Extraordinary program. Teaches far more than technical skills.


Baltimore's Five-Star Jiu Jitsu Gym


Zenyo Jiu Jitsu is the premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym in Baltimore. Our supportive culture and expert instruction have earned more than 30 five-star reviews

At Zenyo, you will master the most important self-defense skills of Jiu Jitsu under the expert instruction of Masters World Champion John David Emmett, a first-degree black belt with more than 20 years experience. 

Get started on the path to learning the power of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Zenyo – where our mission is working together for mutual benefit and success. 



Zenyo’s beginner foundation class delivers a great start in Jiu Jitsu. Class is technique based with no full-contact sparring. No uniform required. You will learn essential  skills and efficient movement in our progressive system. We focus on the importance of self-defense skills so that you feel stronger, safer and more powerful. 


Zenyo’s advanced Jiu Jitsu class is a great challenge for building physical and technical skills. Classes are both gi and no gi. Hard work and sparring will sharpen your ability and efficiency. Our focused curriculum – including Wrestling and Judo – expertly guides you in learning takedowns, throws, sweeps and submissions. 


Zenyo’s Jiu Jitsu class for kids is an amazing path to physical and mental transformation. Through it, children learn to be strong, confident and focusedClasses are separated by ages 4 -6; and 7+. Join our supportive team to start your child on the path to success. 


Online, Indoor, Outdoor And Private Workouts

Baltimore Jiu Jitsu Instructor John David Emmett


Hi, I’m John David Emmett, the owner and head instructor of Zenyo Jiu Jitsu. I’ve trained  in martial arts for the past 22 years and have dedicated my life to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

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