Our Story

Midnight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling gym in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. All of our instructors are volunteers, and all of our fees go towards rent and upkeep of the training facility.

Midnight’s mission is to foster a community of people dedicated to training jiu-jitsu for the purposes of personal fulfillment, self-improvement, and sport. The club is dedicated to helping each and every member attain their personal jiu-jitsu goals, whatever those may be.

Why the name Midnight? Because we were founded by nerds who like to moonlight as combat athletes.

Our Team

Midnight is the first official affiliate of Clockwork Jiu Jitsu, located in the heart of New York City. 

Dmitriy Gak, one of Midnight's founders, trained with Clockwork for years before moving to Seattle. His experiences with Clockwork strongly influenced the vision for Midnight. Our partnership is fueled by our mutual approach to the sport and respect for those who share our mats—by our passion for helping people use jiu-jitsu as a vehicle to become better versions of themselves, and the flourishing community that follows.

Our Sport

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ("BJJ" or simply "Jiu-Jitsu") is a grappling combat sport that was developed in Brazil during the early 1900s primarily from Judo. The techniques in jiu-jitsu mainly utilize ground grappling to negate physical advantages and rely heavily on leverage and weight distribution, rather than only strength and agility. These concepts allow a smaller individual to defend themselves against a larger opponent.

Jiu-jitsu offers an engaging way to get in shape both physically and mentally. Training jiu-jitsu provides the perfect combination of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning to both build strength and increase cardiovascular capacity. Additionally, jiu-jitsu has been called “kinetic chess” by many, as it relies heavily on “outsmarting” your opponent with superior strategy.
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