Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Founded on efficient movements and refined throughout the decades by the Gracie family
and their students, this combat-tested method is intended to teach practical self-defense
through submission grappling and the striking arts. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been specifically
designed to defend against punches, kicks, chokes, headlocks, bear hugs, and many other
common forms of street aggression. You will learn not only techniques specific to certain
situations, but also universal self-defense strategies through a comprehensive look at
up-to-date grappling and self-defense techniques. Your fitness will improve through a
comprehensive warm-up and physical conditioning program included in
every single class.

This style promotes strong grappling and ground fighting techniques.
Practitioners develop balance and control, and can defeat much larger and
stronger opponents. An attacker can be subdued with a joint lock without
causing great physical damage.  The student trains with a uniform or gi. 
This provides for a more advanced grappling strategy and allows the student
to be prepared for self-defense while being clothed with a jacket. Training
can also be done without a gi.

 The first minutes of the class are dedicated to warming up and loosening of all the muscles,
followed by technique and basic moves. Through various drills, your mat awareness and
sensitivity will start to develop. The last part of the class for advanced students is dedicated
to sparring–this is where you will try the various techniques on an opponent in a “live”
setting under professional supervision and proper control.

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program is headed by BJJ Black Belt and NJ BJJ Federation
President, Fernando “Cabeça” Sarmento Jr. Also teaching the classes is Eric Colòn
who is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Sarmento Jr.

For more information on both instructors please visit our instructor’s page.

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