Renzo Gracie Academy Hoboken


A great workout and self-defense method coming in a few weeks to the Peachtree Hollow Commerce Center uptown!

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu began with Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese Jiu-Jitsu master and member of the Kodokan. Maeda emigrated to Brazil in the 1910s where an influential businessman named Gastão Gracie helped him get established. In return for his aid, Maeda taught the fighting art to Gastão’s son Carlos Gracie, who then taught the art to his brothers and sons. When Maeda taught the art to the Gracies he called it Jiu-jitsu. The Gracie family refined this art form into what is now known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

What makes BJJ different from other martial arts?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts in that it provides solutions for all possible stages of combat. Other disciplines like Tae Kwon Do or Karate focus on striking and rely on a person’s strength and speed to deliver damage, but speed and strength doesn’t matter when you’re on your back. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts fundamentally. While other martial arts rely heavily on strength and speed, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage.

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Description: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training center
Address: 1322 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD

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If it’s anything like Renzo’s school in NY it’s going to be really cool!


When I saw the title I jumped to the conclusion it might be capoeira, but this sounds interesting too. I’ve done Kung-Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and Tang Soo Do. My knees can’t handle Korean martial arts any more, they hurt if I just think of a jumping or spinning kick.