Vitor Shaolin BJJ Academy

780 8th Ave @ 47th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 957-4045


Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro

Our Midtown location is home to Vitor Shaolin's BJJ Academy. "Shaolin", as he is known to his students, is a BJJ specialist. Widely regarded as one of the most gifted grapplers of all time, he has won the CBJJ Mundials (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship) 4 times and has a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 2 losses. He has fought in several organizations all over the world including Shooto Japan, Shooto Hawaii, Rumble on the Rock (Hawaii), Cage Rage (England), and K-1 HERO's in Japan. He has held the Shooto welterweight (154 lb) title, as well as the Cage Rage World lightweight championship. FIGHT magazine recently named Shaolin as one of the fighters they'd like to see on the Brazilian team if MMA ever makes it into the Olympic Games.

With his academy, Shaolin's focus now turns to sharing his vast knowledge with his students and building their skills through a solid Jiu Jitsu foundation.

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"Initially, I think we all go in with intentions to lose weight, be physically active and healthier... which don't get me wrong! It's a FANTASTIC thing to want. And I absolutely got that. But, what's more rewarding is, I have built a support system within this growing community that I feel will be a part of my lifestyle, forever. "

- Tia, student



"Shaolin and their excellent staff gave some of the most incredible instruction in Jiu Jitsu I've ever received. You have a LOT of choices of Jiu Jitsu Schools in New York, but this one is the best."

- John, Student

Join today! Get 2 introductory classes for only $29.99

Introductory Offer: Get 2 classes for $29.99

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