Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. It is also a proven and practical form of self defense that anyone can learn. As a result, advanced military and law enforcement personnel across the globe have adopted its techniques. Many students first learn about jiu jitsu through the great popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, where Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) technique is very prominent. Indeed, the beginnings of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) were largely tied up with proving the combat-efficiency of Brazilian jiu jitsu. The practice of Brazilian jiu jitsu as a sport, however, is strongly separated from MMA. Daily classes do not feature kicking or punching. Rather, the focus is on safe and effective grappling technique. As part of the prestigious Team Renzo Gracie, students that choose to train at the Rockaway Beach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy have a special and direct connection to the famous Gracie lineage. It is our goal to foster a sense of trust, community and genuine love for Jiu-Jitsu. We teach in a safe, friendly, cooperative and controlled learning environment which fosters fun, camaraderie and respect. The Rockaway Beach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is a place to meet friends, not opponents. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is fun, and can enable you to get into the best shape of your life – students can expect to attain a high level of flexibility, dexterity, and overall fitness. Students can also benefit from greatly increased confidence, problem-solving ability and self-knowledge of their body and mind. In addition to training under the legendary Renzo Gracie at the Renzo Gracie Academy in NYC, our Head Instructor Stewart Carroll has trained extensively under John Danaher. John Danaher is currently on the Ultimate Fighter as a Head Coach for UFC Champ Georges St. Pierre, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on grappling in the world today. Our Academy is located at 108-13 Rockaway Beach Drive, Ph. 718-318-0166. Check out our website at www.RenzoGracieRockaway or email us at Rock awayJJ@Gmail.com to schedule your free-intro session today.