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.
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).