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

Baltimore's Premier Jiu Jitsu Gym

Discover your way! At Zenyo Jiu Jitsu, our revolutionary approach  centers on your own unique path to strength and confidence. Through our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for both kids and adults, you learn important self-defense skills so that you feel safer, more powerful and resilient. Zenyo’s individualized training approach allows you to customize your plan to develop your best self. 

Jiu Jitsu Classes

Zenyo means best use of energy. Experience your best way at our bjj gym in Baltimore.


Jiu Jitsu training for a fit lifestyle that shows you how to achieve skill and confidence.


Train with a dedicated group of women who will challenge and inspire you.


Our unique approach to teaching gives kids confidence and strength to succeed.

Our story

Train with Zenyo

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. I’ve been blessed to work with amazing teachers who’ve taught me incredible lessons — what I’ve come to realize are superpowers. I want to share these lessons with you so that you, too, can have superpowers.

You are made to do this. You are made to do awesome things. They are not beyond your reach or ability. Awesome things are not the exception, they are the rule, if a space is created for them to happen.This is what we are creating at Zenyo: A space for you to be awesome. 

I hope you will join us on this journey. As we work together to create a jiu jitsu environment that embraces both teamwork and individualism, the more awesome we all become. Ready? I know you are. You are made to be up for any challenge.

Let The Good Times Roll!