Jiu Jitsu School in NYC
New York's premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school 

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) program 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 locations: upper eastside, upper westside, and midtown, takes the time to guide each student in a straight forward, simple way that makes the curriculum easy to understand and fun.

    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've been training for years or you've never set foot on a mat, our program is great for students of all levels & experience. Beginners are welcome!
    With schools in Midtown, Upper Eastside, and Upper Westside, our Jiu Jitsu program is easily accessible from ANYWHERE in Manhattan. Don't wait, start today!


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (or BJJ for short) is a martial art and combat sport from Brazil. It focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Originally derived from Japanese Judo in the early 20th century, it promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique. 

Jiu Jitsu is most often seen in the mainstream in MMA bouts. It can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no gi alike) as well, or even for 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.

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Jiu Jitsu 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

Introductory Offer: Get 2 classes for $29.99

Upper Westside   Upper East Side