Would you like to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but don’t know where to start? Maybe you are intimidated by climbing on the mat with people who have been training for years. The good news is, you can ease your mind – BJJ is a gentle art. Although it looks intimidating, it is a gentle art that doesn’t involve hitting and involves many techniques. As part of my training, I designed a program for beginners. This program will teach the beginning students techniques, principles, etiquette, and many types of grips used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It will also provide them with a formal training structure and help set the foundation for their training.
The Beginner Program introduces students to BJJ slowly and prepares them for entry into the Intermediate Program (the level after the beginner).

The Advanced Curriculum is primarily focused on sports BJJ with the Gi and No-Gi Classes. If the student wants to train self-defense, they may come to the fundamentals classes until the level of Blue belt is attained. After Blue Belt, Students are encouraged to test for TRU Blue Belt (Tested, Rated, and University), which mirrors a traditional belt structure. Still, they do not be discouraged if this is not achievable straight away.

Place Renzo Gracie Academy

Head CoachProfessor: Renzo Gracie

BeltBlack Belt

Address & Contact

Our Address

224 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001, United States


40.7488234, -73.9937487

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Our Useful Features & Services


Gi and No Gi

Drop in Fee

All day access pass to BJJ is $50. RG Affiliates pay $25


One Free Trial Class

Professors and Coaches

Gregor Gracie, Mike McKee, P.J. McMahon, Kendu Irving, Bridget Grace, Robson Gracie Jr., Kenneth Borrero, Jin Yung, Royce Chen, Mike Jaramillo, Daniel Paulino, Mark Marrero, Fabio Coelho, Jamie Crowder, Rafael Costa, Joe Sampieri and Elijah Clarke


Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie