First lesson of the semester and informational meeting for new members on Monday, January 28th at 7pm. Wear comfortable clothing! Check out our Schedule!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that emphasizes grappling and groundfighting. It makes use of Judo throws, chokes, and jointlocks, as well as wrestling takedowns and techniques. It’s a lot of fun, great exercise, useful for self-defense, and it’s an awesome way to challenge yourself and learn new things!
Our club is dedicated to preserving a safe and friendly atmosphere. A positive attitude and willingness to learn are all that’s required to train with us! Beginners and women welcome.
The Columbia University Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu club is affliated with Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City, and several of our members have trained at Renzo's in the past or are currently training there. At one time, many years ago, we were taught by Matt Serra, who then went on to become a UFC welterweight champion. Our current head instructor, Jason Yang, studied with Matt here at Columbia. Jason went on to obtain his Black Belt from Renzo and has since taken over teaching the club.