Shaolin and Jucao BJJ

Vitor Shaolin's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Modern Martial Arts NYC's Midtown school is home to Vitor Shaolin's BJJ Academy. Shaolin is a 5-time world champion and world renowned BJJ instructor. Get started with two classes for only $29.99!

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Vitor "Shaolin" grew up in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where he fell in love with BJJ. He is a 5-time world champion and is considered one of best lightweights in MMA. He first came to New York City while he was fighting in MMA and saw a lot of potential for great Jiu-Jitsu. When he decided to open his own school, he had a vision of a school that welcomed everyone. Men, women, children, teenagers, experienced athletes, and first-time practitioners.

Shaolin teaches exclusively at our Midtown facility. Friends from all over the world have come to train with Shaolin, and they praise him as one of the most respected teachers of the sport. Never tried Jiu Jitsu before? Our popular "Jiu Jitsu 101" classes are perfect for beginners. Do you have your sights set on competing? Our members are frequently taking home medals from tournaments. We've got what you need-- all you need is to come try us out.

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This is the place to go if you want to learn from the best. The fact that Shaolin teaches most of the midtown classes is the number one reason to join. I really hate paying for a "name" and then never seeing them. The second reason to join is the fact that the classes are small. Within two months you'll easily know almost everyone in your group. The guys literally become extended family minus the awkward thanksgiving dinners.

Lastly, there are no egos. Yes, you will get tapped out, but it's never malicious. I've noticed that at other schools and immediately left. After being here for over a year, I can honestly say this is the best BJJ experience for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

- Sumit B.

Shaolin instructing students


I recently had my 2 year anniversary training at Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (VSBJJ) and I absolutely love the academy, my teachers and my fellow students. I had zero martial arts experience when I walked in the door and now I'm winning competitions.

The instructors provide the finest instruction and my training partners are second to none. The culture of the academy is very inclusive and I truly feel like this is my home away from home. Regardless of your goals, I would recommend VSBJJ to anyone who is interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

- Sarah M.

The gang at VSBJJA


I have been training here for about 4 months and love it.

While it was definitely intimidating to join as someone with no martial arts experience, all of the staff and students throughout the ranks have been very helpful and friendly. I've made some new friends, lost over 30 pounds and am now in the best shape of my life and feel great.

The instruction is definitely a bargain for the price. I would (and do) recommend everyone to give BJJ a try!

- Dan H.

Jiu Jitsu friends

Come join us for a class or two! Let us prove to you that our method works. Period.

When you join our jiu jitsu program, you're not just reserving your spot in a 45-minute class. You're also gaining a support community, access to world class coaches, and the tools necessary for a profound lifestyle change. OSS!

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