NYC’s premier Martial Arts School and home of 5-Mundials (World) and 4-ADCC Champion Marcelo Garcia.
Come train Jiu-Jitsu with our elite instructors and revolutionize your submission grappling game.
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.
Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting techniques. The aim of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to control and subdue a larger and stronger opponent through the use of superior techniques, leverage, and body mechanics. With an emphasis on grappling rather than striking, students are able to practice with varying levels of intensity, without the threat of serious injuries which can occur more often in martial arts focused on punching and kicking.
Traditionally, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student practices in a gi or kimono, a martial arts uniform similar to a judo outfit. In recent years, many schools and academies have incorporated no-gi BJJ, commonly referred to as submission wrestling, to their teaching curriculum. In no-gi BJJ, students typically wear t-shirts and shorts, instead of the typical gi.
Classes at the Marcelo Garcia Academy are held in both Gi and No Gi. All classes begin with a short dynamic warm up that includes both plyometric and calisthenic exercises. Classes are offered for every level multiple times a week.
Open Mat & Drilling