Lewis Center/N. Columbus Map7719 Graphics Way, Ste. E2
Lewis Center, Ohio
(614) 365-1774


Lexington/Mansfield Map314 E. Main St.
Lexington, OH
(419) 884-3888
About Team Chitwood

Champion Instructors with Winning Teaching Methods

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.

Lexington / Mansfield martial arts & fitness classes
Lewis Center / N. Columbus martial arts & fitness classes
Contact us for specialized training programs for schools, organizations, law enforcement

Team Chitwood Techniques

Certified School with Direct Ties to the Gracie Family

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.

Helio Gracie —-> Relson Gracie —-> Chitwood brothers —-> YOU!

“The Water is always purest at the source” – Grand Master Relson Gracie

View the official list of Relson Gracie Jiu-jitsu Black Belts

Relson Gracie seminar album: May 23, 2014 Special Student BJJ Legends Seminar at Team Chitwood Martial Arts & Fitness – Lewis Center academy