Jiu-Jitsu classes in New York City

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on Myrtle Avenue
412 Myrtle Avenue
New York City, NY
718-403-0067
  • Clinton – Washington Avenues (1900 ft) IND Crosstown
  • Fulton Street (2700 ft) IND Crosstown
  • Lafayette Avenue (2800 ft) IND Fulton St
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2017.01.22
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on Columbia Street Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on Columbia Street
157 Columbia Street
New York City, NY
347-799-1960
  • Carroll Street (2900 ft) IND Culver
  • Bergen Street (3000 ft) IND Culver
  • Borough Hall (3900 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
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2017.02.12
Shotokan Karate & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gene Dunn's Shotokan Karate Dojo Gene Dunn's Shotokan Karate Dojo 1 Photo

Instructors:

  • Shihan Gene Dunn — He began his martial arts training in Shotokan Karate at the age of 11 and has gone on to achieve the rank of Black Belt in karate under Mr. Toyotaro Miyazaki and Mr. Kai Leung; in judo under Mr. Kyoshi Shiina; and in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Mr. Renzo Gracie. He also holds the rank of double-black Pra Jiad in Muay Thai under Mr. Jamie Crowder. In addition to working in boxing and wrestling throughout New York City, he has practiced extensively in the art of Kung Fu with Mr. Paul Vizzio and in Tae Kwon Do with Mr. Herb Perez and Mr. Kevin Padilla;
  • Brenda Ferrara — She is both a third degree black belt in Karate and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Shihan Dunn;
  • Angela Becker — She is currently a black belt in Shotokan karate and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Shihan Dunn.
172 Avenue U
New York City, NY
718-946-9072
  • Avenue U (600 ft) BMT Sea Beach
  • Avenue U (1300 ft) IND Culver
  • 86th Street (1300 ft) BMT Sea Beach
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2017.01.21
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Clockwork Jiu Jitsu School Clockwork Jiu Jitsu School 1 Photo

Classes:

  • No Gi Classes;
  • Kids BJJ Martial Arts Classes (designed for childen ages 4-13);
  • White Belt Only Classes;
  • Blue Belt Only Classes;
  • Competition Class.

Instructors:

  • Josh Griffiths — Josh is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the head instructor at Clockwork BJJ;
  • Sebastian Guerriero — Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu;
  • Russ Kerr.
650 Broadway
New York City, NY
212-675-0300
  • Bleecker Street (300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street (600 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Prince Street (1100 ft) BMT Broadway
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2017.02.07
Jiu-Jitsu at Bronx Jiu-Jitsu Club Bronx Jiu-Jitsu Club 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu;
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids;
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Teen;
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Intermediate;
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101;
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu All Levels;
  • BJJ / No Gi Open Mat.

Instructors:

  • Juan “Junior” Ortega — As a teenager, he received his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do but he continued to seek out more. In his 20’s, he found his way to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do concepts. While training in JKD he became fascinated by the grappling range of combat and his love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu began. His hard work and dedication have earned him the rank of Black Belt under Vitor ‘Shaolin” Ribeiro, Nova Uniao Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts legend;
  • John “Nate” Ortega — Over 35 years of experience in martial arts. His dedication to the arts brought him to the San Yama Bushi School of Judo & Ju-Jutsu where he earned the esteemed rank of Menkyo (5th degree) Black Belt and is an instructor under Shinan Hector Negron. Always on a path of self-development, he began training in Jeet Kune Do concepts along with his brother and this led him to also dedicate himself to focusing on the grappling art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Though hard work and commitment he has earned a Purple Belt under Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro.
1621 Crosby Avenue
New York City, NY
347-810-7842
  • Buhre Avenue (900 ft) IRT Pelham
  • Middletown Road (1500 ft) IRT Pelham
  • Pelham Bay Park (3000 ft) IRT Pelham
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2017.01.19
Jiu-Jitsu at Unity Jiu-Jitsu School Unity Jiu-Jitsu School 1 Photo

All of the classes at Unity Jiu Jitsu are all-levels. Pro Training sessions are practices for Blue Belt and above.

