Renzo Gracie is a world-renown practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA. He is a senior member of the famous Gracie family of jiu-jitsu teachers and fighters who did so much to change the shape the current state of martial arts instruction in America. He has assembled a great team of some of the very best instructors from Brazil, many of whom are members of his illustrious family and who teach his system to a very large and ever- growing community and his world famous New York City Academy. Renzo’s fame and charisma is the basis of a truly enjoyable place to train, grow and develop your skills among many avid practitioners of the sport, ranging from famous professional fighters to everyday enthusiasts.
Classes at the academy feature a strength and endurance building warm-up, followed by demonstration and practice of techniques after which students engage in live wrestling with other students of their own level. It is a truly demanding workout with a strongly cerebral aspect and a sense of purpose and skill that will truly capture your imagination. Come down to the academy. Come take a look at a class or better yet, take one of the introduction classes. We are confident that jiu-jitsu will become one of the most cherished and enjoyable aspects of your life. It will give you a confidence, knowledge and body-dexterity and fitness that few people will ever know.