Tidewater Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a new martial arts school specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Chesapeake, Virginia. We offer Kids BJJ, Adult Gi BJJ and No-Gi BJJ classes 6 days a week, along with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). We are led by Black belt instructor Jonathan Wertz, along with assistant instructors Jim Howard (Brown belt), Vincent Borden (Brown belt) and Daniel Gleaton (Purple belt).
Jonathan Wertz received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in November of 2004, after 6 years. He is student of Gustavo Machado, a 2nd degree Black Belt under Roberto ‘Gordo” Correa, first student in the United States. Jonathan is a 2002 Pan-American Silver Medalist, 2000 Pro-Am Silver Medalist and a 2002 VABJJF Gold Medalist.