At Praxis we teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu exclusively. Our philosophy is to pick one thing, and do it well. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling based martial art. It offers a safe way to develop solid self-defense skills and get into phenomenal shape without touching a weight or a treadmill. Getting in great shape and bringing better balance to your life shouldn’t be a chore, you can learn something cool in the process. We are a family oriented facility that offers martial arts training as means to add balance to your life.



300 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, Wa 98109

We are in the South Lake Union neighborhood on Fairview Ave, right between Denny and Mercer. We are just three blocks West of REI and one block East of the Amazon campus.

Course offerings

Core Curriculum

Core curriculum classes are a survey of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s approach to self-defense. Students get hands on practice with the basic techniques and strategy used to defend yourself. This framework provides the basic road map that you will reference back to throughout your study of Jiu-Jitsu. It is an introductory level class that is designed with the complete beginner in mind.



This is where we dive into the minutiae of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques and what makes them work. Emphasis is placed on HOW to make a technique work against a resisting opponent.  Here you will get very specific resistance from your partner so that you may learn how to appropriately select and execute the correct technique given the situation. We follow a very structured curriculum to ensure the student gets a well-rounded knowledge of the many options Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has.



Our Advanced classes contain both Gi (Kimono), and NoGi days. This is where you learn to string together all of the techniques of BJJ and master the timing required to make them work. Emphasis is placed on WHY you would select one sequence of techniques over another. The classes are an hour and a half long and there is sparring in every class. These classes are by invitation only.

Why train Jiu Jitsu?

 “Ne te quaesiveris extra

Do not look outside yourself



On the surface martial arts is about defending oneself. While learning to defend yourself is powerful motivator to train, it is not what keeps people training over the long term. Most people stick with Jiu Jitsu long after they reach a point where they have acquired the skills necessary to defend themselves.

Training martial arts has a very individual feel to it. Day-to-day life does not always offer an individualized experience.



We have a structured curriculum and class progression that allows you to learn at your own pace. All of the classes provide a great workout. The level of resistance is carefully metered at each tier enabling students to work at a productive pace. We always welcome those interested to either watch or participate in a class.