Welcome to Framework BJJ!

We are a Martial Arts School in Capitol Hill Seattle offering classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Self Defense and No-Gi Grappling for people of all experience levels and abilities.

We are located on 19th Avenue between Roy and Mercer streets sharing a space with Emerald City Aikido. Our school is clean and organized with ample mat space, separate changing rooms, a seating area for spectators, and a friendly vibe. There’s plenty of parking as well as many direct bus routes leading from all over Seattle.

Classes are taught by 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt Drew Vogel, BJJ Purple Belt Christine Vogel, and assisted by Instructors-in-training to ensure quality of practice and individual attention.

We are an Official Affiliate School of Balance Studios (owned by Relson Gracie Instructors, Phil and Ricardo Migliarese)

Our Programs:

Framework BJJ offers both group and individual training opportunities depending on your goals. Group classes are separated into Gracie Basics (Beginner Program) and the Black Belt Program (Mixed Levels). All sessions are inclusive, ego-free, and taught with energy and attention to detail. We believe in providing our students with a proper foundation in the fundamentals before moving into sparring and/or competition to ensure longevity and enjoyment.

 Gracie Basics

The Gracie Basics is our Beginner Program which covers all the essential lessons of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These lessons are taught in a method that ANYONE can practice regardless of size, strength or ability. We will explore all the techniques and strategies that were proven effective by the Gracie Family (to allow a smaller, weaker individual to survive and overcome a larger, stronger, more aggressive opponent in a real fight), in an environment that is controlled, safe, and organized. This program is based on a 12 week cycle that continually repeats giving students the opportunity to experience the lessons as many times as necessary until the movements become smooth and efficient.

Gracie Basics is designed so that new students can begin at any point in the cycle and not be lost or overwhelmed by the material. These classes are about one hour long and take students from absolute beginner to sparring-ready while adhering to an organized and time-tested curriculum.

Black Belt Program

The Black Belt Program is for anyone ready to deepen their knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and begin working toward the first official rank of Blue Belt (or beyond!). This is also where students begin sparring and learning to apply the techniques of Jiu-Jitsu against a skilled and resisting “opponent.” Students will develop the ability to problem solve, stay calm under pressure, neutralize attacks, control positions and apply submissions against a variety of experience levels and body types. The practical knowledge gained in this program is what distinguishes Jiu-Jitsu from all other martial arts in terms of practical application and effectiveness, not to mention fun!

The Black Belt Program is open to any student who has completed Gracie Basics or has grappling experience. (Unlimited access to Gracie Basics is included in this program!)

Drills Class

(BB Program members by invitation)

These sessions are for Intermediate to Advanced level students planning to compete or looking for extra technique repetition to improve their performance. Each session begins with brief instruction followed by timed repetitions, then positional sparring with alternating partners. It is assumed that students planned beforehand and are fluent in their technique as instruction is minimal. If you’re an existing member please contact us for admission details.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are made by appointment and can be scheduled to suit your schedule. These lessons are great as an Introduction to Jiu-Jitsu, as Tournament Prep sessions, for improvement in overall performance on the mat, or for more advanced Self Defense training. Private lessons may also be preferable for students who desire less social interaction than that found in group classes.

If you’re interested in scheduling a private lesson with one of our Instructors contact us. You can also get an idea of what our daily training consists of by following us on social media. (Links above!)



Call/text: 206-319-5289

Email: FrameWorkBJJ@gmail.com

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