Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

95% of all Self Defense situations end up on the ground. Are you prepared?

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has proven that a smaller, weaker person can defend themselves effectively and efficiently against a bigger and stronger attacker. Discovered and perfected by the Gracie family on the mean streets of Rio De Janeiro. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was and is the 1st style of Martial Arts that has always tested itself and applied its techniques in the toughest and most dangerous of situations.   BJJ can claim that technique and patience can defeat size and power. Proven in the original UFC by Royce Gracie when he would consistently defeat fighters 70lbs heavier.

Where can i take lessons?


450 S. Fellowship Rd.
(in the Tower Complex)
Maple Shade, NJ 08052

Affiliate Locations

Marlton, NJ

Voorhees, NJ

King of Prussia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Delran, Nj

What will i learn ?

Situational Awareness

What is situational awareness? Let me give you some examples of what it isn’t, ever see that person walking down the street in the middle of the night on their cell phone not paying attention to their surroundings? That is a lack of situational awareness. Our BJJ classes will teach you and help you develop the ability to be vigilant but not scared. We will teach you how to address and assess situations before they become dangerous, giving the ability to avoid a potentially dangerous attacker.

Punch Protection

Punch Protection is exactly what it sounds like, the ability to deal with an attacker trying to strike you and you having the ability to protect and defend those strikes effectively and efficiently.

Ground Protection

95% of all Street fights and Self Defense situations wind up ion the ground according to FBI crime statistics. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the only system that effectively addresses these situations. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to allow a smaller weaker opponent be able to defend themselves against a bigger, faster and stronger attacker.

Students are Saying

Marco Perazzo's instruction is top-notch and provides something for everyone - whether you want to compete at a high level in BJJ or MMA, or whether you just want a hobby.
Matthew Richman
Investment Banker
I was so impressed by the community they have created and how supportive everyone is. I was made to feel like I was part of the family from the moment I stepped on the mat.
Eric "Kru Eric" Karner
Martial Arts Instructor
Great instructor, classes are great, great atmosphere to come and train at, if your in the South Jersey area this is the place for you. hopefully we will see you soon.
Sam "Sammy O" Oropeza
Pro MMA Fighter

Why Should I Take Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lessons at NJMA?

A Note from our Head Instructor Professor Marco Perazzo

Dear Future Student,

At New Jersey Martial Arts we strive to offer the finest in Martial Arts. We want our students to be well rounded but also effective. That is why we exclusively teach Muay Thai Kickboxing to our students that want to learn striking. Muay Thai will not only help you develop that fighting spirit that you see in the martial arts, but it will get you in amazing shape and give you the ability to defend yourself if the need arises. Ask any professional fighter or experienced REAL Martial Artist what striking art you should study? Also ask them will it help you get in shape and defend yourself? All of them will say go study Muay Thai.

When you come for your first class you will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun and how easy it is to get started learning Muay Thai. You'll learn proper stance, hand placment, footwork proper punching, kicking kneeing and elbowing.

I look forward to seeing you in class and starting you on the path to learning Martial Arts,

What should I consider before I start taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lessons?