Our goal for you as a member of The JBM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy family, located in Burlington, New Jersey, is to teach you how to defend yourself and your loved ones, get in shape, and above all have fun while learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Whatever your personal motivation for training, we can assist you in reaching your goal.
Professor Brian McPherson received his Black Belt from Professor Ricardo Almeida in November of 2006. Professor McPherson’s training in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu began back in 1996/1997. He became interested in jujitsu after watching the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and came away with the belief that true technique could win any encounter, no matter how much stronger or bigger the opponent.
He began training with Master Renzo Gracie in Princeton, New Jersey, the following year. He followed and trained under Renzo as he went to Red Bank, Middletown, and New York City, where his school is located today. Professor McPherson remained his student until his teacher, mentor and friend Ricardo Almeida arrived from Brazil to assist Renzo with his school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ultimately, Ricardo opened his own school (RABJJ), and McPherson continues to train under his guidance and instruction. As a result of his teachings, Professor McPherson is in the position today of offering you this opportunity to train in a program which is the most sought-after and effective martial arts system in the world.
Professor McPherson has over 22 years of Law Enforcement Experience as a NJ State Trooper. He has and continues to conduct law enforcement training seminars personally throughout the state focusing on the techniques of Jiu Jitsu. As a result, he has trained hundreds of Federal, State, County, Military and Local Law Enforcement officials in this program and is certified by the Police Training Commission. Likewise, he has developed several defensive tactics programs that are currently in use at several police academies throughout New Jersey.