Martial Arts Instruction in 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

(a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit.)

& Muay Thai (Kickboxing)

(a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.)

 

Great Instruction

Great teaching is at the heart of any successful martial arts academy.  At Renzo Gracie Bayside, we provide the highest level of technical instruction coupled with the patience to convey that knowledge to each and every student.  

Your progress is our priority.


 
Head Instructor  - Professor Doug Pelinkovic, a life-long martial artist, holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under world renowned Master Renzo Gracie and Professor John Danaher. During his seventeen years at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City, he has trained with and studied under some of the highest authorities in the sport, members of the Gracie family, and several mixed martial arts fighters and champions.

Head Instructor - Professor Doug Pelinkovic, a life-long martial artist, holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under world renowned Master Renzo Gracie and Professor John Danaher. During his seventeen years at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City, he has trained with and studied under some of the highest authorities in the sport, members of the Gracie family, and several mixed martial arts fighters and champions.

Head Instructor - A fixture at the Renzo Gracie Academy for almost 20 years, Professor Mike Jaramillo is a 3rd degree Black Belt under the world renowned Professor John Danaher and Master Renzo Gracie.

As a competitor, he was a gold medalist at the IBJJF European Championships and the IBJJF No Gi World Championships.

For an individual, the greatest gift they gain from Jiu Jitsu is the ability to solve problems under stress. - John Danaher

For an individual, the greatest gift they gain from Jiu Jitsu is the ability to solve problems under stress. - John Danaher

Self-Defense for Anyone

Royce Gracie won UFC1, a no rules fight tournament where he was the smallest and least athletic competitor, and won easily.

Success as a martial artist is not entirely dependent on your size, athleticism, strength or speed.  These attributes can help but are no substitute for proper technique and anticipation.

 
BJJ can be train in advanced age. It is a great way to stay fit and healthy.

BJJ can be train in advanced age. It is a great way to stay fit and healthy.

Join the Martial Arts Community

Martial artists make up a very racially, culturally and socioeconomically diverse group. You will meet some good people while training.