Battlefield Jiu Jitsu is the Haymarket and Gainesville area’s premier location for Martial Arts instruction. Centrally located, you will not find a better place for adult and kids martial arts training.
We specialize in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (also known as “Gracie Jiu Jitsu”) and Self Defense techniques from Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and Judo. Visit the area’s only dedicated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training facility and enjoy 30 FREE Days of no obligation training.
Whether you want to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), compete, prepare for self-defense, or are just looking for a fun and exciting way to get in shape, our program is right for you.
Our objective is to provide you with high quality Martial Arts instruction in a safe, realistic and fun environment. Our teaching methods and curriculum are designed to allow a student to learn in a step-by-step fashion. Over the course of training a student will be gradually exposed to various techniques, training and skill sets to unleash their maximum potential in Martial Arts and Self-Defense. You will receive individual guidance from our instructors as you master the basics and going forward as your skill level increases.
A note on safety: We understand that not all students train for competition. Many just want to have fun, learn self-defense skills and get in great shape at the same time. That is why we cut no corners and place a strong priority on your safety. We use only the safest equipment and teaching methods. Just because you may not want to step on a competitive grappling mat or in a cage and fight like an MMA Fighter, doesn’t mean you can’t train and receive those same health and fitness benefits!
Battlefield Jiu Jitsu’s programs cater to both beginner and advanced level students from any walk of life. Whether it is person looking to incorporate a fun, consistent workout and training regime into their lives or a student wanting to increase their skills and knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense, Battlefield Jiu Jitsu has a program for everybody.
Jason Doucette started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2000 and received his Black Belt from Doug Esposito under Leo Dalla’s Big Brothers affiliation in 2014. Jason started wrestling in Middle School in 1984, and began coaching youth wrestling for Marsteller middle school coaching them to multiple regional championship titles. He was also a member of the Division One wrestling program at VMI. Jason has trained in Thai Boxing since 2002, which helped prepare him for his entry into mixed martial arts. With competitive experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (to include being a Pan-American silver medalist), MMA, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Coaching, Jason brings valuable knowledge to his students, for self-defense and those desiring to test themselves in a competitive arena.
– Jason Doucette
2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Head Instructor – Battlefield Jiu Jitsu
Leo Dalla Started training Jiu-Jitsu in 1987 at age of 13, in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil under Jorge Pereira, passing through all the belts (Yellow – Orange – Green – Blue – Purple – Brown – Black). Known in Brazil and throughout the World simply as “DALLA” he is one of the most well respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters and instructors in the World. Having a very successful competition history in Brazil from Yellow to Brown belt Dalla became the very first student to receive a Black Belt under Jorge Pereira in June 1993. His instructor Jorge Pereira received his Black Belt from the Legendary Rickson Gracie. Once receiving his Black Belt Dalla continued to compete showing that he is amongst the best in the World. He has dedicating his life into teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past 14 years, and now he has moved to America at the request of his very first Black Belt student Lloyd Irvin to open a school in Virginia to develop the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Virginia area. Dalla has been a very active competitor, nationally and Internationally having been a medalist in some of the biggest tournaments the sport has to offer. Even now Dalla still lays it on the line competing in Local, National and International events.
– Leo Dalla “Dalla”
World Famous 6th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Doug Esposito has been training, studying, and coaching martial arts for over thirty-five years. As a professional instructor, his experience teaching adults has included curriculum design at all levels and literally thousands of hours of formal instructional training and coaching. He started training karate and jiu-jitsu at the age of ten under and added wrestling and boxing to his skills while in junior high and high-school. Doug continued to train in submission grappling and studied Muay Thai when he went into the Marine Corps and was selected to serve as the Chief Instructor at Quantico’s lead school for the Marine Corps’ Martial Arts Program. He has extensively trained in Weapons Handling (firearms, bladed, and others), Combative Engagements, Wrestling, Boxing, Judo, Grappling, Thai Boxing , and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), in which he is a Black Belt under the world famous Leo Dalla. His competition resume includes an undefeated Thai boxing record and multiple Pan-Am medals at the black belt level. Doug has been training, studying, and coaching martial arts for over thirty-five years. As a professional instructor, his experience teaching adults has included curriculum design at all levels and literally thousands of hours of formal instructional training and coaching.
– Doug Esposito
3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Contact Defense Bladed & Improvised Weapons Instructor