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Ronin Athletics

Ronin Athletics has been a pioneer in the education and training of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in New York City since 2001. We are the official Gracie Jiu-jitsu® Certified Training Center in the Manhattan, New York City area.

Whether its self-defense, fitness or competition our curriculum is designed to provide you the tools necessary to reach your developmental goals. We provide an environment which fosters a collective approach to learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in a safe and fun environment.

The Jiu-Jitsu I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong.

Helio Gracie

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie jiu-jitsu is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) in its complete form, as it was intended by its founder, Helio Gracie.

Rorion Gracie, the son of Grand Master Helio Gracie (the co-founder of BJJ), traveled to the United States with the goal of spreading the effectiveness of his family’s style of Jiu Jitsu – Gracie Jiu Jitsu (GJJ). The success of UFC 1 catapulted Gracie Jiu Jitsu into mainstream martial arts. As a result, the increased demand to learn the most efficient form of fighting took a shape of its own and Gracie Jiu Jitsu was splintered into its different components: Self-defense Jiu Jitsu, Sports Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling and was generalized as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (‘BJJ’ for short).

This Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center is independently owned and operated. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®, Gracie Combatives®, Gracie Bullyproof®, Women Empowered®, and Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center®, are registered trademarks used under license from Gracie University.

Our Programs

Gracie Jiu-jitsu is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu taught in an organized manner, with a curriculum and a clear path to learning its most important techniques. The Gracie Jiu-jitsu programs we offer are:


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