Capital MMA & Elite Fitness was established in 2001 as a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu originated as the ultimate form of self-defense. It’s the very reason why the founders began taking on challenge matches, and then created the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Capital has the only black belts in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland under the original Ultimate Fighting Champion – and world’s leading self-defense expert – Royce Gracie.

Capital prides itself on offering training and facilities for evidence based mixed martial arts and elite fitness programs.

Our mission is to provide friendly, fun, and safe training facilities where every member’s training goals – whether for recreation or performance at the highest levels – are regarded equally.