We believe that great jiu-jitsu is simple jiu-jitsu. This means that we teach high-percentage proven techniques that almost anyone can easily learn and apply in a real situation against a resisting opponent. The most fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu are simple and direct, yet highly effective.

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Top Game teaches our students the world’s most effective form of self-defense. Students become empowered to handle problems, including bullying. They acquire crucial tools needed to effectively defuse a threatening situation before it escalates. Most importantly, our students can easily defend themselves against physical aggression.


Our training philosophy is to keep things basic, training only those techniques that have been tested and proven to work. Students learn to use your body’s natural weapons, primarily the legs, knees, elbows and hands. This is a workout that challenges you both physically and mentally. However, you don’t have to be a fighter to practice.

We specialize in both Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Kickboxing for adults and kids.