BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art grounded in the intricacies of ground combat, designed to empower practitioners with the means to navigate and neutralize ground-based attacks.

Picture yourself in a scenario where an assailant has pinned you to the ground, preparing to unleash strikes upon you. What if this adversary possesses a significant physical advantage? Gracie Jiu-Jitsu emerges as the solution, providing individuals with the tools to effectively defend themselves in such circumstances.

At Anderson’s Martial Arts, we take great pride in our direct connection to the esteemed Gracie lineage, anchoring our BJJ curriculum in the foundational principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense. Under the mentorship of Sifu Dan Anderson, holder of a fourth-degree Black Belt conferred by Clark Gracie, our students progress through the ranks under the esteemed original Gracie lineage.

Enriched by the expertise of visiting luminaries such as 5th-degree Gracie black belt Steve Maxwell and Guro Dan Inosanto, our BJJ program offers a comprehensive educational experience. Our classes are dedicated to cultivating both physical prowess and technical acumen, equipping students with the foresight to anticipate and counter their opponent’s maneuvers.

Through training in our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes, you will develop the strategic insight and practical skills necessary to overcome adversaries of varying sizes and strengths, leveraging the principles of leverage and movement. Whether in our Gi or No-Gi classes, our curriculum caters to practitioners of all levels, offering a holistic pathway to mastery in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Additionally, our legacy includes the development of state and national champions, a testament to the effectiveness and excellence of our program.

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DIRECT LINEAGE OF THE GRACIE NAME

CARLOS GRACIE & HELIO GRACIE

CARLOS GRACIE & HELIO GRACIE

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CARLEY GRACIE

CARLEY GRACIE

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CLARK GRACIE & SIFU DAN ANDERSON

CLARK GRACIE & SIFU DAN ANDERSON

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At Anderson’s Martial Arts we are proud to be under the direct lineage of the Gracie name.

Our Brazilian JiuJitsu is a Gracie JiuJitsu curriculum that focuses on self-defense, ground awareness and, only after that, the sport element of BJJ.

Our students belts are therefore directly earned under the original Gracie lineage. Furthermore, we have been teaching Brazilian JiuJitsu in NYC since 1996.

Sifu Anderson received his blue belt from Rickson Gracie, and is now a Gracie JiuJitsu second degree Black Belt.

Our Gracie jiujitsu program at AMAA is also overseen by grandson of Carlos Gracie, one of the original founders and creators of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and son of red belt Carley Gracie, his son champion Clark Gracie.

Alongside Sifu Anderson and Clark Gracie, Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy is home to countless visiting instructors, who help enhance the AMAA BJJ program. Some of those instructors include frequent guest instructor 5th degree Gracie blackbelt Steve Maxwell, red belt Carley Gracie, Guro Dan Inosanto, and numerous world champions that help make the Anderson’s Martial Arts Brazilian JiuJitsu program one of the most well rounded in the world.

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Gracie Jiujitsu is a discipline in which only natural weapons are used, the experienced Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner can never be “caught off guard.” Through training, the student not only develops the physical and technical skill to successfully execute both defensive and offensive moves, but also the ability to “read” your opponent’s “combative mind.”

Also developed is the ability to plan your moves and anticipate all counters and re-counter moves, perfecting the strategies of throws, take downs, sweeps, body control and positioning. This will provide you with both a physical and mental challenge to promote your growth as an individual and as a martial artist.

Training in our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes will give you the skills and strategy to beat a much larger and stronger opponent using principles of leverage and movement.

You will learn how to control and dominate your opponent on the ground until you can either get to a position where you can rain blows upon them unchecked or apply an agonizing joint submission or choke.

You will also learn how to escape from any bad position you may find yourself in and the skills to avoid being taken to the ground at all. If you do end up on the ground, you will gain the ability to end up on top, every time!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We have BJJ Gi & No-Gi Classes for all levels. When coming into a Gi class, please have a Gi and belt as your uniform. For No Gi classes, you can wear a rash guard or t-shirt and shorts or pants. Please check our schedule below for a full list of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes offered.