Dafirma Training Center is The Go-To Martial Arts School in Virginia For Adult & Kids Marial Arts Classes

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200+ reviews

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Customers served! 1230 Students Trained!

For our son (5 years. old) - BJJ has been beneficial for his physical health, confidence, and overall mental attitude. The bonus is the peace of mind we get knowing he is learning ways to defend himself, as well as learning character-building lessons and forming bonds with his peers.

Amanda B. | Mom

De Firma Training Center offers safe, enjoyable Jiu-Jitsu learning in a spacious facility with dedicated instructors. Veterans, including owner Ricardo Tubbs, find camaraderie among fellow service members. Training partners are welcoming and ensure safety. Highly recommend considering De Firma for Jiu-Jitsu instruction.

Rodrigo D. | Member

My daughter's training venue couldn't be better. In just a year, she's gained invaluable life skills. Excited for her journey ahead. Professors and instructors foster excellence, transforming weaknesses into strengths. They feel like family. Highly recommend it to anyone interested in BJJ.

Rebbeca M. Mom

Why Choose Dafirma Training Center in Virginia?

What sets our school apart is our unwavering commitment not only to imparting martial arts skills but also to instilling a sense of responsibility that accompanies such capabilities.

Acknowledging that great skills and power entail corresponding responsibility, we prioritize cultivating values such as patience, perseverance, respect, and humility in our students. Beyond being an educational institution, our school functions as a community that promotes positive values.

  • Inclusive Learning - Our martial arts school fosters inclusive learning by welcoming diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and abilities. In an encouraging atmosphere, everyone is valued, respected, and supported on their unique martial arts journey.
  • Community Atmosphere - Our school is more than an institution; it's a community that fosters positive values, creating an environment where personal growth is encouraged and celebrated.
  • Versatile Goals: - Whether your aim is fitness, self-improvement, or self-defense, our program is designed to meet diverse objectives.

Martial Arts Classes For Virginia Families.

What makes us special is that we offer a wide variety of programs designed to keep you active, build confidence, stay focused, and get fit, as you learn to protect yourself.

Youth Jiu Jitsu

Your child can learn awesome self-defense techniques while staying fit and active. BJJ is the perfect activity for kids who need a fun, active, social outlet at the end of their school day.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

You can learn to defend yourself while getting the best workout of your life. When you take the Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at DaFirma Training Center in Chesapeake, you can have it all!

Adult Judo

Judo classes offer a significant health boost, relieving stress and anxiety. Gain a full-body workout mastering clinches, sweeps, and throws, building confidence, and forming new friendships.

Women Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

We proudly provide women in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach with the opportunity to train confidently in our Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes. Improve steadily, enjoy a rewarding workout, and achieve remarkable results. All ages and abilities are welcome.

How to get started

Like what you see so far? Here is how you can get more information about our programs, pricing, schedules, as well as how to get started.

Download our free starter kit.

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Join us for an assessment class.

Come join us for an assessment class to experience first hand what we are all about. Our instructor will work with you (or your kids) to figure out which program will help you reach your goals.


Sign up for one of our martial arts classes.

If you love what we have to offer, and think we can help you or your child achieve and grow, then let us know and we will enroll you into the program that fits you best.


Meet the Master Instructors Behind Dafirma Training Center

They are not only accomplished practitioners themselves, often holding high-level belts, but they are also knowledgeable mentors who provide valuable insights into the techniques, strategies, and philosophy of Martial Arts.

At Dafirma Training Center, we pride ourselves on the quality of our Coaches. You can expect the following from our Masters:

  • Amazing recommendations and positive reviews
  • A commitment to creating a positive Martial arts experience for all students, no matter their learning needs
  • A love and passion for teaching and helping students grow and succeed

Professor Ricardo Tubbs

Black Belt 2nd Degree, Professor/ Owner

Professor Alonzo Dunkentell

Black Belt, Instructor

Professor Heide Tubbs

Black Belt, Owner/ Instructor

Professor Kenton Givens

Judo Black Sandan/Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

Why the Virginia Community Loves

Our Martial Arts Classes

Ryan Wilson recommends Dafirma Training Center

via Google

Very detailed and specific instructors with ample experience to share in all aspects of BJJ. We learned the importance of connection with emphasis on the side-control technique. Greatly appreciated them taking their time while instructing.

Victoria Sparnicht recommends Dafirma Training Center

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DTC has SIGNIFICANTLY enriched my kids' worlds! They have learned so much from the Professors and Coaches who take an amazing amount of care and professionalism in their craft to teach our littles. We love the safety measures in place to keep it as germ-free as possible including the clean mats and equipment.

I also feel very safe with the owners having high credentials in the medical field, if something were to happen, they have experience. Big bonus!!!!

Kari Carnes recommends Dafirma Training Center

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I wish I could give them a bazillion stars!!! We searched for months for the right fit for our kiddos!!! Da Firma Training Center was the perfect fit!
Professor Ricardo and Professor Heide are the absolute best!!!! They are amazing with the little kiddos up to the bigger ones! The coaches are also amazing and we are so blessed we found this training center!

Ben G recommends Dafirma Training Center

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Da Firma Training Center is a special place. Incredible instructors, huge mat space, and a friendly environment. This school regularly hosts seminars featuring world-famous championship-level professional grapplers and Judokas. The training is incredible and has something for everyone, from beginner to expert. You'll make lifelong friends and be a part of a great team. I highly recommend you drop in for an intro, you'll love it.

Amanda Perrone recommends Dafirma Training Center

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DaFirma has been amazing to and for my son! He has found his “thing”. I’m so appreciative of the hard work and dedication they put into the classes and training the youth. They have brought my son out of his shell and he is thriving!

Robert Whitmire recommends Dafirma Training Center

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An excellent academy. In 2017, I was a purple belt and dropped in for an open mat. Ricardo welcomed me like I was one of his own. He and his students are really solid roles with outstanding techniques. After opening the mat, I purchased a hooded sweatshirt from them. Reasonably priced and comfortable (It is still my favorite sweatshirt). If you're relocating to the Chesapeake area, be sure to check them out.

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