Prof. Marco Perazzo

Owner & Head Instructor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts

Professor Marco Perazzo started training with Phil Migliarese owner of Balance Studios in April 1994 after watching how effective Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was in the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC. He was hooked when he learned that a smaller, weaker opponent could win a fight against a bigger, stronger person.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has helped Marco lose 70 pounds and become more confident, healthy, and happy. Also, it gave him a chance to meet new and diverse friends.

He wants every student to have fun and walk out of class believing that he has taught to the best of his ability. He believes that every student should train hard so that when the moment comes, “you are ready to accept the challenge and overcome your opponent.”

Phil Migliarese

5th Degree Black Belt from Relson Gracie Talks about his Student Professor Marco Perazzo

I have known Professor Marco Perazzo, Owner and head Instructor of New Jersey Martial Arts for over 20 years. He is my friend, student, and teammate. I can say, without hesitation, that training with Marco and the family at NJMA will take you to another level in the areas of fitness, martial arts, and character. "The Professor" is one of the most passionate and respected instructors in Mixed Martial Arts/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The South Jersey community is very lucky to have such a high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy that operates with so much experience and integrity. Go NJMA!