About

Mission

Summit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission wrestling club in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, Washington. Summit’s mission is to foster a community of people dedicated to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the purposes of physical fitness, mental perseverance, self defense, and competition.  The club is dedicated to helping each and every member attain their personal goals, whatever those may be.

Citizen Jiu-Jitsu

January 2007

Citizen Jiu-Jitsu

In 2007, Citizen Jiu-Jitsu was founded by member Phil Anderson on the main floor of his house at 711 Bellevue Avenue East on Capitol Hill. The house was demolished in mid-2011 and replaced with a condominium development.

Summit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

September 2008

Summit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The name Citizen Jiu-Jitsu was changed to Summit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club in October 2008. The club outgrew the house in January 2011, which was torn down for condominiums six months later.

10th & Union

February 2011

10th & Union

At the beginning of February 2011, the club moved to 954 East Union Street, just a few blocks from Seattle University. The location was short-lived due to the rapid development of condominiums in Capitol Hill.

Washington Hall

August 2011

Washington Hall

In August 2011, Summit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu temporarily relocated to the historic Washington Hall building located at 153 14th Avenue.

Miller Community Center

June 2012

Miller Community Center

In June 2012, Summit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu moved to the club’s current location at the Miller Community Center Annex, located at 330 19th Avenue East. The facilities at Miller offer over 700 sq. ft. of mat space, changing areas, and dedicated parking.

First Black Belt

February 2015

First Black Belt

In February of 2015, George Watkins was presented his black belt by John Sylvester and Griff Sombke. This marked a historic moment in the club’s growth and progress over the years.

Back On Bellevue

August 2016

Back On Bellevue

After 5 years at other locations around the Capitol Hill, Summit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu returned to Bellevue Avenue East in July 2016. The facility offers dedicated mat space, changing areas, and substantially more classes.