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.

We’re Located At – {map}:

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

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Kids Program

50/50 Black Belt Creed

“As a dedicated student of the martial arts, I will live by the 7 Principles of the Fifty/50 Black Belt: Honesty, Modesty, Integrity, Stoicism, Respect, Perseverance, & Teamwork.”

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At Fifty/50 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we are committed to providing the highest level of martial arts instruction for your child in an enjoyable and supportive environment.

25/50 girls at the Lock-In

25/50 girls at the Lock-In

Jen Hall, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and accomplished international competitor, is the program director for the children’s program. Jen holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and has over 20 years of experience working with child athletes. The head instructor for our children’s program, Maia Matalon, besides having over 4 years of experience teaching BJJ to young children, is also a highly accomplished competitor. Maia was a California HS Wrestling State Champion in 2007, and is a 2x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion (at Blue Belt & Brown Belt).

Under the guidance of our instructors, some of whom are nationally or internationally accomplished competitors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Kickboxing, your child will learn more than martial arts. He or she will learn balance, coordination, and fine-tune their motor skills in ways that will help them in any athletic discipline they may choose later in life. But that’s not all! Through the auspices of martial arts training, our instructors work diligently to reinforce the important life skills of confidence, discipline, dedication, hard work, teamwork, and respect. These learned work habits and skills transfer to success in the classroom and beyond.

A free week trial is offered to any prospective student. Don’t miss out on a chance to give your child an experience that will serve him/her for the rest of their lives!

Breaking Muscle interviews Fifty/50 Children’s Program Director Jen (Flannery) Hall in a 2 part series:
Breaking Muscle: Introducing Your Kids to Athletic Activity
Breaking Muscle: How Parents Can Best Support Their Kids

Mini 25/50's

Mini 25/50's

Mini 25/50’s

The mini’s program is specifically tailored for children ages 3-6. This class is intended to be an introduction to martial arts while building the coordination, control, strength, and discipline necessary for children to engage in all types of physical activities/sports.

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In this class, the focus will be on gross motor skill development and the fundamental movements of the grappling arts. This class will allow the children to learn and progress in a group environment that on top of the physical benefits, will also teach them how to take turns and follow instructions among other necessary life skills.


Junior 25/50's

25/50'sThis Junior 25/50’s class is tailored for children ages 7-9 years old. It is intended to be a FUN introduction to the following arts: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling & Kickboxing. This program is designed to teach the basic body mechanics and awareness that a child will need to participate in any athletic pursuit they choose, as they grow older.

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This class consists of a “warm-up” period during which the children will be taught how to do basic body movements with an emphasis on control and coordination. This will be followed by technical instruction in one of the 4 major disciplines, and closes each day with full sparring (grappling classes only) or a game.



Kids ProgramIn the 25/50 Kids Program, designed for children age 10-14, your child will be introduced to the 3 major grappling disciplines: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, & Judo as well as have the option to participate in our kids Kickboxing class. Each of these sports offers a unique benefit, as well as a fresh challenge for your child to overcome. 

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The Beginner & Advanced 25/50 classes’ primary focus is on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and consists of a basic warm-up, technical instruction, an opportunity for each student to practice their skills against a resisting opponent, and is wrapped up most days with a game.

Competitive sporting outlets are available for those who wish to participate and further develop both their physical and mental skills.


After-School Program

We are very excited to announce that our NEW After-Care Program began on December 1, 2016. The After-Care program is available Monday-Friday from 3-6:30pm. The day includes a healthy snack, homework time, play-time, and a mandatory Martial Arts class. All After-Care students must be enrolled in one of our corresponding Martial Arts Programs.

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Additional Benefits: The program will begin at 1:00pm on Early Release Wednesdays for no additional fee. Plus, all After-Care students will be able to register first and for a reduced fee for the optional full-day camps (8:30am-6:30pm) on Teacher Professional Days.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students meet our instructor at the corner of Parker Avenue at 4pm and walk the half mile to the academy as a group. The school’s proximity to our academy is the perfect amount to give the children a little exercise to get their “wiggles” out before sitting down to complete their homework!

