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Renzo Gracie Academy NYC

Renzo Gracie

Daniel Gracie

Igor Gracie

Gregor Gracie

John Danaher

 224 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.279.6724

“The premier training academy in the United States for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.”


Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Northern Valley

Carl Massaro

408A Paulding ave
Northvale, NJ 07647
(201) 344-2052

“[Instructor] Carl is currently a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu directly under Renzo Gracie… Carl is currently a training partner for UFC Welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, and has travelled extensively to Montreal as a part of St-Pierre’s fight camps. He has also been a training partner for current UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, as well as several professional MMA fighters from many organizations, including the UFC, Stikeforce, and Bellator. For many years, Carl was also personal training partner for his intructor, Renzo Gracie, during Renzo’s fight career in Pride and other Japanese and US organizations. Carl has trained with and studied under some of the best in the world, including John Danaher, Ricardo Almeida, Rodrigo Gracie, Matt & Nick Serra, and Shawn Williams. He has coached and cornered many MMA fighters and is a licensed MMA corner man in several states. Carl has taught at the prestigious Renzo Gracie Academy in NYC, which is one of the largest martial arts school in the world. He is the only 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the northern Bergen county, NJ; and Rockland county, NY area that has trained directly under, and received his black belt from Renzo Gracie.”


Marcelo Garcia Academy

Head Instructor Marcelo Garcia

250 W 26th St. – 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

“NYC’s premier Martial Arts School and home of world champion Marcelo Garcia…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.”


Edson Carvalho Brazilian Jujitsu and Judo at Ultimate Gym Muay Thai

Edson Carvalho

1 East 28th St. 2nd Floor
New York 10001


Fabio Clemente Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fabio Clemente, Roni Cardoso

“After a sensational and overall brilliant performance at the 2008 and 2009 World Championship by our awesome competitors, Alliance Jiu-Jitsu team is now recognized as the gold standard in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training… Our academy is sought out by those in the know for specific and hands on training. With great and highly encouraged interaction between our students and their accomplished instructors our school is second to none in the Tri-State area.”

77 8th Ave
New York 10014


Clockwork BJJ

Instructor Josh Griffiths

650 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York City, NY 10012


Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

28-30 West 36th Street, 10F, buzzer #14
New York




Shuai Jiao in NYC

Grandmaster Jeng Hsing Ping

Brooklyn NY: Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY
NEW Location TBD: 106 Calyer, Brooklyn NY

“The oldest Shuai Jiao club in the United States. We practice & teach the art Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) as taught by Grandmaster Jeng Hsing Ping. As one of the most senior students of the late Grandmaster Chang Tung Sheng, Grandmaster Jeng Hsing Ping travelled with Grandmaster Chang throughout Asia and the United States helping to promote the art of Shuai Jiao. First to bring Shuai Jiao to the United States (1971), and one of the most respected Shuai Jiao teachers alive in the world.”


Shuai Jiao/Swai Jiao – Chinese Bao Ting Fast Throw

Laoshi F. Gomez

150 W. 28th St., Suite 600
New York 10001


“Shuai Chiao is known as Chinese Wrestling…”




Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai

Howard Popkin & Joe Brogna

Popkin Brogna Jujitsu Center
400 Hempstead Turnpike Suite B
West Hempstead, NY 11552

“Daitoryu Aikijujitsu is the parent art to many popular arts. The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba was a long time student of Daitoryu, as were the founders of Hakkoryu, Shorinji Kempo, Hapkido, and many other popular modern arts. Joseph Brogna and Howard Popkin founded the Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai in order to continue the traditional teaching and training of Daitoryu Aikijujitsu as taught by Okamoto Seigo.”


Danzan Ryu NYC

Sensei JC Islander

440 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Place and 4th St.)
New York, NY 10003

“Danzan Ryu, the “Hawaiian style” Jujitsu founded by Henry Okazaki in the first half of the 20th century, is a mixture of traditional Japanese Jujitsu, competition Judo, and modern practical self-defense techniques.”


Eizan-Ryu Jujitsu Kai

214 West 29th Street, 3rd fl
New York, NY 10001

“Eizan-ryu Jujitsu is a martial art in which the student learns to use an attacker’s strength and momentum against him; this enables the smaller person to successfully defend against the attack of a larger, stronger person. A wide variety of techniques are used: strikes, throws, joint locks, foot sweeps, pins, chokes, projections, pressure points with the object being to control the attacker and put him on the ground. Ukemi is the ability to fall safely; it is taught and is strongly emphasized.”


