Adult BJJ, Mahwah, NJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu in Mahwah

Kids BJJ

Ages 7-13

We know it can be hard to find activities for kids which are not only fun, but provide a well structured environment in which children can grow. At Gorilla BJJ we have developed a program specifically for kids. Come and see how our program will not only help your kids learn self-defense and get the much needed exercise, but, perhaps, more importantly will improve their self-confidence, concentration and self-esteem.

Muay Thai, Mahwah

Muay Thai Kickboxing


Muay Thai is the cultural martial art of Thailand. Muay Thai dates back several hundred years and was developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon.
Muay Thai, considered by many as the most exciting ring sport around, incorporates the use of all 8 “weapons” of the human body; the fists, knees, elbows and feet.
Muay Thai is a ring sport with proud tradition and heritage. It is a long lasting culture with people practicing the sport for fitness, health, and self confidence. Muay Thai is a way of life.


Women's Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Women's only Jiu-Jitsu (Gi & No-Gi) is just what it sounds like. Women ONLY, sorry guys! Taught by Coach Katelyn. The class is run just like any other BJJ class but it is strictly for the ladies. Each class works on specific techniques to help in real life and jiu-jitsu situations. Women's only class is a vibe!

No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu at Gorilla BJJJ in Mahwah

Submission Grappling


No-gi BJJ is characterized by a looser and faster style of “rolling” or live sparring. In addition, the no-gi style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu corresponds more directly with mixed martial arts. While there does exist slight modifications in the techniques one applies to gi or no-gi, the conceptual ideas in BJJ remain constant.


Kids Boxing


Our Kids Boxing class teaches basic boxing skills and techniques. Class includes shadow boxing and basic self-defense. Participants will work with gloves and learn stance, guard, movement, the jab, cross, hook combination and more!