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Jiu Jitsu community supports special needs

Jiu Jitsu community supports special needs

What a Great day we spent at Renzo Gracie Denville on Sunday. We had In house/ Quad meet tournament between North Jersey MMA, Renzo Gracie Denville, Uptop Martial Arts and Sakura BJJ. All fantasic teams with amazing instructors and students. Everyone came together for...

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May 19th Renzo Gracie Denville in house tournament

May 19th Renzo Gracie Denville in house tournament

Sunday May 19th at Renzo Gracie Denville in Denville NJ Professor George Sernack will be holding an in house tournament. Teams from Renzo Gracie Denville, Uptop Martial Arts, Sakura BJJ and Core BJJ will be coming together fora great morning of friendly BJJ...

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Bring Your Parents to Class

Bring Your Parents to Class

We are so grateful for the amazing community of students and parents we have build at North Jersey MMA. We had our first bring your parents to class day at our new location. It was a HUGE success everyone had an awesome time. Bring your parents to class day is...

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North Jersey MMA In house

North Jersey MMA In house

April 7th We had our 1st annual NJMMAA in house tournament. It was a great way for our new competitors to get their feet wet on the competition mat in a friendly, safe and ego free learning environment. We had competitors from NJ and PA putting it on the line and...

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Kasai Pro 5 Results

Kasai Pro 5 Results

Kasai Pro 5 was an amazing event from start to finish. Any of the the fights on the main card could have headlined any event on their own. The under card matches where amazing as well the whole card was the biggest jiu jitsu event put on to date.  Coach Sergio had a...

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Kasai Pro 5

Kasai Pro 5

April 6th Kasai Pro 5 is at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City the largest Jiu Jitsu show on the planet will be starting LIVE at 6pm. Kasai Grappling Championship will be putting on their biggest and most exciting event ever. The biggest names in the...

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Sakura Super Series Results

Sakura Super Series Results

North Jersey MMA Academy had a fantastic time at the Sakura Superfight Series. Thank you to Prof. Chris Civello for putting on this great event to get our local competitors some more experience. We appreciate your hospitality and welcoming environment.

We had 3 competitors on the evening. Richie Kamber was first up on the evening. These matches were 10min submission only. If time ran out it would be automatically called a Draw no matter the points or submission attempts. Richie came out and controlled the whole pace of the match. Scoring his take downs and continously passing his opponents guard and gaining dominate positions. He was passing from side control to mount and attacking from all positions. He had his opponent caught in an arm bar when time expired. Leaving the match in a draw. Great performance by Richie we are all very proud of him.

Next up was Coach George Moudakis. Coach George had the fight of the night against a very game opponent from Uptop Martial Arts. George was giving up some weight against his opponent and got into deep waters with in the first 10 sec of the match. Having to fight back from a huge throw and arm bar attempt Coach kept his cool and turned the tides about 2 mins into the match and then he went on the attack. Even after dislocating his finger in the first 10 secs he continued to fight on and show his heart and competitive nature. The last min both competitors traded sweeps and attacks leaving the crowd on their feet cheering both guys on. When the bell rang both competitors had their hands raised and won the crowd.

Last up was Coach Sergio Vilas. Coach Sergio came out cool calm and collected as usual. He had a game aggressive opponent who came out attacking right away. Serg defending the first take down attempt with a tight guillotine choke with his opponent had to flee to escape. On the next take down Coach secure a crucifix hold and a very tight Rear naked choke attempt which nearly put his opponent out before he escaped. The nail in the coffin was Coach Sergio secure a his patient Hairi judo throw into a beautiful back take securing the arm bar for the tap in a little over 3 mins into the match. Beautiful display of North Jersey MMA jiu jitsu!

Thanks again to Sakura BJJ and all our teammates who came out to support our NJMMAA Family!

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Yagadome Combat Wrestling

Yagadome Combat Wrestling

Last weekend Coach Sergio competed at the 1st Yagadome Combat Wrestling Invitational in Hewitt NJ at Sambo Fusion.  Sergio was the main event on the submission only matches they had at the event for the day. Coach Sergio has been staying super active preparing for his...

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Coach Sergio and George at Finishers Show the Art

Coach Sergio and George at Finishers Show the Art

Coach Sergio and George went to the battlefield again for North Jersey MMA Academy at Finishers Show the Art in Rockaway NJ.  Coach George had a total of 3 matches and made it to the semi finals in this submission only tournament. His first match he said great...

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Coach Sergio and George Victorious at Grappling Industries

Coach Sergio and George Victorious at Grappling Industries

Huge wins and performances at Grappling Industries in Secaucus NJ. First big competition for our coaches in 2019. Both stepped up to the plate and preformed beautifully. Coach George was in the 170-79lb blue belt division. He had 4 very exciting matches and showed up...

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NERF WARS!

NERF WARS!

Battle it out at North Jersey Mixed Martial Arts Cost: 35$ per Child More Details and Ticket information!