Hiko Ryu Taijutsu

Kiyoshi Takeuchi Shihan

4 West 18th street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011

“Taijitsu is an empty-hand combat system for when a Samurai loses his weapons such as spear or katana during a fight. Hiko Ryu Taijutsu is based on Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense techniques and it also includes sword, long stick and Japanese knife techniques as an absolute martial art that is rooted on the ancient Samurai fighting style in the battlefield. We have two different main programs, Taijutsu and Weapons. In our dojo we learn the art of defense that focuses specifically on possible threat situations on the street. Our physical and mental training is very practical even for people with no previous martial-arts experience.”


Kokushi Budo Institute

Professor Nobuyoshi Higashi

332 Riverside Drive btw 105th and 106th St.
New York 10025

Instructors are certified in Aikido, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and Karate. “With world class instruction by the Higashi family, the Kokushi Budo Institute offers you authentic, traditional martial arts instruction with modern day practical applications. We provide martial arts as a tool for enhancing your quality of life by improving physical fitness, developing a healthy mind and acquiring a time-tested skill set…KBI was originally established in 1965, as a branch of Kokushikan University during an initiative program to globalize Judo in accordance with Jigoro Kano’s vision.”


Yushinkan NYC – Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai

Head Instructor Rodrigo Kong, 4th dan. We are overseen by regular visits from Kawabe Takeshi, 8th Dan, Shihan.

Jikishinkan Dojo
316 Dean Street
Brooklyn NY 11217

“Daito-ryu aikijujutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art. It is one of the many styles of jujutsu that were part of the fundamental martial skill for all bushi, or warriors of feudal Japan. Daito-ryu’s elegance and practical efficacy are products of hundreds of years of development and refinement. Daito-ryu employs a wide range of throwing, pinning, disarming and joint immobilizing techniques. The use of aiki, or internal energy harmonized with breathing and mechanical advantage, distinguishes Daito-ryu from other jujutsu…. Yushinkan is small by design in order to attract and keep serious students, to keep the quality of training high, and to create the camaraderie necessary for such training… In order to maintain this high level of focused training for our members, we do not allow visitors to our standard classes. However, as a gateway for outsiders to observe or participate in training, we offer a special weekly Fundamentals Class.”




Bronx Combat Hapkido Club

Sr. Master Alfred Medina

Bronx Combat Hapkido Club /Martial Academy for Self Defense
2301 Yates Ave
Bronx NY 10462


“Practical street self defense for adults”




Combat Sambo

Chief Instructor: Stephen Koepfer

225 West 36th street, 6th floor
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
NY, NY 10018


“New York Combat Sambo is the flagship school of the American Sambo Association and offers the highest quality instruction in Sport, Freestyle, and Combat Sambo as well as no-gi grappling, wrestling, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts.”


Sambo Center New York

2565 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tel. 718.615.0005


“Sambo (Russian: самбо) — (also called Sombo in the US and sometimes written in all-caps) is a modern martial art, combat sport and self-defense system developed in the former Soviet Union, and recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee in 1938. Sambo has its roots in traditional folk wrestling styles of former Soviet republics, as well fighting styles from Japan, China, Mongolia, India, and Africa. Sambo’s arsenal includes takedowns, ground and submission fighting.Utilized and developed for the military, Combat Sambo includes practice with weapons, including disarming techniques. Combat Sambo resembles modern mixed martial arts with extensive forms of striking, throws, takedowns, submissions, chokes, weapon removal and defense against multiple attackers.”




Cranford Judo & Karate Club

107 South Avenue W.
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 276-3544

Sumo taught on Wednesday evenings.


South Mountain Martial Arts

Mark Lawrence (Sumo), Dayn DeRose (Judo, Jujitsu, Kenpo, & Sambo)

91 Main Street
Madison New Jersey 07940-1849 
(973) 822-1977

“Koryu Judo & Sumo. Amateur sumo is a well organized, immensely enjoyable form of grappling which has been gaining popularity around the world. The rules for sumo are simple. Two contestants, wearing only grippable body wraps (“mawashi”), use various strategies and techniques – some of which are surprisingly subtle – to upset each other’s balance. A victory occurs when one of the two opponents touches the playing floor with any part of the body other than the soles of his or her feet, or if one of the contestants is forced outside a playing ring which is 15 ft wide (i.e., the “dohyo”). Punching, gouging, and kicking are prohibited.  Pushing, pulling, body slapping,  tripping, and throwing techniques are allowed. The “mawashi” (sumo belt) may be grabbed anywhere around the waist, but not in the groin area. Hair-pulling is also banned.  Most victories are achieved with about a dozen of the 82 recognized kimarite (winning techniques).”

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