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Commonwealth Jiu Jitsu

$1 Summer Sale

Here at Commonwealth Jiu Jitsu, we are excited to announce our $1 School’s Out For Summer Sale. $1 for the first month and all new kids jiu jitsu memberships. Offer valid from now until July 31st.

Welcome To

Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu

Making jiu-jitsu as accessible as possible for the common good of everyone.

At Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll find your new home away from home. Our casual, fun training environment is open to all, regardless of experience level or competitive goals. As a new martial arts school in Livonia, we aim to bring something different to the world of Jiu-Jitsu. Here you’ll find an unmatched level of personal attention and care, and a concerted effort to eliminate the mental and financial barriers that often prevent people from pursuing martial arts training. Now offering Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Muay Thai classes for both kids and adults!


While you may have many Jiu-Jitsu schools to choose from, we have no doubt that Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu is in a league of its own. Don’t believe us? Here’s why:

  • Accessible

    With a fun, casual environment and no surprise additional expenses, Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu makes martial arts accessible to all.
  • Camaraderie

    By its very nature, martial arts training will help you build strong bonds with your peers and instructors.
  • Community

    The team at Commonwealth works to serve the Livonia community through fundraisers and special classes.
  • Resilience

    Martial arts classes at Commonwealth will help you become stronger, both physically AND mentally.

About Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu

About Us

Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu was started by three friends who see martial arts instruction as their passion, not their job. And we hope that every student who walks through our doors ends up loving martial arts just as much as we do. After many years of training, we created Commonwealth to amplify the positive aspects of our experiences while working to eliminate the negative.

What does this mean for our students? It means a family-friendly culture for all, whether you’re a hobbyist or a competitor. It also means no hidden fees and no mandatory uniform purchases. Long story short? We want to help you enrich your life and reach your goals with as few obstacles as possible. Check out our Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Muay Thai class offerings, and come visit us to see for yourself!


Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu owners/instructors Daniel Leith and Andrew Slackta have a long history in martial arts and combat training. Leith started his journey as a middle school and high school wrestler before joining the United States Marine Corps in 2005. This is where he was first introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been grappling ever since. Meanwhile, Slackta is also an accomplished and active BJJ competitor.

And now, these two BJJ brown belts and IBJJF tournament medalists have joined forces. Their common goal is to continue the lifetime pursuit of martial arts excellence by sharing it with others. Through this dream, Commonwealth Jiu-Jitsu was born. Offering accessible and affordable martial arts classes to the Livonia area, Leith and Slackta have established Commonwealth as a place that serves the common good.