Our unique Introductory Program ensures that nobody enters regular class without understanding the basics of Jiu Jitsu, and being able to comfortably and competently participate. The Introduction Class consists of one 45-minute lesson required for anyone new to Jiu Jitsu.

Our Women’s Program is integrative, meaning we have taken measures to ensure that gender isn’t an issue for getting the best training possible. We want women in all our classes, and in any given class you will have the option of training with another female, should you want to.

Instructors:

  • Murilo Santana — A world-renowned Jiu Jitsu competitor and instructor, Murilo Santana has fought all over the world, winning some of his sport’s most prestigious titles. He has also taught Jiu Jitsu all over the world for more than 15 years, attaining a reputation for his knowledge and attention to detail. He is an Open Weight World Champion, and a coach of numerous other black belt World Champions and vice-Champion;
  • Ana Lowry — Ana is responsible for the Kids Programs, Women’s Program, and Introductory Program. She is a 2x Brown belt No Gi World Champion, as well as a No Gi Pan American Champion and Brazilian National Champion in both the Middleweight Division, and in the Open Weight Division. She trains and competes under Cicero Costha’s PSLPB Social Project, a project that brings underprivileged children into Jiu Jitsu;
  • Paulo & Joao Miyao are black belts in Jiu Jitsu under Cicero Costha. Considered prodigies of the sport since their teens, they virtually closed out all major competitions around the world in the lower ranks. What’s more, they won medals at the top tournaments in the absolute division (a division in which all weight classes are allowed to compete), including the World Championships in 2013. Their accomplishment is especially impressive for fighters of 64 kg (141 lbs);
  • Leandro Lo Pereira is one of the top Jiu Jitsu competitors in the lightweight division who often ventures successfully in the middle weight and open weight divisions. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro Lo became an overnight sensation after he defeated Michael Langhi – April 2011 – on his way to the top spot of the World Pro Cup in Abu Dhabi. Since the win in the Middle East, Leandro Lo has cemented himself as one of the best ‘Pound for Pound’ in Jiu Jitsu with wins at the World Championships, the prestigious Copa Pódio and Pan American Championships;
  • Yago De Souza — He was born in Bahia, Brazil. He moved to Sao Paulo and began training at Cicero Costha’s as a teenager. A world-class brown belt, Yago is currently a multi-time European Champion, Brazilian National Champion, NY Open Champion, Boston Open absolute Champion, and now World Champion at middleweight;
  • Devhonte "Bones" Johnson — started his Jiu Jitsu career in December of 2011, training at Edson Carvalho BJJ where he remained training for three years. As a blue belt, he won the 2014 No Gi World Championships, double gold at the 2014 No Gi Pan Americans, and multiple IBJJF Open Championships;
  • Edwin “Junny” Ocasio — At an early age he was interested in wrestling and in high school Junny was on the East Stroudsburg North wrestling team. During a wrestling match, Junny tore his ACL and was no longer able to compete on the team. After completing surgery, and two years of physical therapy, he joined Ronin Athletics in pursuit of Mixed Martial Arts. In training for MMA, he found his true passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He made a name for himself in the local scene by winning and placing in competition, and then in 2014 he received his Purple Belt.
13 East 37th Street
New York City, NY
212-213-1613
  • Grand Central (1300 ft) 42nd Street S
  • Fifth Avenue (1400 ft) IRT Flushing
  • 33rd Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2017.01.19
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Renzo Gracie Fight Academy Renzo Gracie Fight Academy 1 Photo

Classes:

  • BJJ Intro Class;
  • Beginners BJJ;
  • No-Gi BJJ;
  • BJJ;
  • Grappling;
  • Kids BJJ (ages 6-15 yrs old);
  • BJJ All Levels.
100 Bayard Street
New York City, NY
718-704-0631
  • Lorimer Street (1900 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Graham Avenue (2000 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Nassau Avenue (2200 ft) IND Crosstown
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2017.02.14
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Marcelo Garcia Academy Marcelo Garcia Academy 1 Photo

Classes at the Marcelo Garcia Academy are held in both Gi and No Gi. All classes begin with a short dynamic warm up that includes both plyometric and calisthenic exercises. Classes are offered for every level multiple times a week.

