Hi! If your checking us out you are looking for more than a workout, you are looking to improve yourself and do something you always wanted to TRY! NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! At UNABJJ we have two 3rd degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professors, offering top quality instruction. Equally dedicated are our assistant instructors who have a ton of knowledge to share not only in Bjj but in striking and judo as well. We welcome and invite people from all levels! Advanced, intermediate, beginners and visitors. We have an open door policy no matter if you come from another school or just want to drop in and train you are welcome. We are all about training! Don’t worry about feeling intimidated or nervous about trying out the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We work hard creating a STRONG fundamentals program that is easy to understand and fun to learn. Most importantly our students are friendly and come to class to learn and train. Our instructors diligently work to create a respectful and courteous environment. We encourage a supportive, learning atmosphere at all times. NO PRESSURE to sign up right away. Check out a free trial and see if we’re the right BJJ Academy for you!
Our lineage is as follows: Carlos Gracie Jr > Alexandre "Soca" Freitas > Fred Villarica/Alonzo Rodriguez Our two 3rd degree Professors Fred and Alonzo are cultivated from one of the Best Lightweights to come from Brazil 6th degree Master Alexandre ‘Soca’ Freitas. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)is a Martial Art that evolved from Judo via Mitsuyo Maeda (Conde Coma) the earliest known pioneer/fighter of today’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu out of japan who taught amongst other families in Brazil, the Gracie’s. The Gracie’s have set the way to modern BJJ, being widely known after the Early UFC days with Royce Gracie to a more evolved form of self-defense as well as sport today. What sets Bjj apart from other martial arts is that it can be practiced at full speed against another opponent, no strikes ofcourse, nearly everyday. This is what attracts the normal everyday person to practice Bjj, it can give them a true insight not only in their technique and physical ability but also an insight to themselves, overcoming adversity is a common theme in jiu-jitsu. Links to the History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: BJJ History BJJ Wiki
Increase your strength, conditioning, and mobility while learning an aresenal of offensive moves. Build your confidence! The class starts off with a vigorous warm – up of calisthenics, including jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups and running. Once students have broken a sweat and burned some calories, the real fun starts. We have you working with partners doing drills with the focus pads. Focus pads, or “mits” are exactly that – a large mit you wear on each hand that your partner will be throwing various combinations of punches at, as well as blocking your attacks. For students with experience we also include sparring sessions, please bring your gear ie. gloves, mouth piece, shin guards, head gear etc. This class is excellent for developing “hand/eye” coordination as well as conditioning. Want to burn calories? Come in and try a striking class FREE! We know you’ll love it.
We offer one of the TOP Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program in the Tri-State area. Our kids can be found traveling throughout the east coast competing and winning in many major tournaments. But our MAIN Goal is to give your child CONFIDENCE! Confidence to be happy, healthy, hard working, strong kids. Through this Positive experience we hope that they will not only make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu apart of their lifestyle, but more importantly lead them to a Successful life outside the mats. Our kids range from the ages of 4-15years old. If your interested in our kids program PLEASE CALL ahead of time, we periodically hold enrollment due to limited space availability.
At UnaBjj we have two 3rd degree BlackBelt instructors offering top quality instruction, directly taught by one of the Best Bjj Fighters to come out of Brazil: 6th Degree Blackbelt Master Alexandre Soca Freitas.
We are open seven days a week. Stop by, and Just Train.
Mixed Level Gi
Little Champs (4-6 yrs)
Teen BJJ (10+ yrs)
Youth BJJ (7-9 yrs)
White/Blue Only Gi
Here's what some of our students are saying.
"I immediately felt comfortable training"
This place is amazing! I was initially nervous about trying out Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, but everyone at UNA was so welcoming and encouraging that I immediately felt comfortable training. The environment is so down-to-earth that you feel as if you are a part of a family. The professors are extremely skilled and are always willing to take the time to make sure that you understand the techniques. Thanks to UNA, I have developed strength, confidence, and skills in ways that I would’ve never imagined. You won’t regret joining!
"Really high level professors and instructors"
This place is really awesome. Really high level professors and instructors and everyone, especially the higher belts are really cool and helpful so you can make improvements. On top of that everyone who competes bring back medals every time, so that tells the caliber of Jiu Jitsu players you’ll be training with and learning from. Totally recommended!
"You will not regret joining"
I've called this place my second home for 3 years now and it continues to improve year after year. Fred and Alonzo are amazing instructors with an amazing love for the art and spreading Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You will not regret joining.
We understand that starting
BJJ can be intimidating , and new
students can feel nervous.
Don't worry!, In conjunction to a
strong Fundamentals Program, we will work hard to encourage a supportive,
learning atmosphere at all times:
One Family Environment.
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