It’s always too soon to quit.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art, which at its core, promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by utilizing leverage and technique. Given the fact that controlling an opponent is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pertains to the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and grappling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be submitted or rendered harmless. Utilizing superior leverage, grip, technique and position we can control and overcome even larger/stronger aggressors. Practitioners of the art gain a deep understanding of the workings, strengths, vulnerabilities and limits of the human body.

Classes at the academy are taught 7 days a week. They include a strength & endurance building warmup, technical instruction and live rolling. It is among the most demanding and cerebral workouts you will ever experience. Suitable for all levels, all ages and anyone who may be interested in improving their health, safety, problem solving ability, confidence, endurance, strength and more!! Come and sit in on a class or better yet, take a FREE trial class! We are confident that one you experience Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it will become a cherished part of your life.



Brian Schutzer
Brian Schutzer
Brian Schutzer is a 1st degree Black Belt originally from New Jersey. Brian is a business owner, husband and father of two, so he knows firsthand the training goals, limitations and frustrations that many martial artists encounter. In 2015 he earned his Black Belt from Professor Lincoln Pereira. He currently splits his time teaching/training between NY and NJ Renzo Gracie Academies and is proud to represent Team Renzo Gracie.
“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Abraham Lincoln
“There’s more philosophy on the Jiu Jitsu mats than there is in any Ivy League school in America.”
Renzo Gracie
“The biggest lesson I learned from Jiu Jitsu was how to truly know myself.”
Carlos Gracie
“It’s as real as it can get. That has made me a better person. It’s made me a better man. It’s made me understand myself, my weaknesses, my strengths, the shit I need to work on. Jiu-jitsu has been one of the most valuable tools I’ve ever had in my life.”
Joe Rogan
“To be champion all you have to do is train. But first, one must be a good person. Be a friend at the academy, learn to help. To be good at Jiu-Jitsu it’s all about believing and training, there isn’t that much else you can do.”
Rodolfo Vieira
“Fighting is not a physical thing; it is a spiritual thing.”
Rickson Gracie


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