Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It utilizes natural body leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground and, as a result, provides greater position for striking or submission holds. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It can be trained for self-defense, sport grappling (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts competition. It has found its way into the training regimen of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on using technique in the most efficient way possible to control and overcome opponents of greater size, strength and aggression. With its roots in the Japanese Judo of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the art found its way to Brazil in 1910, when Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Judo expert, emigrated to the country. There he became friends with Gastao Gracie, an influential businessman who helped Maeda get established. In return, Maeda taught Jiu Jitsu to Gracie’s sons, who became very proficient in the art, eventually passing on Maeda’s teaching in their own schools. The many additions, modifications, and refinements to the art made by the Gracie family were tested against other styles with great success, propelling Gracie Jiu Jitsu into the martial arts world and creating a tradition that lives on today. Perhaps the most active and best-known Gracie family member is Renzo Gracie. His unique approach to his family’s style of fighting has enabled him to produce and train many world champions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts. His contagious passion for teaching as well as competition has guided many of his own students to follow the same path. We at TEO BJJ are honored to be one of the few facilities in the world to fly the TEAM RENZO GRACIE FLAG! At Renzo Gracie Fort Lee, we offer classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that include GI and NO GI sessions. NO-GI BJJ is another form of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that involves grappling without the traditional uniform. Instead, those who practice this form of martial arts wear shorts and a rash guard or t-shirt. Our Kids Judo and Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes teach children that range in age from 5 to 13 years old.  We initially try to develop the child’s focus at hand. Then we move on to martial arts discipline and movement attributes. As they grow and mature, we place special emphasis on attribute development and technique refinement. Renzo Grace Fort Lee / TEO BJJ is a proud Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio. Schedule Appointment




Teo BJJ is honored to offer Martial Arts for Special Needs Students. The Clinical Benefits include:

  • Balance and Coordination
  • Gross / Fine Motor Skills
  • Hand and Eye Coordination
  • Sensory Stimulation
  • Builds Self Confidence
  • Increases Self Esteem
  • Anxiety Relief

The Martial Arts Benefits encompass:

  • Discipline and Respect
  • Complete Mind and Body Workout
  • Goal Setting Skills
  • Social Interaction and Camaraderie
  • Improves Focus and Concentration
  • Improves Self Control
  • Self Defense

We pride ourselves in offering personalized and individual attention to every one of our students. We will focus on the individual child’s needs and develop life skills through the practice of martial arts. “Our mission is to teach our child how to transfer the lessons from the dojo in to academic success in the classroom…and life.”