We want to thank everyone for your support during this time. We worked hard to keep classes going for as long as we could in a clean, safe environment. However, we know that social distancing is crucial to fighting this virus and we must do our part to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and their families. We have decided that the way we can help fight this virus is by doing the right thing and closing our gym temporarily. Starting on March 13th, we will temporarily close and continue reassessing the situation daily. It's time to be proactive and not reactive. While there are no reported cases of COVID-19 related to MGJJ, we are taking this precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all of our students, visitors, and employees.


With our academy temporarily closed, MGJJ Live will be available exclusively online to students: Live sessions, multiple times a day featuring Marcelo Garcia & MGJJ Instructors. In-depth questions & answers covering advanced lessons, fundamental lessons, drills, concepts, competition strategies, mindset, and goal setting to improve athletic performance. 

Kids & Youth Program

Registration is now open for our MGJJ Kids & Youth Jiu-Jitsu Program. Classes start in April. Limited space is available.

Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu

MGJJ is an internationally renowned training academy lead by acclaimed instructor and competitor Marcelo Garcia. Classes are available for every level, every day.

Marcelo Garcia
Head Instructor

Marcelo Garcia, is a world acclaimed teacher and competitor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling. 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.

Intro to Jiu-Jitsu™

Intro to Jiu-Jitsu™ will safely prepare you to participate in group classes. You will learn essential Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques with a MGJJ Instructor. There will be no sparring or complicated movements. You will learn a series of basic techniques that anyone can preform.

2 Free Classes are available to NY, NJ, or CT residents looking to experience and train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at MGJJ.Proof of tri-state residency is required.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments. However it can be used in some self-defense situations and does serve its purpose. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese JuJutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.



Mondays - Fridays | 7AM-10PM
Saturdays | 10AM - 2PM
Sundays | 10AM - 1PM

Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu
250 W. 26th St. - 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

PHONE: (212) 414-0044