Congrats To Everyone Who Got Promoted!
Great work everyone!
Congrats To Everyone Who Got Promoted!
Great work everyone!
Star Wars Night, also known as Parents Night Out, was a great success! The students got to enjoy spending time together outside of their structured routine, and parents received a well needed night to enjoy their free time as well. The night started off strong with a challenging yet fun obstacle course set up by Coach Maureen. At first, the obstacle course seemed almost impossible when everyone failed their first attempt. To no surprise, the students (and few of their friends) at GSBJJ overcame this defeat, with will-power, strategy and of course, their newly-found Jedi Force!
Next, the kids broke up into 2 groups for Jedi Training. While half the group played pin the lightsaber on Yoda, the other half learned how to use their lightsabers. Thankfully, the lightsabers were made of foam for the safety of everyone in the building! Lightsaber training included three different games to keep the kids moving.
After the games, we joined forces to watch a movie on the projector screen.
Pizza was delivered at the perfect time to feed our hungry Jedi knights while they watched the movie.
After the movie all the young Jedi knights were once again ready to test their lightsaber skills against a new opponent – a Darth Vader Pinata! With the few minutes we had left before the Jedis returned home we played a familiar game of Jedi Gaga, and discussed our favorite parts of the night. All in all, Star Wars Night, and Parents Night Out, was a great time for both the GSBJJ kids and the parents that got to drop them off. Thank you to Coach Rob, Coach Barry, Coach Evan, Coach Maureen, DJ Jimmy, and Coach Julian for helping out! Make sure enter your information to find out more information about our kids programs and special events!
The Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team was able to take home the 1st place team trophy from this weekend’s New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation tournament in Lincroft New Jersey! The team was made up of over 30 kids and adults from Garden State BJJ who decided to challenge themselves by getting on the mats to do their best – and EVERYONE did!
We were also able to take home the 3rd place trophy for kid’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu due to the hard work of all our GSBJJ kids, parents, and coaches!
The GSBJJ took home over 10 1st place medals along with many more silver and bronze medals in bothe Gi and No-Gi divisions. We are extremely proud of the effort put forth by all our competitors.
Check out some of the pictures in the gallery below and please post any more pictures or videos you have to the Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Facebook Page!
Congrats to all the GSBJJ students who competed at NAGA and thanks to everyone who came out to watch and support! The event was held at the Sportsplex complex in Edison and featured divisions for all ages and skill levels.
The GSBJJ TEAM had an amazing performance with:
•Devin G. double gold Gi and No Gi
•Nick G. 1st place gold Gi
•Ryan G. 1st place gold Gi
•Ryan M. 1st place gold Gi
•Tara R. 1st place gold, 2nd place silver in another division
•Kristine B. 1st place gold no gi
•Mike Alaia 1st place gold no gi
•Melissa G. 2nd place silver no gi, 2nd place Gi
•Victoria A. 2nd place silver place Gi
•Evan Huff 2nd place silver Gi
• Alan N. 2nd place silver Gi
Win or lose we are always proud of all our competitors who challenge themselves and step out on the competition mats.
This past weekend we had our first annual GSBJJ Holiday Party!
The party featured food, fun, and exchanging the whole bunch of great gift for boys, girls and adults. In traditional GSBJJ style, the party was “potluck” which means that our students and families generously brought all types of delicious food and deserts.
Check out the pictures below and make sure to join our newsletter to stay up to date with all the events happening at GSBJJ!
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The 2nd Annual Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Halloween Fun Night was a complete success! The night featured bobbing for donuts, a mummy race, a halloween version of family feud, and much much more. We had over 40 people in attendance, and everyone had a great time – including the parents who got to drop their kids off for 4 hours on a Friday night!
At Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy we strive to be more then just a martial arts school, and our goal is to be a center where our students can make lasting friendships on and off the mats, while learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We have many more events planned for both kids and adults in the upcoming months. Make sure to subscribe to or newsletter to know about all the events at GSBJJ!
