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 priority and our instructors go to great lengths to make sure that you are progressing in the correct way.
Of course every student learns at a different pace, but mastery of the basics is a universal principle in the Renzo Gracie system.
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.
If he could use Jiu Jitsu to not only defend himself but submit his opponents, skilled fighters at the height of their discipline, it can work for anyone.
BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is an activity for anyone because much of your experience is dependent on your personality and body type. You control the intensity of your training.
Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone
Success in BJJ doesn't depend on your size, athleticism, strength or speed. These attributes can help but are no substitute for proper technique. In BJJ, good technique regularly nullifies physical advantages.
BJJ is also specific to your build. Some techniques are easier or harder dependent on your body type. Part of the fun in Jiu Jitsu is finding which the moves work best for you.
Community Like No Other
The BJJ has created the most racially, culturally and socioeconomically diverse communities in the world. Training BJJ inevitably leads to meeting people from various walks of life.
Weight loss without the Hyper Focus on the Pounds
Weight loss is almost universal in BJJ, especially in the beginning stages. Most people get so caught up in the mental part of BJJ that they don't fully notice their body transforming.
Take a look at some of the wonderful before and after photos from some of our students.