It is a popular misconception that American Jiu-Jitsu was named “American” solely to represent a “new” style of jiu-jitsu. While it is true that the founder of Legion, Keenan Cornelius, has been recognized for his unique style of fighting – AJJ was branded as such to represent a different approach to the sport’s culture. American Jiu-Jitsu is not limited to just “Brazilian” or “Japanese” Jiu-Jitsu. Instead, it embodies and draws from many grappling and martial arts forms; wrestling, sambo, and judo – to name a few. American Jiu-Jitsu will continue teaching and honoring traditional martial arts principles of discipline, respect, and responsibility – but will not subscribe to hero-worshiping or strict hierarchies within schools that leave students feeling lesser than their instructors. Instead, we provide high-quality instruction while embracing team camaraderie, support, and fun. Regardless of gym affiliation, nationality, background, experience, or belt rank – Legion is a school where anyone can walk in and will find American Jiu-Jitsu approachable and easy to integrate into.