[st_row id_wrapper=”elm_59bfd04720127″ ][st_column span=”span12″ id_wrapper=”elm_59bfd047200e9″ ][st_image image_file=”https://www.centraljerseybjj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Group-Jan25.jpg” image_file_button=”” image_size_wrapper=”” image_size=”full” appearing_animation=”slide_from_top” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity_slider=”” id_wrapper=”elm_59bfd0471f994″ ][/st_image][st_text 1=”#_EDITTED” id_wrapper=”elm_59bfd0471fc88″ ]We love having grapplers from all places and academies train with us at Garden Sate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. We welcome you whether you’re just visiting for the day, a couple weeks, or supplementing your current training by training with us if you’re at another academy already. At Garden State BJJ we have a lot to offer including multiple brown and black belts on the mats, Gi and No-Gi classes, a schedule that features morning and evening classes, and much much more!
At Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we have many people that come visit us for a day or two due to our close proximity to the attractions of the Jersey Shore. We are minutes away from the shops and restaurants of downtown Red Bank, Long Branch, Pier Village, historic Asbury Park, Sandy Hook beach, the trails Hartshorne Woods, and more. In addition, we also have shower facilities so you can continue your day trip after training while staying nice and clean! Call us to find out our mat fees to get some training in on your next trip down the shore.
We also have people that train with us for just a few days or weeks. Sometimes due to work or other situations, people are only in the area for a couple weeks or months, and we are happy to have these grapplers call GSBJJ home while they’re here! We work with people depending on their situation to come up with a training option that works for them.
Finally, we have some students that supplement their training at another school by training at GSBJJ on a regular basis too. We are a politics free gym and welcome students from all schools and affiliations! There are many reasons why people from other schools choose to train with us including:
• Our packed schedule with 9 Gi classes, 3 No-Gi classes, and 5 Open Mat sessions that allow BJJ students to get more training each week and to improve faster.
• The ability to train somewhere that you don’t work. Many martial arts school owners and instructors like to come to GSBJJ to enjoy training and developing their own skill without the responsibility having to watch or instruct. Furthermore, we welcome people from all schools and affiliations so owners and instructors can feel welcome coming to GSBJJ.
• Our world class training. Some of our regular visitors are the best people in their academies or active competitors so they choose to come to GSBJJ to get challenging sparring sessions with our numerous purple, brown, and black belts.
• Many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners have free time during the day and choose to take advantage of our 6 morning classes in addition to their current training schedule.
We hope you visit us at Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy! For information on mat fees and schedules please fill out one of the forms on this site or give us a call at (908) 433-3025. Look forward to training with you soon![/st_text][st_image image_file=”https://www.centraljerseybjj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/blog-adultbjj.png” image_file_button=”” image_size_wrapper=”” image_size=”full” link_type=”url” image_type_url=”https://www.centraljerseybjj.com/brazilianjiujitsu/” open_in=”current_browser” appearing_animation=”slide_from_top” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity_slider=”” id_wrapper=”elm_59bfd0472009e” ][/st_image][/st_column][/st_row]
This past weekend Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy hosted its third annual Team Day BBQ at Holmdel Park. There was no better way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon then with some amazing people. Our GSBJJ family came with tons of food and activities to share. There were empanadas, pasta salads, appetizers and desserts and of course some delicious barbecue. Kids and adults took part in summer backyard games like corn hole, kan jam, ladder ball. There was even a wiffle ball game. Chris presented many of our team members with awards depicting their personalities and hard work. New to the team day this year was our raffle. Items like an Inverted Gear Gi, a spa day and gift cards for various local restaurants were bid on and all proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross. Members old and new came out to make Sunday a terrific day. There were even some brand new editions to our GSBJJ family this year with lots of new babies making their debut. With over 100 people of all ages spanning our picnic area, this was the biggest and best turnout so far!