At Manchester BJJ we offer a variety of programs designed to help you reach your goals!
Kids (5-7 years old) Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program: Our kid’s Gracie Jiu-jitsu program is designed for children 5-7 years old and focuses on very basic martial arts principles such as coordination drills, basic positions, body mechanics/awareness, self-discipline and the Gracie family games which are a fun way to learn Jiu-Jitsu and to learn safely.
Youth Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (8-12)
Our Youth Gracie Jiu-jitsu program is for ages 8-12 years old. Our program teaches the fundamentals of traditional Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also mixes in basic Judo and Wrestling for a well-rounded martial arts education for your child.
Our program also focuses on teaching kids to work hard, never give up and always try to help others. Physical fitness drills will help your child build a strong body and improve their flexibility, strength, speed and coordination. Discipline, respect and self-control are also stressed in our kids program. All of these qualities in combination with the self-defense aspects of learning Gracie Jiu-jitsu will help your child succeed in all areas of life! As with our adult and teen programs, competitions are also available for kids but are not required.
Teen Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (13-15)
Teens (13-15) learn all the same techniques as the adults and also have the chance to compete in local, regional, national and international grappling competitions. This class is fun, challenging and energetic! Our teen program will develop quality skill in all aspects of Gracie Jiu-jitsu, increase strength, flexibility and coordination and teach leadership qualities important for each student to succeed in and outside the dojo.
Adult Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – (16 and Older)
Our adult Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program teaches students a variety of effective techniques such as take downs, ground control holds, joint locks, choke holds, sweeps, reversals and self-defense strategies.
Many fights and altercations end up in grappling range or on the ground and because Gracie Jiu-jitsu is primarily a self-defense, ground fighting and grappling martial art, it is very effective in real life self-defense situations. Where the ground is the end for many martial artists, it is only the beginning for us. Gracie Jiu-jitsu can also be pursued as a competitive sport. While competition is not required it is a great way to test your skill and meet new friends.
Our Adult Program starts with our Beginner Jiu-Jitsu program which focuses on teaching new students the basic, fundamental techniques of Gracie Jiu-jitsu. At our academy we track your attendance, teach you a proven curriculum of techniques and build you from the ground up!
We also have more advanced classes once you have become acclimated with the academy and are ready to expand your training.
Our academy belongs to the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. For more information about Master Pedro Sauer please visit his website at pedrosauer.com.
We currently have 6 Certified Gracie Jiu-jitsu Black Belts at our academy. Instructors Rob Magao, James Kodzis, Mike Rossi, Gerry Navarra, Ben Witkowski and Nima Gholampour. All are Certified Black Belts under Master Pedro Sauer. We also have several Judo Black Belts and wrestling coaches on staff which makes our program one of the best in the region!
Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing (16 and older)
Our Adult Muay Thai program is led by Certified Muay Thai Trainer Ed Carini. This class focuses on the striking art of Muay Thai and includes instruction in stance, footwork, punches, kicks, knee and elbow strikes. Students learn sparring drills, Thai pad drills, focus mitt drills, bag work and conditioning methods that will get you in the best shape of your life!
Youth/Teen Muay Thai Kickboxing (12 and older)
We also have a youth/teen Muay Thai program for ages 12 to 15. This class is very similar to the adult Muay Thai classes but is more age specific for younger students.
CrossFit Strength and Conditioning
Our academy is also the home of CrossFit Thin Blue Line. We have 12 certified CrossFit Trainers. Our program focuses on creating a well-rounded athlete through the use of Olympic lifting, kettlebells, gymnastics, metabolic conditioning, plyometrics, and proper nutrition. Please visit our CrossFit website at crossfitthinblueline.com for further information.
Law Enforcement/Military Arrest and Control Training
We offer a variety of arrest and control courses for law enforcement officers, military units and security firms. Classes range from a few hours to several weeks and can be tailored to your agency’s needs. For further information about these types of classes please visit our police training website at policecombat.com.
Our academy also offers private lessons in each art. Private lessons are a great way to improve your skill quickly and also can be tailored to fit your schedule if making it to the group classes is not possible.
We also offer seminars and will travel to your academy. If you’re interested in a seminar please contact Rob at email@example.com