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Modern Martial Arts NYC offers Kickboxing classes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes , and Mixed Martial Arts classes (MMA)<br />
NYC locations: Upper Westside, Upper Eastside, Midtown, &amp; Tribeca</font></font></span></span></p>
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Modern Martial Arts NYC offers Kickboxing classes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes , and Mixed Martial Arts classes (MMA)
NYC locations: Upper Westside, Upper Eastside, Midtown, & Tribeca

Modern Martial Arts NYC JIU JITSU Program

Modern Martial Art's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) school is designed so the novice student can jump right into a class without feeling intimidated or out of place. Our experienced staff at each of our 3 Manhattan Locations takes the time to guide each student through the techniques in a straight forward, simple way that makes the curriculum easy to understand and fun. Try our program today!

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective self-defense arts, and one of the best workouts around. You'll get in shape without even trying!
    Whether you are a black belt or you've never set foot on a mat, our program is welcoming to students of all levels & experience. We love beginners!
    With schools on the Upper Eastside, Upper Westside, and Midtown, our Jiu Jitsu program is easily accessible from ANYWHERE in Manhattan.


Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport and a form of self-defense that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting. It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century, which was itself then, a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools of Japanese jujutsu. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. 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.

Learn grappling at Modern Martial Arts

The Jiu Jitsu ADVANTAGE at Modern Martial Arts

We want to show you how you can improve your life by strengthening both body and mind. Let's work together to boost confidence and hone self discipline. When you build a healthy life, you set the stage for a life of success. Let Modern Martial Arts NYC help you get started.

Our Jiu Jitsu program will help you:

  • Get into the BEST shape of your life
  • Learn the most EFFECTIVE self-defense
  • Instill the life skills & character of a TRUE martial artist

Our BJJ program puts you on the road to lifelong learning & self-improvement. BJJ is an art form where the more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. Our instructors are there to guide, instruct, & motivate you to be the best that you can be.


Our staff of instructors are top notch. Each of our locations are under the direction of world champion Jiu Jitsu coaches. Click on a location below to learn more about that school's legendary staff.

Midtown - Vitor Shaolin

Eastside/Westside - Equipe Jucao

"I walked into the martial arts school at 297lbs. When I first started working out, I was always out of breath in the first 15 minutes. Heart was pounding in my ears. It was insanely difficult, but it was worth it. I knew each time I came to class, I would be making myself better in some way. The environment at the school fostered brotherhood and confidence. After 10 months I lost 50lbs and now I disappear in my clothes. Do yourself a favor and join us! "

- Arlande, student

Introductory Offer: Get 2 classes for $29.99

Upper Westside   Upper East Side   

220 E 86th St NY NY 10028