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  • New England Submission Challenge – Recap

    New England Submission Challenge – Recap

    March 5th marked our first New England Submission Tournament of 2017, and it did not disappoint with over 100 entries!

  • New England Submission Challenge March 5th, 2017

    New England Submission Challenge March 5th, 2017

    Break away from the points and forget about the time, it’s that time of year again! The New England Submission Challenge is once again around the corner so get ready!… Continue reading

  • Belt Testing and Promotions

    Belt Testing and Promotions

    In the outside world a piece of small white athletic tape is very insignificant. But in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that single piece of tape defines hard work and… Continue reading

  • New England Submission Challenge

    New England Submission Challenge

    With the Fall season upon us we brought back another stacked event to Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! The NESC was full of competitors from many of the schools here in Connecticut… Continue reading

  • Blackbelts for Butterflies – West Coast

    Blackbelts for Butterflies – West Coast

  • Dallas Police Benefit Seminar

    Dallas Police Benefit Seminar

    July 7th, 2016 was a dark day for the country and even more for the Law Enforcement Agencies across the Nation when five officers were assassinated on the streets of… Continue reading

  • June 10th Belt Promotions

    June 10th Belt Promotions

    Friday June 10, 2016 was very special for our academy as Master Sauer observed and evaluated several of our members who were testing for advanced ranks in Gracie Jiu-jitsu.

  • Blackbelts for Butterflies

    Blackbelts for Butterflies

    On April 15th 2016 Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu proudly held the 3rd Annual Blackbelts for Butterflies Benefit Seminar. Once again black belts from across the country came to CT to donate… Continue reading

  • L.O.C.K.U.P. Course – 05/23/16 to 05/27/16

    L.O.C.K.U.P. Course – 05/23/16 to 05/27/16

    West Hartford PD is hosting a L.O.C.K.U.P. Police Ground Fighting Instructor Training course led by Detective Rob Magao, a 19 year law enforcement officer, a black belt in Gracie jiu-jitsu and a Master L.O.C.K.U.P. Trainer.

  • Pedro Sauer Seminar – 06/11/16

    Pedro Sauer Seminar – 06/11/16

    Manchester BJJ/Bushido is proud to present Master Pedro Sauer 8th Degree Red/Black Belt for a seminar on June 11, 2016.

  • New Student Specials

    New Student Specials

    New student specials! We make it easy to try our academy!

  • FREE Kid’s Classes

    FREE Kid’s Classes

    One week of free Kid’s Gracie Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai Classes!

  • Combat Survival Tactics – Session 1

    A series of seminars designed for civilian street and home defense.

  • Rorion Gracie Seminar

    Rorion Gracie Seminar

    Grandmaster Rorion Gracie will teach a three-hour seminar at the BJJA covering Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Diet on November 11th. This event is expected to sellout, so register early!

  • Pedro Sauer Seminar (10/25/14)

    Pedro Sauer Seminar (10/25/14)

    Master Pedro Sauer will be holding his annual training camp at the Bushido Jiu-jitsu Academy on October 25.

  • VIDEO: About the BJJA

    A BJJA commercial discussing the importance of being prepared before you need it.

  • Free 2 Week Pass

    Free 2 Week Pass

    A free two week pass for new members!

  • Junior Bushido Program

    Junior Bushido Program

    Is your child ready for school? The discipline and self-confidence that children acquire in our Junior Bushido program helps them grow into well-rounded adults and empowers them to more effectively handle problems, including bullying.

  • FOX News Special Assignment

    The FOX News Special Assignment piece covering when Professor Pedro Sauer was at the Bushido Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

  • Summer Student Special

    Summer Student Special

    Have you always wanted to try Martial Arts? Do you want to get in the best shape of your life? Want to learn to protect yourself and your family? Maybe train to compete? Whatever the reason we have just made your decision much easier and affordable to begin your Martial Arts Journey!

  • Basic Arm Bar From the Guard

    Pedro Sauer Black Belt Jimmy Kodzis of Manchester BJJ-Bushido Jiu-jitsu Academy in Manchester, CT teaches a basic arm bar from the closed guard.

  • Fox 61 News At the BJJA

    Fox 61 News in Hartford did a story on Professor Pedro Sauer when he was at the BJJA.

  • Police Fighting Back

    Police Fighting Back

    Rob Magao was featured in an article by Bismarck, ND’s NBC affiliate about the L.O.C.K.U.P. Program.

  • Pedro Sauer on Rickson Gracie and Submission Masters

    Professor Pedro Sauer, 8th degree Red and Black Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu talks about Rickson Gracie and the importance of submissions, while at Bushido Jiu-Jitsu.

  • MITSUYO MAEDA: The Origin of BJJ

    This is a small video talking about Mitsuyo Maeda and the history behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • VIDEO: Escape From the Mount

    Escape from the mount.

  • VIDEO: Takedowns


  • VIDEO: Far Side Kimura From Side Mount

    Far Side Kimura From Side Mount.

  • VIDEO: Kimura Attack From the Mount

    Kimura Attack From the Mount.

  • VIDEO: Tornado Clock Choke

    This is a great alternative finish to the traditional clock choke that’s super tight. Enjoy.

  • The Importance of Wrestling

    Aside from running, wrestling is the world’s oldest sport. Early Babylonian and Egyptian reliefs depict wrestlers performing many of the holds used in the modern sport. In ancient Greece, wrestling occupied a prominent place in legend, literature, and the Olympic Games. However, its origin predates all those events. When early man first tackled one of his contemporaries to stop him from stealing his food, the double-leg takedown—and the sport—were born.

  • To Compete Or Not To Compete, That Is the Question

    To Compete Or Not To Compete, That Is the Question

    A common dilemma faced by many martial artists is the decision of whether or not to participate in competitions. Students may ask themselves if involvement in tournaments will enhance their overall progress. Students often ask: “Will competing make me better at Jiu-Jitsu?”

  • What’s In A Name?

    What’s In A Name?

    “Jujitsu” is not actually a well-defined term. Saying that one studies jujitsu is similar to saying that one studies martial arts. [Read More] …

  • Kenny Florian Seminar Video

    Fox News 11 in CT does a special assignment segment on UFC superstar Kenny Florian training law enforcement officials.

  • Judo Randori Video

    This is a video of Gerry and Mike with some Judo Randori.

  • New to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

    Walking in the door and trying any martial art for the first time can be a little intimidating for most people. Here are some things that you should expect when coming in for a class. You will want to arrive about 15 minutes early to met with the instructor, get a tour of the facility [Read More] …