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Victorious at Kasai Pro 2

Victorious at Kasai Pro 2

Congrats to Coach Sergio This past weekend in Brooklyn NY at the Kasai Pro 2 Coach Sergio got a call the day before weigh ins to fill a spot on the undercard roster. Coach Sergio jumped at the chance to get onto the big stage. Even though he had a tough last minute...

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Life with Joy 2018 Spring Fundraiser

Life with Joy 2018 Spring Fundraiser

2018 Spring Fundraiser On Thursday April 19th 7pm at Perona Farms in Sparta NJ. Life With Joy will be holding there 2018 Spring Fundraiser. If you are not familiar with what Life With Joy does for our community he is a little break down. Life With Joy is a home and...

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Fuji NY Open

Fuji NY Open

Coach Sergio Vilas takes home Silver This past weekend in NY state Coach Sergio traveled to represent NJMMAA. He had a total of 3 matches to make the finals in his division. Coach Sergio out pointed all of his opponents leading up to the finals match. In the finals he...

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Dan Sosa NJMMAA’s newest Blue Belt

Dan Sosa NJMMAA’s newest Blue Belt

Dan Sosa receives BJJ Blue Belt We would like to give a huge shout out to Dan Sosa on his blue belt. Dan has been training with us for many years and has become a staple at NJMMAA. Though he started just kickboxing with us and has fought for the NJMMAA fight team, he...

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CPR Cert March 4th

CPR Cert March 4th

CPR Certification This Sunday March 4th @ 9am we will be holding a CPR certification course at the academy. The course will runs about 3 1/2 hours and will cover the following: CPR, AED, and chocking for all ages. You will receive your card in about 3 weeks from the...

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Men of War Results

Men of War Results

Men of War Results This past weekend our warriors ascended on the Iplay America arena to test their grappling skills at Dead Serious Men of War grappling event. We had two competitors competing in the event. Even though it was a snowy evening it was a great turn out...

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Men of War Grappling series

Men of War Grappling series

Men of War This Saturday Feb. 17th at the Iplay America arena in Freehold NJ. Two of our very own will be competing in the Men of War grappling series. Coach Brian Rast and George Moudakis will have a Gi and NoGi matches. This Men of War's inaugural event for their...

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Sweaty Valentine

Sweaty Valentine

Will you be my sweaty Valentine? Tuesday Feb 13th Bring your better half! This Tuesday Feb.13th to either our 5:30pm BJJ or 6:30 Intro to Kickboxing class. Take the opportunity to give the gift of health and fitness to the ones you love. What better way than sharing...

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BUDDY WEEK!

BUDDY WEEK!

Buddy Week is Back! Buddy week is back! this week Feb.12-16 all of our all level and beginner classes for brazilian jiu jitsu and kickboxing will be open to all friends and family. If you have some friends that you would like to show the benefits of training at NJMMAA...

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Coat and Sweat Shirt Drive @ NJMMAA

Coat and Sweat Shirt Drive @ NJMMAA

Coats and sweatshirts to keep warm! During the month of February we will be collecting New and lightly used coats at the academy. Drop off times are anytime after 3pm Monday-Friday and 10am Saturday mornings. We appreciate all the help we can get on helping to keep...

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Brook Goldsberry is the Student of the Month

Brook Goldsberry is the Student of the Month

Congrats to Brook Goldsberry We would like to recognize Brook Goldsberry on her consistency and hard work in our kickboxing classes. She came back after a 2 yr lay off and has been a staple on the mats for over a year. It is very hard to come back to anything after a...

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School Closure

School will be closed Wednesday Evening due to the weather. Regular classes will resume tomorrow. Safe travels

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Kickboxing Promotions

Kickboxing Promotions

CONGRATS TO ALL OUR KICKBOXERS Last night at the academy we had some amazing energy on the mats for testing. Everyone came out to support their team members on their journey to leveling up! The great thing about kickboxing it is an individual challenge and a different...

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Tristan Carpentier receives promotion

Congrats on Leveling up Congrats to Tristan Carpentier on receiving his 4th stripe on his white belt in brazilian jiu jitsu. Tristan has come a long way from starting in our children's class and he has now been in our adult class for a couple of months. He is adapting...

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Hip Bump Series

Hip Bump Series Here are a series of moves we are working this month from closed guard. This video shows our hip bump sweep followed by the Kimura submission attack, finishing with arm drag to back take. Hope you all enjoy leave your comments in the video. Thanks...

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Dec. 2nd Submission Arena

Dec. 2nd Submission Arena

Submission Arena Sergio Vilas Saturday December 2nd at Paper Street BJJ Coach Sergio Vilas will take on Deigo Ponce in a 10min Submission Only Match! We will have details on time of the event if you would like to come down and support your teammate. We look forward to...

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NJMMAA Newest Blue Belt

NJMMAA Newest Blue Belt

NJMMAA Newest Blue Belt Maddie Cuan This past Saturday we had the honor to promote Maddie Cuan to the rank of Blue Belt! Maddie has been training hard here at NJMMAA and while she is at school in Maryland @ John Hopkins university. Even with the daunting work load of...