Classes:

  • Fundamentals 1;
  • Fundamentals 2;
  • Advanced 1;
  • Advanced 2;
  • Expert;
  • Drill Session;
  • Open Mat.

Head Instructor — Marcelo Garcia, is an internationally renowned teacher and competitor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling. Marcelo is also a foremost expert in teaching BJJ. With his innovative and battle-tested repertoire, careful attention to detail, love for Jiu Jitsu, humor, and friendly personality, he is one of the most sought after instructors in the world.

250 West 26th Street
New York City, NY
212-414-0044
  • 23rd Street (500 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 28th Street (900 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 23rd Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2017.02.14
American Jiu-Jitsu & Pekiti-Tirsia Kali at American Jiu Jitsu Center Of Manhattan American Jiu Jitsu Center Of Manhattan 1 Photo

American Jiu Jitsu (AJJ) is a scenario-based self-defense art that teaches students to respond to realistic situations with minimal effort using principles of physics, balance, and knowledge of human anatomy.

AJJ draws from traditional martial arts such as Aiki jiu jitsu, Daito-ryu, Aikido, Kali, Judo and Muay Thai to teach students effective timing, and use of footwork and body positioning for prompt neutralization of an attack while avoiding use of strength against strength.

Our classes are all levels. Our higher level students pride themselves on the support and guidance they give our new and less advanced students. We encourage students who have not had any maritial arts training to join our dojo.

PTK-SMF™ is The Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali system of Close-Quarters Combat Blade Fighting.

​Pekiti-Tirsia is a proven system of Combat Strategy and Tactics that provides Protection from Strikes and Attacks, Destruction of Opponents Weapons, and Domination of any Combat or Self-Defense situation, executed with techniques that Attack, Quarter, and Neutralize Single or Multiple Opponents.

Instructors:

  • Sensei Glenn Genovas — Head Instructor, Nidan (2nd degree black belt);
  • Renshi Francine Salamone — Yodan (4th degree black belt);
  • Sensei John Ellis — Shodan (1st degree black belt);
  • Sensei Tony Ip — Shodan (1st degree black belt);
  • Sensei Ashanti Brown — Shodan (1st degree black belt);
  • Sensei Valerie Szczepanik — Shodan (1st degree black belt).
12 St. Marks Place
New York City, NY
631-533-4161
  • Astor Place (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Eighth Street – New York University (1000 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Third Avenue (1700 ft) BMT Canarsie
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2017.02.10
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Aikido of Park Slope Dojo Aikido of Park Slope Dojo 2 Photo
630 Sackett Street
New York City, NY
718-788-5932
  • Union Street (500 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2400 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Bergen Street (2600 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
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2016.11.20
Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu system at Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Dean Street) Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Dean Street)

Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu system is a unique system developed by Kyoshi Franklin Foster, MBA, a 6th degree black belt. He has dedicated his life to the development of individuals. This incorporates Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Judo, Aikido and Tae Kwon Do. It is a system designed to develop character, confidence, strong leadership qualities and survival skills for all ages.

1193 Dean Street
New York City, NY
718-576-5545
  • Nostrand Avenue (1200 ft) IND Fulton St
  • Franklin Avenue (2100 ft) BMT Franklin Av
  • Park Place (2300 ft) BMT Franklin Av
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2017.01.07
Karate and Ju-Jitsu at Mausa Health & Fitness Center Mausa Health & Fitness Center 1 Photo

Children’s Jitsu — our children’s classes are a unique integration of Karate and Ju-Jitsu.

