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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Felipe Costa

Felipe Costa

“I met Ryan around 2007 when he came to Brazil for a competition, he went to my academy to train, and right away we became friends.


Since then we have kept in contact and train with each other a lot. The funny thing is that as a black belt and with a lot of “major titles” in BJJ you would expect me to be the one sharing the most amount of knowledge and techniques, but in fact I learn so much from Ryan every time we get together that I can say he definitely helps my game to improve. Aside from being a super nice guy he is very technical and knows how to pass his technique on, something that I think many teachers miss.

Based on my own experience I’m sure you will be in good hands if you become one of his students.”

Felipe Costa
2x Black Belt Mundial Champion
Brazilian National Champion
Brasa Team

Paul Schreiner

Paul Schreiner

“Ryan is a smart guy and it really shows in his approach to Jiu Jitsu. As both competitor and coach he is part of grappling’s avant-garde. Ryan is a master of illuminating what he calls “secrets hidden in plain sight”, of making Jiu Jitsu’s ‘invisible force’ visible to all. I highly recommend Fifty/50 to anyone who wants to take their Jiu Jitsu to the next level.”


Paul Schreiner
BJJ Black Belt
IBJJF Mundial Bronze Medalist
Kaijin MMA, Owner


“Training at 50/50 Jiu-Jitsu has had a major impact on me both as an athlete, and as an instructor. After 10 years of training I still learn something, and walk away better after each and every class. Not only are their techniques cutting edge, but they are taught in a way that everyone can understand and have confidence in them. I have to say I was most impressed by the students at 50/50. Their commitment and over all understanding of Jiu-Jitsu at all belt levels was amazing. If I lived in VA I’d be at every class too. Regardless of belt level, race, or gender you will equally be made fun of, and have the opportunity learn from one of the best BJJ schools in America. I highly recommend that if you live on this planet, or at least in the same hemisphere that you visit 50/50 BJJ.”

Darren Uyenoyama
BJJ Black Belt
UFC Bantamweight Fighter
Dream/Strikeforce Veteran
IBJJF Pan American Champion

Brian Cimins

Brian Cimins

“Ryan Hall is one of the World’s Best Grapplers and at his young age and fairly short time in the sport, it’s quite remarkable how successful he is. As a 24-Time Grapplers Quest and many other notable event Champion, Hall has defeated tons of big names in the sport and continues to improve with each passing show. On and off the mat, Ryan is an extremely humble and kind person which, as a promoter, is a breath of fresh air we need in the sport, but don’t try to trade leg locks or sloppy guard passes with this guy, he just might catch you. With 200+ submission victories, he probably has one of the highest submission finish percentages in the history of the sport. He doesn’t leave it in the referees or judge’s hands…I’m a huge fan.”


Brian Cimins
Grapplers Quest Owner

Anthony Cincotta

Anthony Cincotta

“I have grown up around Martial Arts and have had many teachers, coaches, and instructors over the years. Ryan Hall and Seph Smith rival any I have come across. I have been training with them for just under 3 months and my game is improving exponentially. They have an incredible talent for presenting complex ideas simply, making it possible for students of all levels to understand. They encourage their students to set high goals and then provide the tools necessary to achieve them. In an industry often tainted by larger than life egos, these two men have created a school that prides itself on the contrary. I have never experienced an environment where the instructors go out of their way to encourage people from other schools to come train, learn and exchange information. I truly believe that this atmosphere will be the catalyst for Fifty/50’s extraordinary success in the future and I am privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of it.”


Anthony Cincotta
Blue Belt
US Government Employee

Hollie Kappos

Hollie Kappos

“For three years, I have been going to jiu jitsu tournaments to watch my boyfriend compete. It always seemed like so much fun and a great workout, but I had so many reasons why I couldn’t take BJJ (afraid of getting hurt, not being athletic, not having enough time). When I found out about the women’s-only class at Fifty/50, I decided to give it a shot. I had so much fun my first day, all of my excuses totally went away and I have been training 3-4 days per week since.


A few things i love about Fifty/50:

  • The instructors – they are excellent at explaining concepts and techniques
  • The students – everyone is respectful of each other and is conscientious to avoid injuring training partners
  • Hours – there are classes later in the evening, so I don’t have to rush to the gym after work”

Hollie Kappos
White Belt
Law School Student

Mike and Alex

Mike and Alex

My daughter Alex had been training in Judo for 2 years and Brazilian Jiu jitsu for over a year. Seeing that she really loved the grappling arts and wanted to train hard, I wanted to do my part by seeing to it that she would get the best possible instruction. This was difficult because no school in the area offered what I was looking for. Which was well rounded instruction, taught in a serious but fun manner, as well as quality coaching and support for it’s competitors. As a junior competitor, my daughter’s only concern is developing her grappling skills. Unfortunately her previous school could not offer what she needed and desired. This is when I approached Jen Flannery of 50/50 Brazilian Jiu jitsu. At the time they did not have a kids program but were considering starting one. So I visited the school and was so impressed by what I saw, I joined myself! The quality of instruction and dedication to their students was amazing. I had been training for a couple years myself at another academy but had no qualms in making 50/50 my new jiu jitsu home. So I then asked if my daughter could join a women’s class as a try out. They agreed if she could stay focused and hang with the ladies, that she could participate in the program until the kid’s program was launched. Moreover, because she had previous experience, they allowed her to start competing. Almost immediately Jen took Alex to a jiu jitsu competiton and coached her. Now that the kid’s program has officially started things will only get better. My daughter will have training partners her size and of course new friends. Jen Flannery heads up of the kids program but all the intructors contribute. They all take their profession seriously. All the students benefit from this, from little Alex to the adults.


Michael Suddith
Petroleum Pipeline Operator
Royal Dutch Shell

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