Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling but especially ground fighting. It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, Sparring (‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition. Although we have a highly successful BJJ competition team, 80% of our students do not compete. BJJ is a martial art that focuses on the ground, where leverage and physics are used with knowledge of the anatomy to gain control of certain situations and defeat opponents without use of excessive strength, allowing even smaller people to submit larger and stronger people through pressure, joint locks, and chokes. BJJ is split into two styles: Gi and No-Gi.
We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gi and No-Gi, 7 days a week. Both morning and evening classes are available twice a day every week day. Saturday and Sunday morning classes are available as well. Our head academy instructor, Coach Kurt Pellegrino is the only BJJ Blackbelt and 13-time UFC veteran in the state of NJ. Him, along with his esteemed staff of 8 BJJ instructors, including 3 blackbelts, take pride in guiding any beginner to their blackbelt!