Seminars with Nick "Chewy" Albin

Nick “Chewy” Albin, also known by his jiu-jitsu brand of “Chewjitsu,” is a well-known Brazilian 
Jiu-jitsu coach out of Louisville, Kentucky. Most know him from his YouTube channel and social media platforms where he gives unique perspectives on situations in grappling in addition to teaching world-class techniques that he’s proven effective in the highest levels of competition.

He began training BJJ in 2003 after several years of high school wrestling. He fell in love with grappling and began training nearly every day and competing as regularly as he could. Since 
2010 he’s been a full-time BJJ coach and gym owner at Derby City Mixed Martial Arts in Louisville, Kentucky. During this time, he’s helped create one of the largest and most accomplished gyms in the region producing over a dozen Black Belts and many decorated competitors.

Besides coaching and training, Chewy is also an accomplished competitor. While he’s won countless tournaments and super fights, some of his more notable achievements include:

2022 No Gi Worlds 1st Place, 2021 No Gi Worlds 3rd Place, 2020 No Gi Pans 1st Place, 2018 No Gi Pans 1st Place, 2016 No Gi Pans 1st Place, 2018 ADCC East Coast Trials 3rd Place, 2017 Fight To Win Match Winner

Upcoming Events

The Chewjitsu Open offers Gi and No Gi divisions for all ages with medals and championship belt prizes, as well as optional Absolute divisions with cash prizes for adults. 16 and 17 year old participants have the option to compete in youth or adult divisions. Youth ages 8 and under are points only, no submissions, to provide a safe and competitive event for kids.

Possible Awards: Medals, Belts, Cash & Banners.

Chewjitsu Open Myrtle Beach

May 18-19, 2024


Myrtle Beach, SC


Chewjitsu Open Branson

Aug. 3-4, 2024


Branson, MO


Chewjitsu Open Lansing

Sept. 7-8, 2024


Lansing, MI


Chewjitsu Open Chicago

Nov 2-3, 2024


Northbrook, IL


Chewjitsu Open Frankenmuth

Nov. 16-17, 2024


Frankenmuth, MI


Chewjitsu Open Gatlinburg

Dec. 7-8, 2024


Gatlinburg, TN


Chewjitsu Open Louisville

Feb. 24-25, 2024


Louisville, KY


Chewjitsu Open Memphis

April 20-21, 2024


Memphis, TN


A Message from Chewy

I’m excited about the The Chewjitsu Open Seminars!

This is a unique chance for me to connect with many of you who have watched the YouTube videos, seen the Instagram videos and bought instructional courses. Learning virtually is great, but there is something more powerful about learning in person that can’t be replicated. The ability to feel pressure and connection and to get exact corrections from the teacher as you’re experimenting with the technique and position are invaluable.

These seminars will be workshop style and focused on a very specific area of BJJ. Instead of me blasting you with dozens of techniques, the workshop will include a blend of technical information along with situational drilling and rolling.

The goal of these training sessions will be to give you a new technique or position that you can use in your next rolling session when you go back to your home gym. We’ll make this happen by dialing in our focus on a specific area of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and actively working on it.

The techniques and positions are selected from my most effective areas in BJJ. Everything taught during the seminar has been successfully used at a high level. Also, everything taught at the seminars has been taught to many of my students back home, so you can rest assured that these techniques will work for you.

My hope is that you’ll be able to attend another Chewjitsu Open Seminar and tell me about how you used what you learned before in competition or hard rolls in your gym.

Lastly, at the end of the seminar we’ll have time for Question & Answer. During the Q&A session you can ask anything you’d like. Consider this like a live version of the videos you watch on YouTube, so feel free to ask anything.

I look forward to seeing you at my next Chewjitsu Open Seminar!

- Chewy