Alan Teo

Head Professor

Brief info

Renzo Gracie 3rd Degree Black Belt
Jeet Kune Do Instructor
Judo Blue Belt
Training for Warriors Level 1 Instructor
Martial Arts Coach for New York Giants (2006) & New York Jets (2007-2010)
ADCC Veteran
2003 US ADCC Trials Silver Medalist

Alan Teo is a third Degree Black Belt under Renzo Gracie who has been teaching martial arts since he was 18 years old. His experiences in the field of Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Submission Grappling have taken him to National and International Competitions like Grapplers Quest, NAGA and the prestigious Abu Dhabi Submission Grappling Championships to name a few. Alan’s credentials include a certification as a Jeet Kune Do Instructor under Terry Gibson (Bruce Lee lineage) and Progressive Fighting Systems, under Paul Vunak. Always looking to improve, he achieved his Level 1 Instructor Certification in the Training For Warriors System from Martin Rooney as well as his CPR Certification. Alan has extensive firearms tactical training under world renown instructor Chris Costa and is well versed in blade and gun tactics.

Alan has been privileged to have worked with notable JKD practitioners Joe Maffei, Marc Mcfann and Dan Inosanto in the past. Notable BJJ training partners and Instructors he has worked with over the years are Renzo Gracie, Rolles Gracie, Igor Gracie, Gregor Gracie, Roger Gracie, John Danaher, Sean Williams, Travis Stevens, Jamie Cruz, Carl Masaro, Matt Serra, Ricco Rodriguez, Joe Warren, Magno Gamma, Joe Capizzi and many more talented practitioners of the art. Alan has also worked as a Martial Arts Coach to the NY Giants (2006), and most recently, as a Martial Arts Coach for the NY Jets in their 2007/2008/2009/2010 seasons. He has also been fortunate to be included in Martin Rooney’s Training for Warriors books and Gracie Magazine. Alan is honored to share his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as it was taught to him by Renzo Gracie, Gracie family members and Instructors at the NYC Renzo Gracie Academy.


Clients Say

I have trained at many academies, and have never been in a nicer, classier facility. The stunning facility is only surpassed by the quality of instruction found here. Alan Teo is a first class instructor and stand up guy. He has handpicked a variety of instructor who are not only world-class practitioners of BJJ, but are talented instructors. This is often a hard combination to find. The members of the academy are warm and welcoming to all. There is a large range of talent and ranks found here. For a newer school, it is a nice surprise to find so many higher ranks (who are very helpful!). The children’s class is fun and exciting for the little ones. You can sharpen your Judo talents here, as well with an Olympic coach. Muay Thai is also offered, as well as MMA training. As a woman, this school provides self defense and builds confidence, without feeling like you are an outsider at a “boys club.” I highly recommend this facility to all anyone who wants to get in shape, develop skills, and have a great time!
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Gail W

Nice & clean facility, excellent instructors, and awesome training partners. This place has a really great, welcoming vibe. Definitely the place to dip your toe in the water if you’re considering trying jiu jitsu or judo. They offer some boxing and muay thai as well!
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Ilias F

plenty of parking. plenty of classes. excellent instructors. excellent workouts. excellent facilities. super clean. amazing showers. extremely affordable. absolutely heavenly.
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Asaaf W