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Gotham Jiu Jitsu

Gotham Jiu Jitsu is Manhattan’s premier Jiu Jitsu personal training service. With individualized attention and high level instruction, Gotham Jiu Jitsu guarantees a challenging and gratifying workout unlike anything else. These sessions are taught in city’s Upper Eastside and Chelsea/Flatiron neighborhoods, and in Hoboken, New Jersey.

For the beginner, you will learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which entail falling safely, basic positions, drills and how to move efficiently around your opponent. For the advanced student, you will learn concepts of high percentage techniques including take downs, submissions, and reversals. Sessions usually begin with warming up through light drilling, new techniques, and rolling. With continuous training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves your cardiovascular, speed, flexibility, coordination and strength throughout your daily life.

Instructor Peter Tay studied the Hakko Ryu Jiu Jitsu style at the American Jiu Jitsu Centers. This classical style of Jiu Jitsu focuses on self defense format for the most common violent confrontations today. With its focus on small joint manipulation, the practitioner can subdue a larger opponent by using knowledge of human anatomy. Having trained under O’Sensei Joe Puleio, Peter attained his first degree black belt in 1996 and second degree black belt in 2004 in the American Jiu Jitsu system. He has taught self defense classes and rape prevention seminars at colleges including New York University, Dowling College, and The New School; law firms including Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP; and non-profit organizations including New York Cares. Peter combines both aspects of traditional Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into a workout challenging all of his clients; he believes both styles are equally important to the practitioner as it increases confidence and self esteem.

Gotham Jiu Jitsu is based at Core Fitness on the Upper East Side, with other locations at:

Richard Barretta Fitness Personal Training Studio (Flatiron/Chelsea)
(one on one training)
1 W 22nd St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010

Renzo Gracie Hoboken
(one on one training & semi private training)
1320 Adams St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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