Welcome to Black Sheep Jiu Jitsu

We are the North Bay's best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy.  You can find us tucked away in  Fairfax, a town in Marin County CA.  

Black Sheep Jiu Jitsu is owned and operated by Ralph Gracie black belt and world champion Woolf Barnato. As well as pan am & world medalist Danny Speirn. Two decorated competitors who have dedicated their lives to the study and instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Black Sheep Jiu Jitsu is the product of many years of an open-minded, creative approach to Jiu Jitsu that blends strong fundamentals with new-school technique.  The techniques taught here are competition tested and proven effective, a benefit of learning from active competitors.

We offer world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense instruction to kids, teens and adults of all levels, in a friendly, comfortable environment.

Contact us about your Free Week Trial!

(415) 302 7717




All Levels Jiu Jitsu:  All levels welcome.  Class consists of a 25 minute warm-up, 30 minutes of drilling, 20 minutes of technical instruction, and 40 minutes of positional/ regular sparring. Class is catered towards those with 6 months or more experience.

Kids Classes:  Our kids program positively impacts the community by empowering kids through Jiu Jitsu.  Kids classes are designed to be fun, teach discipline, focus, respect, self-confidence and physical skill.  Kids ages 4 and above are welcome to train.  

Fundamentals: All levels welcome, but the class is catered towards those who have zero to one year of experience.

Kickboxing Privates: Private kickboxing lessons are available upon inquiry.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need prior martial arts experience to take classes?

No.  In order to introduce those with no martial arts experience to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's fundamentals, we offer a fundamentals class that is tailored to the needs of beginning students.

How does Brazilian Jiu Jitsu differ from other martial arts?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu differs from "traditional" martial arts such as karate and kung fu, in two major ways.  The first difference is that "traditional" martial arts primarily focus on striking with the feet and hands. While Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling art, similar to wrestling, that employs throws, and submission holds such as chokes and joint locks.  The other difference is effectiveness.  Because of the martial arts use of leverage and technique Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enables smaller practitioners to best much larger opponents.  As proven by the Gracie Family, the creators of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most effective martial art for self defense.  

What is the cost of membership?

Our membership rates vary depending on the needs of each student.  Please contact us via email or phone and we would be more than happy to discuss prices with you.  We offer a free week trial so come and try a week for free! 

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes.  Our instructors offer private lessons to all levels of practitioners.  Whether you are a beginner looking to improve your fundamentals or a high level competitor looking to gain an edge, we are here to help.  contact us via phone or email for rates.

Do you provide Uniforms?

Yes.  We have loaner Gis that can be borrowed while attending your free week trial,  After your free week we ask that you purchase your own.  We sell high quality, affordable gis in house.

Contact Us

T: +1 415 302 7717

E: blacksheepjiujitsu@gmail.com

To sign our Waiver follow this link: https://waiver.fr/p-3V6dY

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Find Us

765 Center Boulevard ste c Fairfax, CA 94930

We are located  in the back of the Fairfax Plaza.  Behind the bike shop, and by the creek.