10 of the Best Places to Learn Jiu Jitsu in New York

10 of the Best Places to Learn Jiu Jitsu in New York

Jiu Jitsu is an exciting way to stay healthy in mind as well as body. The locations below specialize in the art of Jiu Jitsu in New York City. There is not better time to learn something new.

1. Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy NYC

A 3 Floor, 15,000 square ft space beautifully laid out & conveniently located. Featuring separate men’s & women’s changing rooms, with day lockers & showers.

224 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001

Phone 212-279-6724
E-mail info@renzogracie.com


2. ​Unity Jiu Jitsu School

A top-notch Jiu Jitsu school in the heart of midtown, New York City. All instructors actively compete at the highest levels of the sport. Featuring a friendly atmosphere where Jiu Jitsu can improve lives.

13 E 37th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone 212-213-1613
E-mail hello@unitybjj.com


3. Marcelo Garcia Academy

NYC’s premier Martial Arts academy & home to Marcelo Garcia, 5-Mundials & 4-ADCC Champion. Train Jiu-Jitsu with elite instructors & revolutionize your submission grappling game.

250 w26th St.
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Phone 212-414-0044
E-mail nyc@marcelogarciajj.com


4. Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Committed to helping people progress in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in addition to lifelong learning & self-improvement. Shaolin & his instructors will guide, instruct & motivate you. Whether you want to compete or learn the art, they have a class for you.

780 8th Ave (@ 47th St)
New York, NY 10036

Phone 212-957-4045
E-mail info@4blackbelt.com


5. Team Fabio Clemente Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The original Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in New York City, founded in 1995 by Fabio Clemente. Clemente is a pioneer of BJJ on the East Coast & credited with popularizing BJJ in the city. With the help of Professor Babs Olusanmokun, the academy gained a reputation for being open to all ages/ skill levels, providing skilled/ patient instructors & being clean.

123 E 12th st
New York, NY 10003

Phone 212-529-7675
E-mail info@alliancebjjnyc.com


6. Clockwork Jiu Jitsu

Featuring an ego-free environment in downtown NYC where all skill levels feel welcome. Attracting people looking for a place to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, learn new skills & belong to a supportive community that has lots of fun. The community at Clockwork BJJ is unique & often the main source of motivation to succeed on the mat.

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

Phone 212-675-0300
E-mail clockwork@clockworkbjj.com


7. Gotham Jiu Jitsu

A New York City-based private training service specializing in one on one Jiu Jitsu instruction. They create & implement fitness programs individually designed to achieve fitness goals through Jiu Jitsu safely & efficiently. Sessions can be scheduled in your home/ office, or at one of their personal training facilities throughout New York City.

Exceed Physical Culture
97 Reade Street
New York, NY 10013

Rich Barretta Private Training
1 West 22nd Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10010

Phone 646-284-1461


8. Bronx Martial Arts

Learn self-defense, really fast. Featuring original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu taught as as it was meant to be used, for self-defense & conflict resolution. Prepare for the streets or bully-proof your kids in a non-violent way. Specializing in prepping adult beginners for the streets quickly & bully proofing children with non-violent conflict resolution approaches.

3229 E. Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465

Phone 646-228-1945


9. East Coast United Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The ECU BJJ instructors’ Jiu-Jitsu lineage goes back to Carlos Gracie. Their goal is to spread the Art of BJJ by instilling students with the hard work, technique & principals of the masters. BJJ is ever evolving, so other martial arts techniques are often added in for maximum grappling effectiveness & competition success.

5763 Broadway
Bronx, NY 10463

Phone 347-913-4500
E-mail info@ecubjjbx.com


10. Kokushi Budo Institute

They have been teaching effective, practical Jiu jitsu to students since the academy was founded in 1963. Providing instruction in Kokushi-ryu jiu jitsu, developed by KBI instructor Nobuyoshi Higashi. This is a practical form of jiu jitsu easily applied to sport & self-defense situations. Providing Jiu Jitsu NYC instruction for adults & kids.

331 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10025

Phone 646-828-7954
E-mail information@kokushibudo.com


If you know of another great Jiu Jitsu gym that isn’t listed above, let us know & we’ll add it to our next list.


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