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UGA Robbinsville Results

UGA Robbinsville Results

UGA Robbinsville Results This past weekend we had both of our assistant coaches compete at the United Grapplers Association. Both Coach Sergio Vilas and Brian Rast had super fights the evening of November 10th. First up was Coach Brian in his ADDC rules grappling...

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Striking Combos

Striking Combos Side Kicks and Back Fists This month at NJMMAA we are working on some side kick counters and attacks as well on when to utilize a standard and/or spinning back fist. As of late with fighters like Connor McGregor and Stephen "Wonder boy" Thompson. You...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive at NJMMAA

Thanksgiving Food Drive at NJMMAA

Thanksgiving Food Drive Roxbury Food pantry Every year we have a thanksgiving food drive. This year we will be giving to the Roxbury Food pantry. They are looking for the following items: Canned goods, cup of noodles, tuna, paper towels, shampoo, soap, dish soap etc...

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Students of the Month

Students of the Month

Students of the Month Marc Scarlatella and Austin Polanish Huge congrats to Marc and Austin on students of the month! Marc is in our adult kickboxing program.He has been with us for a little over 2 yrs. He started kickboxing for exercise and self defense. Now he is...

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UGA November 10th

UGA November 10th

United Grapplers Association November 10th Robinsville NJ This Friday 6:30pm @ Robinsville HS in Robinsville NJ we will have 2 of our own competing in 2 super fights on the UGA grappling card. Coach Sergio Vilas will be taking on Nate Fultz from Nick Cattone's MMA, As...

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NEW NJMMAA YELLOW BELT

NEW NJMMAA YELLOW BELT

New NJMMAA Yellow Belt MASON EGAN Congrats to Mason Egan on earning his BJJ Yellow Belt. Mason has been training at NJMMAA for over 2 years now and is turning into a great BJJ practitioner swell as a fine young man. He is an honor roll student and committed to his Jiu...

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Social Media Contest winner

Social Media Contest winner

HUGE CONGRATS TO TINA GYURKOVICS We would like to thank Tina G. for here fantastic effort in our social media contest. Tina has been a great addition to our academy. She actually started in one of our Women's only 6 week challenges and then continued to our kickboxing...

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Coach Brian’s finals match at the Good Fight

Coach Brian Win Good Fight  Sub Only Better late than never. We finally got the footage from Coach Brian's finals match from the Good Fight Sub-Only tournament in late September. Coach Brian showed an excellent display of Jiu Jitsu. Especially bumping up to the adult...

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New NJMMAA Purple Belt

New NJMMAA Purple Belt

New NJMMAA Purple Belt Steven Tizzano earns his BJJ Purple Belt We would all like to give a huge shout out to Steve Tizzano on earning his BJJ purple belt! Steve has been a staple at NJMMAA for 5 yrs now. He has logged countless mat hours on the mat all while studying...

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October Belt Promotions

October Belt Promotions

October Belt Promotions NJMMAA Students Leveling UP We had an amazing night on the mats with our Jiu Jitsu sisters and brothers. There was a ton of amazing energy on the mats! We had a lot of students moving up the ranks. Here are all the new stripe and belt holders....

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Kasai Tournament Results

Kasai Tournament Results

Kasai Grappling Results Coach Sergio Vilas Victorious @ Kasai This Saturday, Oct. 21 @ Baruch College in NYC was the inaugural event of the Kasai Elite Grappling tournament ran by the legendary Rolles Gracie. The event featured the areas finest local...

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BJJ Belt Promotion Night

BJJ Belt Promotion Night

BJJ Belt Promotion Night Monday, October 23, 2017 We will have our belt promotion night @ 7:30pm Monday night. Please bring your Gis for a night of great training and to support your teammates who are moving up through the ranks! Let have a great turnout...

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Good Fight Submission Only Results

Good Fight Submission Only Results

Good Fight Submission Only Results Coach Sergio Vilas and Brian Rast Victorious at the GOOD Fight sub-only On September 23rd Coach Sergio and Brian traveled to Central PA to test their skills on the battlefield. If you aren't familiar with the Good Fight...

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Kasai Elite Grappling Championships

Kasai Elite Grappling Championships

Kasai Elite Grappling Championships October 21, 2017, Baruch College Come out and support your team at this weekend’s Kasai grappling championships. This tournament is the brainchild of Professor Rolles Gracie and his partners. There are divisions in Men...

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Coach Sergio Vilas Victorious in MMA Debut

Coach Sergio Vilas Victorious in MMA Debut

Coach Sergio Vilas Victorious in MMA Debut On December 10, 2016, in Freehold NJ at DeadSerious MMA promotions, Coach Sergio entered the Iplay American arena to test himself in his MMA debut. Coach Serg is no newcomer to the competition being a Brazilian...

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