Legacy Jiu-Jitsu Academy
LEGACY JIU-JITSU ACADEMY, LOCATED IN RICHLAND, WA, IS DEDICATED TO TEACHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, AND SRISUK MUAY THAI.
Open since October 2016, LJJA provides a family learning environment to practitioners of all ages and abilities. From our kids' BJJ classes to our Women's-Only Self-Defense training (which is FREE to the community), we have something for everyone ages 5-95!
In addition to our 4,000 sqft of mat space, Boxing Ring, Private Training Space, Men's & Women's Changing Areas with Showers, and Pro Shop (including BJJ GIs, Belts, Boxing Gloves, and Gym Attire), we also offer an exercise equipment and fitness area to our adult members. The workout space is available during regularly scheduled hours.
All our coaches are trained by the US Center for SafeSport to recognize, respond to, and prevent abuse both inside and outside the gym.
Meet the instructors
Prof. Brendin Phillips
Professor Brendin is a black belt in the Marcelo Alonso lineage. He is the head professor and oversees the kids and adults Jiu-Jitsu programs. He has been actively teaching since 2016 and is an active competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, competing in the local PNW scene and in the IBJJF competition circuit. In 2022 he took second place at the IBJJF Master Worlds tournament. Brendin and his wife, Megan, own Legacy Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
Asst. Coach Rebekah Norman
Assistant Coach Rebekah (Becks) has training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2016 and has a lot of experience working with the younger kids. She has been a volunteer and an instructor for youths within the Tri-Cities community for over a decade. She works with our Little Bulldogs program (4–7 year olds).
Prof. Kelton Hungate
Professor Kelton is a black belt in the Marcelo Alonso lineage. He oversees the No-Gi adult BJJ program. He has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2011 and is an active competitor in the local PNW Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Scene.
Asst. Coach Megan Phillips
Assistant Coach Megan has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2015, with several prior years of Judo and Kickboxing. From time to time, you'll find her on the mats teaching the Little Bulldogs or the Women's Only BJJ class. Megan is an active competitor on the IBJJF circuit. Megan and her husband, Brendin, own Legacy Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
Muay thai instructors
Kru Brendin Phillips
Kru Brendin is the head instructor for our Muay Thai program. Kru Brendin earned his Kru rank under Master Anupong Saohin Srisuk of Srisuk Muay Thai. Kru Brendin has been instructing Muay Thai since 2017 and brings with him a wealth of striking knowledge. He comes with a background in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Karate, & Taekwondo.
Kru Pierce Williams
Kru Pierce Williams: Kru Pierce is the instructor for our Kids Muay Thai program. He earned his Kru rank under Kru Brendin in 2023.
“This is the place to go to learn JiuJitsu in a culture that’s free from ego. The teachers are dedicated practitioners who live the JiuJitsu lifestyle and accurately teach the art. The people at Legacy are a reliable and consistent group who consider the entire group as family.” Continue Reading
“Since I started training at Legacy, my fitness goals have shifted.. Before, I was mostly focused on what my body looked like. Now, I am focused on what my body can do. I love the energy and acceptance at the gym. Everyone is supportive and encouraging, and the quality of instruction is fantastic! I feel Continue Reading
“Been with this group for just over four years. They truly are like family. Super welcoming and humble members. My whole family trains here. The head instructor always takes time to answer any questions and treats everyone with the same amount of respect. Best real life martial arts you can train in. Wish I had Continue Reading
“I’ve been with this group for three years and this is the best place to learn the art of jiu-jitsu in the Tri-Cities. The gym is clean, members are friendly, and they almost immediately treat you like family. Also the head instructor is knowledgeable and a true student of the art which shows in his Continue Reading
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1324 Jadwin Ave, Richland WA 99354