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The Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu

Self-Defense

Weight-Loss

Confidence

Problem-Solving

Stress-Relief

Stamina & Strength

Jiu-Jitsu is a comprehensive self-defense system built on leverage, distance and technique. Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s mission is to share these teachings with our students in Brooklyn, regardless of their age, natural ability or stage of life.

Jiu-Jitsu is widely considered the most effective form of self-defense in the world, and has enjoyed an unprecedented popularity since arriving in the United States in the 1980s. The techniques taught in our classes are mainstays in police, military and elite security force training for a good reason: they work!

Our Basic classes are built around step-by-step Jiu-Jitsu skills, taught in an easy-to-follow format. You’ll find a functional, moderately-paced warmup which was created specifically for our students to allow someone new to martial arts to thrive. This introductory approach to the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu means that safety is our first concern, so you’ll engage with other students as partners, not opponents.

Our ground-breaking teaching methodology has been studied all across the globe, and we are honored that the world’s most prominent Jiu-Jitsu organizations have adopted many of the Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu systems.  Our instructors are highly-trained and undergo a rigorous ongoing educational process, which includes weekly teacher training under our chief instructors.

In addition to benefits like strength, endurance and weight-loss, we believe that the martial arts philosophy which governs Jiu-Jitsu training is an essential element to a healthy life. This includes:

  • Working to solve problems, rather than giving up when you encounter challenges.
  • Not being afraid to try something different.
  • Learning to commit to a goal, then to follow through on that commitment…even when things are difficult.
  • Having the confidence to choose cooperation rather than competition, on and off the mat.
  • Seeking proactive communication as a means to personal and interpersonal conflict resolution

Joining our school is more than just joining a gym, a club or a dojo—it’s joining a community of martial artists in pursuit of discipline, control and mastery.


Our ground-breaking teaching methodology has been studied all across the globe, and we are honored that the world’s most prominent Jiu-Jitsu organizations have adopted many of the Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu systems.”