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Yamasaki Academy of Springfield

 
For all inquiries, please contact our head instructor, Neto:
 
 
Yamasaki Academy of Springfield
5405-A Port Royal Rd.
Springfield, VA 22151
 
 
About Us
 
Yamasaki Academy was founded by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black-belt Mario Yamasaki in 1994. The first, and flagship, location is in Bethesda MD, and the academy now consists of several gyms in the Mid-Atlantic, and Brazil, Sweden, and Dominican Republic. 
 
In the late 90's, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enjoyed spectacular growth as a result of it's dominating effectiveness in early UFC bouts. Mario's brother Fernando and their star student Neto came from Brazil to expand the academy in order to meet the demand. Their first stop was Springfield VA, where they opened a satellite school in the Olmypus gym off of Edsall Rd. 
 
Over the next few years, the Springfield school rented progressively larger spaces, including Kim's Karate at Springfield Mall, and for a memorable period during Mall renovations, the former Today's Man store (still fully furnished with carpets full of shirt pins...)
 
In 2012, Neto realized our school's ultimate goal - a fully operational, self-contained gymnasium with 3500 sq. ft of mat space, complete bathroom and locker facilities. Yamasaki Springfield's location just off Braddock Rd. from 495 is convenient to most of Northern Virginia, especially the under-served Tyson's Corner area, Falls Church, Annandale, and Fairfax.
 
We host professional, family-friendly martial arts instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Judo, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
 
We offer classes in these martial arts at convenient times throughout the week. See our schedule.
 
Yamasaki Academy Springfield, 3500 square feet of martial arts mat space.