Team Chitwood encourages community members to schedule free trial class, check out Black Belt Friday sales

Team Chitwood martial arts and fitness academy teaches true self-defense through the art of jiu jitsu. Owner Shawn Chitwood opened the academy in Lexington in 1994 and continues to train there.

The academy, with national and international connections, offers Gracie Brazilian jiu jitsu and combat style jiu jitsu as well as MMA and no-gi training. Through the forms of jiu jitsu, Team Chitwood has reached over 9,000 students and proudly promoted 40 black belts. 

The motto "a black belt is a white belt that never quits!” is proudly lived out at Team Chitwood. Those that train at Team Chitwood can expect engaging self-defense and fitness moves.

Team Chitwood encourages community members to schedule free trial class, check out Black Belt Friday sales

“You aren’t paying for a corporate-owned "belt factory" with choreographed moves, you are engaging in real self-defense and fitness, which beats running on a treadmill any day!” Chitwood said.

The academy will offer Black Belt Friday sales. Follow Team Chitwood on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to see the specials on training packages and great deals on merchandise.

Check out Team Chitwood’s Black Friday flash sale here

“When you purchase from Team Chitwood, the money you spend stays within and benefits the local community,” Chitwood said. 

Team Chitwood encourages community members to schedule free trial class, check out Black Belt Friday sales

Team Chitwood has a location in Lewis Center and opened a Marion location in October. It has affiliate academies in South Carolina, Chicago and Strongsville. Chitwood is planning for additional expansion and class offerings including yoga, self-defense, judo take-downs and Brazilian jiu jitsu for beginners.

Team Chitwood hosts fundraising events and seminars for the local communities in which the academies are located. Recent efforts include workshops with 100 percent proceeds benefiting new domestic violence shelters and Women’s Only Self-Defense seminars. 

Team Chitwood supports youth and teens through group and school seminars, donations to local school districts, and youth sports programs and scholarships.

The team of instructors and staff volunteer with programs for veterans, scouts, church groups and relief effort ministries, women’s support groups, advocacy for abused and neglected children, and local mom’s organizations.

“The Chitwood family lives, plays and supports our community,” Chitwood said. “We love that our community believes in our product and supports our mission.”

Visit www.teamchitwood.com for more information and to schedule a FREE trial class!

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