MAX JIU-JITSU ACADEMY & YOGA STUDIO has created its own protocol as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, and is currently proceeding to stage 2 including interpersonal contact.
For free trial classes, you can participate in the stage 1 class without contact.

Dojo rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection

Protocol & Schedule


Head instructor, Max Masuzawa is a Jiu-Jitsu 1st degree black belt under IBJJF.
He, first, learned from the “pure source” of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, under the legendary fighter and “God father of MMA”, the one and only, Royce Gracie, and also another Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Master Carlos “Caique” Elias at Gracie Academy in Torrance, California since 1998, and completely fascinated by it, and started leading his life with Jiu-Jitsu since the first day till now.  In early 2004, with a year and half of commitment with full time intensive training as an apprentice instructor of Master Caique, Max left Southern California and opened up his own first Jiu-Jitsu academy in his own home town Tokyo,  Kikukawa/Morishita in Tokyo downtown as the first place to start to continue his passion for Jiu-Jitsu, hoping to cultivate and spread the fascinating power of Jiu-Jitsu that he has been completely captured by.

After nearly 10 years of continuous efforts of teaching and sharing the knowledge as a head instructor and founder of MAX JIU-JITSU ACADEMY & YOGA STUDIO, at the end of 2014, the academy was relocated to Kinshicho, also in Sumida-ku, where Max spent his younger age as school kid.

Not only could he share his profound knowledge over Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but also he is able to teach classes both in English and in Japanese, so you can learn the technique and philosophy of Max Jiu-Jitsu efficiently, at the same time you can practice and improve your Japanese conversation skills.

Free Intro Class Anyone who wants to check out our class for the first time. Reservation required.  On the 1st and the last Wednesday from 8:30pm.  Can be done in English by request of 2 and more English speakers. Free!!
Special offer for Women(UNLIMITED) All females can become UNLIMITED COURSE MEMBER at this discounted rate ¥8,250/month
Unlimited Course You can come to any classes according to the skill level(Instructor’s permission required for competition classes) ¥12,210/month**
Kids & Junior Course KIDS(age 5 to 8): Wed. 16:15~  & Sat. 3:30pm~

JUNIOR(age 8 to 12):Wed.17:00~ & Sat. 3:30pm~

2 days/week for only ¥8,250/month
Visitor fees (Drop-in/Short term) For non-members of MAXJJ, belonging to any other Jiu-Jitsu/grappling team, Drop-in fee is 2,750yen, and Short-term fee(2 weeks) is 8,250yen ¥2,750/visit
¥8,250/2 weeks unlimited

**This is an offer with 1 year contract.  For more info, please read below.


Our bilingual instructor is able to teach Jiu-Jitsu classes both in Japanese and English(Adult classes only), so you can practice technique efficiently, at the same time you can improve your Japanese expressions.

* Sign 1-year contract, and get huge discount!

We offer 1-year contract for Unlimited course (adults/students). When you sign up, please tell us you want to sign a 1 year contract.  You will get monthly discount by 2,090Yen/month from your monthly fees.
Early termination fee (26,400yen) shall be applied for discontinuing membership before 1-year contract ends.

*Special remarks on membership and monthly fee payment

We are so sorry but NO CASH PAYMENT is accepted for your monthly fee payment (except for the first 2 months’ fees due at signing up)
To become a member, you are required to apply for the monthly fee automatic deposit for your future monthly fee payment.
You must have a valid bank account with major Japanese banks, for setting up the monthly fee automatic deposit.
Therefore, when you decide to become TEAM MAXJJ member, please bring your bank book(“Ginko Tsu-cho”), and “Hanko”( if you open your bank account with your signature, please make sure what your valid signature is).

Every 27th of the month is the due for the next month’s fee.
In case any failure in monthly fee deposit occurs due to the bank account holder’s fault, such as balance shortage, a penalty fee for 2,750yen will be charged.

*Yearly membership fee ¥3,080 /year

Applied for all the above membership. Valid for 1 year from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Renewal required at the time of monthly fee deposit on December every year.

*Train Once a month during your Non-active Monthly (Taking 2 months-off and longer) ¥1,650/month

Sometimes things happens and you need to take some long time off.  But you already know the fact that, even if you can’t train physically, there are so many benefits mentally and psychologically by showing up to the academy and do anything you can do without irritating your physical trouble, or just to hang out and have some chat with your team mates.  In that case, you don’t want to discontinue your membership, but instead, taking time offs for 2 months or longer, Non-active Monthly fee for 1,650yen for each month applies to maintain yearly membership without discontinuing yearly contract.  During this period, you are eligible to come to any 1 class/month.  Also you have access to the facility during class hours including class observations any time.

*Requirement for Insurance by Sports Anzen Kyoukai ¥1,980/1 year(from April through March)

To become a MAXJJ member, you are required to buy a Sports Anzen Insurance by Sports Anzen Kyoukai.   The insurance premium is only 1,980yen per year from April 1st through end of March.  Renewal is required every year in March.

*Discontinuing the Membership/Taking months off

Either to take month(s) off or to discontinue the membership, you need to request for the approval before the 5th of the prior month of your requested month. (for example, if you have a consultation meeting and your request for discontinuing membership is approved on January 5th, your membership will be discontinued from February, but if it’s approved on the 6th, your membership will be discontinued from March.
Direct consultation to the academy is the only valid way for the request, not by emails or telephone.   To discontinue membership, all the balances must be paid off to be approved.

*Visitor Fee System ¥2,750/visit (¥8,250/2 weeks)

If you are visiting our academy for a shorter period than a month, without becoming a member, you can still train as a visitor but make sure to email or call in beforehand.
The visitor fee for the regular classes is 2,750 yen per class.  For 2 weeks, 8,250yen.  If you are attending the first time free-intro class, it is not necessary.(Tax included)

*Non-dual membership with other Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling schools

We do not deny the meaning and importance of training with/under different partners and different environments, however, to be a member of MAXJJ, you are required to make commitment for the team, i.e., whenever you compete or have any public exposures, you are required to represent our team.  Thus MAXJJ is not accepting dual membership with other Jiu-Jitsu/submission grappling school or team.
However, we welcome you as a visitor, if your priority is to support other teams/gyms. Please be our guest under “Visitor Fee System”, 2,750yen per class

*Rental GIs & Gi Cleaning Service

You can come in and out without your own wet, heavy Gis any more. No more worries towards Tokyo neighborhood about Late-Night laundry noize. We’ll take care of the washing and drying part. Rental Gi is available for 1,100yen per class, which comes with free Towel use.

“Gi Cleaning Service” is a great choice for those have your own gis, but don’t want to bring in and take them back home with you.  We wash and dry your gis and store in your own box shelf.  (maximum 2 sets.  your underwear washing is not included in this service). Also, your belt can be left at the academy.

Space is limited (only 2 boxes) .  The service fee is 8,800yen per month.

*Class Schedule

Please see Class Schedule

※The academy opening time is between 15 minutes prior to & after classes, other than that the door is closed to public.

*Academy & Studio Closing Days

We are closed on Mondays, and also such days when Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling competitions and other events going on, and end of a year and New Year time.  We are also closed for consecutive national holidays and Japanese traditional seasonal holidays.  Please check the notice board in the studio, and our callender.



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