Professor Roberto Maia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he grew up training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside his cousins, the world renowned Gracies, who developed the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A fifth degree black belt, he is the highest ranking practitioner of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in New England. Professor Maia’s life is dedicated to the advancement and continual development of the art through quality instruction at every level and through building a sense of community and family among those who train together.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most revolutionary martial arts of our time. There are three main reasons why this art has rapidly gained recognition as one of the most practical and effective methods of self-defense today:
First, BJJ focuses primarily on grappling, both on the ground and standing up. Most physical confrontations occur at such a close range that the attacker and would-be victim ultimately become entangled...
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MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, has become widely popular thanks to a number of well-known television shows and highly publicized live events across the country. It combines stand-up and grappling arts, with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu playing a key role. MMA is a powerful, challenging fighting style guaranteed to push your limits and give you a great workout!
Our Basic MMA class is open to White Belt students with 3 stripes or higher.
Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a group conditioning program specifically designed to improve your strength, endurance, and cardio. The benefits of this program will translate into your GJJ practice.
The training method uses stations that are setup to work functional exercises in a circuit like routine.
We offer classes for three age groups, each with its own curriculum designed to foster fitness and coordination, while incorporating discussion of good values such as self-discipline, kindness, positive attitude, and good nutrition.
The multi-age, multi level class structure fosters leadership and teaching as well. Classes have multiple instructors to provide a high degree of individual attention.
Women benefit from Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in many ways, the least of which is self defense and conditioning.
Welcome to Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! If you are interested in learning 100% pure Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu direct from the source, then you have come to the right place.
Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is widely recognized as the premiere training center in the New England area for authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BBJJ academy traces it's roots directly back to the original Gracie Barra academy located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil owned and operated by Master Carlos Gracie Jr the son of Carlos Gracie, the late founder of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Whether your goals are to become more physically fit, start a new hobby, compete in tournaments, learn mixed martial arts, or just train to have fun, you will find it all and more at Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The family at BBJJ will help you achieve your goals, and have fun while doing it. The mission of the academy is to train as a family, have fun, and to help bring out the best in the students.
One of the biggest differences between Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy and other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools is the method of instruction, and the curriculum used to help develop beginning students. One of the hardest things for new students to grasp is the myriad of positions and techniques available to them.
The methods used at Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu help overcome this barrier, and break lessons down into building blocks that create a path to success. This difference is one reason why the students at Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are so successful. Another fact that makes Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a desirable training center is the number of advanced students, and black belts available to answer questions and help you with your BJJ training.
Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's overall success can be directly attributed to the teaching methods, black belts, and students. These are what make it the best academy in the area to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Feel free to come and take an introductory lesson, or watch a class to see if Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something you would like to try. For more info, please contact us!