Welcome to the website of Leverage Jiu-Jitsu Academy (formerly Columbia BJJ).

We offer a variety of classes based on the Jiu-Jitsu originally developed by Helio Gracie (Gracie Jiu-jitsu) and brought to America by his sons. Classes are available for people of all ages. For kids we have “Bully-Safe” and for the adults we have group BJJ and self-defense classes. We also offer a women’s basic self-defense class (16 lessons/classes- course). We have something for the entire family; mom, dad, teens and kids and we offer 50% off each additional family member!
Mr. Naugle, owner and head instructor of Leverage, is also available for private lessons, seminars, workshops and corporate workouts.
E-mail us at or call us at 443-864-8505.
Our academy is proud to be recognized as a Jiu Jitsu Global Federation certified academy

What the students have to say about Leverage Jiu-Jitsu Academy/Columbia BJJ…

“I have been training with Scott at Columbia BJJ for a little over a year now and couldn’t be happier with my experience and progress. I love the family environment at Columbia BJJ and the attention to detail that Scott pays during instruction.”
Alex Fredericks

“In just a few short months, I am definitely strong and more coordinated, and I am better trained to defend myself if someone were to come after me. My self-confidence has definately improved. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow with Columbia BJJ!”
Carlee Katz

“Mr. Naugle and the students at ColumbiaBJJ provide a learning environment that is both fun and encouraging.  After my very first class I knew this was the right school to get me back in shape while teaching me the skills necessary to one day compete.  I highly recommend ColumbiaBJJ for anyone who is looking to build confidence, improve their conditioning, or who simply have an interest in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
Brandon Hardisty

“I love this class. I’m in the best shape of my life and have developed good self-defense skills and confidence. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!”
Ananda Creager

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