Team Chitwood operates premier Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu academies in Mansfield / Lexington and North Columbus / Lewis Center in central Ohio. The family-run business is led by champion martial artists, Shawn, Neil and Craig Chitwood. Together, the brothers bring winning techniques and effective teaching methods to their popular kids, teens and adults classes. Team Chitwood also provides specialized self-defense, bully defense (kids), combat jujitsu, team building, defensive tactics, and active shooter instruction to law enforcement, hospitals, corporations, and schools.
As a certified Relson Gracie Academy, Team Chitwood maintains a close relationship to the Gracie family. Shawn Chitwood’s training under Grandmaster Relson Gracie began more than 20 years ago in 1993 – before the first UFC and before they were a household name. Shawn was one of the first American Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts, and is also one of the few Americans honored to teach in Brazil.
“The Water is always purest at the source” – Grand Master Relson Gracie
Relson Gracie seminar album: May 23, 2014 Special Student BJJ Legends Seminar at Team Chitwood Martial Arts & Fitness – Lewis Center academy