Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art, which at its core, promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by utilizing leverage and technique. Given the fact that controlling an opponent is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pertains to the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and grappling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be submitted or rendered harmless. Utilizing superior leverage, grip, technique and position we can control and overcome even larger/stronger aggressors. Practitioners of the art gain a deep understanding of the workings, strengths, vulnerabilities and limits of the human body. Each grappling art emphasizes specific types of techniques, has a unique tempo and forces you to consider grappling from a different perspective.


All grappling systems are similar but unique and can help you incorporate new types of techniques in to your jiu jitsu. NOGI and submission wrestling are also grappling -based arts that do not require a gi as the these arts rely more on wrestling based takedowns holds and locks without the use  of a collar or sleeve of the gi to accomplish the ultimate goal of a submission. Nogi meaning without the gi is typically practiced with shorts and a rash guard or a t-shirt. Nogi and submission wrestling tend to be more fast paced and are very popular forms of modern day grappling. At Grappling Arts we focus equally on traditional Brazilian jiu jitsu as well as Nogi and wrestling and we aim for our students to be well rounded often learning self defense based tactics you can rely on in life threatening situations, especially when it comes to our young students. Whether your looking to compete, get in shape or just become a better human being i believe we can help you accomplish your goal.


Professor Joe UrIBJJF Certified Black Belt
Professor Joe has been training martial arts most of his adult life, having trained kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA and catch wrestling before ultimately committing most of his efforts into training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Having traveled the country and abroad training with and learning from some of the best jiu jitsu practitioners in the world. His training came full circle under the tutelage of professor Rolles Gracie of the legendary Gracie family who awarded him his black belt, ultimately partnering to run the famous Rolles Gracie academy in new jersey. Professor Joe has set off on his own to bring his brand of grappling and jiu jitsu at the Grappling Arts Studios. Professor is driven by teaching the art and seeing the progression of his students into martial artist and ultimately better human beings. He’s a father of 3 sons and believes family is everything.


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