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, Srisuk Muay Thai, and Aikido.
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 Pro Shop including BJJ GIs, Belts, Boxing Gloves, Gym Attire, we also offer an exercise equipment and fitness area to our adult members. The workout space is available during regularly scheduled hours.
Meet the instructors
Our head instructor, Beau Babb, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under The Legion (Marcelo Alonso Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Tacoma), owned and operated by Marcelo Alonso Black Belt Shawn Gaspaire.
Brendin Phillips is the head Muay Thai instructor Legacy Jiu-Jitsu Academy. He is a certified trainer in Srisuk Muay Thai by Master Saohin Srisuk. Growing up he spent time training in multiple stand up martial arts such as Taekwondo, Western Boxing, and Kickboxing before ultimately finding Muay Thai. He also trains full time and competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
During his junior season, placed 5th in the Texas UIL State Championships. Also finished 2nd in Freestyle/Greco State Championships. Finished 1st at Regionals and won District Championship. Placed 2nd at Dixie Dual Nationals. During his senior season, finished 3rd in the Texas UIL State Championships.
DJ is an active amateur MMA fighter, with a current record of 5-0.
Assistant instructor, Rick Weatherill, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Professor Marcelo Alonso Black Belt George Hissung. Rick has been training in BJJ for over 16 years. His career and passion for BJJ have provided him the opportunity to train in Australia, Texas, and multiple academies in throughout Washington State. Rick regularly travels to Brazil and trains.
“Went to Women’s only BJJ class while out visiting family. Was a great experience! We had a lot of fun. Everyone was very warm & welcoming and passionate about sharing their love of the martial arts. Wonderful learning environment”
“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.”
“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…
“My family loves Legacy Jiu-Jitsu! The staff is knowledgeable and wonderful with children. I highly recommend this gym for everyone. First week is free!! Try it out if you’re looking for a new activity!”
“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…
“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…
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Call +1 509-438-6955 for info
1324 Jadwin Ave, Richland WA 99354