A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher. After a warm-up, students practice basic skills, which include kicks, punches, blocks and rolling. Each requires concentration and strict attention.

759 Washington Avenue
New York City, NY
718-210-3190
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum (900 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
  • Park Place (1400 ft) BMT Franklin Av
  • Botanic Garden (1700 ft) BMT Franklin Av
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2017.01.15
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on Avenue U Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on Avenue U
172 Avenue U
New York City, NY
718-946-9072
  • Avenue U (600 ft) BMT Sea Beach
  • Avenue U (1300 ft) IND Culver
  • 86th Street (1300 ft) BMT Sea Beach
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  • young men
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2017.02.12
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Evolution Muay Thai Evolution Muay Thai 4 Photo

Instructor — Adam Benayoun is an accomplished competitor, a brown belt under the legendary Marcelo Garcia.

12 West 27th Street
New York City, NY
646-649-3976
  • 28th Street (400 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 23rd Street (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 23rd Street (1100 ft) BMT Broadway
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2016.11.08
Kokushi-Ryu Jujtsu at Kokushi Budo Institute Kokushi Budo Institute 2 Photo 1 Video

Instructor:

Nobuyoshi Higashi — In 1960 as part of a global initiative to spread judo across the world, he took an exchange position under the University to teach Judo in the United States. He expanded his training to other arts such as Karate, Aikido and Jujitsu. He authored many martial arts books and eventually developed his own style of Jujitsu called Kokushi-Ryu Jujutsu. In his various studies, he has achieved the ranks of 9th dan Red belt in Judo from the Kodokan/USJF, 8th dan in Aikido and 8th dan in Karate.

331 Riverside Drive
New York City, NY
646-828-7954
  • 103rd Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street (1200 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 116th Street – Columbia University (2800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2016.12.16
Luta Livre Submission Wrestling at Ultimate Gym NY Ultimate Gym NY 2 Photo
5 West 30th Street
New York City, NY
212-725-4666
  • 28th Street (600 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 34th Street – Herald Square (1200 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 34th Street – Herald Square (1200 ft) IND 6th Av
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2016.12.15
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Chok Sabai Gym Chok Sabai Gym 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Fundamentals BJJ Gi;
  • BJJ No Gi.

Instructor:

Sebastian Guerriero — Sebastian is a black belt under Josh Griffiths (Clockwork BJJ). He is a very experienced teacher having taught as an instructor at Clockwork BJJ for many years.

1 West 30th Street
New York City, NY
212-564-2920
  • 28th Street (600 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 34th Street – Herald Square (1300 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 34th Street – Herald Square (1300 ft) IND 6th Av
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2016.12.24
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Crom Physical Culture Crom Physical Culture 1 Photo

Classes will start off with agility and calisthenics style movements to warm up the body. Instructors will bring the student through drill training; IE training, i.e., Ground positioning, submission techniques, defense, reversals sweeps, etc. Depending on your experience, you will then go through scenario rolling or live rolling to work on the application of techniques taught during class.

217 Beach 92nd Street
Rockaway Beach
New York City, NY 11693
718-945-1700
  • Beach 90th Street (800 ft) IND Rockaway
  • Beach 98th Street (1400 ft) IND Rockaway
  • Beach 105th Street (3500 ft) IND Rockaway
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2016.12.24
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Five Points Academy Five Points Academy 13 Photo

Classes:

  • Tykes (3-5 years old);
  • Junior;
  • Adult;
  • Adult No-Gi;
  • Advanced.
148 Lafayette Street
New York City, NY
212-226-4474
  • Canal Street (300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (500 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Canal Street (500 ft) BMT Nassau St
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2016.12.15
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Warrior Bridge School Warrior Bridge School 2 Photo

Instructor — Dan Covel, a Black Belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, is an active competitor and can regularly be found on the podium at the top level. He trains weekly under the renowned Marcelo Garcia.

250 Front Street
New York City, NY
646-391-0955
  • Fulton Street (1600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Chambers Street (1900 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (1900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2016.12.12