Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Sequim

What is brazilian jiu-jitsu?

BJJ uses fundamental mechanics of human movement, frames and levers to subdue an opponent, leading to submissions such as joint locks and chokes. BJJ is practiced for fitness, self-defense, and as a popular competitive sport. Throughout the world, people of all ages, sizes and levels of fitness safely train in this challenging and rewarding combat martial art.

We have morning, evening and weekend adult and youth classes to suit your schedule!

Who's Teaching

Since opening Solarte BJJ in 2017, Jenn has offered a fun and engaged approach to teaching both adults and children. She is a brown belt under Rob Biernacki and Solarte BJJ is the premier U.S. affiliate of Rob’s academy, Island Top Team. Jenn has taught BJJ for nearly 10 years and trained in a number of martial arts before falling in love with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. She is passionate about creating a quality training environment that is challenging, fun and supportive.

Hylyn (Casey) Hanmer is a black belt under Melissa Haueter and Combat Base Club. She’s been training since 2000, Rigan Machado lineage. She’s a retired long distance runner with MMA and personal training experience. Before moving to Sequim in 2022, Casey was a longtime instructor at Victory MMA and then Kainga Jiu Jitsu in the San Diego area. Her style of instruction is technical while being very fun and down-to-earth.

Learn more about the staff at Solarte BJJ.

WHERE & HOW MUCH? We're located in the old Karate Club building at 1600 Carlsborg Road, conveniently located between Sequim and Port Angeles. Click the button for membership info!