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. We have Junior Jiu Jitsu, and for the adults we have group Jiu-Jitsu classes, Judo classes, and Women’s Self-Defense classes. We have something for the entire family, and we offer 50% off of the tuition for each additional family member that signs up!
We are also available for private lessons, seminars, workshops and corporate workouts.
Contact us today and take a free trial! 443-864-8505 or email us at

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:

“My game has improved so much in the few months I’ve been here. Both group and private lessons are worth every penny. Scott’s teaching method makes it easy to learn a technique right the first time. My progress has definitely been reflected in my competition performance. Maybe most importantly, the people are great. Everyone is really helpful. Higher level belts are always happy to drill with you and roll with you. I never feel like I’m getting smashed, being smaller than the guys there. And there isn’t anyone in the group that I wouldn’t want to roll with. It is definitely a great environment.”
– Allison G.

“Training at LeverageJJ has been a challenging, realistic and educational experience. Scott Naugle is a talented BJJ Black Belt who addresses all elements of self defense, teaching to all levels of exsperience. From veteren upper Belt holders like myself to beginers in the art, no training opportunity is missed. They have something for the whole family.”
– David Q.

“LeverageJJ is a great place to train realistic BJJ. This school trains in real-life scenarios and not just training for competition BJJ. Mr. Naugle is extremely knowledgeable and focuses on every detail of what he teaches. I highly recommend this training.”
– Jermane M.

“Great experience for me to drop in on an Academy while out of town. Disclaimer: I’m a white belt that has only been training 11 months. First off you know a place is legit when it smells clean and is neat and organized. Scott the instructor was very welcoming and made me at ease. The class was taught with great detail and easy to learn. All the other students were nice and no one had egos. Definitely worth checking out!!”
– Dominic S.

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

“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!”
– Carlee K.

“Mr. Naugle and the students 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 LeverageJJ 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 H.

“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 C.

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