50/50 Martial Arts Academy

World Class Competitors • Innovative Instruction • Revolutionary Tactics

Welcome to Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy!

Northern Virginia’s premier mixed martial arts academy run by UFC Fighter Ryan Hall, offering classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Wrestling, Judo and Mixed Martial Arts for children and adults of all ages and skill levels.

Come train with BJJ World champions, an NCAA D-1 Wrestling All-American, Pro and Amateur MMA fighters and the only active UFC Fighter in the entire DC area! Fifty/50 provides a positive martial arts environment dedicated to offering an accelerated learning program! With the most elite instructor cadre in the area, we have an entire staff of national and international level competitors.

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929 W Broad St
Ste 103 (Basement)
Falls Church, VA 22046

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 @ 1:10 am

Four new promotions at Fifty/50 with students moving to the blue, purple, and brown ranks. Read on for more…

Promotions November 2013

Promotions November 2013

Four Fifty/50 members battled through a packed room of their teammates who came out to welcome them to their new rank…by beating them up semi-unmercifully. As usual, each prospective promotee showed the technique, grit, conditioning, and calm mind that this academy holds as its cornerstone athletic values.

Courtney Geier, the first blue belt promoted when Fifty/50 opened its doors in 2009, made the next step in his Jiu-Jitsu journey by earning his purple belt. Courtney is a part of the heart and soul of the academy and it was an absolute pleasure to see him moved to his well-deserved next rank. Making things even more impressive is that Courtney fought through the 40+ person gauntlet of teammates at age 42 and controlled his breathing to keep his asthma from affecting him. The roar of support from the room when Courtney’s name was announced said everything that needs to be said about how much he and people like him mean to this team.

German Salas‘s promotion to brown belt capped off a fantastic year at purple belt that saw him win or medal at every major IBJJF event in the United States and become a competitor to watch going forward into 2014. We are confident that he will continue to show the same hard work and dedication and brown belt that earned him his success at purple. Congratulations German!

German Salas the brown belt

German Salas the brown belt

David Shattuck looked surprised when he was called forward, but he acquitted himself well during the test, demonstrating his readiness for the bump forward. In the wake of the sex abuse allegations at a prominent DC-area Jiu-Jitsu academy early this year, there were two types of people: those who had the nerve to stand up and do something and those who didn’t. Dave was one of the former group and he has been a welcome addition to the academy. You can never have enough good people around and it was a pleasure to see someone of Dave’s character moved into a more prominent role in the gym.

Aaron Aittouati must’ve dodged promotion for some time, because he was certainly due by the time this one rolled around. During the promotion rounds he showed a composure and technical level that any new blue belt would be proud of, demonstrating that he was well-prepared for new challenges at the next level.

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