Connecting the culture
About Highstyle Jiu Jitsu
Highstyle Jiu-Jitsu is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club that trains and competes out of Adams Morgan, NW Washington DC. Prior to 2020 (Before COVID) we offered public training, free community classes, competed in numerous grappling tournaments and maintained a kids grappling program. Lockdown 2020 arrived and we were forced to take a step back and close our doors temporarily.
After much time away from the mats the decision was made to continue private training only in an inclusive environment with a cap on participants. We are tremendously lucky to share a space with dedicated individuals who on average train twice a day. During the quarantine we had the opportunity to share the mats with coaches such as Andris Brunovskis (Legion JJ) and Eduardo Telles (99 JJ).
We are in the process of locking down commercial space so we can open up to the public again soon. We cannot wait to see our core group grow and for all of us to get back on the mats together to learn and have fun!
What do you teach?
We teach jiu jitsu within an inclusive, creative and supportive environment. We promote personal and collective liberation through training.
When are your classes?
Due to COVID-19 we are currently not hosting any public training but we have plans to start offering evening classes once we have sufficient space to host larger groups.
Where do you train?
All our private training and public training takes place in Washington, DC. We do not have a HQ location yet but soon!
Do you have to have experience to join?
No experience is needed! Our only expectations are for people to join us with an open mind and the willingness to learn something new and work with others
Will I get injured if I train Jiu Jitsu?
There is always a risk of injury when practicing any physical activity, let alone a combat sport. In Jiu Jitsu, and especially here at Highstyle, we tend to emphasize safe ways of training and avoiding injury. With more understanding of how the body moves, the better you can care for it.
Do your coaches teach private lessons?
Currently, we only offer small group and private training sessions (on a case by case basis) with people who are able to provide space. We will come to you with the mats! Whether its your backyard or the park down the street, we are happy to find a solution for you.
Our traveling instructors all train under our main instructor, Isaac Rehner.
Who is/is not able to train BJJ?
We do not allow any law enforcement to train with us in order to foster a safer space for the greater community.
How should I prepare for my first session?
There is nothing you need to get ready for besides a great work out! Come by and bring a gi if you are coming for gi class or nogi attire if you are coming for nogi. If you do not have a gi, not a problem! We have plenty of loaner gis.