Frequently Asked Questions
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Jiu Jitsu is a core art consisting of grappling, wrestling, submissions and control. It was originally derived from the Japanese art of Kodokan judo, and was since perfected by the Gracie’s.
What makes BJJ different from other martial arts?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a self-defense system that focuses on grappling, ground fighting and submissions. The art was originally derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century. As opposed to other martial arts which focus on strength and striking, BJJ is geared towards using leverage and proper technique to subdue an assailant or opponent.
How do I know RWMMA is the best school for me?
In addition to the vast line of instructors, Team Renzo Gracie Denville has to offer, we are also the OFFICIAL Denville, New Jersey representative of Legendary Black Belt World Champion and internationally renowned UFC Fighter Renzo Gracie. NJ’s RWMMA is the only Brazilian Jui Jitsu Academy in Morris County and surrounding North New Jersey area that is affiliated with the International Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Association.
Am I obligated to sign up for a year right away without any trial period?
We offer a 30-DAY FREE TRIAL to all new members so they can see if RWMMA is the right academy for them?
Is BJJ only for MMA fighters or people who want to compete?
Students of all ages and from all walks of life train at RWMMA. It is not necessary to have prior martial arts or be athletic to begin training at RWMMA. Each student is given the freedom to train at their own pace to work towards their individual goals and needs.
What are the fitness benefits of BJJ?
Depending on your fitness goals, Renzo Gracie Denville can help you achieve them. In a typical class, students can burn upwards of 1,000 calories, and at the same time build muscle. Combining MMA training with muscular development and cardio conditioning and flexibility, RWMMA’s programs can help you achieve total fitness.
As a beginner, will I be lost amongst other students who have more experience that I do?
Each student is encouraged to progress at their own pace. Our instructors will work students of all levels to make sure they fit in and comfortably work towards their individual needs.
Are one-on-one lessons available?
Yes, private lesson with each of our instructors are available. Please click here to request more information.
How long until I earn a black belt?
The time it takes for a student to earn a black belt ranges based on several variables, including training frequency, rate of progression, etc. Black belts typically take between 8-15 years, training an average of 3-4 times per week.
Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA safe?
Safety is our number one priority at Denville’s RWMMA. Although accidents may occur from time-to-time, it is expected of all students to behave responsibly and be serious during training as carelessness can result in injuries. At RWMMA we take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all our students.
What days and times are classes?
Please come in and speak with one of our instructors so we can create a training program that best accommodates your schedule.