At Edge, we value the role tradition has played in the development of the sport, but we think BJJ is sport that can be an equally enjoyable and fantastic workout, without some of the stricter traditions. We strive everyday to make the environment at Edge welcoming to all levels of students, which is why we offer Beginner, as well as Intermediate level training in both the gi, as well as no-gi. Classes are structured around a technique period, which follows a curriculum where each position and skill builds off of the next, followed by live “rolls” closely monitored by our instructors to ensure a safe, as well as teachable environment.
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Traditionally, BJJ programs tend to follow a rigid code of behavior and conduct that layout exactly how a student should act, and these rules are strictly enforced. These traditions are what makes the sport unlike any other. However, to some people, these traditions can seem a little intimidating, especially for someone trying the sport for the first time.
Refining the ground-based techniques of the Japan sport of Judo, the Brazilian brother Carlos and Helio Gracie developed the modern martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Decades after its development BJJ has spread throughout the world and become one of the most common martial arts practiced. Jiu-Jitsu was developed with the average person in mind and allows the user to overcome any opponent, regardless of size. Bringing an opponent to the ground allows the BJJ practitioner to utilizes his or her own body weight and leverage to defeat the raw strength of an opponent.
Classes are structured around a technique period, which follows a curriculum where each position and skill builds off of the next, followed by live “rolls” closely monitored by our instructors to ensure a safe, as well as teachable environment. Learning BJJ at Edge provides a unique opportunity to develop skills that will be used throughout your life such as discipline, confidence, and fitness.
"I know Marc since 3 years ago, when he moved to Ny, and since then we became very good friends. Marc is the type of guy, that it is impossible to not like him. Everyone who knows him, loves him. It's hard to find a person who is as young as him (22 years) and already a great fighter, great teacher and great personality. I’m sure he will have a great future in his Bjj career, as a fighter and as an instructor."
Bernardo Faria, 5x IBJJF World Champion
First and foremost, the BJJ instructors at Edge Hoboken are extremely talented practitioners of the sport in their own right, but what makes them unique is their ability to take the knowledge that they have acquired after years of training and make it relatable, and fun, for everyone from seasoned veterans, to first day students. Click below to learn more about each BJJ coach.
Watch as Marc Berman teaches a beginners Gi Jiu Jitsu class and talks about how he got started in Jiu Jitsu.