Registration includes Jiu-Jitsu Uniform, Belt, T-shirt, & Gear Bag. Family discounts available!

Currently requesting interest from Arlington County and Fairfax County Residents for our new shuttle pick-up program for the 2017-2018 School Year.


Summer Camp

The 2017 Summer Camp Schedule is:

Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp (7-13yrs)
June 26-30  Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:30pm
July 11-14  Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:30pm

Intro to Self-Defense Camp (5-6yrs)
June 26-30  Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12:30pm

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*We regret to note that Go Girl Go! is not being offered this year, please email us at info@5050bjj.com to let us know if you’d like to see the Go Girl Go! camp return in 2018.


Intro to Self-Defense: Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp

Summer Camp Uno Battle

Summer Camp Uno Battle

The intro camp, designed by our expert instructors specifically for the youngest students, exposes new & experienced children to Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals with a focus on learning basic self-defense and martial arts movements.

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Through technical practice, skill-building games, and controlled sparring, students will increase their coordination, fitness, and self-confidence as they learn realistic martial arts techniques in a fun and safe environment suitable for rising Kindergarten and 1st grade children.

2017 Summer Camp
6/26-6/30, Mon-Fri, 8am- 12:30pm

Price: $200 for non students
Register by Feb 28 and SAVE 25%
Family/Group Discounts Available


Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp

Summer Camp Attendees Play Sharks & Minnows

Summer Camp Attendees Play Sharks & Minnows

Developed by our very own BJJ World Champions, this camp is geared for all Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, from the beginner to the advanced students who will be entering 2nd through 8th grade. In addition to technical instruction in Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, and Judo;

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camp will include a self-defense component and bully conquering techniques. Students will have the opportunity to participate in fun grappling games, practice sparring, and epic capture the flag and dodgeball battles! There will be no shortage of FUN!!!

2017 Summer Camps
6/26-6/30, Mon-Fri, 8am-3:30pm
7/11-7/14 Mon-Fri, 8am-3:30pm

Price: $250 for non students
Register by Feb 28th and SAVE 25%
Family/Group Discounts Available


GoGirlGo! Summer Camp

GoGirlGo! Self-Defense Camp

GoGirlGo! Self-Defense Camp

GoGirlGo! is a program sponsored by the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that seeks to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.


GoGirlGo! combines sports participation with an educational intervention that focuses on reducing and preventing the potential hazards of dealing with adolescent issues in unhealthy ways. The sports environment provides girls with experiences of teamwork, goal-setting, positive adult mentoring and leadership training, as well as a ready-made social support system.

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The Self-Defense Camp in Arlington, Virginia is specifically designed for girls age 8-13 to learn how to protect themselves physically and mentally against situations they may encounter in middle school/high school and beyond. Girls will be introduced to physical situations where they may be smaller and weaker than an attacker and taught techniques they may use to defend themselves. Girls will also be introduced to mental and emotional situations faced by elite female athletes and encouraged to discover their own inner-strength and learn how to confront and overcome similar situations in their own lives. Guest speakers may include female military personnel, elite female athletes, female medical practitioners etc.

GoGirlGo! Scrapbook Time

GoGirlGo! Scrapbook Time

Each camp attendee will be provided with a GoGirlGo! “Guide to Life” which depicts each of the athlete stories they will read about, a GoGirlGo! “Scrapbook” with introspective activities, and a packet of the techniques they’ve learned to deal with physical confrontations. GoGirlGo! also provide’s a “Parent’s Guide” for how to encourage an active healthy lifestyle for your daughter.


The program director for this camp is Ms. Jeanette Flannery, a multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu International medalist and creator of the first women-only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program in the state of Virginia. Ms. Flannery has a B.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Maryland. In addition, she was the 2010 JV Field Hockey coach at Yorktown High School and was a professional swim coach at Curl-Burke Swim Club (2003-2006). Ms. Flannery has over 15 years of experience working with children in an athletic context.


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